I thought this was an interesting answer (especially the second paragraph) from Becker in his post game...and tracks with what I'd heard last year too.
Q. In a lot of ways, the season was unlike a lot of them that you've had here in Vermont, between the rocky starts and picking things up at towards the end, the complete roster overhaul. Now that it's over, what's the biggest thing you feel like you learned going into an offseason where you guys graduate four starters?
COACH BECKER: I mean, this year we were tested more than ever. Like with our culture, with how we do things, and it was put to the test this year. And we're still all about the right stuff. And I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my staff. I mean, I know I'm sitting up here and I get the credit when we win. But those guys are the ones that make me look good that my staff was incredible. I've got a great staff.
We've got a lot of good pieces returning. We've got to go find some new players. And I thought last year, in the portal, we kind of didn't know how that worked, necessarily. Maybe shot for kids too high that weren't going to come here. Like I said, the portal is like speed dating; you've got to identify the right ones, otherwise you're chasing the wrong one and you end up back at square one.
So I think we have a better understanding about that and who might be attracted to us. We're not as pretty as we thought, I guess."
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