The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Silas Montgomery and Andrew Wise

In the Locker Room with Silas Montgomery and Andrew Wise

November 15, 2013

This week, the Review sat down with Silas Montgomery (OC ’13) and Andrew Wise (OC ’13), two alumni soccer players, to discuss their devotion to the team, how to heckle players and cheerleading.   How many Oberlin soccer games have you gone to this season? Silas Montgomery: We’ve gone to every game we could go to. We went to every home game and drove to a couple others. Andrew Wise: We drove to Wooster, we drove to two Kenyon games, Baldwin Wallace, Case Western; we wanted to go to...

In the Locker Room with Tom Reid

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...

In the Locker Room with Natalie Winkelfoos and Creg Jantz

In the Locker Room with Natalie Winkelfoos and Creg Jantz

November 1, 2013

This week the Review sat down with Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos and Senior Associate Director of Athletics Creg Jantz to discuss fall season highlights, mascots and pick-up lines. What has been your favorite fall sports moment? Natalie Winkelfoos: Hmm. Obviously men’s soccer is garnering a lot of excitement. We are very happy for them. It was really awesome when the football team beat Case Western [Reserve University] earlier this year. Honestly, anytim...

In the Locker Room with Jodi Helsel and Claire Yeske

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

October 11, 2013

Filed under Field Hockey, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

What are your thoughts on the season so far? Claire Yeske: It’s going really well so far. We’ve made significant progress, both [from] last season to this season and also from the beginning of the season to this point. Our record doesn’t necessarily reflect the strides that we’ve made, but I think we’ve made progress in some really big games. In Our DePauw [University] game and our game against Bentley [University], we really stepped it up. Are you looking forward to the games in Indiana and West Virginia over fall break? CY: We’re going the NCAA Hall of Fame in Indianapolis. It’s going to be great. I can’t wait. Jodi Helsel: I am ecstatic. We also are going to Tennessee. Now, I’m looking f...

In the Locker Room With Soren Zeliger and Ian Paik

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

September 27, 2013

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

What do you expect from the tennis team this season? Soren Zeliger: Definitely a better finish than last year. That’s the most concrete goal that we can set. Also a better record, since our team is improved already. It’s hard to have expectations, though, since a lot of things are changing. We have six first-years on the team, and Charlie Marks and I are the only upperclassmen on the team. Ian Paik: Everything is kind of new, so I don’t have many expectations. I do want to be in the top half of our conference, at least.   What does having six first-years mean for the team? SZ: It means we run sprints on the regular. That sets the tone early for a very new team. IP: [Head coach] Eric [Ishida]...

In the Locker Room with Brandt Rentel and Oidie Kuijpers

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

September 20, 2013

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

Why is being a goalkeeper better than playing on the field? Brandt Rentel: Well, because you can use your hands. Oidie Kuijpers: The diving thing is real fun. BR: I think you have to be a little bit crazy to be a goalkeeper though. There’s a lot of pressure on you not to let the other team score. It’s not necessarily always your fault, but at the end of the day it’s your job to keep the ball out of the back of the net. You’re essentially just throwing yourself in front of a ball that’s moving really fast. If you could play one position on the field what would you play? OK: I wouldn’t want to play any other position. I’m so bad at them. BR: When I was in high school, there were two goalke...

In the Locker Room with Christine Antonsen

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

September 6, 2013

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

What was your favorite moment of preseason? I don’t know, but can I tell you what my least favorite moment was instead? It was doing a pool workout with field hockey. It was really tiring and I almost drowned. What did you have to do? So much hard stuff. They threw us in the pool and we were sprinting, but in the deep end, and we couldn’t touch and we couldn’t stop. I’m not a swimmer. What are you looking forward to the most this season? I’m just really excited for pretty much every game because I love playing and the team’s really great and it’s gonna be good. I’m really excited for all of our conference games, especially any game against Kenyon [College]. What makes the volleyball te...

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...

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