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The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Andrew Fox

Samantha Dudzinski
February 17
Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

As an Arizona native, what made you decide to come to Oberlin? On my visit I really, really enjoyed the classes, which sounds kind of nerdy, but I definitely did. I also got along with the players. I just felt it was a group of guys I could be close with and I have, so it was definitely a good fit. Actu...

In the Locker Room: Emma Sanford

Madeline O'Meara, Sports Editor
February 10
Filed under Field Hockey, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

What is your field hockey experience? I have been involved in field hockey for 25 years as a player; I started when I was 5. I played in England for some quite prestigious clubs … I was on junior teams for the Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club. I also played for the Wimbledon Club, which is the ol...

In the Locker Room with Josh Merritt and Allison Anderson

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor
November 11
Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Obviously you guys met through basketball, but who liked whom first, and did Josh make a move first? Josh: [Laughs.] Do you want me to tell the real story? Allison: Sure — I mean, might as well. JM: Someone bet her a dollar to come talk to me because they knew she liked me. That’s how it...

In the Locker Room: Greg Mangan

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief
September 23
Filed under Football, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

You graduated in 2009 as Oberlin’s all-time leader in every significant passing category. When you first stepped onto campus as the Quarterback Coach this summer, did it feel sort of surreal? It definitely was. A lot of the guys I knew were gone at that point. I think the seniors now were first-y...

In the Locker Room with Eric Enrico

Alen Cisija
September 16
Filed under Football, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

How did you first get into football? It was because of my dad. He played cornerback for Butler University and so he got me into it at a very young age. I was always playing and always watching football. We had this 100-pound punching bag and he would make me tackle it for practice. What made you choose Oberlin?...

In the Locker Room: Rob Bond

James Kriz, Staff Writer
May 6
Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

In what ways have you grown from playing four years of Oberlin lacrosse? I have learned how to discipline myself — to put in the time and work to have success.That lesson has extended to all aspects of my life. It’s all about learning the importance of practice in achieving your goals. At Oberli...

In the Locker Room: Joanna Johnson

Marissa Clardy
April 22
Filed under Cross Country, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Fall, Varsity Spring

You just automatically qualified for nationals in the 10k. What was your mindset going into and coming out of the race? The goal of the race was to qualify. I knew that was the plan. The qualifying time was 35 minutes, 48 seconds, so I set my goal pace a little below that. It didn’t go perfec...

In the Locker Room: Philip Brua

Alen Cisija
March 18
Filed under Baseball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

What can we expect from OC baseball this season? We expect to be in the playoffs this year. That’s the goal. Anything else would be seen as a failure. Our goal isn’t to go .500. Our goal is to get to the playoffs. We want to be the first team in school history to do that. What made the team successful...

In the Locker Room: The Gipsy Kings

John Critterden
March 4
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

What inspired your team name? Alen Cisija: It was inspired by a Spanish band name for absolutely no reason. Nobody knows the actual team name, though. We're usually known as The Oberlin Miami Heat. What's your favorite thing about basketball? Gien-Anson Chiu: The camaraderie between teammates...

In the Locker Room: Matthew and Daniel Fineman

Brenna Sheldon
February 25
Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

When did you start playing lacrosse? M: Fourth grade. Did you play other sports growing up? M: We played football, ice hockey, roller hockey, soccer and baseball. D: We were miserable at baseball. They put us in the outfield, where they put all the bad players. M: It was boring because no one ever...

In The Locker Room: First-Year Tennis Star Logan Chun

Brenna Sheldon
February 18
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

What is your favorite aspect of tennis? The competition. You play one opponent, two if it's doubles, and you have to try to figure out how to defeat them. It’s a mental process. Plus, I like running all over the court. When did you start playing tennis? When I was 8. Singles or doubles? ...

In The Locker Room: Ben Puterbaugh

James Blankenship, Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Baseball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

You're on pace to become the most successful baseball player in Oberlin's history. Do you ever think about that? Not really. I think I've just been lucky to have the opportunity to play all four years with good people around me. If you're having fun, you're successful. How long have you been playi...

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