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Wolverines hope to make international impact
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Vote Kailasapathy Petersen Teall
Election day is tomorrow, and somewhat unfortunately so. Many students aren't in Ann Arbor for the summer, and
voter turnout is expected to be at a historic low. At first glance it might appear to be a dismal situation, but for those
of us who will be voting in Ann Arbor city council elections tomorrow, our votes may hold more power than we might
Many students fail to recognize the importance of the Ann Arbor City Council. The University can be seen as completely
separate from the city of Ann Arbor. This is a great misconception that students and city council members alike must recognize
because relevant problems that students face everyday, such as off-campus housing prices and public transportation, have
more to do with the city than they do with the University. The Michigan Daily's endorsements represent the candidates we
feel best represent us as students and have the experience necessary to make their platforms a reality in City Council.
By STEVEN BRAID
Daily Sports Writer
The start of the season is fast
approaching for the Michigan
women's soccer team, and for most-
of the Wolverines, their focus will
be transfixed solely on Aug. 17 and
the season-opening weekend.
But for sophomore midfielder
Christina Murillo, junior forward
Nkem Ezurike and junior defens-
man Shelina Zadorsky, their
minds, as well as their bodies, will
be somewhere else.
Japan, to be exact.
While Michigan opens up its
season with games against Ford-
ham and Pittsburgh in Ann Arbor,
Ezurike, Murillo and Zadorsky - a
trio that has started every contest
they've competed in during their
collegiate careers - will be half-
way around the world participat-
ing in the Under-20 FIFA World
Cup, whcih takes place from Aug.
19 to Sept. 8.
"They're very special players,"
said Michigan coach Greg Ryan.
The two juniors will lace up for
Canada while Murillo will com-
pete for Mexico.
"Playing with Canada is a huge
challenge, but obviously it's an
honor," Zadorsky said. "It will just
help us even more ... I think we'll
come back better. International
experience adds to you as an all-
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pick the best players, (he) picked
the best teammates," Chidester
said. "Our whole team got along so
well for a group of girls who didn't
know each other that well.
"(And) Jackie (Traina) and I'
were roommates. I made friends
for life this summer ... it was awe-
Both Chidester and Taylor had
fantastic numbers this summer,
continuing their successful Mich-
igan careers with solid perfor-
mances for the U.S. National team.
Chidester finished the summer
Though all three players will
likely play significant roles for
their squads in Japan, Ezurike
figures to make the biggest visible
contribution. The explosive for-
ward has been the driving force
for the Wolverines' offense ever
since she arrived on campus.
In 2010, she became just the
fifth freshman in the program's
history to lead her team in scoring
and ranks first all-time with 1.80
points per game.
Ryan expects her to be just as
dangerous in international play.
"Nkem is a great target player, a
great forward and a great scorer,"
Ryan said. "If you look over our
past two seasons and see who has
the most goals scored, it's Nkem.
She's a critical player for us and
she will be for Canada."
The two Canadians will depart
from Michigan this week to join
their national team for a pre-
World Cup camp, but will enter FILE PHOTO/Daily
the World Cup with limited play- Junior Nkem Ezurike is one of three players that will head to Japan to compete in the U-20 FIFA World Cup this month.
ing together, having only played
together for three weeks so far the tournament. every game for Michigan dur- nonconference contests, Ryan
since qualifying for the tourna- "I think we've done well with ing her freshman season. Though remains supportive of his players'
ment in early March. the short amount of time we've she didn't notch a goal, she often decision to compete in the inter-
"You only have a few weeks had, and we've progressed a lot as orchestrated scoring possessions, national tournament.
to prepare for a big tournament, a team," Zadorsky said. "I think ranking second on the team with "Any time you play at the
so everything has to get done a just even more experience will five assists. national team level, you're playing
little quicker," Ezurike said. "It's help us. We have a game before the "Christina Murillo is a skillful, against some of the top players in
just one competition that's a few World Cup - we play Japan - so calm, composed player with great the world," Ryan said. "You only
weeks." that'll be a good game for us." vision and poise," Ryan said. get better from those experiences
Despite the lack of team train- Murillo, who has already Though the three starters and I think they're goingto grow
ing, Zadorsky has high hopes for departed from the team, started will miss all eight of Michigan's tremendous amount."
In Ward 1, Eric Sturgis and Sumi Kailasapathy are run-
ning for the vacant seat. Sturgis has an associate's degree
from Oakland Community College, is an Ann Arbor Huron
High School alum and has helped coach high-school tennis
programs. He also has a strong desire to engage the student
body. In an interview with The Michigan Daily in July, Stur-
gis said he would like to hold meetings on the University
campus to allow students to voice their concerns. However,
being young and a student is a catch-22 for Sturgis. While he
clearly places an importance on engaging college students,
he lacks the experience and education of his opponent.
