25 YEAR OLD:
Cracks me up... Chen was there in 97 & 98 (15 years ago)... was recruited and coached by the head coach before the current LB coach. Hey, UCI even beat LB regularly way back then before LB coach had recruited her first class for 1999.
THE OTHER chEATER:
Let's get the facts straight here because someone is claming their innocence like OJ Simpson does. Found NOT GUILTY is not saying you are INNOCENT.
I recently asked and received more detail on 2010. The UCSB protest after their 4-3 semi final loss of UCI roster was turned down because:
a) BW did not have a rule in place to reverse/hear a protest on approved line up after the conference call. The UCI coach was specifically asked about the health of Ms. Hammel and failed to disclose she was playing in a cast on her forehand. He actually tried to place her at # 2... but admitted she was not playing as well as Smith or Bisharat. AND STOPPED. No additional info about not playing as well as ANYONE because she only had ONE 'off' HAND.
b) The UCSB protest was apparently poorly written... failed to site the correct rule. The BW turned it down because it protested the wrong thing.
c) Since the BW had no rule to reverse the UCI coaches unethical description of his player, LB was not able to protest after discussion made it apparent the BW could not overturn the previously approved line up before Hammel's SLOT MACHINE STATUS had come to light.
NOTE: That tournament protest rule has since been voted in
... so BW has ability to hear a line up protest if additional info comes to light (like a kid shows up short a limb). I was also told A coach
did not vote for the new rule. 17-1-1*
UCSB IMPACT TO PIPELINES... CALIF GIRLS:
Actually, the recruiting PIPELINE that is going to get hurt by a stronger tennis coach at UCSB is the chEATERS. Kids considering LB State are not generally on the UC path anyway. Look at all thos CA girls that choose UCI, UCD or UCSB. But those CA girls going to UCI are going to really be intrigued by an improved tennis program (and potentially more scholarship money) at UCSB.
The only thing that could impact LB is funding if the CSU's get hit any harder.
Mark my words, this will hit UCI long before it hits LB State in 'recruiting' impact. Of course, an improved UCSB could impact LB's league title count in the future... since it really can only go sideways or downward after after pounding the poor chEater coach each year for a decade
What will be fun is starting a betting pool on the UCI vs UCSB line ups? Set by dart board or chess table?
And yes, there is gonna be a bigger culture shock next season in Goleta on the tennis courts. These players may not be on the same 'interest' and 'work ethic' level as this highly motivated coach.