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The women’s soccer team performs drills during one of its first socially distanced practices. Anisa Curry Vietze

Teams Develop New COVID-Safe Practice Routines

September 11, 2020

Although fall athletic competitions have been canceled, most teams held their first in person practices this week. This year, without games and with new restrictions, students and coaches have to reconsider their athletic goals and what kind of experience they hope to create. Teams are in the early stages of developing new practice routines.  With the goal of ensuring that COVID-19 related safety measures were in place, teams implemented various changes to their usual practice routine. The varsi...

Recruitment Brings a Variety of Athletes to Campus

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

For many high school students around the nation, applying to college is a tedious process that often begins their junior year. However, for student-athletes, the college search process can begin years in advance, with some students contacting coaches as early as middle school. Oberlin coaches typically begin looking at the performance of high school students in their sophomore or junior season. They search for individuals who will not only fit their program, but also thrive at Oberlin both socially and academically. For Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Erica Rau, the character of the individual is at the forefront when she is evaluating potential recruits. She believes that skills can be improved, but the character ...

Head Volleyball Coach and Senior Woman Administrator Erica Rau

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

September 30, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Erica Rau, head volleyball coach and senior woman administrator, to discuss Title IX, women’s roles in sports and Oberlin College’s current athletics culture. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What are your daily responsibilities as the senior woman administrator? Erica Rau: With my new role, I’m going to have more of a hand in the administrative processes with the department. So, I get to sit in the bigger meetings with Na...

Sophomore middle hitter Dana Thomas and junior setter Meredith Leung leap to block a hit during their game against Earlham College on Sep. 26. The Yeowomen won the match 3–1 and concluded their season this weekend, finishing 2–6 in conference and 8–19 overall.

Yeowomen Fail to Snag NCAC Title

November 13, 2015

The volleyball team fell short this weekend in its effort to capture a North Coast Athletic Conference tournament title. Oberlin matched up against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops in the first round of the playoffs. Ohio Wesleyan spent little time reminding their opponents of why they were second in the NCAC standings this year and fifth in the rankings for the Great Lakes region, winning the first set 25–19. In the second set, Oberlin could not rebound, losing 25–20 at the...

Sophomore Claudia Scott spikes the ball against the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Yeowomen fell to the Wolverines on Tuesday.

Oberlin Falls to Michigan-Dearborn

September 4, 2015

The University of Michigan-Dearborn overpowered Oberlin at the net on Tuesday as their 9.5 blocks bested the Yeowomen’s four to defeat them in their season-opening match. The Yeowomen fell 26–24 in the first set before winning their lone set of the match 28–26 in the sec­ond. But UMB swept the remainder of the game, as the Wolverines won the final two sets 25–19 and 25–23. Each match was close between the two non-conference opponents; the largest point differential among the sets was...

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