The Oberlin Review

Men’s Ultimate Sets Sights on Nationals with Young Talent

Nate Levinson and Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editors

March 7, 2014

The Flying Horsecows men’s Ultimate Frisbee team is preparing for its spring season after a fifth place finish at its Cat Fight tournament at the University of Kentucky in February. With a number of tournaments scheduled for this March, the team will look to ready itself for a run at the national tournament. First-year Peter LaFreniere said that defeating Kenyon College for the first time in years was a big morale booster. “The last tournament was re ally great,” he said. “We did really well. We finished fifth of 16 teams in a tournament that included DI and DIII teams. We beat Kenyon — which we have not done in a number of years — in universe point, which means ‘next point wins.’ Kenyon has been...

Preying Manti Gear Up for New Season

Sarena Malsin

February 28, 2014

The Preying Manti women’s Ultimate frisbee team are split into two teams this spring, but both teams are tirelessly preparing for their first tournament, the Music City Mash–Up in Nashville, TN, on March 8-9, with weekly lifting and track practices. The A and B teams saw mixed success last year, in part because the Manti could not fit both rosters. But with many first-years joining the team this fall, the Mati now boast a roster with 30 players, plenty to fill both teams. “The optimal team number is 14 to 15; 30 people do not get to play as much as they want to,” said sophomore Jessica Hubert. Sophomore A-Team Captain Allison Fulton said she prefers the two–team format. “It’s hard to take 30 people...

Ice Hockey Looks for Inclusive, Competitive Direction

Sarah Kahl

December 13, 2013

Last Saturday, Oberlin’s club ice hockey team, the Plague, played against a local hockey team, the Stampede, on the North Park Ice Rink. Although well-matched, the Stampede came out on top in the end. Oberlin led in the early going, before giving up the lead in the middle of the game. “They just kept being strong towards the end, and that’s usually when we loosen up,” said junior captain Peter Arden. “Overall, we’re here to have a good time while playing.” On the defensive side, senior defensewoman Jessica Mikenas pulled the team together with some important saves throughout the game, while sophomore goalie Manon Hume made several saves against the aggressive Stampede offense. Forwards skated hard ...

Tom Reid, bowling instructor and coach

In the Locker Room with Tom Reid

November 8, 2013

This week the Review sat down with Bowling I and II teacher, Tom Reid, to discuss Reid’s long tenure at Oberlin, how he started bowling and what you need to do to take his class next semester. When did you start bowling? Tom Reid: I started bowling fall of 1973. I was 15. My church formed a bowling league and I asked my parents if I could join. I expected them to say no but they said yes. I was always picked next to last in gym class. I had a friend who was one of those naturally athleti...

Rhinos Look Forward to Homecoming Weekend Match

Tyler Sloan

October 4, 2013

Oberlin College’s women and trans*-Inclusive rugby team looks to improve its record this season after losing 12 of its seniors last spring. The Rhinos are coming off of a 54–19 loss last weekend to the University of Findlay, but that has not discouraged the team. The first half of the game proved difficult, but the Rhinos managed to turn things around later in the game with three tries and three conversions coming from a mix of new and veteran players. Scores came from rookie junior Evelyn Kalafus-Mastenbrook and seasoned players junior Evan Delano and senior Alyssa Civian, all in the second half. The Rhinos’ roster this season boasts 28 players, a significant increase from last fall when the team did not...

Preying Manti Set Out on the Road to Nationals

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

October 4, 2013

The Oberlin Preying Manti placed second in the Wootown Throwdown tournament in Wooster, Ohio last weekend. The team won all four of their games on the first day of play and one out of their final three on the second, including a win against The College of Wooster in pool play. The team defeated The College of Wooster, Ohio Western University and Denison University on Saturday  before they were taken down by the Division I University of Akron Golddiggers twice on Sunday. The Manti’s captains admit that they were somewhat worried heading into the first tournament of the season, given the team’s issues during the week of practice leading up to it. “I didn’t really know what to expect heading in because...

