The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Sam Towne and Joe Leffler

Madeline O'Meara, Sports Editor

February 24, 2012

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

How did you decide to play tennis at Oberlin? ST: For me, my high school didn’t have a tennis team, so I had never really played competitively, but I took lessons and always enjoyed playing and enjoyed watching it… and I thought, “So I’m at a D-III school, and maybe I have a chance of making the team” — and I thought it would be a good way to fill up my time. JL: [The time I decided to play] was kind of during orientation. I decided on a whim to meet with the tennis coach. I played in high school, and I met up with the other freshman recruits and hit a bunch and realized it was going to be fun to play. And it was not so good of a team that I would actually get a chance to play. ST: [I also wan...

Breakdown in Berea: Track Team Shows its Tenacity

Rose Stoloff

February 24, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The men’s and women’s track and field teams were in high spirits this past Friday, Feb. 17 at the Greater Cleveland College Championships in Berea, OH, where they boasted 10 wins and two Athlete of the Week recognitions. Sophomore Sophia Brancazio kicked off the meet with a win in her first open 400-meter race of the season, finishing in one minute, 3.54 seconds. “It was definitely a confidence-booster because I don’t usually run such a long distance—I’m more of a short sprinter,” said Brancazio. This confidence permeated the rest of the Yeowomen. First-year Carey Lyons won the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:38.84 and juniors Caroline Martin (10:42.61) and Piper Nash (10:50.08) followed close behind,...

Men’s Lacrosse Season Preview: Promising Sophomore Season for Coach Grossman

Molly Bloom

February 24, 2012

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The men’s lacrosse team’s 2012 roster features a mix of experienced returning players and a host of underclassmen who will see action early on in their college lacrosse careers, giving them an opportunity to make immediate impacts on the program. “As a freshman, it’s great knowing that you can contribute right away to the success of a team,” said first-year goalie Nate Duletzke. “I’m pumped to be part of a potential breakout year for Oberlin lacrosse.” One of the biggest positives coming from the talented first-year class is a pair of excellent goalkeepers, Erickson Andrews and Duletzke. After a string of bad luck and injuries for the goalies last season, having two options for the cage will be...

Lewis Leads Streak in Women’s Tennis

Lewis Leads Streak in Women’s Tennis

February 24, 2012

The women's tennis team left its home court with an 8–1 victory over Otterbein University this Saturday, adding another win to its now 4–1 record. “[Otterbein] is a solid team,” said sophomore Brenna Sheldon. “They are the kind of team that, in the past, if we had made mistakes, they would have gotten us back.” This year, the new team is solid at every position and the Otterbein Cardinals never even came close to outmatching their opponents. The success began early in the dou...

Women’s Tennis Racks up Points in Season Opener

Shahab Raza

February 17, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

Perhaps the most impressive part of the display put on by the women’s tennis team last Saturday at John W. Heisman Fieldhouse was how incredibly routine it was. The Yeowomen came out in their double-header with an unassuming nonchalance, losing only one of nine matches against Baldwin-Wallace College and then repeating the feat a few hours later against Malone University. In many ways the day was representative of the program in general — quietly confident rather than flamboyant, but unrelenting and tenacious. The girls showed no signs of rustiness early Saturday morning and immediately got into their stride, not letting up the entire day. The fun started in the morning contest against Baldwin-Wallace. In doubles...

Ace! Yeomen Squash Malone in Season Opener

Phoebe Hammer

February 17, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

Last weekend, the men’s tennis team’s offseason training finally paid off when they left the court with a 7–2 win at home against Malone University in their first match of the season. “Even with our small size, we have a good mix of classes and I think everyone really stepped up this weekend,” said senior co-captain Sam Towne. With only nine members on the team, everyone contributed for a victory. Towne and fellow captain and senior Joe Leffler started this momentum in a doubles match, beating their opponents 8–1 in the No. 3 spot. Sophomores Ben Turchin and Logan Chun then gave the Yeomen another doubles victory, winning their match 8–2 in the No. 2 spot. In the No. 1 spot, first-year Soren Zeliger...

