Herding cats. Or at least that's what it feels like I'm doing these days. But the hardworking Mr. Hope has everything under control.
I don't know for sure whether Sauve's decision was more academically or athletically driven. I did think that she was a more aggressively territorial goaltender than usual this past season and wondered whether that was a tweak the coaching staff was trying to make to her game or a sign of frustration. Kind of shrugged it off during the season since it seemed to be working for her and increased stress seemed normal in a program-record year anyway. I wonder now, though. FWIW she was a sport industry major.
Whatever her reasons, and although her loss sucks with the power of a thousand Hoovers, I wish her well at Clarkson outside of an OSU match-up. During Sauve's Buckeye career - even through the special hell the women's hockey program has been the last few years - I never knew her to phone in a performance on the ice or be less than a classy human off of it.