Zack Novak Mike Martin Brandon Burlon
Monday, July 20, 2009
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Stacy named coach
By RYAN KARTJE individual championships.
Daily Sports Editor And following her resignation
on June 25, Martin and the rest of
The Athletic Department's the athletic department turned to
search to replace the women's golf Stacy, whose coaching experience
program's most successful coach is limited to her last four years as an
has come to a close. assistant with the Michigan staff.
Cheryl Stacy, an assistant coach Her experience with the Big
who spent the last four years with Ten conference, however, is well
the Wolverines, was hired Friday versed.
to replace Kathy Teichert and take As a collegiate golfer for Ohio
the reins of a program that finished State, Stacy was a two-time All-
seventh in the Big Ten last season. American and helped guide Ohio
"We are thrilled to name Cheryl State to three straight Big Ten
Stacy as the new head coach of our Championships.
women's golf program," athletic Stacy also experienced success
director Bill Martin said. "We're on multiple professional tours,
excited to watch as Cheryl takes including a trip to the 1991 U.S.
our program to new heights on both Women's Open.
the conference and national levels." Those brushes with success may
During Teichert's 16-year ten- be the spark the Wolverines need
ure, Michigan earned 24 team titles to accomplish what Teichert never
while 11 players accounted for 19 could - a Big Ten Championship.
Yes, we realize that he was one of
the unforeseen players that brought
about last season's success, but that
doesn't change how unappreci-
ated Novak is. Without his 14 points
ines never could have pulled off the
magical upset. This season, with Stu
Douglass switching at point guard
with incoming freshman Darius
Morris, Novak will sink more into
his role at shooting guard.
With the graduation of defensive
stalwart Terrence Taylor, the Michi-
gan football team is leftwith a gaping
hole in the middle of GregRobinson's
defense - and Martin is the right
man for the defensive tackle job.
Much quicker than Taylor, Martin
is more inclined to get to the quar-
terback, and teamed with incoming
freshman Will Campbell, he should
be playing nearly every down at one
of Michigan's thinnest positions.
Patrick Omameh Tyler Burgoon
No one denies that the offensive
line was a shell of its former self last
football season. And with Stephen
Schilling moving to left guard where
he belongs, the right tackle position
is wide open. Money says Omameh
gets the job. According to a July 11
article from Mark Snyder of the
Detroit Free Press, Omameh has put
on 30 pounds of pure muscle, which
can do nothing but help a line that
begged forJake Long last season.
In a football season that was
known early on for former-Wol-
verine Sam McGuffie and later for
then-junior Brandon Minor, Brown
was lost in the Wolverines' crowded
backfield. Brown has been injured a
lot in the past few years, but when
given the chance (i.e. Northwestern
last year), Brown can be lightning to
Michigan baseball coach Rich
Maloney made it no secret that he
had high hopes for Burgoon last sea-
son. Unfortunately, Burgoon spent
some time injured and finished with
an ERA hovering around five. This
summer, Burgoon is tearing up the
Cape Cod League for the Yarmouth-
Dennis Red Sox, earning himself a
spot in the All-Star game.With Chris
Fetter off to the Padres, Burgoon's
time to shine could be this season.
Enter this year's Zack Novak.
ESPN has him rated higher than
Darius Morris in the 2009 recruit-
ing class. Reports say he is devas-
tating from behind the arc. And at
6'4", he's no push over. Everything
wehear makesitsound likeVogrich
is a perfect fit in Beilein's offense
and adds to an already impressive
three-point shooting arsenal.
As a freshman last season, Bur-
ion was a contributor in one of the
NCAA hockey's deepest defensive
squads. Now, with Mark Mitera off
to Anaheim, Burlon will have the
chance to play alongside captain
Chris Summers on the first line.
And with two goalies that turned
out to be headcases in the past two
postseasons, the defense could
make or break this team's chances
at an NCAA Championship.
It's hard to believe that an NCAA
the radar, but when students and
alumni think of Michigan swim-
ming, they think eight-time Gold
Medal-winner Michael Phelps.
Well, Clary is hot on Mr. Phelps'
tail. After a second-place finish to
Phelps at the U.S. National Cham-
pionships, Clary comes back next
year as, arguably, one of the best
swimmers in the NCAA.
With offers from Florida, USC,
Alabama and a slew of other big-
time college programs, Stonum
was supposed to be the next in
line of talented Michigan receiv-
ers. His career has been devastat-
ed by off-the-field issues and bad
quarterback play. But this year
should be his with an accurate
quarterback in Tate Forcier.
If it wasn't for superstar Peri
Marosevic last season on the soc-
cer field, the Wolverine nation
would know Fuzetti. But overshad-
owed by the' fifth pick in the MLS
Draft, Fuzetti's 24 points was good
enough to make him All-Big Ten
first team, just not to get noticed.
Fuzetti is ready for the limelight.
Chris Cameron/ Alex Hunt
Both competed with the Big
Ten's best for the all-around men's
gymnastics title lastyear, with Kel-
ley winning. Both were a key part
of Michigan's co-Big Ten Cham-
pionship. And both were the main
reason the Wolverines finished as
NCAA runner-ups. Did we men-
tion they're still juniors?
As a freshman last season, Hunt
was every volleyball coach's dream
- a tall, left-handed hitter. But she
far exceeded expectations with
243 kills. Her development will be
crucial if the Wolverines hope to
defeat (or even win a set against)
Big Ten superpower Penn State