Women’s Basketball Competes, Falls in to Finish Regular Season

Kate Hanick

February 17, 2012

Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women's basketball team played tenaciously against the No. 4 team in the nation, the DePauw University Tigers. DePauw boasted a 14–0 record in the North Coast Athletic Conference, a 20–1 record on the season and a secure spot in the playoffs when the Yeowomen took them on in a Philips Gym on Saturday. But, unfortunately, the game ended in another lopsided loss for the Yeowomen, 39-71. The Yeowomen kept the game close for the first 15 minutes, with first-year Christina Marquette scoring the first seven points for Oberlin. Unfortunately, the last nine minutes until halftime were not as successful, as the Tigers pulled away with 20 uncontested points and were up 12–35 at the end of the first session. “I...

Weekend of Records for Yeomen Harrier, Thrower

Rose Stoloff

February 17, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

In one busy weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in three different meets, bringing home countless successes, numerous victories and two school records. The festivities kicked off on Friday night at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-February Meet. First-year Carey Lyons placed first in the mile, clocking in at 5:21.59, while juniors Piper Nash (5:25.25) and Caroline Martin (5:26.09) came in close behind, finishing third and fourth respectively. First-year Lindsay Neal earned second-place in the 5000-meter run, finishing in18:53.31. The men’s team claimed a few podium spots of its own. Sophomore Jimmy Taylor took gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.51. Senior Derek Lange also snatched...

Editorial: Onward and Upward for Women’s Lacrosse

Phoebe Hammer and Madeleine O'Meara

October 14, 2011

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Have you ever been dumped? Have you experienced that combination of worthlessness and anger? That’s kind of what it feels like. On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, the women’s lacrosse team was summoned to the Heisman Room in Philips Gym for a mandatory 8 a.m. meeting. When we saw the imposing figure of our new athletic director, William Roth, we exchanged nervous glances — what could we have done to warrant a meeting with him? He announced that our coaches would be telling us something important. After several minutes of anxious chatter, Head Coach Liz Longley and Assistant Coach Kate Fowler, former teammates at Hamilton College, entered the room. “I have a pretty serious announcement,” Liz began....

Yeomen and Yeowomen Alike Receive Conference Accolades

John Crittenden, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Tennis, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

With spring sports at a close, the North Coast Athletic Conference recently honored numerous Yeomen and Yeowomen for their exemplary play. In women's tennis, junior Ariel Lewis received her third consecutive All-NCAC First Team selection. Lewis, who notched her 100th career win midway through the season, was also one of 32 players selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championships in her home state of California. When asked about her All-NCAC selection, Lewis said, “I'm honored to have received recognition by the conference. During the season I just play my matches; winning individual awards or honors isn't really the point so much as helping the team is. Still, it's rewarding to see that you are respected by t...

In the Locker Room: Rob Bond

James Kriz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

In what ways have you grown from playing four years of Oberlin lacrosse? I have learned how to discipline myself — to put in the time and work to have success.That lesson has extended to all aspects of my life. It’s all about learning the importance of practice in achieving your goals. At Oberlin, you kind of have to discipline yourself a little bit to be successful, so lacrosse helped me to find this discipline and work ethic. In what ways has the lacrosse program changed during your time here? It has changed in many ways. My freshmen year, the general team attitude was certainly not as focused as it needed to be to get the results we wanted. In my time here, the work ethic has increased tenfold. We have cr...

Men’s Lacrosse Finishes Best Season in 16 Years

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Coming off of a five-win 2010 campaign and an offseason that featured a head coaching change, expectations for Oberlin men’s lacrosse weren’t necessarily high. Fast forward a year, and it’s easy to point out the tremendous progress this team has made. Wrapping up their first season under new Head Coach Topher Grossman, the Yeomen are set to finish the season with their best record in almost 15 years. This season marks the first year since 1995 that the men’s lacrosse team reached the seven-win mark. With dominant, statement-making wins against Thiel, Centre and Otterbein Colleges, the Yeomen are finishing this season on a positive note. Oberlin first dominated the visiting Thiel Tomcats last Saturday, winning...

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