University of Michigan Wolverines Emerge onto GLLL Scene
3/30/11 Ann Arbor, MI-- The University of Michigan Wolverines joined the Great Lakes Lacrosse League this 2011 spring season. After only becoming formally recognized on campus in late November of 2010, The Wolverines have come a long way as a team in just four short months.
This undersized team has proved that despite having a roster size half that of most other teams in the conference, they come to play.The team of just 23 individuals (pictured right) have made a statement in their first two tournaments of the year by winning impressively over rival Michigan State, and losing two heartbreakers to UW-Milwaukee and Holy Cross Universities, both by scores of 6 to 8.
Possibly the most interesting aspect of this tough Wolverine team is the fact that they are entirely self-coached! Captain Alec Stirton was quoted in saying, “without a higher authority to manage the team, this makes working as a cohesive unit that much more imperative.” So far the Michigan men have been up to the challenge and this doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon.
With a young team of primarily freshman, it appears the Wolverines will be a force to be reckoned with for many seasons to come. As freshman middi Jack Schueller excitedly put it, “ bro we are in it for the long hall. We are working well as a team and will only get better from here on out.”
Building from the great talent pool of student the University of Michigan established with their MCLA team, (currently ranked #1 in the nation with 4 straight MCLA national championships) this team can only try to extend the great reputation the Wolverines have established in the lacrosse community. The young Wolverines are looking forward to their next few weeks of competition leading up to the tournament championship in La Crosse, Wisconsin.