The Golden Era Begins at UM
October 3, 2011
Howarth Recovers, Reunites with Former Coach Junior leads UM in scoring after 2010 season was cut short
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Football at Virginia Tech
One of the best rivalries in the ACC is renewed in Blacksburg and will be aired to a national audience on Saturday, Oct. 8 on ABC at 3:30 p.m.
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W Tennis at AllAmerican Qualifiers
Women’s hoops, ranked in the Top 10 in three preseason polls, begins practice. The ladies’ first game is Nov. 11 at the BUC.
The annual national title contenders compete in an individual tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
First practice in The Jim Larranaga Era for the men’s basketball team. The men also open the season in the BUC on Nov. 11.
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Howarth Recovers, Reunites with Former Coach Junior leads UM in scoring after having her 2010 season cut short with a leg injury
Midway through the 2010 season, Forward Kate Howarth collided with an opponent in a play that abruptly ended her sophomore year. Now a junior, the Canes’ leading scorer is back in full force and reunited with her former high school coach to lead the Canes this fall. A year ago, Howarth started nine out of the first 10 games. In the conference opener against Florida State, a hit by another player left her with a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. “When it first happened I didn’t really believe it was happening,” Howarth said. “When I got hit I heard it snap and I knew I was done for the year. I had something that takes weeks and weeks and weeks to heal but it was actually worse than they thought it was.” This was Howarth’s first major injury in her career that would require her to miss a game. “It was just a hard injury to have to go through, especially 10 games into the season,” Howarth said. “We felt we were on our way up and then I got hit and it was all downhill from there.” But her team was supportive and continued to work hard, finishing the season with a winning record. She credits her teammates’ positive attitudes and team unity for their ability to continue playing together the rest of the way. Howarth underwent three surgeries before beginning rehab over the summer. With a healed bone but torn ligaments, She endured three months of nonstop stability exercises and was cleared just before the start of preseason in August. While the season may be underway, the rehabilitation process has not stopped. She meets daily with
the team’s athletic trainer, but still endures pain, especially during pre-game warmups. With six games under her belt in 2011, she leads the team with five goals and 13 points, but knows she can do better. “No matter what is put in front of me I’m still going to work hard through it,” said Howarth. “Whether its rehab or doing whatever I can to play.” Hailing from Grand Blanc, Mich., Howarth ironically played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Powers Catholic High School under the new Hurricanes head coach Tom Anagnost. While her playing style has stayed the same, Anagnost is proud of the growth she has made as a person. “One of the more rewarding things of being a coach is watching a girl become a woman,” said Anagnost. “Watching them grow up as people. I’ve seen a lot of that from her.” Never backing down from a challenge, Howarth is a back-to-goal player, unlike most. She makes plays and Anagnost says she may be the best back-to-goal player he has ever coached. With the ACC opener Thursday night at home against Clemson, Anagnost knows his team has faced enough adverse situations to prepare itself for the tough game that lies ahead. All he asks of Howarth is to keep up the good work. “She’s been working really hard in practice and getting others to do the same,” added Anagnost. “Just continue putting them in the bucket and scoring goals.” by Mikayla Vielot UM Athletic Communications Intern
Lamar Miller RUNNING BACK | SOPHOMORE | MIAMI, FLA.
