The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Emma Lehmann

Rose Stoloff

May 10, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

What was a high point of the season? Emma Lehman: I went with [junior] Molly [Martorella] to the Hillsdale invitational in Michigan, and I’d been kind of waiting for it all season. It was a great race and I ran the time I wanted. But I also have a meet I’m looking forward to next Thursday, where hopefully I’ll qualify for Nationals. What’s it like being one of very few people on the track team still competing? EL: It’s okay. There are still people trying to qualify for the 4x4, so there’s probably 10 people still running. There are two other distance people, [junior] Lauren Taylor and Molly, so that’s nice. How are you balancing preparing for Nationals with finals? EL: I got really lucky an...

In the Locker Room with Katie Pieplow, Emily King and Cheryl Lindsly

Maxwell Sugarman

May 3, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Give me a recap of the season. Emily King: We won a lot fewer games than we did last year. Cheryl Lindsly: But we had a lot of close games. EK: We played a lot of good softball. Katie Pieplow: We couldn’t finish. That’s probably our biggest problem. We would fight, but we couldn’t actually get it done. I think we had the same problem last year— we’d have big sixth innings then fall short. What was the high point of the season? KP: I though our Allegheny games were good. Especially in that first game. EK: I thought that our Denison game was good too, since we didn’t have a lot of people. CL: Denison tends to be one of the best teams in the conference, and we came out and played some of our b...

In the Locker Room with Sean Cohen and Ben Whitener

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

April 26, 2013

Filed under Baseball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

How do you think the season is going so far? Ben Whitener: We finished 9–7 in conference, which is the best we’ve ever done. We also played a pretty tough out-of-league schedule, which is a huge improvement. Sean Cohen: We won a lot of games against a lot of tough teams. It seems like [in] all the close games, we’ve pulled out with a win. It’s great to be on a team that knows how to finish. How many games do you play? BW: Typically we play about 40 games per season, with 16 conference games. SC: [On weekends] we have two double-headers and then another one during the week, usually on Wednesday. It’s a grueling schedule. What other things do you guys have going on besides baseball? SC: Well, a few of us st...

In the Locker Room: Duncan Reilly and Izzy Esler

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

April 19, 2013

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, In the Locker Room, SPORTS

How old is the team? Is there any interesting history about the team? Izzy Esler: It was founded in the 1930s as a varsity team up until the 1970s. Now it is a club sport. How do you recruit for the fencing team? Duncan Reilly: The ExCo is a big part of recruiting. There are definitely some youth clubs around, but most people had no experience before coming to Oberlin. We can’t rely on people who have already had experience fencing. IE: Yeah, the ExCo is vital for recruitment. How many people are on the team? IE: Right now there are 30 active members on the roster, but we usually get 15–20 out to practice. There are about 50 people on our listserv. What weapon do each of you use, and what weapons are the most f...

In the Locker Room: Ben Turchin and Charlie Marks

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

April 12, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

Why did you guys decide to play tennis at Oberlin? Charlie Marks: I’ve played tennis since I was eight. I’ve always done it, so I figured I would keep doing it. The old head coach, Adam, was very aggressive about getting me here — enough that my parents made me apply here. Ben Turchin: When I was looking at colleges, I was interested in tennis. I hadn’t heard about Oberlin before Adam. I went out to visit my brother at Ohio State, so we stopped by here. I loved it, so I decided to go [early decision]. How are you guys feeling about this season so far? BT: I’m feeling good. We started off very strong. The opponents we were playing weren’t the strongest, but now we’re getting to the point of C...

In the Locker Room: Madeleine O’Meara, Ilyssa Meyer and Christina Perez-Tineo

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

April 5, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

How is the season going so far? What is your record? Ilyssa Meyer: Right now our record is 1–8, but that doesn’t reflect the hard work and dedication that we have been putting into the season so far. Also, the scoreboard has not been reflecting the heart on the field, which is really important to note and should be known publicly. I think that this season we are playing a lot harder teams than this program has ever faced before. If you look at the stats, we’re ranked 135th in the nation, and we are playing teams that are ranked between 50th and 70th in the nation. We’re playing teams that are significantly better than us, and as a team our measuring stick has not been wins and losses. We are going into every...