Kailasapathy, an accountant at Ann Arbor's Edwards,
Ellis, Armstrong & Company, co-founded a women's shel-
ter for victims of sexual violence and fought for human
rights as a student at the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka.
She also taught at Eastern Michigan University for 10
years. Kailasapathy told the Daily she feels her duty as a
city councilmember is to ask the right questions. She's
committed to supporting fiscal responsibility and basic
services. While both candidates are concerned about the
Wall Street parking garage and the Fuller Road train sta-
tion, The Michigan Daily endorses SUMI KAILASAPA-
THY but urges her to look at these two issues more closely
once in office, as they are extremely important to students.
In Ward 2, Sally Hart Petersen faces incumbent Tony
Derezinski (D-Ward 2). Derezinski, a former state senator
and attorney, was elected to council in 2008 and 2010. He
has the significant knowledge from serving our city in the
past. In 2010, he told the Daily that he wanted to increase
the number of bike lanes in the city and decrease the cost
of rent by instating "reasonable" height caps. However, nei-
ther of these have happened.
Petersen told the Daily she would use her past business
experience to measure and manage customer satisfaction.
She has been present at many city council meetings to
observe. Petersen said she has already e-mailed University
President Mary Sue Coleman and has set up meetings with
former-and current regents. She stresses the importance of
establishing a collaborative relationship with the Univer-
sity. Petersen also wants the University's new companies to
use downtown commercial space in Ann Arbor. The Michi-
gan Daily endorses SALLY HART PETERSEN for Ward
2 because of her ambition and willingness to collaborate
with the University.
In Ward 4, Jack Eaton is running against the incumbent
Margie Teall (D-Ward 4). Both candidates have impressive
backgrounds in their own respect. Teall has been a mem-
ber of City Council since 2002 and is a leader in environ-
Eaton attended the University and is now an attorney in
Ann Arbor. He is a strong supporter of public transit and
told the Daily that he wants to increase the AATA service
during evenings and on weekends. This service would be
very beneficial for students, as many don't have cars.
Though Eaton has been a leader in environmentalism
and led the effort to expand Ann Arbor's recycling pro-
gram, The Michigan Daily endorses MARGIE TEALL for
Ward 4 because of her extensive experience in city council.
She should, however, follow Eaton's plans and work direct-
ly with students.
In Ward 5, Vivienne Armentrout and Chuck Warpe-
hoski are running for the vacant seat. Armentrout is a
former college professor and has been involved in politics
as well as civic issues. She told the Daily she wants to re-
examine spending priorities. Armentrout said she supports
mass transit and wants Ann Arbor residents to be able to
get everywhere without a car but doesn't agree that a new
train station is needed on Fuller Road.
Chuck Warpehoski is the director of the local Interfaith
Council for Peace and Justice and serves on the AATA's dis-
trict advisory committee, along with Armentrout. Warpe-
hoski told the Daily he wants to provide better regional
service for transportation. He supports building a new
train station on Fuller Road. He also told the Daily he wants
to improve the quality of life for Ann Arbor residents, and
that includes making Ann Arbor a great place for the arts.
He wants to reevaluate the Percent for Art ordinance and
see if it's really benefiting the art scene the way it should.
While Warpehoski has a solid platform that addresses the
many aspects of Ann Arbor, The Michigan Daily endors-
es VIVIENNE ARMENTROUT for her experience and
sensible priorities, but urges her to re-examine her stance
against the train station on Fuller Road, or at the very least,
make improving the current train station a priority.
with a .325 average, with 17 RBIs
and 6 home runs coming off of 13
total hits - numbers similar to
her college career, where she was
a slugger in Michigan's batting
And Taylor, Michigan's ace
from 2008-11, went 5-0 in her
eight games this summer, record-
ing 36 strikeouts in 24.2 innings
of work while giving up just five
earned runs for a 1.42 ERA.
Chidester and Taylor both will
have invitations to try out for next
summer's national team, as each
player on the current roster gets a
chance to try out again.
Taylor played in a Japanese
league for 2012 while Chidester
was finishing her career at Michi-
gan - where Chidester plans to
return as a volunteer to help dur-
ing her fifth year of school.
"I have another year left of
school, so I'll be at Michigan still,
just helping out with the team,
working out, staying in shape,
and getting ready for tryouts,"
Chidester said. "I have to take a
fifth year. I'm in physical educa-
tion, so I have to do a semester of
classes and do student teaching"
As for her work with the soft-
"I'm going to be a student man-
ager, student assistant-type thing
where I'll be helping out at prac-
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