he grew a beard
The One and Only U of M student (and athlete to boot) to become a Rhodes Scholar this year. Way to go!
DISTRICT 11 Michigan David S. Moore, Holland, received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in May, and remains there for his master’s in Mechanical Engineering. He won the top award in engineering both his junior and senior years. In his design and manufacturing work and courses he has created a mechanism that allows wheelchair users to more easily use a backpack, and developed a new needle biopsy device. He was captain of the Michigan Men’s Varsity Swim Team, a team that won the 2013 National Championship and four Big Ten Championships. He was also the community service chair for the Student Athlete Advisory Council, and organized the Swim Team’s community service activities. At Oxford, David plans to do the M.Sc. in Computer Science followed by the M.B.A.
Before I head out for today's game in the ice and cold, I wanted to bring highlight the second player of the 2014 singing class to sign a NLI for the Softball Team and Coach Hutch. She is Faith Canfield from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California. She is another on the long list of greats that come from the Orange County, Califorina region. The pipeline continues......
Faith is listed as a Utility player and bats from the right side. Faith batted .402 with 35 RBIs and .598 slugging percentage. She is a All-State selection. Her travel team has won the National Championship for 4 straight years so she know how to win. She helped her HS team win the Divison 1 State Championship this past spring as well.
Welcome to the family, Faith. Good luck with your studies and on the field performance. Remember to stop at Briarwood and get yourself a winter coat and some boots. You just might need them. We all look forward to 4 great years at Alumni Field.
It's Friday. I'm drinking. You're probably drinking. If you're not you're...1) working, 2) married, 3) responsible. None of those are fun. Not too sure if these are welcome during the season, BUT it's an "interesting" season. Anyway, my girlfriend just moved in tonight and she's already yelling at me for watching football, so time to self medicate. I'm drinking gin and tonics, my go to. What says you?
PS: A Wolverine could totally eat a Terrapin.
There's about a foot of snow on the ground in west Michigan.
Coach Hutch and the Softball Team received a NLI on Friday from Alex Sobxzak. Alex played her HS ball at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.
Sobsczak is a catcher and bats right-handed. While a Junior at Mercy, she batted .613 with 23 extra-base hits and 35 runs batted in over the 30-game season. She has an On-Base percentage of .733 and a slugging percentage of 1.163. As a Sophmore, she hit 17 HRs (the state record is 18).
Alex plays travel ball with High-Profile Finesse Fastpitch Organization and her 18U Gold squad finished in the top-16 at the 2014 Premier Girls Fastpitch Tournament in California. Throughout her high school career, she has earned a first team All-State citation, two all-region honors, and three all-district awards. Academically, she is a member of the National Honor Society.
I had the pleasure, or dis-pleasure as it were, of playing against Alex in a Tourney a few years ago. It did not end well for me or my team. This is another 5 Star recruit and especially since she played her High School and Travel Team ball in Michigan, says a lot about her talents. Not many top-Quality Players play in the state of Michigan.
Three other players signed NLI's as well. I will profile them these in the coming days as each deserves their own "Hello:" post.
Welcome to the family Alex. Good luck in your studies and on the field.