Coach Amanda Butler Talks About the Super Sophs and the Newcomers

With a full week of official practice under their belt, Florida head coach Amanda Butler talked with the media Monday morning as part of the Gators’ All-Sports Press Conference.


There are 32 days until the Gators launch their 42nd season of varsity competition, opening the season on the road at Temple on Friday, November 13.

The following is a listing of questions she received after her opening remarks and the timing within the video is when she answers {NOTE: the timer on the video has a countdown to the end, NOT a count-forward]

  • 7:42 – after the first week of practice, who has made the biggest impression
  • 6:44 – who is stepping up on the defensive end
  • 5:25 – leadership from the sophomore class
  • 4:49 – changes in 2015 All-SEC Freshman Team member Haley Lorenzen
  • 4:05 – How the newcomers are gelling with the returners
  • 3:05 – freshman Eleanna Christinaki’s adjustment coming from Greece
  • 1:32 – the role of junior newcomer Simone Westbrook

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