The Michigan Daily Friday, October 15, 1982 Page 1
By LARRY MISHKIN
You might say Michigan volleyball
player Sue Rogers speaks softly but
carries a big hit.
Rogers, one of four returning players
from last year's team, has assumed a
leadership role on this season's young
squad, but has done so in a quiet,
"THIS YEAR," said head coach San-
dy Vong, "Sue has really taken over a
leadership role on the court. She's
quiet, but determined."
But don't let that quietness fool you.
On the court Rogers is all business as is
evidenced by her 11.2 kills per match,
good for fourth in the Big Ten.
Vong though, points to Rogers'
leadership as her most important con-
tribution to the team.
"SHE IS awfully talented," he said.
"She's a good jumper and has good
quickness, but I like her best in her
quiet leadership role. She's not loud,
but all the underclassmen feel her
presence on the court."
Assessing herself in a leadership
role, Rogers points out that because the
team is so young, the older players help
out with the younger ones.
"All the juniors feel they have more
responsibility," she said. "Especially
with the mental aspect of keeping the
team on a positive note. The younger
players get down and its important for
us to reassure them so they don't worry
about their mistakes. They feel better
and that keeps things going smoothly.'
UNFORTUNATELY for Rogers and
the rest of the team, things haven't
gone quite so smoothly, as the
team speed, and outstanding forwards.
The entire team has been outstanding
all year," said Iowa head coach Judith
Davidson, who has compiled an 84-30-9
record while with the Hawkeyes.
THE "OUTSTANDING" forwards are
led by senior Anne-Marie Thomas, who
has scored 15 goals and registered five
assists this season. Thomas is the all-
time leading scorer for Iowa with 75
career goals. Junior Elleg Egan (three
goals), sophomore Sarah Fanjul (one
goal) and freshman-Debra Brickey are
the other forwards. Sophomore starter
Vickie Sax (five goals, one assist) is out
with a knee injury. Her replacement is
At the link position, Davidson has in-
serted two freshmen, Kim Herrmann
and Mary Koboldt. "We have super
freshmen. Herrmann and Koboldt are
solid players," said Davidson.
Comments Zientek: "When I saw who
they got last spring, I knew they had the
best freshman class in the country."
SIMILAR TO Michigan, Iowa has.
halfbacks that dominate the flow of the
game. The halfbacks are led by senior
all-American Sue Bury (two goals,
three assists). Last season, Bury was
second on the team in scoring with 18
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Michigan volleyball player Sue Rogers spikes the ball during a team prac-
tice at the CCRB. Rogers, fourth in the Big Ten in spikes per game, has
provided the necessary leadership for this year's young squad.
By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Wolverines have gotten off to a rocky 9-
9 start. Still, Rogers say she is pleased
with the team because, with all the
inexperienced players, the team's
record could be worse.
"We're much better than I thought
we would be," said Rogers. "With only
four of us returning, it was scary. We
didn't know what type of players Sandy
(Vong) had recruited. This year
though, our unity is better than ever.
Unity is very important because we
have to work together."
Does Rogers feel that she has to help
cover for some of the- inexperienced
players on the court?
"I HAVE to," she said. "I remember
when I was young and sometimes you
have mental lapses or can't read the
plays as well. The older players are
used to it, so we try to help cover up."
Rogers, a native of Ontario, Canada,
was an all-around athlete in high
school, playing basketball, volleyball,
soccer, swimming, running track and
even skiing for one year. She began to
play volleyball seriously when she and
Michigan teammate Alison Noble
joined the Scarborough Titans, a local
volleyball club, in grade 11. The club
won two national championships and
played college level teams, both in
Canada and the United States.
"I had the experience of being on a
college team, so to speak," explained
I VONG SAYS that playing for the
Titans gave Rogers an edge in ex-
perience when she first came to
goals and six assists. Senior Carol Barr
(three goals, two assists) and
sophomore Lee Ann Detwiler are the
The sweeper for Iowa is sophomore
At the goaltending spot, the
Hawkeyes have senior All-American
Donna Lee, who Davidson flatly states
is "the best goalkeeper in the country."
While this Hawkeye team looks un-
beatable, Michigan assistant coach
Laura Pieri says the Wolverines are
"This is The important game of the
season. We have nothing to lose, and
they have everything to lose. They (the
Hawkeyes) are on the spot," said Pieri.
