“My whole life has been encompassed in baseball. I don’t really ever leave baseball,” Yardeni said, laughing. “I eat, sleep and breathe baseball. I want to work in baseball after college because that’s the sport I can see myself working 12 to 15 hours a day. I enjoy coming out to the field every day and taking in the smells and sights of baseball.”
“She’s a machine; the most driven, hardest working kid I’ve ever coached,” Slater said. “Her work ethic is second to none. It’s in her DNA, she’s all about the team.”
“We fight,” sophomore guard Mykea Gray said, who led UM with 19 points. “That’s one thing I can say about our team. No matter how down we are at the moment, we always find a way to bounce back.”
“Del Castillo swings the bat as well as anybody we’ve had here in a while as a freshman,” DiMare said.
12 p.m. Feb. 24 – No. 14 Miami vs. No. 22 Florida State Miami welcomes rival Florida State to the Watsco Center on Sunday for their six matchup with a ranked opponent this season. Florida State emerged with a 62-58 home victory in a sloppy game in which both teams shot less than 37 percent…
“I’ve talked about setting the tone for the season, and I don’t think you can draw it up any better than that,” DiMare said.
“I’m sure when I’m retired and sitting on the beach somewhere, I’ll think about this as the greatest win, but these wins can be canceled out really quick if you don’t focus on the next one,” Miami coach Katie Meier said after the 350th victory of her career. “We’re on a mission and we just have to keep getting better.”
Highly touted high school prospect Alex Toral struggled mightily during his freshman season for the Hurricanes. However, his sophomore campaign has been a different story. The power-hitting first baseman slugged his second home run in as many games to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-1 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Saturday evening at Alex…
“I look forward to every game. Hopefully I can do this for another 35 years,” Pate said.”
12 p.m. Feb. 9 – Miami vs. No. 8 North Carolina The Tar Heels have already beaten the Hurricanes this season, 85-76 at the Watsco Center on Jan. 19. Both teams played well offensively in that game, but a late 3-point barrage led by senior Cam Johnson helped UNC pull away. Things will be even…
“I want to be ranked first, honestly,” Perez-Somarriba said. “That’s the reason why I wake up in the morning and I go to practice and give my best. Obviously, winning the national title is in my mind. Daily work is the only way to impact those results. All the accolades are extra. I’m improving so much as a person. I’m learning so much from my coaches, from my teammates so all these accolades are great, but they’re extra.”