The Oberlin Review

Double Hat Trick Leads Higgins, Yeomen, to Gold

Double Hat Trick Leads Higgins, Yeomen, to Gold

April 27, 2012

According to first-year standout Sean Higgins, he was just in the right place at the right time. Six times. “It was a bad pass fed to the crease, and I picked it up from up top and scored [in the] low right[-hand corner of the goal],” explained Higgins, who led men’s lacrosse with six goals in a 7–17 win against the La Roche College Redhawks on Saturday. Higgins impressed both himself and his father, who was watching proudly from the stands, with his goal-scoring streak. “I thought...

Another Win, Another Record: Lax Beats ‘Gheny

James Kriz, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

The women’s lacrosse team ground out two hard-fought wins last week, earning a 10-8 victory against North Coast Athletic Conference foe Allegheny College Alligators last Saturday, and topping Thiel College 8-7 three days later. First-year midfielder Bronwen Schumacher earned NCAC Player of the Week honors, particularly for scoring the game-clinching goal in the Yeowomen’s win over Allegheny, the first conference victory for the program since 2007. Allegheny, which a year ago beat the Yeowomen 22-4, was caught off guard early in Saturday’s game at Fred Shults Field when Oberlin came out flying. Schumacher started the scoring a little more than two minutes into the game. After four more quick goals, two of which...

In the Locker Room with Teddy Pallis and James Kriz

Phoebe Hammer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

I couldn’t help but notice interesting facial hair on members of the team right now. Is there a purpose for this? James Kriz: I’m so glad you asked. We’ve been waiting to tell you. Teddy Pallis: [The mustaches] symbolize commitment and teamwork, but mainly manliness. Everyone should be doing it, regardless of ability to grow said mustache. How has the lacrosse program changed since your freshman year? TP: It’s dramatically different; there is no question. The expectations are much higher [now], and that is just a product of the level of play that we are striving for, that we are now able to achieve. There is a big difference between the ability that we have and where we can go now. JK: Much h...

In the Locker Room: Alice Zicht and Lori Sako

Kirby Livingston

April 6, 2012

How long has it been since the team was this successful? Lori Sako: This has been our best start to a season since 1995 or 1996. Alice Zicht: We’re making herstory. How have you dealt with the numerous coaching and personnel changes over the past few seasons? AZ: The experience has really brought us together. We’re so much more of a family now. There is no divide between upperclassmen and underclassmen since [Head] Coach McDevitt and [Assistant] Coach Flego are new to all of us. We have learned that we play for each other and not our coaches. LS: [The changes have] made us a lot more mentally tough. You’ve already won twice as many games as you won last year, and you’re guaranteed to go at least .5...

Spring Update: Slew of Successes

Quinn Hull and Madeline O'Meara

April 6, 2012

Women’s Lacrosse The Yeowomen set the bar high as they began their spring season with the best start in program history, setting off an eight-game winning streak before losing to last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference champion, Denison University. First-year phenom Kate Hanick was named NCAC Player of the Week and leads the team in scoring with 29 goals. The team has already doubled their wins from last season and needs only one more win to have a .500 record. Head Coach Jacqueline McDevitt looks forward to the rest of conference play. “We have built a solid foundation over the past two months, and I am excited and energized to put into play all of the things we’ve learned,” McDevitt said. Men’s...

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

Molly Bloom

February 24, 2012

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...

Editorial: Onward and Upward for Women’s Lacrosse

Phoebe Hammer and Madeleine O'Meara

October 14, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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