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They are stories of perseverance. Stories about growing up, becoming men and being a part of a family. One-by-one, we hear from them. These are the Miami Hurricanes... I like to dance a lot of time, just to have fun. My favorite artists are Lil’ Wayne and Rick Ross. I like to cook for my mom when she’s tired. It depends on what I buy, but I like doing steak and shrimp. I love spaghetti, lasagna, and all Italian food. I don’t know how to make it, but my mom does. I like to play video games too. NCAA and the NBA 2K’s are the ones I play most of the time. I just got a Twitter account, but I like Twitter better than Facebook. Half of the people on Facebook you don’t even really know. I have a sister; she’s three years older than me. She’s 23. I’ve got three best friends that I grew up with that I call brothers. Herman, Reggie and Jalani. I like to have fun, but I love to compete. Mike [James] and I compete for everything. When I first got here, waking up early for workouts and stuff, I wasn’t used to it. It was tough, but A.J, Mike and I used to help each other get up. When I first started playing football, I played nose guard. I changed my position after a game when I picked up a fumble and ran past everybody for a touchdown. I started playing football when I was eight years old. I was too big to play with my age group, so I always played with kids three years older than me. I played a lot of sports growing up. I played baseball, basketball, and ran track. I even played volleyball for my middle school. I’ve got seven tattoos. A few are my mom’s name, my grandmother’s name after she passed away, and “Fantastic Four” for my friends from home. I have my initials too. I got them all in high school. I love Reggie Bush and Clinton Portis. I also watch a lot of film on Frank Gore, but Bush and Portis are my favorites. When I was growing up, I used to always like Miami. My mom and dad always loved Florida, so I rooted for both teams. When Miami would play Florida, I would root for the Canes though. My mom’s from Gainesville, but now that I’m down here, she roots for us. I like competition, because it makes me better and the people around me better. Competing makes it fun, going out there everyday and having fun while you’re doing it. I used to be afraid of airplanes, but now I’m used to them after traveling all the time. I hate dogs. I’m scared of big dogs. Whenever I would walk home growing up, dogs used to chase me up the street, and I’ve always been scared. Coach Richardson has taught me a lot of things I never knew before, on and off the field. Watching film, blocking schemes, how to take on a defender, ball security, everything. If I wasn’t playing football, I’d probably be playing another sport...maybe track or basketball.
Behind the Facemask
They call me “Miller Time,” that’s my nickname. But my mom, dad and my family always call me “Boo.” They always have. It’s good playing with all of the local Miami guys, because when it’s time to work, everyone competes. We have fun, but everybody competes. Playing against them in high school was tough, especially the Northwestern kids. They always used to knock us out of the playoffs. It makes all of us better, playing against each other. I wasn’t friends with any of them really, but I knew them from playing against them. I met Marcus Forston when I was in 11th grade when he had committed to Miami and he talked to me about schools and where I was looking and stuff like that. Some of my personal goals are over 150 all-purpose yards per game and to score two touchdowns per game. I want to win every game, win the ACC Coastal Division, and get to the National Championship.
I’m superstitious sometimes now. If I wore something the week before and had a good game, I’ll wear the same thing. If I had a bad game, I try to change it up and not do the same things I did the week before. The kick-off return at Ohio State was the highlight of my career so far. It was only the second college game I had ever played in. I was having flashbacks to when I played Northwestern and I told my friends I was going to take a kick back this season. When they kicked it, I made a couple guys miss and ended up scoring. I try to score every time I touch the ball. When I run the ball, I have to be patient and read the blockers and defensive scheme. On kick returns, you have to hit it and make guys miss. Check out more player profiles on Miami’s athletics website at Behind the Facemask Central.
Getting to Know U ALI BECKER | SENIOR | VOLLEYBALL | KATY, TEXAS Favorite sport besides volleyball? Basketball
Sports hero? LeBron James
To be a Hurricane means ...
Being a part of something with so much history that only continues to grow
What person would you love to trade places with for a day? Guy Fieri - The guy from Diners and Drive-Ins on the Food Network
What one superpower would you like to have? I’d be able to freeze time
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
VIKKI ALONZO | SENIOR | SOCCER | CARROLLTON, TEXAS Who has the biggest impact in your life? My little sister
What one superpower would you like to have? To fly
Nobody knows ...
I can beat any one in a backwards running race
To be a Hurricane means ... SWAGGER
What person would you love to trade places with for a day? Mariah Carey
What is one thing on your bucket list? Sky diving
KRYSTAL SAUNDERS | SOPHOMORE | BASKETBALL | WEST PARK, FL What is your favorite meal? Seafood and soul food
To be a Hurricane means ... To be the BEST
What person would you love to trade places with for a day? Beyonce
If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be? Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Obama
If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be? Italy
How did you select your jersey number? Mom’s number
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