UConn's Valley girls

(Editor's note: Senior Morgan Valley, a 6-foot reserve guard at Connecticut, will share a diary with ESPN.com throughout the season.)

Nov. 12, 2003

Hi, my name is Morgan Valley. I am a senior at the University of Connecticut. Born and raised in the beautiful state of Vermont.

I came to UConn to win a national championship, play with the best players in the country and learn from the best coach in America.

Ashley Valley, my younger sister and only sibling, is a junior and is also on the team.

Over the past four years I have learned a great deal, not only about myself but about others as well, and UConn will be an experience I will never forget. Well, enough about me.

The team is doing great. We all worked really hard in the offseason and preseason seemed to go by so fast. We had our first exhibition game on Nov. 8. We played OK but we have a lot of work to do.

One of the girls on the opposing team was Cherisse from the Magic Johnson street ball show. It was really funny because we all thought that she looked familiar but no one actually put her face with a name. When we were all in the locker room after the game, I was like, "Didn't double-zero look like a girl from Seton Hall?"

Willnett Crocket then said, "No, Moe, that was the girl from the Magic street ball show." Then it all clicked and we all started to laugh.

Well, the last couple of weeks have just seemed to fly by. I have a couple of exams coming up and I need to open some books. Last week I had to do a lot of work for my Human Development and Family Studies class. I was on the phone with my mom all week trying to get information about our family history. I had to create a genogram of both my maternal and paternal family. It was kind of a pain, but when I finally finished the project I learned a great deal about my family. Hey, I guess that's what school is for, right!

Well, got to go.