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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

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College first-year Isabelle Olaes.

[Photo] Women’s Tennis Rides Momentum

Zoe Kuzbari, Contributing Sports Editor
March 6, 2020
Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dan Palmer.

[Photo] Dan Palmer, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Zoe Kuzbari, Contributing Sports Editor
February 28, 2020
Head Football Coach Steve Opgenorth.

[Photo] Football Welcomes New Head Coach

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor
February 28, 2020
Last week, the Oberlin men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams partnered with the Multicultural Resource Center to host Love Always Wins, a Pride event. Team members wore rainbow shoelaces at their games against the Allegheny College Gators in Philips gym. Rainbow sunglasses were also sold at the venue for $1, with all proceeds going to the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention for youth in the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, the Athletics department recognized all faculty and staff members in attendance.
“It was great,” said College third-year and men’s basketball player Jordan Armstrong. “I think that both teams here really are proud of our identity as Oberlin students and the environment that we foster here for all students, being proud of all genders, sexualities, and ways of life. It felt really good for me and all of my teammates to be able to compete as proud athletes.”
These games came off the heels of an important statement made by former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, who announced that his 12-year-old daughter, Zaya, came out as transgender. The impact of Wade’s statement is covered on page 16 of this issue (“The Wade Family’s Positive Influence”).
Both teams are approaching the end of their seasons and will play their final home games Saturday, Feb. 22. See the women’s and men’s teams compete at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

[Photo] Varsity Basketball Teams Raise LGBTQ+ Awareness

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
February 21, 2020
This past Saturday, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams ushered in the holiday season with their annual Holiday Hoops double-header, which featured back-to-back face-offs against the Tigers of DePauw University. College second-year Sammy Spanier, pictured above, led the Yeowomen’s effort with 15 points, but both men’s and women’s teams left with losses. However, spirits remained high due to a number of holiday-themed festivities, such as cookie decorating, an ugly sweater picture with Oberlin’s albino squirrel mascot Yeobie, gift wrapping for Helping Hands Donations, and knockout games during halftime.

“Being able to play in such an exciting and fun atmosphere is always one of the best experiences a student-athlete can have,” College fourth-year and women’s basketball player Cheyanne Arthur said.

[Photo] Varsity Basketball Teams Celebrate Holiday Hoops

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
December 13, 2019
A Thursday morning announcement revealed that six Oberlin varsity football players earned All-NCAC Honors for their exceptional independent performances this past season. Among them, fourth-year linebacker Von Wooding and second-year tight end Brandon Davies were named All-NCAC second team. Fourth-year defensive players Devin White, Jabree Hason, and Justin Godfrey and third-year offensive lineman Chandler Laird earned All-NCAC honorable mentions.
Next year, the team will lose the combined efforts of Wooding, White, Hason, and Godfrey, but Davies and Laird will return to the field. Davies viewed the All-NCAC Honors as a good omen when looking ahead at next year’s season, especially considering the team won only a single game this year.
“It was really encouraging since our season didn’t go as planned,” said Davies. “I feel like it can only get better from here on out and hopefully we can improve as a team [and I can improve] my own performance.

[Photo] Football Sees Six All-NCAC Honorees

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
November 22, 2019
Outscoring their competitors by a whopping 171–68 margin, the Oberlin women’s swimming and diving team took away its first win of the season against Tiffin University, an NCAA Division II school. The Yeowomen snagged first in 13 of the 16 events, with impressive performances by team newcomers and veterans alike. College first-year Tara Draper clinched first-place in two freestyle events, while College third-year and diver Lauren Young won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

“I think I’ve made a lot of progress this year, and it feels great to win both boards,” said Young.

“I’m really just proud that I got to contribute to the team’s first win of the season. Everyone worked super hard for that win and [has] been working incredibly hard all season.”

Prior to facing Oberlin, the Tiffin women’s swim and dive team lost to the University of Notre Dame, a Division I team, 142–78 — a comparatively closer margin than their final score against Oberlin.

[Photo] Women’s Swimming and Diving Win Against Tiffin

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
November 15, 2019

[Photo] New Albino Squirrel Mascot Unveiled

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
September 6, 2019
Junior swimmer Jacques Forbes competes at Oberlin’s meet against the Hiram College Terriers last year. Both the men’s and women’s teams lost their meets against the Case Western Reserve University Spartans last weekend.

[Photo] Swimming, Diving Fall Short at Case Western Meet

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
November 10, 2017
First-year defensive back Malachi Clemons cradles the ball past defenders in the Yeomen’s game against the Wabash Little Giants on Saturday, Oct. 21.

[Photo] Yeomen Drop Final Road Game of Year to Bishops

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
November 3, 2017
Sophomore quarterback Zach Taylor threads the needle through the Kenyon College secondary in the Yeomen’s 31–10 dismantling of the Lords. The football team is 2–0 for the first time since 1989.

[Photo] Football Advances to 2–0

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
September 15, 2017
Senior forward Gwennie Gardiner fires a shot past the goalie in the Yeowomen’s 7–1 victory against the Bluffton University Beavers. The women’s soccer team looks to increase their win-streak to four when they play the Defiance College Lady Jackets this Saturday.

[Photo] Yeowomen Dominate Opening Games

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
September 8, 2017
Junior midfielder Trenton Bulucea winds up for a corner kick during the Yeomen’s scrimmage against the Capital University Crusaders. The Yeomen will begin their season today against Anderson University in Anderson, IN.

[Photo] Yeomen Soccer Set to Score Again

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor
September 1, 2017
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