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The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

February 14, 2014

This week the Review sat down with sophomore men’s basketball players Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie to discuss the challenges of playing on the road, the first time they dunked and the  NBA players they try to emulate. How has the season gone thus far? Matthew Walker: For what our expectations were in the beginning of the preseason, certainly below that. It started off pretty rough because we knew three of four teams [in the division] were ranked [nationally]. We knew we hadn’t really ...

In the Locker Room with Geoff Simpson, Derrick Sant, Emmanuel Lewis and Lillian Jahan

In the Locker Room with Geoff Simpson, Derrick Sant, Emmanuel Lewis and Lillian Jahan

February 7, 2014

This week the Review sat down with senior men’s basketball players Geoff Simpson, Derrick Sant and Emmanuel Lewis and senior women’s basketball player Lillian Jahan to discuss what it’s like to live together, what they expect for the rest of their seasons and Geoff’s sleeping habits.   How do you like living together? Lillian Jahan: I love it. I have been hoping that this would happen since freshman year, and it’s been a lot of fun. Derrick Sant: It is definitely a lot of fun. The four o...

In the Locker Room: Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

January 15, 2014

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

What events do each of you swim? Jack Redell: I swim the [50-me- ter] freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and the 200 breaststroke. Luke Harrison: I do the 100 fly and the 200 fly. Give me a recap of the season. JR: The season went well. We saw improvements across the board on the men’s and women’s [teams]. The women’s team broke three or four school records and everyone on the men’s team had at least one [personal] best time this season. There was definitely im- provement. The women’s team was very focused on scoring well at [the conference meet] this year because they have a strong base of fresh- men. The men’s team was more focused on individual success. Our team is very small — we don’t have a ...

In the Locker Room with Cortland Hill

In the Locker Room with Cortland Hill

December 13, 2013

What is the history of your involvement with the Plague? I became the faculty advisor for the hockey team probably in about 2003. I came here in 2000. That’s when I started playing on the team too. The club team had been sort of a political hot potato for the previous advisor, so it was handed off to me. What got you interested in joining? Well, I played hockey in college. I went here as a student. It was a varsity sport when I was a student, and I played on the team because that’s the ...

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

December 6, 2013

How is your season going so far? Jack Redell: It’s a lot of fun. It’s a very enjoyable team to be on. We’re also doing very well in our meets. The guys’ team is 3–1 and the women’s team is 4–0, undefeated. That’s pretty great. I think we’re a real scrappy team. Luke Harrison: The new coaching staff has definitely revitalized and rejuvenated the team’s energy. What are your expectations for the rest of the season? JR: Pain and suffering [Laughs.] No, I think our in-season ...

In the Locker Room with Ellie Huizenga, Tricia Souza and Sarah Willette.

In the Locker Room with Ellie Huizenga, Tricia Souza and Sarah Willette.

November 22, 2013

This week the Review sat down with sophomore soccer players Ellie Huizenga, Tricia Souza and Sarah Willette to discuss the responsibility that comes with sophomore year, Mamma Mia medleys and intramural basketball. How is being a sophomore on the team different than being a first-year? Ellie Huizenga: Oh, it’s so different. Tricia Souza: I feel like we have a lot more responsibility on the team now that we know what’s going on. We can be a part of the leadership of the team. Sarah Willette...

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...

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