The Oberlin Review

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...

Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Suffer Pair of Tough Losses

John Critterden

April 15, 2011

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The men's lacrosse team came up just short in two close games this week, on the road at 19th ranked Wittenberg University on Saturday, April 9, and home against the College of Wooster Scots on Wednesday, April 13. The Yeomen came out with confidence against the Tigers, taking a 5¬–4 lead early in the third quarter. Oberlin was unable to close out the win, however, ultimately falling 8–6 to the talented Wittenberg squad. Despite the disappointing result, the Yeomen can hold their heads high knowing that they gave the Tigers all they could handle with a hard-fought 60-minute effort. First-year midfielder Mickey Fiorillo and sophomore attacker Connor Jackson each scored twice in the loss to pace the Yeomen, with senior...

Men’s Lacrosse Battles Injuries, Falls Short Against Trine

James Kriz

March 18, 2011

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The men’s lacrosse team arrived in Angola, IN, with momentum from a strong 8–3 victory over Shenandoah University on March 12. This momentum wouldn’t be enough, however, as the Yeomen were unable to overcome missed opportunities and numerous injuries in a 12–4 loss against the Trine University Thunder on March 16. The Yeoman arrived with only 15 healthy players for the game. An injury to sophomore goalie Thomas Cool during the prior evening’s practice resulted in junior Teddy Pallis having to start at goalie. This was Pallis’ first-ever start at the position, and the lack of primary face-off specialist, sophomore midfielder Eli Clark-Davis, taxed the depth of the roster, leaving senior midfielder Rob Bond...

In the Locker Room: Matthew and Daniel Fineman

Brenna Sheldon

February 25, 2011

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

When did you start playing lacrosse? M: Fourth grade. Did you play other sports growing up? M: We played football, ice hockey, roller hockey, soccer and baseball. D: We were miserable at baseball. They put us in the outfield, where they put all the bad players. M: It was boring because no one ever hit balls out there. D: But we got lots of free ice cream out of it. Do you work well together on the lacrosse field? M: Yes. We know how to work together, and I know how he plays. We understand each other’s flaws and strengths. D: On the field, during games, we work well together. M: I play defender and he plays long stick middie. D: He makes lots of assists to me. We work well together becau...

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