April 26, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Jennifer Ulehla
On playing a complete 60-minute game ... "I have high expectations, so do I think we played a complete 60 minutes?, no, but we definitely did a lot better than we've done in some other games. We came out a lot harder. I think there was a lull both halves. At halftime, I asked them to make a few adjustments and they did that, and I was really happy with the way they came out in the second half."
On winning the last game of the season in Michigan Stadium ... "It brings a huge smile to face. Playing in the Big House has been such an incredible experience. Talking to the team before the game today, I wanted them to just come out and play together as a unit. We came into this season as 27 individuals and we are going out as a unit, and I wanted them to prove that to ourselves, to the rest of Michigan and to the lacrosse world. We've gotten better and we are proud, and we are looking forward to the ALC Tournament."
On having different players contributing in all aspects of the game ... "They are getting more comfortable. They are getting more experience and they are gaining confidence. We've been working the last two weeks on other people getting looks at the cage and that has really paid off for us. It built a lot of confidence in other attackers and I've given them the go ahead. I've given them the green light -- 'step up and starting showing off what you have to do'. I'm really proud to see that and I think it makes a big difference when everyone is contributing."
U-M Freshman Allie Breitfeller
On finishing the regular season with a win ... "Finishing the season with four wins just shows the improvement of our program throughout the season. Speaking for all of us, we all know we have really improved as a team. I think this was the first game we played a full 60 minutes. It shows that we can compete at a high level and that not just Team One, but Michigan lacrosse has a bright future ahead."
On getting contributions from more players ... "I think from day one, all of us could contribute. Being able to see that in the stats today goes to show how much harder we pushed ourselves in practice this past week and these past couple of weeks with our wins. It also just shows our selflessness as a team, wanting as many people to show up on the stats as possible."
On her first career hat trick ... "It feels great, obviously, getting my first hat trick for the University of Michigan. I couldn't have done it without my teammates. The second two goals I had were off of assists and my first was because my teammates cleared through and allowed me to get to goal. Without them I really couldn't have done it. I just woke up this morning and really just felt it."
On her confidence ... "All of our confidence has improved on the field. We've all grown as individuals and we definitely aren't just freshman anymore. In my opinion, I feel like I'm three years older. Being comfortable with our teammates has just improved our confidence. You don't have to worry about messing up because you know the person to your left and right is going to cover your back."
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