The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 28, 1997-11
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Dale Rominski helped drop Michigan Tech in the Great Lakes invitational. He is just one of Michigan's talented sophomores.
Michigan sophomores sow
they re more than wise fools
With nine seniors soon to leave, second-year stars look to the future
By Fred ink
Daily Sports Writer
To be successful, you've got to pay
According to Michigan coach Jim
Richardson, the price of success in
collegiate swimming is looking bad
at some meets during the season to
prepare to be fast at the end.
"I'm more concerned about our
training and preparation than about
backing off to look good on a week-
end that doesn't mean anything,"
Richardson said. "The price you pay
(for success) is that you don't look as
good on a Saturday when you race."
Because the Wolverines are not as
talented this year as they have been
in the past, it is especially important
that they push themselves in their
"It comes down to discipline; it
comes down to sacrifice; it comes
down to work ethic," Richardson
"The people we have are going to
have to swim faster than they ever
have in their life. To do that you have
to do something extra (in training)."
With respect to team discipline
and work ethic, the example set by
more experienced swimmers has
"I think the seniors are pretty
steady (examples) because they've
been there," Richardson said.
WEEKEND OF REST: After a gruel-
ing training trip to California, and
three meets against top-20 teams,the
Michigan women's swimming team
finally got a chance to spend a week-
end the way most college students do
The Wolverines took advantage of
their first off weekend since the hol-
idays to finally get the rest they des-
"We needed (rest) badly,"
Richardson said. "We're starting to
get better now. It's probably true for
80 percent of the team. We've still
got a couple of people who are still
just a little bit stale coming out of
Among those cited by Richardson
as having benefitted from the week
off were Anne Kampfe, Taylor
Bendel and Shannon Shakespeare.
With the additional rest,
Richardson hopes that all three will
be back to swimming their normal
mid-season times Saturday against
Notre Dame and Michigan.
LOSING STREAK: In the past
month, Michigan has lost three
straight dual meets to No. I Stanford,
No. 18 California and No. 3 Georgia.
Despite the losses, Richardson
isn't worried, Last season, the
Wolverines lost consecutive meets to
Southern Cal, Alabama and Auburn
but finished first at the Big Ten
championship and third at the NCAA
"This weekend last season, we
swam against Alabama and Auburn,
and we lost to both of them,"
"I don't think either Alabama or
Auburn finished in the top 10 in the
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ing a cold or the flu is almost
Swimmers are not immune. This
week, several Wolverines were ham-
pered by illness.
"We've had probably two cases of
the classic flu," Richardson said.
"We've also had some assorted cold,
viruses lasting not more than two or:
Anne Kampfe and Linda Riker
were especially hard hit. Kampfe is
getting over the flu and should be
ready to swim Saturday.
Riker, however, is still sick and
may not recover in time to swim this
By Andy Knudsen
Daily Sports Writer
When people think about the 1996-
,7 Michigan hockey team, they think
its nine seniors.
Nine talented seniors.
Nine talented seniors who have
already won one ring.
And in the beginning of the season,
they carried the team.
They led, but Michigan's sopho-
mores - who made important plays
in last season's playoffs - didn't fol-
"I think they were taking a laid-
*ck 'we're not important'-type role
as a class," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "I needed every one
of them to step up."
And in the past few weeks, the
sophomore class has stepped up into
the role expected of them.
The sophomores have scored and
assisted key goals, killed penalties
and played strong defense.
Friday night, they helped win a
*ucial game in the race for the
Sophomore wingers Sean Ritchlin
and Greg Crozier set up Brendan
Morrison's game-tying goal at 2:29
of the third period. Ritchlin then
scored the go-ahead goal less than
five minutes later off a feed from
The following night, Crozier and
fellow sophomore Dale Rominski
sisted on John Madden's goal just
38 into the game. It was all the
scoring Michigan would need as
Michigan completed the weekend
sweep of the Redskins, 3-0.
Crozier's three assists on three key
goals showed he has come back con-
siderably from the broken forearm
that but him on the sidelines early in
"This was (Crozier's) best week-
*d," Berenson said. "This was a
weekend when goals were hard to
come by against a good team, and
Crozier stepped up and made a differ-
Sophomore Bobby Hayes was pro-
moted to center between seniors John
Madden and Warren Luhning the past
two weekends. He helped the slump-
ing line generate more pressure and
has had three goals and four assists in
is past six games.
4Hayes and Rominski have both
become penalty-kill specialists.
Rominski excited Yost Ice Arena on
Friday as his pressure kept the dan-
gerous Miami power-play unit stuck
behind its own net.
So what has sparked the classwide
"We got together as a group and
said, 'We really have got to pick it up,
cause this class has a lot of talent,"'
tchlin said. "Greg Crozier is one of
the best shooters ever. (Defenseman)
Bubba (Berenzweig) is a great skater.
Bobby and Dale work so hard. Justin
(Clark) is just a moose. So there's
definitely a lot of talent in our class."
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Crozier broke his arm in November.
Clark, a right wing, skated with the
team for the first time in a month yes-
terday. He has been out with
mononucleosis but said he learned a
lot by watching.
"I feel like I'm a smarter player; I
just have to get back in shape," he
said. "I was getting a little depressed
for awhile - so much free time on
my hands. It feels good to be back out
Clark will not play in this week-
end's contests and is doubtful for
Michigan's games against Lake
Superior and Michigan State, Feb. 7-
8 at Joe Louis Arena.
A SHORTAGE OF FORWARDS?: With
all of Michigan's talent, is it possible
that it doesn't have enough forwards?
Berenson has decided to go with
seven defenseman in the lineup
recently, rather than starting forwards
I needed every
one of them to
- Red Berenson
Michigan hockey coach
who he feels aren't playing well.
Michigan's centers have rotated
pulling double-duty playing between
Rominski and Crozier on the fourth
line, as well as their own lines.
"When you're in the lineup it's a
privilege, not something to take for
granted. You've got to live up to
expectations," said Berenson, who
indicated he would start eight
defensemen if enough forwards
weren't playing well.
"If you dress, you're going to play
and you better be ready to play well."
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