The Oberlin Review

Ana Richardson, OC ’18.

In The Locker Room With Track Super Star, Ana Richardson

October 23, 2020

Ana Richardson, OC ’18, graduated as a two-time All-American and four-time National Collegiate Athletic Association national qualifier thrower on the women’s track and field team. During her time at Oberlin, she won six conference championships and 12 all-conference performances. Richardson majored in psychology and neuroscience, and returned to Oberlin post-graduation to work as an Admissions Counselor. She was recently hired as the athletics diversity and inclusion designee where she will ...

COVID-19 Strikes Again: Winter Sports Canceled

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

This past week, the North Coast Athletic Conference canceled the Winter Sports Championship, suspending conference-sponsored competition for the winter season. For Oberlin, this affects the basketball, swimming and diving, and track and field teams. While the news did not come as a surprise to most athletes after the cancelation of the fall season, it is still a great disappointment.  “I was upset that the season got canceled because I felt like I could have had one more great season before graduating,” said College fourth-year Farzad Sarkari, who plays on the swim and dive and track and field teams. “But at the same time, I knew something like this was going to happen since a lot of other schools were gettin...

Maureen Hirt, Women's Basketball Assistant Coach.

In The Locker Room with Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Maureen Hirt, Winner Of Tara VanDerveer Fellowship

September 25, 2020

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Maureen Hirt joined the Oberlin community in 2019 and has abundant experience coaching and supporting Division III athletics. She was chosen to be a Women's Sport Foundation VanDerveer Fellow for 2020–21, which provides mentorship and training to aspiring women coaches. Outside of coaching at Oberlin College, Hirt is the co-Founder and owner of Ohio Champion Basketball, a basketball skills and performance training company in Cincinnati, Ohio. What does this nomi...

The Oberlin College Athletics department has created a new voting initiative called Yeo the Vote. Photo courtesy of GoYeo.

New Initiative Pushes Student-Athletes to Vote

September 18, 2020

With over 400 student-athletes in Oberlin’s community, the Athletics department wants to make a difference this election season. Yeo the Vote, a new initiative this election year, aims to reach 100 percent student-athlete voter registration.  “This initiative supports our institution’s commitment to empowering our students with the knowledge and opportunities to confront complex issues,” Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement and Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physic...

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have worked hard to stay connected during the pandemic. Photo courtesy of GoYeo.

We Keep Yeoing: Track & Field, Cross Country Continue The Race

September 18, 2020

In the shadow of Cleveland, Ohio, tucked away in the cornfields, lies a small town and one of the nation’s premier academic institutions, Oberlin College. But you already knew that. What you didn’t know was that this small liberal arts college, known more for its progressive history than its athletic history, is where some of the best athletic teams in the North Coast Athletic Conference train and compete. Among them are the Yeomen and Yeowomen of the cross country and track and field teams....

WNBA's Washington Mystics kneeling and wearing T-shirts printed with seven bullet holes to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  Courtesy of Slate.com.

The WNBA Won’t Be Ignored

September 4, 2020

When the Washington Mystics came to their Aug. 26 game each wearing shirts with seven bullet holes in the back, viewers were reminded that the Black Lives Matter Movement is not something that can be ignored or forgotten, even on the basketball court. The Mystics announced they would not be playing that day in honor of Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin Black man who was shot seven times by police.  By this point, social media was abuzz as the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks said they were striking, just hou...

College fourth-years Jasmine Sorrells and Cheyenne Arthur.

New Dynamic Duo Steps in to Lead Yeowoman Basketball

February 21, 2020

 In all college sport programs, filling leadership roles after star players depart is a source of stress. The Oberlin College women’s basketball team faced this issue after captains and star basketball players Alex Stipano, and Liv Canning, both OC ’19, graduated last year Stipano, a guard, finished last season averaging 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game, and earned All-North Coast Athletic Conference her third and fourth years. Canning ended her final season averaging 1...

College fourth-year Christian Foretti.

Christian Fioretti: Men’s Basketball’s Selfless Leader

February 7, 2020

 As a first-year, Christian Fioretti, now a fourth-year guard on the men’s basketball team, started in only three of 25 games. That modest start to his college career has led him to become an incredible team leader, and — in his final season — Fioretti has started in 72 straight games for the Yeomen. “When [Christian] got to Oberlin, I think he felt a lack of security with what his role was and would ultimately become,” said Head Men’s Basketball Coach Isaiah Cavaco. “Having played smal...

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