WIN OR LOSE, Pieri says Michigan
is prepared for the game.
"We are mentally ready. I think
everyone will have a good day. The
girls have faith in each other and in
their ability to play strong field
hockey," she said.
Zientek also has high expectations for
the game. "I'm really excited. When
two good teams get together, outstan-
ding plays happen all over the field.
This game will see abilities being tested
to the fullest. It will be a great game."
"There's no question that Sue came
to us with better technique," said Vong.
"When she first got here her defense
was not as polished, but through the
years she has developed into an all-
Rogers credits a lot of her success to
being able to play with her Canadian
"(ALISON'S) A setter and I'm a hit-
ter-blocker," she said. "We work well
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together and make each other look
Rogers dedication to the team is
probably best summed up by her own
goals, which, rather than being aimed
at personal glory, are team oriented.
"I hope that we can keep improving
and our unity stays good. We have rio
inner strife. You have to get along
because if you don't, things won't work
The University of Iowa has a
powerhouse field hockey team. The 1982
Hawkeyes are 12-0, and ranked number
one in the nation.
This afternoon at 4 p.m., the 7-1
Michigan stickers face Iowa, in what
Michigan head coach Candy Zientek
labels, "the pinnacle of our season."
And, for a number of reasons, the con-
frontation between Michigan and Iowa
may well be the most important game
in Michigan field hockey history.
SHOULD THE Wolverines win, they
will enter the Top 20 for the first time in
the team's history. And they will share
the lead in the race for the Big Ten
championship, with Northwestern and
However, Iowa enters Ann Arbor
with its best team ever. In 1981 the
Hawkeyes compiled a 24-6-1 record,
ranked ninth in the nation by the
U.S.F.H.A. (United States Field
Hockey Association), and captured
their second Big Ten championship in
as many years.
"Our success this season has been a
combination of players being back,
Hubbard starts anew in C
By DAN PRICE
Sometime during the third quarter of
the NBA exhibition game at Crisler
Arena Wednesday night, the. Detroit
Pistons lead over the Cleveland
Cavaliers passed the 25 point mark.
Usually, in this situation, the fans will
either make an early departure or sit
back and enjoy the rout. But Wed-
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... comes back to Crisler
nesday, most of the 2,413 spectators in
Crisler Arena weren't just concerned
with the score - they had come to see
former Wolverine roundball star Phil
Hubbard, who now plays with the
IT WAS HUBBARD'S first appearan-
ce in Crisler Arena since he played his
last game for the Wolverines in 1979.
Hubbard made his return as a mem-
ber of the Cavaliers because last season
the Pistons traded him to Cleveland
with Paul Mokeski in exchange for Bill
Laimber and Kenny Carr.
For a while, though, it didn't look like
Hubbard was going to play in front -of
his old fans as he saw no action in the
first three periods. So in between the
third and fourth quarters, the fans let
out their biggest yell of the night - a
cheer of "We want Hub." The cheers
for the former Michigan star continued
into the final frame.
FINALLY, WITH 8:39 left to play,
Cavalier coach Bill Musselman sent
Hubbard to the scorers table. The
crowd reported with a thunderous
After the game Hubbard said that the
crowd support pleased him. "It felt
good to be back and it was great to hear
the crowd calling my name," he said.
Hubbard showed his appreciation to
the crowd by converting on both his
field goals attempts. He only saw six
minutes of action during the games.
AFTER THE contest Musselman ex-
plained why Hubbard didn't get more
playing time. "We have a lot of young
kids on our team," he said. We are
using the exhibition to see what they
can do. Basically, I know what Phil can
do," he said and continued to comment
about Hubbard. 'He's a good kid and a
hard worker. We need people to play
hard on this team to turn things
Hubbard, however, was a little upset
about his lack of playing time. "I didn't
get to play a lot tonight and I would
have liked to," he said. "I really need
This year, Hubbard will -share the
strong forward spot for the Cavaliers
with Cliff Robinson and Bruce Flowers.
The Cavs will be trying to improve on a
record that was the worst in
professional basketball last year.
HOW DOES IT feel to be traded from
the improving Pistons to the worst
team in the NBA? "I was real upset at
first," Hubbard said, "but I've been
trying to get use to it. Things are
definitely a lot different here (in
"Really it makes no difference where
I play," he said. "I just need time."
What does Hubbard think it will take
to turn the Cavalier situation around?
"A lot of hard work."
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