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October 2011

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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������ olympic sports profiles Rookie Forward Emy Guttman Leads The Field Hockey Offense Freshman forward Emy Guttman corcollegiate level with relative ease. The ralled the ball in the corner of the Mich4-10 Ann Arbor native has made an igan offensive zone, immediate impact turned to face her defor the defending Big fender and, with a flick Ten champions, filling of the wrist, chipped a crucial scoring role the ball into open for a team that respace. She exploded turned only one of its past her flat-footed adtop seven goal scorers versary, reached out, from 2010. and just as she was The highly touted about to fire a shot the freshman, who carball rolled out of her ried her Ann Arbor reach, into the teeth of Pioneer team to two a talented Boston Unistate championships versity defense. and one state runner���The surface makes Guttman tallied seven goals, including up finish, looks deit a faster game,��� Gutt- two game-winners, and had 15 total termined to lead the man said, referencing points in the first 10 games of her Wolverines in much the transition from Michigan career. the same manner. photo courtesy high school to college ���I���ve been working u-m sports information field hockey. hard in practice and Aside from the field conditions, Guttlearning from the older girls. They���ve man has adapted to the sport on the been really helpful,��� she said. Guttman has proven to be a quick study for the 7-3 Wolverines. She is tied for the team lead in goals with seven, including two game-winners, and is second on the squad with 15 total points in the first 10 games of her Michigan career through Sept. 25. She���s done that playing a schedule that has included matchups with No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 North Carolina. ���Everyone is stronger, fitter and better,��� she said. ���But it���s definitely fun playing against better players.��� Despite her quick start, Guttman insists she must continue to improve in order to help the team reach its ultimate goals, a second straight Big Ten championship and a deep NCAA Tournament run. ���As an individual I just need to keep getting better, getting into better shape, and keep contributing to the team,��� she said. ��� Kevin Minor Michigan Goalie Adam Grinwis Shines In First Season As A Starter When Adam Grinwis was in third grade, he tried out for the little league soccer team in his neighborhood. Grinwis was a good player ��� active, fast and athletic. The team needed a goalie in practice, and Grinwis stepped in ��� but he would not, he insisted to his coaches, play goalie in a game. He wanted to score goals with the rest of the team. ���I guess I was doing something right in practice, because they forced me to play goalie even when I told them I didn���t want to,��� said Grinwis, now the redshirt freshman starting goalie for the Michigan men���s soccer team. He grumbled and complained about his new position for a year, but he stuck with the team and, one day, it clicked. ���Finally, I realized I was doing OK, and I was getting high praise,��� Grinwis said. ���The thing I like about it now is seeing the whole field and being able to direct the team. I like staying back and watching the play unfold.��� Michigan head coach Steve Burns got his first look at Grinwis during the Wolverines��� soccer summer camp before his junior season. ���We saw the potential then, and we expressed to him the fact that we thought he could be a real strong keeper in certain areas,��� Burns said. Behind closed doors, though, Burns��� sentiments were much stronger. He told flight competition, but during the first his assistant coaches Grinwis could beweek of practice, Grinwis broke a bone come the best goalie in program hison his left hand, keeping him out all tory and go on to have a season. strong career in the MLS. ���When he didn���t get Grinwis entered the that level of experience program in 2010 after this summer, it was a setting a Michigan High concern, because now School Athletics Associahe���s learning on the fly,��� tion record with 53 caBurns said. reer shutouts. The WolBut when Grinwis was verines had Chris Blais, cleared to play, he didn���t a senior captain, in net. miss a beat. ���He pushed Chris really In 10 starts through hard, to the point where Sept. 25, Grinwis boasted we weren���t necessarily a 1.64 goals-against avthinking of a redshirt,��� erage and .653 save perBurns said. ���But because centage. The Michigan it���s a position where Grinwis boasted a 1.47 goals- offense lost 95 percent the more experience against average and a .613 save of its scoring from the you have the better off percentage in eight starts through squad that went to the you���re going to be, we Sept. 22. NCAA College Cup semiphoto courtesy did maintain that redfinals last season, and u-m sports information shirt year for him, and the coaches know the now he���s here getting all this experiteam will have to be defensive-minded ence. You can see his athleticism and to have success in 2011. understanding of control of the game ���It definitely puts more pressure on developing.��� me,��� Grinwis said. ���But I was excited for Last summer, Grinwis was named the that. I knew I was going to get a lot more starting goalie of the Michigan Bucks, action and a lot more pressure was goa Premier Development League team ing to be put on me. I know I���m going to in Pontiac. Burns was excited his future get a ton of experience that will, in the goalkeeper was going to receive some end, make me a better player.��� much-needed experience against top��� Andy Reid October 2011��� ������ the wolverine��� 83

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