The Wolverine

August 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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AUGUST 2018 THE WOLVERINE 11   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS (Item #1365) CUSTOM GRILL COVER Hand-made in the USA using the finest commercial grade vinyl. Mold-resistant, breathable vinyl with drawstring bottom. Block M printed with UV-resistant ink. AVAILABLE IN 2 SIZES: Small: 60" wide x 36" tall x 21" deep $51.95 + $15.00 S&H Large: 72" wide x 36" tall x 21" deep $54.95 + $15.00 S&H Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. Grill covers are made to order and shipped direct from the manufacturer. GRILL MAT $49.95 + FREE S&H Available in Two Designs: #1256: Michigan "M" #1256-SS: "Go Blue!" Southern Style SPORTULA (Item #1220) SALE! $14.95 + $6.50 S&H (Reg. $24.95) DELIVERY LIMITED TO CONTINENTAL U.S. PLEASE ADD SALES TAX FOR ITEMS SHIPPING TO: (NC 7.5%, IN 7%, MI 6%) THE WOLVERINE PO Box 2331 Durham, NC 27702 1-800-421-7751 Michael Borda's Michigan career began with a redshirt season in 2016, but the veteran has seen his playing time increase every year since. He appeared in six games in 2017, before starting all 14 of the team's con- tests this past season. A native of Kens- ington, Md., Borda will be expected to take on an even bigger role heading into the 2019 campaign. Here a few other interesting facts you may not have known about him: Nickname: "I actually have a few, but the one that has stuck the most is 'Peaches.' I used to sell them at a farm- ers market in the summer, so that's how I got the name." Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: "I like the brunch at Sava's, and I also like the pizza at Mani [Osteria & Bar]." Best meal he can cook by himself: "Not much — either Ramen noodles or Easy Mac. My roommates know I'm not a cook, which is actually kind of nice because it means I'm never involved in the kitchen cleaning process." Sports he plays besides lacrosse: "I played basketball in high school and like to play pickup soccer when I can." Hobbies: "Playing video games and traveling during the summer. I'm actually planning a vacation across the country at the end of this summer — I'll be taking a trip from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco." Favorite TV show: "I've been re-watching 'The Office' lately. [Actor] Steve Carell was on Michigan's campus a few months ago, and it got me in the mood to watch the show again. I didn't get to meet him, but I was one of the fan boys walking around campus looking for him." Favorite movie: "I'm a big Mark Wahlberg guy, so my favorite movie would have to be 'Shooter.'" Dream vacation: "I've pretty much taken my dream vacations already — I stayed at a resort in Punta Cana [in the Dominican Republic] last summer and took a trip to Ireland the year before that. Ireland was probably the better trip — I spent 10 days touring its West Coast." Favorite venue he's been to: "FedEx Field, where the Washington Redskins play. I'm a huge Redskins fan." Favorite professional athlete: "Kobe Bryant. I had a wall-sized poster of him in my room when I was younger. I don't know why, but I've always been a Lakers fan." Role model: "My dad. I get my work ethic from him. He helped pay my way through high school and college, so I'm thankful for the opportunity he's given me." Why he chose Michigan: "The atmosphere when I stepped on campus. I looked at a lot of schools that were similar to U-M, but being on Michigan's cam- pus during a Saturday game day sealed it for me. I also appreciated how friendly people in the Midwest were — I'm an East Coast guy, so it's a little different out there." What he hopes to do after lacrosse: "I'm still figuring that out. I'm looking into a few different career paths, including commercial real estate and other types of sales. I'm hoping to move back to the Washington, D.C., area and use the resources I found at Michigan to start a career there." His overall experience at Michigan: "It's hard to put into words, but I'd give it an A-plus. I've met some of the most amazing people here, learned a lot and have made great connections. I've also had the most amazing times with not only my teammates, but also people outside of lacrosse." — Austin Fox Getting To Know MEN'S LACROSSE RISING REDSHIRT JUNIOR MICHAEL BORDA Borda was the lone Wolverine to start all 14 games as a close defender in 2018 and ranked third on the team with 28 ground balls. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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