With her dad John, a former UCLA football player, cheering her on, Rachael Kidder leads the No. 1 Bruins in their quest for another title.
The Bruins won the championship for the first time since 1991 with a convincing victory over Illinois, which was in the finals for the first time.
There's no shame in losing to the Monarchs or Sun in the playoffs. But for Los Angeles and Detroit, their 2005 seasons could have -- and should have -- been much different.