28 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 3, 2003
Women's hockey leader, gives, up playing time for bench
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
By Ellen McGarrity
Daily Sports Writer
He is hoping1
will convert the
Hal Krenkel, had his chance to wear Krenkel said. "
the maize and blue hockey jersey for involved and al
the men's club team, but as a freshman, cally have to bi
opted to coach the women's club team have to have th
instead. men have now.
"They needed an assistant coach, Like their co
and I had played competitively for so were pushed o
many years that I thought I'd relax could even spel
and coach instead," Krenkel said. "I "I've been p1
knew I wasn't going to turn pro, so years old," tean
why not?" said. "My dadN
After one year as assistant coach, my older brot
Krenkel was elevated to the head what I grew up
coaching position and has been with paced the sport
the team for all four of his years at The girls are
Michigan. games and pra
The senior began his hockey career rink as well.
at the age of five in Larchmont, N.Y. "They're allr
"Hockey was really big in my home- more Emily Ro
town, so I decided to try it," Krenkel percent of my
said. games go so lat
that someday, Michigan
team to varsity status.
(turn varsity) soon,"
But there's a lot of cost
lot of money. We'd basi-
uild a new rink - they
e same (facilities) as the
ach, many of the players
nto the ice before they
1 the word "hockey."
laying since I was three
m captain Tory Deleeuw
was a hockey coach and
her played - it's just
p with. I love how fast-
en't just together during
actices, but outside the
my best friends," sopho-
land said. " I spend 95
time with them. Our
e, that it makes sense to
hang out with them afterwards."
"Many of us live together, we study
together, hang out together," Deleeuw
Even Krenkel spends time with his
team off the ice.
"The only way it's going to work is if
on the ice I'm their coach and off the
ice I'm their friend," Krenkel said.
This weekend, the team had mixed
results in three games, one in Kalama-
zoo against Western Michigan and two
in Ann Arbor against Wisconsin.
The Wolverines finished off the
weekend with two losses to the Bad-
gers, 7-3 yesterday and 8-3 Saturday.
Roland believes it was the worst
weekend of their season.
"We couldn't pass, we couldn't
score," Roland said. "The defense was
being really slow, and we were swing-
ing at their pucks and sticks instead of
taking the whole body. We could have
skated with them, but we just weren't
These Wolverines shouldn't feel too
badly though considering they kicked
off the weekend with one of their best
games this year. Friday night, the
Wolverines beat the Broncos 3-0.
"After the game we all sang 'Hail to
the Victors' in the locker room,"
Their next games are against Penn
State Friday and Saturday night, played
at midnight and 11 p.m., respectively
in Yost Arena.
Win or lose, the players are absolute-
ly devoted to the sport. Deleeuw says
hockey for her won't stop after graduat-
ing from Michigan - she'll be playing
for the rest of her life.
"I could never give it up," Deleeuw
said. "I'll continue playing, whether it's
coaching or playing for my town's local
Watch out Krenkel - perhaps this
player will be next in line for the job.
Who: Pete Vanderkaay
Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
Why: Vanderkaay came in with the second-fastest 1,650-yard freestyle
time in the nation on Saturday afternoon, as the Michigan men's
swimming and diving team blew out Ohio State 161-114. The time
automattically qualifies him for the NCAA Championships.
Thursday, Feb. 6
W Basketball vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7
M Gymnastics at All-Around Finals/Event Prelims, TBA
Water Polo at California-Davis, 5 p.m.
Water Polo at California-San Diego, 9 p.m.
Wrestling at Minnesota at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
M Track/Field at Meyo Invitational
W Track/Field at Meyo Invitational
Saturday, Feb. 8
M Gymnastics at Event Finals, TBA
M Basketball vs. Iowa, 12:17 p.m.
M Tennis vs. William & Mary, 3 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
Water Polo vs. Triton Invitational
Wrestling at Michigan State, 1 p.m.
M. Tennis at Wake Forest,1 p.m.
W Basketball at Northwestern, 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10
W Golf at TRW Regional Challenge (Palos Verdes, Calif.)
Tampa Bay 22
St. Louis 28 15
Detroit 27 15
Chicago 22 18
Columbus 20 25
Nashville 17 23
PTS GF GA
69 130 96
PTS GF GA
41 109 130
PTS GF GA
55 145 144
48 118 154
45 115 147
PTS GF GA
46 116 137
59 126 116
56 144 127
PTS GF GA
'Sunshine' excited to compete for QB spot
Clayton Richard's touch, footwork and attitude will make things tough on Gutierrez
By Joe Smith
Daily Sports Writer
San Jose 19
Los Angeles 20
Portland 114, CLEVELAND 95
TORONTO 100, LA Clippers 86
Atlanta 97, Orlando 89
MINNESOTA 99,.Philadelphia 91
HousTON 105, Sacramento 89
Denver at Memphis, inc.
Atlanta at Miami
Seattle at New Jersey
Boston at New Orleans
Chicago at Phoenix
Dallas at Utah
Memphis at Golden State
Western All-Stars 6, EASTERN ALL-STARS 5 (SO)
(NHL ALL STAR GAMEIN SOUTH FLORIDA)
Clayton Richard's teammates have searched.
They've looked high and low.
But they still can't seem to find a time when
their Michigan-bound, star quarterback doesn't
have a wide-eyed grin on his face.
It's gotten to the point that some of Richard's
friends call him "Sunshine," referring to the
wholesome, blonde-haired, left-handed quarter-
back in the movie "Remember the Titans".
