The Oberlin Review

Michael Lin (left) and Devyn Malouf

In The Locker Room Michael Lin and Devyn Malouf

December 9, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year swimming and diving team members Devyn Malouf and Michael Lin to discuss their transition to college athletics, team camaraderie and personal improvements they have made throughout the season. In just a few months of college swimming, Malouf and Lin have already notched personal bests and logged top finishes. At Oberlin’s meet against Ohio Northern University on Nov. 12, Lin etched his name in the record books as he logged top-10 all time finishes wit...

Junior thrower and three-time All-American Monique Newton launches the shot put. A Sacramento, CA native, Newton is also a track and field team captain.

Track, Field Set for Spartan Holiday Classic

December 2, 2016

Last year’s indoor season brought four individual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships for the track and field team, and the squad looks to get on that same path to success tomorrow as it kicks off the winter season at the Case Western Reserve University Spartan Holiday Classic. “We worked really hard in pre-season and after working out for three or four months, you just want to compete against people that aren’t your teammates, and you want to see people from other schools,”...

Sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds against Illinois Institute of Technology during the Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by the Yeomen.

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

December 2, 2016

The Yeomen’s early season struggles continued with an 87–73 loss to the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies Wednesday, dropping the team’s record to 1–4 overall and 0­–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. With less than one week remaining before the NCAC season officially begins, the Yeomen must find their stride in if they want to make a postseason push. “I think the biggest problem with our team so far is the inconsistency,” sophomore forward Eric Holt said. “When we...

First-year Paige Davies races in the 200-yard butterfly. The swimming and diving teams begin the Fredonia Invitational in Fredonia, NY, today.

Prangley Smashes Pool Record at Wittenberg Meet

December 2, 2016

The swimming and diving teams battled the Wittenberg University Tigers in Springfield, Ohio, on Saturday, Nov. 19 but both the men’s and women’s teams came up short in a key North Coast Athletic Conference meet. The Yeowomen dropped a thrilling matchup 107–116 while the Yeomen fell 125–90. Despite the outcome, the afternoon was filled with multiple first-place finishes, impressive rookie performances and a new pool record. “I think we have really come into our own this season,” said...

First-year Michael Lin swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard individual medley. Lin logged one of the top-10 fastest times in school history with his 1 minute, 59.73 second finish in Oberlin’s meet against the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears last Saturday.

Yeowomen Beat Bears, Lin Notches Top-10 Finish

November 18, 2016

In a milestone day for several Oberlin swimmers and divers at Ohio Northern University last Saturday, the Yeowomen defeated the Polar Bears 130–100, while the Yeomen fell 149–77. Despite splitting the meet, Head Coach Andrew Brabson said he was encouraged by the progression he saw from both the men’s and women’s teams. “Overall, I was really pleased with how the teams did,” Brabson said. “We had a lot of season bests, a lot of improvement with some of the technical aspects we’re w...

First-year point guard Sarah Thompson looks to make a play in Oberlin’s season opener on Tuesday. The rookie-laden Yeowomen fell to Baldwin Wallace University 70–41, but will be back in action against the Hiram College Terriers in Hiram, Ohio, tomorrow.

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

November 18, 2016

Women’s basketball endured a tough loss in its season opener, falling 70–41 to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets Tuesday. This disappointing start was somewhat of a letdown after the Yeowomen’s highest preseason ranking ever, sitting at fourth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The squad was particularly disappointed in the loss given that Oberlin earned a tight win last year over Baldwin Wallace, squeezing by at 63–61 in one of the “closest matche...

Scott Miller (left) and Eli Silverman-Lloyd

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

November 18, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball senior Scott Miller and sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd to discuss the upcoming season, differences in playing style and team goals. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the excitement for your first game of the season against The College of Wooster. Scott Miller: It’s our first conference game, and it’s also the best opponent. They’re probably our biggest rival over the past few years. They’ve ended my...

Senior captain Nora Cooper swims in Oberlin’s first home meet of the season against Hiram College. The Yeowomen earned 141 points to defeat the Terriers.

Rookies Crucial for First Home Win Over Hiram

November 4, 2016

The swimming and diving teams competed against The College of Wooster for their second conference matchup of the season last Saturday, but the Halloween weekend meet resulted in both squads falling short to the Fighting Scots. The Yeowomen lost 164–115 while the Yeomen fell 157–115. Head Coach Andrew Brabson said he believes that there were bright spots in the meet despite the loss. “They outswam us quite a bit but there were positive takeaways,” he said. “We did pretty well and had...

Seniors Nora Cooper (left) and Kathleen Falk.

In The Locker Room with Swimming & Diving Captains

October 28, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with women’s swimming and diving team captains Nora Cooper and Kathleen Falk to discuss the importance of veteran leadership, offseason training and favorite memories. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What are your team goals for this season? Kathleen Falk: We are hoping that we can go undefeated in dual meets this season. That’s something we did our first year. Placing fourth in our conference is another one. One that’s a l...

Oriene Shiel vaults off the platform in the 400-yard individual medley. Shiel finished the B-Finals with a time of 4 minutes, 45.20 seconds, contributing to a fifth-place finish overall for the Yeowomen in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships last week.

Oberlin Hangs Tough at Conference Meet

February 19, 2016

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded their season this past weekend with a grueling four-day test of their training in the form of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships in Granville, Ohio. After pushing his team’s physical limits all sea­son, Head Coach Andrew Brabson stressed rest and healing as his team tapered off to prime them­selves for Conference competition. Focus on mus­cle building and speed turned towards perfecting technique. “We train...

Player of the Week: Randy Ollie

Player of the Week: Randy Ollie

February 19, 2016

Senior center and Review Sports editor Randy Ollie sets up a free throw against the Ohio Wesleyan University Bat­tling Bishops Wednesday night. Even though the Yeomen fell to their opponents 93–75, Ollie made the most of his last time on the Philips gym hardwood, netting a team-high 24 points for the night. This number only adds to Ollie’s already impres­sive tally for his Oberlin career, which surpassed 1,000 points after the Yeomen’s victory over the Allegheny College Gators on Feb. 10....

Senior guard Lindsey Bernhardt drives the baseline against an Ohio Wesleyan University defender. The Yeowomen delivered on their Senior Day match against the Battling Bishops, closing out the close game 62–56.

Team Effort Fuels Yeowomen’s Win

February 19, 2016

The final buzzer ending the wom­en’s basketball team’s match against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Wednesday night was a bitter­sweet sound. It solidified an Oberlin victory but also marked the last time seniors Lindsey Bernhardt, Katie Lu­caites and Caroline Hamilton would play on their home floor. The trio concluded their senior night in the best possible way, with a satisfying win of 62–56 against the same team that ended the Yeowom­en’s postseason one year ago. The...

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