Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by Buffnik, Jan 9, 2016.
Not any additional details other than noting her great contributions as a Buff, but there is now a short Daily Camera blog story (by Brian Howell) on Ms. Hooks leaving the Buffs- http://www.buffzone.com/buffzone-blogs/ci_29362475/hooks-leaves-cu-soccer-team .
Hooks, who has led the Buffs in scoring the past two seasons, would have been a senior for the Buffs this fall.
Despite playing just three seasons in Boulder, she leaves CU ranking fifth on the program's career chart for points (56), tied for fifth in assists (14) and sixth in goals (21). She's also fifth with nine career game-winning goals and sixth with 83 shots on goal.
Hooks was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team in 2013 and earned All-Pac-12 second team honors in 2014.
Best wishes to her at Seattle Univ..
Assume she will have to be missed significantly, although as MarkW noted in the transfer thread (http://www.allbuffs.com/threads/oly...ng-and-outgoing-and-other-roster-news.105930/, starting at post #21) where Ms. Hooks' leaving was 1st discussed, there appeared to be a general lack of cohesion offensively with the Buffs this year, as shown statistically in the overall goals scored this past season (24) being down significantly from 2013 and 2014 (33 both years). (If I had to guess (admittedly not having any technical soccer knowledge or experience playing), I'd say that lack of cohesion was much more likely caused by the Buff's playing a lot of freshmen players and a transfer at forward and in the midfield this past season, compared to prior years, as opposed to any decrease in Ms. Hooks' level of play.)
Overall, hopefully we'll be able to look back at this past season as just a rebuilding year and short break with a new streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances starting next season.
to my eye, it was a combination of youth and a total lack of team chemistry, certain players passed to certain other players and ignored the rest and vice versa. it seemed to be a lack of continuity between players, not in tactics
this seriously happens in D1 sports? that's some middle school **** right there
it wasnt nearly at blatant as that.. but you could see some hesitation in passing that shouldnt have had hesitation
That happens at all levels in all team sports.
Heck, it happens in all workplaces. There are always cliques and always some people in the organization who are cool with the entire ship sinking as long as a particular person they can't stand gets the blame for it.
also i want to make this clear, I'm not saying hooks or any other player was doing this for a fact, its entirely possible my eyes were playing tricks on me. But to my eye there was a clear tactical plan with the buffs this year... it just seemed certain passes werent being made my beit youth, lack of cohesion due to the youth or a lack of cohesion due to other player interactions
Yeah. My nephew does that to me on FIFA all the time. He begs to play on the same team and then never passes me the ball. He's only in 2nd grade, so I guess that's advanced for him to be pulling that middle school ****.
so it did't, say, look like this
Was that slider's team or AZ's?
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