The Oberlin Review

Contact Sports In Times Of COVID

Zoe Kuzbari, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

With Oberlin College student-athletes returning to practice, coaches of contact-heavy sports have had to navigate new policies and regulations to ensure the safety of players and staff. All fall contact sports, including men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and football, started their practices in smaller groups and have gradually expanded the number of players on the field. Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dan Palmer says that practices have been going well and that his players seem to have fun despite new precautions.  “The team has been following protocols outlined by our head athletic trainer and team doctors, which include daily temperature checks, wearing masks, social distancing, and gradual integrati...

The varsity women’s soccer team.

COVID-19 Can’t Stop Our Smart Soccer Players

October 2, 2020

Last Thursday, both the women’s and men’s soccer teams were awarded the prestigious United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. This award recognizes teams who have acquired at least a 3.0 grade point average throughout the academic year. With over 800 college soccer teams receiving the award, Oberlin College was one of only 172 schools to have both men’s and women’s teams receive the award.  This award comes as no surprise, as the Yeomen have received this award for 11 straight years...

Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dan Palmer.

Dan Palmer, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

February 28, 2020

Head women’s soccer coach Dan Palmer has led the women’s soccer team to some of its best seasons ever, including the most successful four year stretch in team history between 2014 and 2017. Despite his impressive résumé, Palmer and the Yeowomen struggled this season, posting a 4-14-1 record. Still, Palmer is excited about the future of the program. While he is known for his work with the team, Palmer is also widely active in other aspects of campus life. Palmer currently works with the horseba...

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