Good News- the team is only losing 2 athletes.

Bad News- those 2 athletes account for over a 1/3 (7) of the routines for the team. 

Nicole and Talia are leaving big shoes to fill, especially on vault, floor and to a lesser extent beam and bars. 

Michigan will have two incoming freshman Lauren Farley and Sydney Townsend and possibly a 3rd as collegegymfans have Carly Gordon listed as well but she wasn’t part of the signing class so I don’t know if she is a walk-on or isn’t coming to Michigan. 

Vault- is already Michigan’s weakest (scoring potential) event and losing NA and TC won’t help much.  Right now they will have Paige, Emma, Olivia, Lexi, Polina and Maddie (if she is health next year…I don’t know what her injury was).  I’m guessing Brianna who is recovering from injury won’t compete on the event unless necessary.  It looks like Sydney has a Y1.5 so hopefully she can help out on the event. 

Bars- gave the team their biggest challenges early in the year but they recovered and for the end of the year held their own on the event, they are only losing one routine on this event.  Lauren Marinez can compete on the event.  Lauren Farley (going by jo meet scores) looks solid on the event.  It will be nice to see if Maggie can come back from her injury for this event. 

Beam- was one of the team’s better events (until last Friday), but they are losing two strong performers.  I’m guessing Brianna will be back on this event so that should help and Polina had a couple exhibitions on the event so she may be able to fill a spot or the freshmen can help out. 

Floor- Like vault losing the two seniors will definitely show on this event both were stellar when they hit. If Paige can get consistent on the event she will be in the line ups and Lauren M can help out here if needed.  I’m also guessing that the two freshman will be able to help as well.


Side Note: Michigan has some strong recruits coming up in the next few years and it would be great to see them but everything together in one season.

Last Edited By: ChoirboysGirl Apr 18 17 8:52 AM. Edited 1 time.