The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Eric Enrico

Alen Cisija

September 16, 2011

How did you first get into football? It was because of my dad. He played cornerback for Butler University and so he got me into it at a very young age. I was always playing and always watching football. We had this 100-pound punching bag and he would make me tackle it for practice. What made you choose Oberlin? I got badly injured my senior year of high school. I got speared on a kickoff return and got compartment syndrome on my left leg. I only played a game and a half [that season], so most of the schools that were recruiting me stopped. Oberlin kept recruiting me and gave me a shot, so I ended up visiting and loving it. Plus, it’s just a great school. You can’t really beat the academics, especially in...

Cross Country Continues to Lead the Pack

Dylan Holmes

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin men’s and women’s cross country teams have exploded out of the gates this season, posting impressive showings at their first two events of 2011, the Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan Invitationals. This strong start has earned them both regional and national attention, fostering high hopes as they push into the heart of their schedules. Both squads overcame the oppressive heat in Wooster to dominate their respective events at the Wooster Invitational on Sept. 1. The men grabbed the top three spots in the 5,000 meters, as senior Ben Schild crossed the line first at 17 minutes, 8 seconds. Fellow senior Derek Lange was just a step behind at 17:19, and junior Matt Bernstein rounded out the trio with a mark of...

Men’s Soccer Posts Shutouts for First Two Wins

James Kriz, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011

After opening the season with several tough outings, the men’s soccer team has found its stride, illustrated by the back-to-back victories secured this week. On Saturday the Yeomen traveled to Ada, Ohio, to play Defiance College. Oberlin effectively controlled the tempo throughout the game, gaining a huge 15–2 advantage in shots and also gaining a 9–2 edge in corner kicks taken. First-year midfielder Sam Winward provided the lone goal of the game, putting away a breakaway opportunity in the 13th minute. It was Winward’s first collegiate score; the rookie demonstrated his ability to step up and make a play. The Yeomen almost added a second goal around the 75-minute mark. Senior midfielder Oliver Miller-Farrell...

Volleyball Shows Progress Despite Injuries

Robert Hull

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin volleyball team continued to show that they can be competitive with anyone on the court, playing tightly fought matches at the Marcia French Invitation at Case Western Reserve University and at home against Muskingum University this past week. On day one at Case, the Yeowomen started off with a tight loss to Franciscan University, 29¬–27, 27–25, 25–22. First-year Emma Kimmel proved her worth as a terrific addition to this year’s team, tallying 10 kills and 11 digs. Senior Liz Wong continued to fill the role of a veteran anchor, putting up 12 assists, four digs and three block assists. In the nightcap, Oberlin fell by a score of 25¬–15, 25–16, 25–14 at the hands of the powerful John Carroll...

Men and Women Finish Strong as Oberlin Hosts Conference Meet

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Playing host to the North Coast Athletic Conference championships over the weekend, the women’s and men’s track and field teams overcame rainy weather and multiple delays to finish second and third respectively. In a total team effort, both squads used the home-field advantage to push them to multiple event wins. The women scored 143 total points to secure the second place, behind only Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished first with 262 points. The Yeowomen were once again led by senior All-American Joanna Johnson, who won the 5K race with a school record-breaking, NCAA provisional qualifying time of 17 minutes, 9.33 seconds. She also finished second in the 10K, coming in at 38:06.00. Her efforts were recognized...

In the Locker Room: Joanna Johnson

Marissa Clardy

April 22, 2011

You just automatically qualified for nationals in the 10k. What was your mindset going into and coming out of the race? The goal of the race was to qualify. I knew that was the plan. The qualifying time was 35 minutes, 48 seconds, so I set my goal pace a little below that. It didn’t go perfectly because I was running alone. I think that it could have gone better if I would have had other people to run with, but I can’t complain about having qualified. Coming out of the race, I was happy to know that I was definitely going, but I feel that I could have done better. You are an extremely dedicated runner. Was running always such a huge part of your life? No. It was a progression. I started running my so...

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