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...

Feature Photo: Heisman Club Gathers in D.C.

Feature Photo: Heisman Club Gathers in D.C.

December 9, 2016

Oberlin Athletics alumni and members of the Heisman Club gathered in Washington, D.C., for a happy hour and networking event last Thursday. Heisman Club President-elect Carla White-Freyvogel, OC ’79, and Molly Powers and Jack Evans, both OC ’16, hosted the event. Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos represented the athletics department at the event. Attendees discussed the Heisman Club’s “OC Next” campaign, which encourages alumni, parents and friends to continue their support...

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...

Castro Stunted Cuban Baseball Growth

Jack Brewster, Columnist

December 2, 2016

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, one of the most prominent and controversial leaders of the past century, died last Friday at the age of 90. For all the things Castro believed in that stood in opposition to the U.S., there was always one glaring irony — Castro loved our national pastime: baseball. The Cuban leader was a frequent attendee of games around Cuba and adored playing baseball as well. There are many photos of Castro in full baseball uniform, elated to be on the diamond. As The New York Times noted in their obituary for Castro Friday, only five days after the leader rose to power in 1959, he played a game with his fellow revolutionaries. The team was named Los Barbudos — the Bearded Ones — after Ca...

Asiya Empowers Athletes

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016

Hijab-wearing Muslim athletes received some much-needed good news on Monday. A duo of women entrepreneurs announced that they will release a line of hijabs made of a breathable material that absorbs sweat, empowering some Muslim athletes to play more comfortably. Fatimah Hussein, a Somali immigrant and founder of a girls’ sports non-profit, and her business partner, Jamie Glover, founded the modest sportswear company Asiya to meet the demand from the ever-growing number of Muslim girls and women participating in athletics. With this news, the sportswear market promotes a trend of visibility and acceptance of Muslim athletes that has slowly taken hold in the sports world. But that progress is in danger given...

Justine Siegal makes history pitching at Cleveland’s batting practice.

In The Locker Room with Justine Siegal

December 2, 2016

Justine Siegal is the first woman to coach and throw batting practice in Major League Baseball. She earned her first coaching job in 2015 with the Oakland Athletics. In 2011, Siegal first threw batting practice to Cleveland, later working with the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and New York Mets. Most recently, Siegal founded a nonprofit organization, Baseball for All, which provides opportunities for girls to play baseball and educates the public on gender equity in sports. ...

Kenyon alumni perform together as the basement rock band SPORTS. The group concluded its tour at the ’Sco
Monday night with songs from its sophomore record All of Something.

For SPORTS Fans, ’Sco Turns Stadium

November 18, 2016

Oberlin loves SPORTS, as evidenced by the large number of students who attended the basement-rock group’s free show Monday night and the cacophonous applause it received when upon taking to the ’Sco stage. Before their performance, the Review sat down with members of the band. “I love Oberlin,” SPORTS bassist Catherine Dwyer said. “We have a lot of friends here.” “The food is good here, too,” drummer Jack Washburn added. “It’s like a metropolis compared to Gambier.” Th...

After defeating Wabash College 2–1 to advance to their first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game, the Yeomen dropped a heartbreaker to top-seeded Kenyon College 2–1 in double overtime.

Yeomen Take Second in Record Season

November 11, 2016

Appearing in its inaugural North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game, men’s soccer dropped a heartbreaker to the top-seeded Kenyon College Lords 2–1 in double overtime. “We expected to win. The guys were excited and confident and ready to prove that we belonged,” said Head Coach Blake New. “We thought we matched up well with them and we thought this was our time.” The Yeomen offense found a rhythm when senior winger Sam Weiss branded the scorecard less than four minutes...

Senior wide receiver Justin Cruz sprints past DePauw University defenders in Oberlin’s 50–17 loss last Saturday at the Knowlton Athletic Complex. Cruz ranks third in school history with 2,156 career receiving yards.

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

November 11, 2016

The Yeomen suffered a Senior Day spoiler at the hands of the DePauw University Tigers last Saturday in their ninth consecutive loss of the year, falling 50–17. Still looking for its first win, Oberlin will travel to Hiram College tomorrow to face off against the Terriers for its last matchup of the season. “The main thing with [Hiram] is they have a lot of great athletes, and they definitely have some playmakers within their wide receiver group, so that’s going to be a challenge to defend...

Sophomore Sara Chang (left) and senior Maggie Middleton jump for a block against the top-seeded Tigers in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament at Wittenberg University last Friday.

Volleyball Takes Set from Top-Seeded Tigers

November 11, 2016

Despite taking the third set from the top-seeded Wittenberg University Tigers 25–22, the Yeowomen dropped the match 3–1 in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. Putting up a valiant fight against the No. 7 Tigers was encouraging for the Yeowomen, who finished their season 7–20 overall and 1–7 in the NCAC. “We played some of the best volleyball we’ve played all year and we ended up taking a set off them, which I’ve never done in the six years I’ve been...

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