Soccer aims for playoffs under new coach

The women’s soccer team will try to build off their success of last season under new head coach Tricia Taliaferro. In 2001, the ‘Canes earned an NCAA Tournament bid and finished the season with a winning record. “With the new coach, we have a new system of play and we are all really excited about…


Undefeated champion unlikely in 2002

The road to the National Championship, like every season, will prove to be extremely difficult. However, unlike last season and the four prior seasons, there is a strong possibility that an undefeated team will not run away with the title at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. The Hurricane’s perfect 2001 season was one to…


Romberg leads inexperienced UM O-line

Center Brett Romberg has always brought a lot of confidence to the football field. Whether Miami is challenging for a national title, or recovering from an embarrassing loss, expect the senior lineman from Windsor, Ontario to be the first to hold his head up high. For Romberg, this year is no different. Although the Hurricanes…


Sophomore Hilland paves course for Miami women’s golf team

For the University of Miami women’s golf team, one star shined brighter than the rest in 2001-2002. Sophomore Camilla Hilland, a native of Lommendalen, Norway, and one of Miami’s best golfers her freshman season, led an improved Hurricane squad that recorded several top-10 finishes. Hilland capped off her year capturing the Ryder Florida Women’s Collegiate…


Track teams take records in stride

A season of individual accomplishments led to the women’s track and field team’s highest outdoor NCAA Championship finish since 1995. The Hurricanes capped off a great season in 20th-place (12 points) at the NCAAs, highest since a 17th place finish (15 points) seven years ago. Miami had two runners earn All-America honors in the 100-meters…


Baseball overcomes tough regular season

Looking at the conclusion of the 2002 Hurricane baseball season, one might think it was just another typical year of UM baseball. The team won yet another regional championship and were three outs away from heading to Omaha for the eighth time under head coach Jim Morris. Even though the results were similar, the 2002…


Boniface, cross country dealing with leader’s departure

How does a team move forward after losing the only captain it’s ever known? That’s the daunting task my young teammates and I will have to face during the 2002 cross-country season. When I transferred to Miami in the fall of 2000, junior Jeff Gaulrapp of Baldwinsville, N.Y., was just taking over the reigns as…


Inexperienced Coker was the right choice

At the beginning of last football season some people wondered whether Larry Coker was the right man to replace Butch Davis as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes. Coker’s resume was impressive enough – 22 seasons as a collegiate assistant coach, offensive coordinator of three different collegiate programs (Miami, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State), coach of…


Swim, dive teams make a splash

With dissolution close at hand, the men’s swimming and diving teams are sure going out with a bang. Due to Title IX restrictions the squads are being phased out, yet the Hurricanes continue to wrack up individual achievements. Miami placed divers Imre Lengyel, Stefan Ahrens and Miguel Velazquez on the NCAA Swimming & Diving Men’s…



It didn’t matter if the Oregon Ducks were on the other sideline. Or even the Colorado Buffaloes. What about Nebraska? Obviously not. When the 2001 college football season was all said and done, it was perfectly clear that Miami was the best team on the field – regardless of the opponent. The Hurricanes capped off…


Lengyel captures NCAA title

The University of Miami can add another national championship to its list of recent successes. This one, however, is individual. Senior diver Imre Lengyel can stand tall along with the championship UM football team, as he captured first place in platform diving at the 2002 NCAA finals in Athens, Georgia. Lengyel’s accomplishment marks the 12th…


Taliaferro takes over as new soccer coach

After being guided to their most successful season in school history, members of the women’s soccer team will try to build on that in 2002 with one notable absence. On May 17, the University announced the resignation of head coach Jim Blankenship – the man who had been at Miami since the program’s inception in…

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