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The Oberlin Review

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, ...

In the Locker Room with Xenna Goh and Sybil Levine

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

November 2, 2012

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

When and why did you start playing rugby? Sybil Levine: I started playing rugby my fall semester junior year. I was looking for a new group of people to work out with and hang out with. I was looking for a team — how do I explain it — you know, like, when we line up and charge at the other team, that’s a really great feeling that I have never received from other activities I’ve done. And I always say I want to be as tough as I feel. [Playing rugby] encourages me to be as tough as I feel. Xenna Goh: I agree. Sybil and I started at the same time, our fall semester junior year. I had just come back from a summer in China, and I was also looking for a team. I was friends with [senior president] Alex Kelly who s...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Wise and Aki Gormezano

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

October 12, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Why did you decide to play soccer at Oberlin? Andrew Wise: I knew I wanted to play soccer, and I got an e-mail from the assistant coach. It was the first time I had ever heard of Oberlin. I visited and liked it better than University of Chicago, so I ended up here. Aki Gormezano: The coaches came and saw me play at a tournament after my club coaches talked to Blake. Actually, [Head Coach] Blake [New] gives me a hard time about this, but I couldn’t decide between Oberlin and Vassar. I initially picked Oberlin, then flipped after the deadline to Vassar, then flipped back to Oberlin real last minute. How do you think your team is different than other athletic teams? AG: That’s tough… We get really weird. ...

In the Locker Room with Clay Eaton and Dan Weintraub

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

September 28, 2012

Filed under Football, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Football requires more commitment than most varsity sports. What is your least favorite off-season training? Dan Weintraub: To start out, the out-of-season 7 a.m. running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s just a quick hour-long running workout, but it is pretty rough. Clay Eaton: It’s just the fact that we train so much for only 10 games; it’s pretty ridiculous, but yeah, I hate those morning runs too. DW: This year we did it with the soccer team though, so that made it more fun, and they pushed us. Which team was in better shape? DW: Well, the soccer team was probably in better shape actually. CE: Yeah, they have the lungs. Do you have a favorite part of training? CE: The pool workouts. DW: Yeah, it used to be awesome...

In the Locker Room: Chinwe Okona and Laura Jessee

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

September 28, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

How long have you been playing volleyball? Laura Jessee: I’ve been playing volleyball since sixth grade, and I’ve played club since eighth grade. Chinwe Okona: I’ve also been playing since sixth grade. I never played club, and I also took a break for two years to do marching band. [Laughs.] In ninth and tenth grade of high school I did marching band. And then I decided it wasn’t what I wanted to do. How is the team dynamic different from previous years? LJ: It’s definitely different. CO: It’s so different. I think we’re still really structured, but I think there’s an element of fun that’s been introduced that we didn’t have when we were freshmen. I also think that we’re all a lot closer...

In the Locker Room with Jackson Meredith and John Crittenden

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

September 12, 2012

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

Why did you decide to play rugby at Oberlin? Jackson Meredith: Well, I played rugby in high school for four years. We had a really good team. I didn’t think I was going to play at Oberlin because it was a college sport and I didn’t know if I would have time, but my hallmate, Avery Harrison [OC ’10], came to my door on the first day [of practice] and was like, “Hey man, let’s do it.” And I’ve been playing since then. John Crittenden: I actually also played in high school for three years and was planning on playing. I was approached by Joe Sheeran [OC ’12], on the Facebook page and he was recruiting people. Then I met up with him and some other rugby players the first night of orientation, so I ...

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