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In The Locker Room Michael Lin and Devyn Malouf

In The Locker Room Michael Lin and Devyn Malouf

December 9, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year swimming and diving team members Devyn Malouf and Michael Lin to discuss their transition to college athletics, team camaraderie and personal improvements they have made throughout the season. In just a few months of college swimming, Malouf and Lin have already notched personal bests and logged top finishes. At Oberlin’s meet against Ohio Northern University on Nov. 12, Lin etched his name in the record books as he logged top-10 all time finishes wit...

In The Locker Room with Justine Siegal

In The Locker Room with Justine Siegal

December 2, 2016

Justine Siegal is the first woman to coach and throw batting practice in Major League Baseball. She earned her first coaching job in 2015 with the Oakland Athletics. In 2011, Siegal first threw batting practice to Cleveland, later working with the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and New York Mets. Most recently, Siegal founded a nonprofit organization, Baseball for All, which provides opportunities for girls to play baseball and educates the public on gender equity in sports. ...

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

November 18, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball senior Scott Miller and sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd to discuss the upcoming season, differences in playing style and team goals. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the excitement for your first game of the season against The College of Wooster. Scott Miller: It’s our first conference game, and it’s also the best opponent. They’re probably our biggest rival over the past few years. They’ve ended my...

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis

November 11, 2016

In The Locker Room with Club Tennis This week, the Review sat down with club tennis team president junior Elayne Zhou and captain Samir Husain to discuss the thrill of competition, how the club has grown over time and some of their favorite tennis memories. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How did you become involved with club tennis? Elayne Zhou: I actually joined the year it was created and was [one] of the founding members. I started off literally as someone...

In The Locker Room with SAAC Officers

In The Locker Room with SAAC Officers

November 4, 2016

In the Locker Room: SAAC Officers This week, the Review sat down with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Communications/Public Relations Officer junior Sandra Kibble and Community Service Officer junior Dana Goldstein to discuss SAAC’s service events thus far, what it has planned for the rest of the year and how the group is working to change the perception of athletes on campus. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How did you become involved with SAAC? Sandra Ki...

In The Locker Room with Swimming & Diving Captains

In The Locker Room with Swimming & Diving Captains

October 28, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with women’s swimming and diving team captains Nora Cooper and Kathleen Falk to discuss the importance of veteran leadership, offseason training and favorite memories. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What are your team goals for this season? Kathleen Falk: We are hoping that we can go undefeated in dual meets this season. That’s something we did our first year. Placing fourth in our conference is another one. One that’s a l...

In the Locker Room with Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum

In the Locker Room with Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum

October 7, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with senior field hockey players Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum to discuss their recent protest of the national anthem, their understanding of patriotism and activism in athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Why did you decide to start kneeling during the national anthem before games?  Julia Birenbaum: I’m from San Francisco and read about Colin Kaepernick kneeling. Some people have had really adverse reactions to it. I t...

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

September 30, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Erica Rau, head volleyball coach and senior woman administrator, to discuss Title IX, women’s roles in sports and Oberlin College’s current athletics culture. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What are your daily responsibilities as the senior woman administrator? Erica Rau: With my new role, I’m going to have more of a hand in the administrative processes with the department. So, I get to sit in the bigger meetings with Na...

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

September 23, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Sarah Feinberg and Khalil Rivers, newly-appointed student members of the Heisman Club board, to discuss the organization’s impact on campus and its desire to serve Oberlin athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get involved in the Heisman Club? Khalil Rivers: [Delta Lodge Director of Athletics] Natalie [Winkelfoos] had actually recommended me to [Heisman Club board member] Carla [Freyvogel (OC ’79)]. Carla said sh...

In the Locker Room with Michael Leshchyshyn and Zach Taylor

September 16, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year quarterback Zach Taylor and first-year kicker Michael Leshchyshyn to discuss their transitions from high school to college football, their excitement for their first home game and what it means to be a part of Yeomen football. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What has been the toughest part about the transition from high school to college football?  Zach Taylor: The toughest part is probably playing against a bigg...

In the Locker Room with Sally Snover and Devyn Spielvogel

In the Locker Room with Sally Snover and Devyn Spielvogel

September 9, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with softball Assistant Softball Coach Sally Snover and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Devyn Spielvogel to discuss the skills they bring to their new positions, their first impressions of Oberlin Athletics and why they love coaching.  This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Q: What are your backgrounds? Describe your prior experience in athletics.  Sally Snover: I attended Washington College in Chestertown, MD, for my undergrad — it’s a ...

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

September 2, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Beginner Fencing ExCo Instructor junior Caleb Anderson and Badminton ExCo Instructor sophomore Felipe Ferreira to talk about the growth of these unique campus sports groups over time, their favorite memories as Oberlin sports instructors and how fellow students can get involved. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did your groups form? Caleb Anderson: Fencing is actually the oldest club sport at Oberlin, so it’s been around for...

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