The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Bradley Hamilton and Samma Regan

In the Locker Room with Bradley Hamilton and Samma Regan

April 15, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Student-Athlete Advisory Com­mittee co-chairs junior Bradley Ham­ilton and senior Samma Regan to discuss their roles on the committee, SAAC’s impact on Oberlin’s student-athlete community and the benefits of being a representative of a campus community. What is the Student-Athlete Ad­visory Committee, and why is it important? Bradley Hamilton: Basically, what we do is that we have repre­sentatives from ideally every team — not every team send...

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

April 8, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore club soccer liaison Ben Gillen and senior club soccer co-captain Sarah Mills to discuss their experiences playing club at Oberlin, how the team dynamic has changed over the years and anything they would do differently to improve club soccer. How would you describe your roles on the team? Ben Gillen: I talk to Betsy Bruce, the director of Recreation and Club Sports, a lot, so I’m like the contact between her and other teams. It’s really cool; I...

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

April 1, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore track and field members Monique Newton and An­nie Goodridge to discuss how it feels to be national competitors, the ups and downs of training and the be­hind-the-scenes of field events. What was being at nationals like? Annie Goodridge: It was my first time going. I made it in by one cen­timeter. It was really, really cool. I really enjoyed it, and we got to eat out a lot. I got to explore the grilled cheese market in Iowa. I had a re­ally g...

In The Locker Room with Harrison Wollman, Kyle Dominy and Milo Sklar

In The Locker Room with Harrison Wollman, Kyle Dominy and Milo Sklar

March 11, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s baseball pitchers senior captain Harrison Wollman, junior ace Kyle Dominy and sophomore Milo Sklar to discuss the state of the team, goals for the season and feelings surrounding their home opener Saturday. The baseball team had the most successful year in Oberlin men’s athletics history last year. Are you expecting that type of success again, or are you tempering your expectations? Milo Sklar: I would say that we aren’t tempering our expectat...

In the Locker Room with Kazim Ali

In the Locker Room with Kazim Ali

March 4, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with yoga instructor and Creative Writing Professor Kazim Ali to discuss the mental and physical benefits of yoga, the yoga scene at Oberlin and why yoga is important for athletes to practice. For people who are unfamiliar with yoga, can you summarize what it is? It’s a whole set of practices that draw from ancient Indian phi­losophy, [which] is almost 2,000 years old now. It is a set of prac­tices, whether they be meditative, devotion[al] or karma yoga; for ex...

In the Locker Room with Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak

In the Locker Room with Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak

February 19, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with women’s lacrosse team seniors Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak to discuss their season on the heels of last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference runner-up title, away-game bus shenanigans and their feelings about the end of their college la­crosse careers. How do you see last sea­son’s success impacting this season? Suzanna Doak: I think it will [impact this season] in a very big way. I think we’re all pretty charged up off our success from la...

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Dan Bolotsky and Sarah Trutner

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Dan Bolotsky and Sarah Trutner

February 12, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with senior track and field captains Josh Urso, Dan Bolotsky and Sarah Trutner to discuss their events, spring season preparations and being part of the track and field program at Oberlin. Can you each talk about the events you do? Josh Urso: I run middle distance events which most often include races at the lengths of 400 meter, 800 meter, and 1600 meter. Dan Bolotsky: I’m a thrower for the team. During the indoor season, I throw the shot put and the weig...

In the Locker Room with Ariana Enzerink and Tori Poplaski

In the Locker Room with Ariana Enzerink and Tori Poplaski

February 5, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with softball team junior captains Ariana Enzerink and Tori Poplaski, both new additions as of last year, to discuss adjusting to a new team, the importance of team chemistry and their goals for the season. What has been your favorite part of softball at Oberlin so far? Ariana Enzerink: I’ve been on the field hockey team also, so I just kind of joined the softball team on a whim because I like to be on a team and to compete and win. I think the best part has...

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

December 11, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Caleb Anderson, sophomore co-captain of Ober­lin’s fencing team, the Flaming Blades, and senior Jonah Glas­gold to discuss team develop­ment, funny memories and what got them into fencing in the first place. What has been your favorite moment of the season so far? Caleb Anderson: Our second tournament at Case Western was probably our favorite one, actually. I think my favorite mo­ment was the very last round. Jonah Glasgold: Yeah, we haven’t beate...

In The Locker Room with Sabrina DeLeonibus, Olivia Canning and Sarah Feinberg

In The Locker Room with Sabrina DeLeonibus, Olivia Canning and Sarah Feinberg

December 4, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with first-year women’s basketball players Sabrina DeLeonibus, Olivia Canning and Sarah Feinberg to discuss their high school careers, first impressions of Oberlin and their preparation for the season. How have you enjoyed your time at Oberlin thus far? Sabrina DeLeonibus: I love it. I think it gives me a perfect opportunity to express the different interests I have on and off the court. It’s academically challenging, it provides an outlet for me to expre...

In the Locker Room with Grant Butler

In the Locker Room with Grant Butler

November 20, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Oberlin College’s new Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Butler to discuss his pre-Oberlin career, working out with Oberlin’s varsity teams and some useful weight lifting tips. How long have you been a strength and conditioning coach? This is going to be my sixth year. I started out at Athletic Republic for several years, then I worked at Carthage College — working with the varsity teams for two years — and now I’m here. How have you en...

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

November 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with captains of the Rhinos — Oberlin’s women’s and trans’ rugby team — junior Shelby Raynor and sophomore Leah Cohen. The Review also spoke with captain of the Gruffs — the men’s rugby team — junior Joey Velez and senior player-coach Dustin French (not pictured). The four athletes discussed their rugby careers at Oberlin, their club sports experience and their most memorable team moments. Did you play rugby for the first time at Oberlin? Shelby Raynor:...

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