In the Locker Room with Alex Kapiamba, Quinn Schiller, Ally Fulton and Rosie Black

Sarah Kahl, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

What drew you to Ultimate at Oberlin? Ally Fulton: I played before for four years, so it felt natural joining. The people were awesome too. Alex Kapiamba: Literally the same thing, I wanted to continue in college, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Quinn Schiller: I did not play in high school, more just with my friends; we didn’t even know the rules. But I wanted to play for real when I got to school. What do you expect for the Frisbee team this year? QS: The goal is to get to Division-III nationals, which is the highest level of competition. We haven’t done it yet, but I’m hopeful for this year. AK: We got close last year; Lehigh [University], the team that beat us, took fifth ...

Horsecows Prepare for Kenyon

Tyler Sloan

September 27, 2013

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee had a successful start to its season, with its two squads finishing in ninth and 15th place, respectively, out of 28 teams, at the Theodor Seuss Geisel Memorial Ultimate Tournament hosted by SUNY Buffalo's team, Green Eggs and Ham, last weekend. The young squad, divided into two separate teams for the weekend, carried over 20 first-years with them. The roster now has more than 40 players in total. The tournament, the team’s first this fall, hosted 28 teams to compete on the chilly campus in upstate Youngstown, New York. The student-coached club team drove nearly four hours and spent the weekend trying new combinations of players on the field in an attempt to achieve the best results. Senior...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Follmann and Matthew Kendrick

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013

You are starting this season in a new league.  What opportunities do you think that will bring? Matt Kendrick: Starting [in] this new league [the Small Universities League of Ohio], I feel like we have a good chance to get into the playoffs. We also have a ton of first-years. This year reminds me of when I was a first-year. There was a lot of talent in the older players, but a lot of good-looking first- and second-years. A lot of rookies are going to have some great game time. Andrew Follmann: I’m really excited with the new players on the team, and how the team is building itself up under my watch. With this new league, I feel like this team will be making history. This is my first wave of recruiting and I ...

Find the Fall Fitness Course That’s Right for You

Tyler Sloan

September 6, 2013

ATHL 100 Fitness for Life Instructor: Jason Hudson, Head Track & Field Coach Coach Hudson will be offering Fitness for Life this fall for the ninth consecutive year in his 12-year tenure at Oberlin College. The primary goal of this class is to raise an overall awareness of what fitness entails. The course educates students about the value of maintaining a healthy diet as well as teaching anaerobic, aerobic and strength training. Though Coach Hudson promises a challenging workout, he assures us that the class is open to everyone. “The class is for anybody from varsity athletes to faculty members. Over the last four years the largest concentration of students have come from the Conservatory,” he said. Students...

Preying Manti Headed to Nationals

Jacob Zuckerman

May 10, 2013

The Preying Manti secured their seed in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee NCAA Championships last weekend after a 10­–8 victory over Swarthmore College.  It’s the team’s first trip to Nationals since 2008, and the Manti currently maintain a tentative seventh seed, pending official seeding methods. “We wouldn’t be here without every single member of this team, A or B, pushing each other and wanting it,” said senior captain Marge Rosano. The team had a hard fight coming in on top at its sectional tournament. “We knew coming in that we had a target on our backs as the first seed,” said senior captain Kayla Emrick. Whether there was a target or not, it didn’t stop the team from beating the Oberlin...

Rhinos Defeat Hiram

Sarah Kahl

May 3, 2013

The Rhinos, Oberlin's female rugby team, had an impressive win against Hiram College this week. They scored five tries and two kicks for a total of 29 points against Hiram, who scored 22. "We played really well," said senior captain Katie Lemoine, who also mentioned how all eight Rhinos scored a point. “This was definitely one of our best games yet — we all played together.” The team’s game last week against Kenyon College was phenomenal as well. “The marching band was there and the bagpipes came out to play while we were warming up," said Lemoine. The game against Kenyon was also the “Rugby Prom,” where both teams bought cheap dresses and then played in them. “This year we were the Rocky Ho...

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