Appel takes lead for Stanford

Likely high pick in the WNBA draft is relishing moment instead of looking too far ahead

Originally Published: November 10, 2009
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

STANFORD, Calif. -- As Stanford guard JJ Hones tells it, when the Cardinal find themselves wandering through unfamiliar territory on a road trip, it's often Jayne Appel who takes the lead.

Occasionally, Appel even knows where she's leading her teammates. More likely, Appel, a 6-foot-4 Kokopelli in flip-flops, just wants to see how long it takes someone to call her bluff.

"I'm sure you could ask anyone on the team, and there's probably like some joke or trick she's pulled ...

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