In the Locker Room Thomas Cool, Connor Jackson and Matt Rogers

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Varsity Spring

With two games down, how are you guys feeling about the season so far? Thomas Cool: Pretty good. Last year we struggled to get things going offensively, but our defense looked pretty good. But this year we have Connor back and a bunch of freshmen, so our attack is looking a lot better. Connor Jackson: Our team is way more close this year, and it’s nice to have a full roster, definitely. Even though we are young, with so many freshmen, everyone has played for a number of years, so our lacrosse IQ and experience is a lot better. Matt Rogers: We are a really tight team this year; we’re really close. We hate losing. We really hate losing, more than we like winning, probably. So we’re just going to go out ...

In the Locker Room with Nikhil Kalathil and Remington Schneider

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

When and why did you start playing Ultimate Frisbee? Nikhil Kalathil: I started playing Frisbee four years ago. Why? Because it seemed awesome. Remington Schneider: My brothers and I used to play. We had a teacher in middle school that really brought Ultimate Frisbee to the Northwest in a lot of ways; she was kind of a pioneer of the sport, and she happened to teach me social studies. So she got me playing when I was in fourth grade. I played other disc sports too, like freestyle and disc golf. What is your favorite memory of being on the team? NK: I think if you followed us around you would see a lot of cool moments. We’re a really tight-knit group of people, and over the course of a tournament there are a lot...

In the Locker Room: Brenna Sheldon and Preeya Shah

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

February 8, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

How did you come to play tennis at Oberlin? Brenna Sheldon: I found out about Oberlin from [Head Coach] Constantine [Ananiadis]. He sent me letters and called me and emailed me and left me messages. I never would have come here if not for him. Preeya Shah: I picked Oberlin for its academics first, but Coach was a huge driving factor. He does a great job recruiting. I was on the phone with him for sometimes hours at random times before I came here. BS: But I should also add that I didn’t come here just for tennis. I loved Oberlin when I visited! What is it like being on a team so small? PS: There are definitely pros and cons. For a tennis team, there is no real disadvantage because everyone gets an opportun...

In the Locker Room with Christina Perez-Tineo and Andrew Hutson

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

November 16, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

What interested you in working in the training room? Andrew Hutson: Last year, I didn’t have a job on campus, and I ended up having a really good relationship with some of the trainers. One of them suggested that I should apply. Christina Perez-Tineo: I also didn’t have a job my freshman year, and like Andrew, I got to know the training room pretty well and I asked around. At the time, I was interested in sports medicine, so I thought it would be a good first experience in that. Was there anything at the job that you were uncomfortable with that was hard to get used to? AH: Definitely. Even though I am on the baseball team, I didn’t know a lot of other teams. It was a little awkward at first when up...

What is SAAC?

Jesse Kohler

November 16, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee at Oberlin College goes largely unnoticed, but that doesn’t meant they are irrelevant. In fact, the committee is just one small branch of a powerful national organization. The mission of the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete well-being and fostering a positive student-athlete image.” More specifically, the Oberlin College SAAC hopes to fulfill four roles in the lives of our student-athletes: to serve as a liaison between student-athletes and the Department of Athletics, to create a link between student-athletes and the Oberlin community, to improve the overall...

In the Locker Room with Daniel Johnson and Caroline Martin

In the Locker Room with Daniel Johnson and Caroline Martin

November 9, 2012

A lot of people think of cross country as an individual sport. How much of your performance is contingent on personal motivation versus being part of the team? Caroline Martin: I think it’s a mixture of both. For me it’s really clear because in high school, I was the only girl on the team. I didn’t have a team; I competed by myself. I got a long way with personal motivation, but when I came here everything changed for me. Having a team that you live with, eat meals with, socialize with, ...

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