The Oberlin Review

Mayada Audeh (top), Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

In the Locker Room with Mayada Audeh, Jackie McDermott and Sarah Hughes

March 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s tennis rookies Jackie McDermott, Mayada Audeh and Sarah Hughes to discuss their first collegiate tennis season, goals for the rest of the year and why they chose Oberlin. What has been your favorite part of playing on a college team so far? Mayada Audeh: Probably just being part of a team because it’s really similar to high school tennis. But it’s different from the tournaments we played in junior tennis, when you’re all by yourself, because...

Bronwen Schumacher (left) and Kate Hanick

In the Locker Room with Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick

February 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with senior women’s lacrosse captains Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick to discuss their leadership roles, team traditions and the weirdest things that have happened during their time on the team. What are your expectations for the team this year? Bronwen Schumacher: Win. It’s pretty well established that we are now where we were after spring break of last year, and with that power, I think that we can easily beat the people who we lost to last year: DePauw [U...

Jenny Goldsmith (left) and Katie Pieplow

In the Locker Room with Jenny Goldsmith and Katie Pieplow

February 20, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with softball seniors and co-captains Katie Pieplow and Jenny Goldsmith to discuss their upcoming season, a spring break trip to Florida and their expectations for their senior season. You have both been on the softball team since your first year at Oberlin. How have you seen the team progress? Katie Pieplow: I think our freshman year, it was very different than it is now because it was Coach [Mimi Mahon]’s first year. As we have been able to work with her more and ...

Manickam Manickam (left), Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

In the Locker Room with Manickam Manickam, Michael Drougas and Robert Gittings

February 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s tennis first-years Robert Gittings, Michael Drougas and Manickam Manickam to discuss their young team, the tennis program’s recent success and their trip to Australia. How would you assess the season thus far? Manickam Manickam: Our trip to Australia was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As for this past Saturday, it was disappointing losing to Wabash [College] in a close match, but the Tiffin [University] match was more of a relaxed setting. We got to...

Ana Richardson (left) and Monique Newton

In the Locker Room with Ana Richardson and Monique Newton

February 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s track and field rookies Ana Richardson and Monique Newton to discuss their early success, transitioning from West Coast to Ohio weather, preseason and more. You are both first-years playing a varsity sport in college for the first time. Has this always been an aspiration of yours, or did you decide to join track after arriving at Oberlin? Monique Newton: We were both recruited, so we were expecting to come to be on the track team. It’s weird meetin...

Sarah Biasello (left) and Andrew Brabson

In the Locker Room with Sarah Biasello and Andrew Brabson

December 12, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andrew Brabson and Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach Sarah Biasello to discuss what it’s like being a young coach, how they’ve adjusted to life at Oberlin and at what time they get up in the morning. How has the season gone thus far? Andrew Brabson: So far, the season has gone extremely well. Training-wise and meet-wise, we’re way ahead of where we were last year. I think the midseason invite we had last week was a clear i...

Kerry Jenkins (left) and Isaiah Cavaco

In the Locker Room with Kerry Jenkins and Isaiah Cavaco

November 21, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball head coach Isaiah Cavaco and women’s basketball head coach Kerry Jenkins to discuss their coaching styles, Winter Term at Oberlin and the importance of recruiting. How has the season gone thus far? Kerry Jenkins: I think well. We have good chemistry; we’re working really hard. We’re young, so we’re trying to solidify certain positions and trying to get better in certain areas, but so far I would say I’m pleased with the progress....

Junior Lindsey Bernhardt (left) and senior Christina Marquette

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

November 14, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with women’s basketball players and housemates senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt to discuss their season kickoff, their hopes for the 2014–2015 season and spending Winter Term on campus. How has the preseason been going so far? Lindsey Bernhardt: It’s been going well so far. The freshmen have really stepped up and played a nice role on our team, and we are looking good this year. Christina Marquette: I think that we look pretty good. We ...

Senior Phillip Hsu (left), sophomore Joey Velez and fifth-year Shonari Edwards

In the Locker Room with Phillip Hsu, Joey Velez and Shonari Edwards

October 31, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with members of the Gruffs, the men’s rugby team — senior Phillip Hsu, sophomore captain Joey Velez and fifth-year captain Shonari Edwards — to discuss some of their favorite moments of the season, on-campus recruiting and this weekend’s game against rival Kenyon College. How does this year’s roster size compare to those of past years? Phillip Hsu: We have around 30 people this year, which is about double what we had last year. It’s about what we were...

Rachel Zuckerman (left) and Megan Bautista

In the Locker Room with Megan Bautista and Rachel Zuckerman

October 10, 2014

Neither of you played field hockey last year. What has it been like coming back to the team this season? Megan Bautista: I think what’s really unique about our positions on the field hockey team and the field hockey program in general is just how accommodating they have been thus far. That is something that is completely unorthodox within athletics. For once, I don’t feel like I have to apologize for being involved in other areas of campus and for putting my priorities out there clearly. I’m...

Lola Coombs (top left), Garret Coombs, Joshua Urso and Sarah Urso

In the Locker Room With the Coombs and the Ursos

September 26, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with two sets of siblings on the cross country team, senior Lola Coombs and sophomore Garret Coombs and junior Joshua Urso and first-year Sarah Urso to discuss cross country routes, their competitiveness and how much they hang out at Oberlin. Is it weird going to school with your sibling? Sarah Urso: Not really, because we’ve been through high school together, and we’ve been through so many schools together that it just seems like a continuation of that. Garr...

Football players Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

September 19, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with junior football players and roommates Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali to discuss their exciting win over Kenyon College, their first game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex and the new atmosphere the team has been embracing this fall. How has the season been going so far? Blake Buckhannon: The season has been going pretty well, especially after last weekend; we had a huge conference win over Kenyon. That was great because over the last two years that’...

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