"It stuck for a little while, until we reminded
him that 'Sunshine' kissed another guy in the
movie - and Clayton wasn't a big fan,"
Lafayette, IN. McCutcheon High School football
coach Kevin O'Shea joked.
But Richard's got plenty of reasons to smile.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound pro-style. quarterback
often draws labels as a "left-handed Drew Hen-
son" for his size, strength and multi-sport
exploits. Besides throwing for more than 7,800
yards, 65 touchdowns and 463 completions in
just his first two years at McCutcheon, Richard is
also a star on the baseball diamond. Just like
Henson did, Richard will most likely be selected
in this year's Major League Baseball Draft, and
could spend his summers playing baseball.
"I don't want people thinking he's the greatest
thing since sliced bread," O'Shea said. "But he's
going to compete hard."
And Richard will have to on the football field,
as he will have a logjam of talented Michigan
quarterbacks waiting for him. Richard has no
"delusions of grandeur" that he's going to unseat
fifth-year senior John Navarre as starter next sea-
son. But he said he's expecting to have a chance
to compete with redshirt freshman Matt Gutier-
rez, who never lost a game as starter in high
The competition "doesn't bother me at all,"
said Richard, who mentioned he passed up oppor-
tunities to play right away in order to come to
Michigan. "I'm looking forward to it."
O'Shea said Richard fits the "Michigan pro-
file" perfectly - extremely strong arm and out-
standing aptitude (4.0 G.P.A., 1300 SAT).
Richard throws an "exceptionally good deep
ball," as O'Shea remembers a time where the
Lafayette, Ind. native threw the ball 82 yards in
the air. "If our receiver hadn't been interfered
with, it would have been a touchdown."
More important than the long throw, O'Shea
says Richard can make every throw. O'Shea said
he worked real hard with Richard in improving
his intermediate short routes - the bread and
butter of the "new" Michigan offense.
"There's not a throw he can't make," O'Shea
said. "He'll make them with solid velocity, yet he
also has nice toiuch.
"He has great footwork. But if people are
expecting a Michael Vick, he's not it."
Just like most Michigan quarterbacks of the
past, Richard is a pocket passer who scrambles
more out of necessity rather than deliberately.
He'll most likely have to battle with Gutierrez,
who is one year ahead in terms of development
and knowledge of the system, but maybe a little
behind Richard strength-wise.
Gutierrez "is a mental warrior," said Michigan
quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler. "He's really
terrific with the game, but we've got to improve
him physically. He's going to be a good quarter-
back, it's just going to take some time though."
Time isn't on Gutierrez's side with a top
prospect such as Richard coming in, but the red-
shirt freshman said he isn't going to back down.
"The thing is, the best player is going to play
all the time no matter what," Gutierrez said. "It's
open season when you go into fall camp, and
that's what you have to know when you come
here. You have to be ready to prove yourself."
Richard will be ready, most likely with a smile
on his face.
Washington at Tampa Bay
Colorado at Boston
Philadelphia at NY Islanders
Atlanta at Montreal
Vancouver at Pittsburgh
Nashville at Detroit
Buffalo at New Jersey
Anaheim at Calgary
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Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher
because all three have a "nose for the
The comparison might seem odd
because Urlacher end Burgess don't
even play the same position, but they
soon might. McDaniels said he
believes Burgess can become big
enough and strong enough to eventual-
ly play linebacker at Michigan. Burgess
could be more suited to play linebacker
at the college level instead of safety:
his run support is the strongest part of
Burgess' game, and McDaniels said
Burgess' pass coverage is suspect,
despite his 4.55 40-yard dash speed.
Although coach Lloyd Carr can't
comment on recruits until signing day
Wednesday, it wouldn't be the first
time he moved a safety to linebacker.
He did the same with former Wolverine
and 2001 Big Ten Defensive Player of
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"I'm planning on playing safety, but
if I have to play linebacker, I will,"
Burgess makes his presence felt on
the field, but not in the locker room.
Coaches said Burgess has a quiet per-
sonality off the field. Arlesic described
him as a "quiet storm" and a player that
leads by example.
"Outside of football, I am (quiet).
But during football, I am a maniac,"
Now that the football season is over,
Burgess is on a weight-lifting program
to get prepared for major college foot-
ball. But without his coachesthere to
push him anymore, Burgess' work
ethic will be tested.
"We have a program and facility
where he can get as strong as he wants
to be and prepared as he wants to be,"
Arlesic said a challenge for Burgess
will be to "work extra hard because he
is not going to be the.best player (in
Burgess said he embraces the chal-
lenge Big Ten football poses and is pre-
pared to move to Ann Arbor during the
summer to work out before practices
start. One person that will be excited to
see Burgess here early besides Carr is
linebacker Carl Diggs, who also went
to Harding. Although they never played
together in high school, Diggs and
Burgess have formed a friendship the
last couple of years and look forward
to being teammates next year. Diggs
said that as much as he wanted Burgess
to come to Michigan, he didn't pres-
sure the recruit into the decision.
"I talked to him about coming to
Michigan, but I talked more about
making the right decision," Diggs said.
Diggs might be the only person
besides Burgess' parents and coaches
who didn't put pressure on him. Grow-
ing up just five blocks away from the
Ohio State campus before moving to
Warren in ninth grade, Burgess always
wanted to be a Buckeye and just
recently converted to a Michigan fan.
He also knows a lot of people that
wanted nothing more than for Burgess
to choose Ohio State, as fellow Hard-
ing alum Maurice Clarett did just last
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