The Oberlin Review

Yeomen, Chrapczynski Look Strong in Preparation for NCAC Championships

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

It was a record-setting day for Oberlin track and field at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Pentathlon last Saturday. Junior Shawn Chrapczynski set a new school record for total points in the event, racking up 3,105 and finishing just behind Andrew Diehl of Ohio Wesleyan University, who won the event with a total of 3,107 points. Chrapczynski gained eight team points for the Yeomen, as each athlete can earn points for their team in the NCAC Championships this upcoming weekend by finishing well. The pentathlon consists of one athlete from each school competing in the 1,000 meters, 55-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put. Chrapczynski won the long jump with a mark of 21–01.50. He also placed...

Chun Leads Yeomen to a Perfect Week

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

The men’s tennis team was on fire this week, defeating Heidelberg University on Saturday by a score of 7–2 and picking up a 6–3 win over Mount Union College on Wednesday. The Yeomen, who improved to 3–2 on the year, won with dominant singles play in both contests. Against Heidelberg, Oberlin first-year sensation Logan Chun continued his hot start to the season, as he and junior Joe Leffler defeated Ryan Earl and Zach Schwenning 8–2 in second doubles to start things off. The tandem of sophomore William Broderick and junior Sam Towne, playing as the third doubles team for the first time this season, notched an 8–3 victory over Dorian Kempf and Matt McDivitt to ensure the doubles point for the Oberlin. In...

Poor Shooting, Missed Opportunities Doom Yeowomen

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 25, 2011

The women’s basketball team saw its season end in a frustrating fashion this past Wednesday, as it fell to the second-seeded Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, 67–60, in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Senior guard Syrea Thomas paced the Yeowomen (8–18, 3–11 NCAC) with 28 points, including a four-of-eight effort from beyond the arc, but poor shooting and missed opportunities plagued the team all game and spoiled the upset bid. After a closely contested start, the Bishops caught fire from the field and went into halftime with a 35–20 lead. Oberlin showed its resilience in the second half, methodically chipping away at the lead and keeping OWU on its heels. After a 7–1...

Baseball Set for a Record-Setting Spring

Alen Cisija

February 25, 2011

Our time has come. That's what the Oberlin College men’s baseball team is claiming as it finishes up preparations for the upcoming season. Coming off of a record-setting year in which they went 18–19 overall (8–8 NCAC), the Yeomen are looking to make their first-ever NCAC playoff appearance, having barely missed postseason competition last year. “Our expectations have never been higher going into the season. Coming off last year with a chance at the playoffs was a huge step forward for the program. Already coming off a historic season, I believe we have the right guys to build a legacy at Oberlin,” said sophomore standout Matt Fish. After losing only two of last season’s players to graduation, the...

Yeowomen Sweep Doubleheader with Ease

Max Anzilotti

February 25, 2011

The Yeowomen opened the day against Otterbein and dominated from the start. All three doubles pairings won by a score of 8–1. In the top slot, junior Ariel Lewis and sophomore Farah Leclercq teamed up to beat the Cardinals’ Julie Stroyne and Brook Trine. A sophomore transfer from Florida Gulf Coast University, Leclercq has had an immediate impact on the program. She finished the fall season as the 15th-ranked player in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Together, the combination of Lewis and Leclercq form one of, if not the, best doubles pairings in the conference. “Both [Leclercq and Lewis] are easily two of the top players in the region, and really the nation,” said Head...

In the Locker Room: Matthew and Daniel Fineman

Brenna Sheldon

February 25, 2011

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...

In The Locker Room: First-Year Tennis Star Logan Chun

Brenna Sheldon

February 18, 2011

What is your favorite aspect of tennis? The competition. You play one opponent, two if it's doubles, and you have to try to figure out how to defeat them. It’s a mental process. Plus, I like running all over the court. When did you start playing tennis? When I was 8. Singles or doubles? I like doubles more, but I’m better at singles. My mentality is the same as singles even when I’m playing doubles. What’s it like playing an individual sport on a team? I just try my best to win my portion of the match to help the team. I cheer on my teammates so they’ll win and we win overall. It’s a good concept, to play individually for a team. It’s fun to watch the team grow and develop throughou...

Individual Performances, Team Effort Guiding Track and Field So Far

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

Both the men and women’s track and field teams started off strong in the first team-scored event of the 2011 campaign. The season kicked off with the North Coast Athletic Conference Relay Meet on Jan. 29. The Yeowomen put together several strong performances. In the 4x200 race, the Oberlin team featured all four classes. First-year Sophie Brancazio began the race, followed by junior Melissa Elie, senior Amanda Miller and sophomore Marissa Clardy. The quartet took first with a time of one minute, 50.1 seconds. The Yeowomen also prevailed in the 4x400 relay. It was Clardy who led things off this time, followed by Miller, sophomore Sybil Levine and senior Laura Vernon. Their time of 4:07.61 not only won the event...

In The Locker Room: Ben Puterbaugh

James Blankenship, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

You're on pace to become the most successful baseball player in Oberlin's history. Do you ever think about that? Not really. I think I've just been lucky to have the opportunity to play all four years with good people around me. If you're having fun, you're successful. How long have you been playing baseball? I've been playing since I can remember just with my brother and friends, but I didn't start playing organized baseball until a little later. Did you play any other sports in high school? I played football for a year and basketball for two, but I never liked practicing for those sports, so I stuck with baseball. What other schools recruited you out of high school? Only smaller schools recruited ...

With Sharp Shooting Skills, the Yeomen Continue Successful Season

Emily Perry, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The men’s basketball team is going to have an outstanding 2009–10 season. In the game on Tuesday night against Kalamazoo College, the team won by a 20-point margin – the largest differential since the 1991–92 season, in which Oberlin beat Earlham by 27 points, 83-56. This victory was not especially easy. Kalamazoo hit the court on fire and had a 14-2 lead four minutes into the game. The game was tied at halftime with a score of 36- 36, but the Yeomen pulled through to end the second half with a final score of 71-51. This was the third win for the Yeomen this season. Led by Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco, Oberlin had a shooting percentage of 70.6 percent — the highest of any team Cavaco has ever coached. It...

At Wooster Invitational, Swim Team Earns Superb Results and Breaks Records

Nick Rosano, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The Oberlin swim teams contin- ued their strong start to the season, exceeding the teams’ expectations by swimming to respectable finishes at the Wooster Invitational from Dec. 3-5. The Yeowomen, spurred on by record-breaking performances, placed in fourth out of a field of 10 with a total of 881.50 points — their best finish ever at the Wooster Invitational. The men’s team finished sixth out of 10 with a total of 717 points, a solid performance given the team’s lack of numbers compared to its competitors. Overall, this gave the teams a combined total of 1,598.50 points, good for seventh overall. First-year Grace Aheron stood out for the Yeowomen, breaking three school records, the first in the 200-yard...

Experience for Youth Key to Yeowomen’s Success

Dimitri Macris, Sports Editor

December 11, 2009

The women’s basketball team has been busy in the past week with games against Carnegie Mellon, Earlham and Case Western Reserve. The team posted a record of 1-2 in those three games. Despite this record, the Yeowomen were able to stay competitive throughout their matches. Through the first seven games of the season, the team has set a 1-6 record with its only win coming at home last Saturday, Dec. 5 against conference foe Earlham. In the contest, first-year guard Allison Anderson had an inspiring triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds; she also made a personal season-high five steals. The Yeowomen led their opponents for most of the contest after surrendering the first five points of the game to...

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