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The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Jason Hudson

In the Locker Room with Jason Hudson

May 1, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Director of Student-Athlete Services and Wellness Jason Hudson to discuss his role in the Athletics department, coaching track and field and teaching fitness classes. As Director of Student-Athlete Services, what are your primary responsibilities? Jason Hudson: My primary responsibility is to make sure that all of our student-athletes are doing well. I provide links to other parts of campus if students need those. Ideally, [I] help students get nominated and a...

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

April 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? Kanti Keislar: I think that the tournament that we had this weekend was the best we’ve played all semester. We had a disadvantage compared to a lot of the other teams because we are the...

In the Locker Room with Merlin Hoffman and Alex Cheney

In the Locker Room with Merlin Hoffman and Alex Cheney

April 17, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Albino Squirrels club soccer members junior captain Merlin Hoffman and fifth-year Alex Cheney to discuss their experiences playing on a club team, organizing games and their favorite professional soccer teams. How often do you practice, and who organizes the practices? Merlin Hoffman: During the fall season, we practice four days a week — Monday through Thursday. The practices are organized by the captains. Right now, I’m the only captain because Sarah [Mill...

In the Locker Room with Nick Lobley and Matt Fox

In the Locker Room with Nick Lobley and Matt Fox

April 3, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s lacrosse power duo, college juniors Nick Lobley and Matt Fox, to discuss their individual successes, the challenges of practicing indoors and their goals for the remainder of the season. You both lead the points, goals and assists categories. What do you attribute your individual success to? Matt Fox: Just growing up in a hotbed of lacrosse. I’ve been playing since I was six or seven years old, so I feel like we can see the field better than most ...

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

March 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with the men’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, senior Evan Holliday and junior Jason Freedman, to discuss changes in the team dynamic over the years, how they can make it to Nationals and their favorite team traditions. Talk a little about the Horsecows’ relationship with the women’s Frisbee team. Jason Freedman: The Horsecows and the Manti are very close, and we spend a lot of time together, including playing together but also partying a lot together. I would j...

In the Locker Room with Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

In the Locker Room with Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

March 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s tennis rookies Jackie McDermott, Mayada Audeh and Sarah Hughes to discuss their first collegiate tennis season, goals for the rest of the year and why they chose Oberlin. What has been your favorite part of playing on a college team so far? Mayada Audeh: Probably just being part of a team because it’s really similar to high school tennis. But it’s different from the tournaments we played in junior tennis, when you’re all by yourself, because...

In the Locker Room with Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick

In the Locker Room with Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick

February 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with senior women’s lacrosse captains Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick to discuss their leadership roles, team traditions and the weirdest things that have happened during their time on the team. What are your expectations for the team this year? Bronwen Schumacher: Win. It’s pretty well established that we are now where we were after spring break of last year, and with that power, I think that we can easily beat the people who we lost to last year: DePauw [U...

In the Locker Room with Jenny Goldsmith and Katie Pieplow

In the Locker Room with Jenny Goldsmith and Katie Pieplow

February 20, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with softball seniors and co-captains Katie Pieplow and Jenny Goldsmith to discuss their upcoming season, a spring break trip to Florida and their expectations for their senior season. You have both been on the softball team since your first year at Oberlin. How have you seen the team progress? Katie Pieplow: I think our freshman year, it was very different than it is now because it was Coach [Mimi Mahon]’s first year. As we have been able to work with her more and ...

In the Locker Room with Manickam Manickam, Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

In the Locker Room with Manickam Manickam, Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

February 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s tennis first-years Robert Gittings, Michael Drougas and Manickam Manickam to discuss their young team, the tennis program’s recent success and their trip to Australia. How would you assess the season thus far? Manickam Manickam: Our trip to Australia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As for this past Saturday, it was disappointing losing to Wabash [College] in a close match, but the Tiffin [University] match was more of a relaxed setting. We got to...

In the Locker Room with Ana Richardson and Monique Newton

In the Locker Room with Ana Richardson and Monique Newton

February 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s track and field rookies Ana Richardson and Monique Newton to discuss their early success, transitioning from West Coast to Ohio weather, preseason and more. You are both first-years playing a varsity sport in college for the first time. Has this always been an aspiration of yours, or did you decide to join track after arriving at Oberlin? Monique Newton: We were both recruited, so we were expecting to come to be on the track team. It’s weird meetin...

In the Locker Room with Sarah Biasello and Andrew Brabson

In the Locker Room with Sarah Biasello and Andrew Brabson

December 12, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andrew Brabson and Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach Sarah Biasello to discuss what it’s like being a young coach, how they’ve adjusted to life at Oberlin and at what time they get up in the morning. How has the season gone thus far? Andrew Brabson: So far, the season has gone extremely well. Training-wise and meet-wise, we’re way ahead of where we were last year. I think the midseason invite we had last week was a clear i...

In the Locker Room with Jack Poyle and Nate Cohen

In the Locker Room with Jack Poyle and Nate Cohen

December 5, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball players Jack Poyle and Nate Cohen, both sophomores, to discuss their breakout seasons, a new defense for the Yeomen and an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. How has the season been going so far? Jack Poyle: It’s been pretty good so far. We’ve gotten off to a good start, and I don’t think we have played nearly as well as we could have, but we are still 3–1. Nate Cohen: We’ve been winning, and we have not been playing well at all. But we are going ...

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