The Observer

Football looks to repeat last year’s success with new faces

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a perfect regular season and a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs capping off last season, the Case Western Reserve University football team is looking to repeat their success this year. However, the class responsible for the impressive campaign has graduated.   “We focused on team bui...

Cross country, tennis teams get on track for new season

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the steamy summer weather comes to a close, the Case Western Reserve University cross country and tennis teams will embrace the chilly weather and prepare for their upcoming seasons. Now with another year of experience under their belt, the men’s tennis team, composed of 18 student-athletes, ...

Second-year volleyball player unexpectedly finds her passion

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sometimes complete accidents inspire the greatest revelations. Second-year outside hitter Bailey Hagedorn never anticipated playing volleyball. As a kid, she was involved in individual activities such as ice skating, gymnastics and piano—not exactly similar to volleyball. In fact, Hagedorn did not start...

Led by experience, men’s soccer shoots for winning season

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team, which recently welcomed a new group of incoming first-year players, is preparing for an exciting 2018-2019 season. Head Coach Brandon Bianco, assisted by Chris Black and Charlie Reymann, will lead the team into their rigorous fall practice ...

Softball finishes tied for fifth after magical run last spring

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

August 24, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

In case you missed it after leaving campus last semester, the Case Western University softball team achieved a historic feat in May by placing sixth at the NCAA National Tournament. Here is a recap of the run. Greatness can be hard to define, but is easily recognizable. The Case Western Reser...

New to CWRU? Here’s a brief sports overview

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Are you new to Case Western Reserve University? Did you participate in high school sports? Here at CWRU, we have a multitude of athletic opportunities for any level of competition and seriousness you desire. CWRU competes in the University Athletic Association (UAA) at the NCAA Division III level wit...

Women’s soccer continues rebuilding

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

After finishing with a 7-11 record last season, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team looks to build on the positives from last season and carry them into this upcoming campaign. While a sub-.500 winning percentage is never satisfying, the team was able to make history by claiming its...

No Spain, no gain

No Spain, no gain

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

La Sagrada Familia. Peniscola Templory Castle. Parque del Buen Retiro. These are just a few of the breathtaking attractions Case Western Reserve University’s volleyball returners got to experience early this August on a trip to Spain. The team’s seven-day trip consisted of exploring the cities of...

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

"Strike, you’re out!" Another batter retired, another strikeout recorded for second-year pitcher Ilissa Hamilton. As she stands atop the mound, Hamilton reads the batter and takes advice from her catcher for the next pitch. Every throw matters for Hamilton, as she whizzes fastballs passed batters an...

Men’s tennis wins both matches on senior day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The No. 18 Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team won both games on Senior Day against New York University (NYU), 7-2, and Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), 6-3, at home. The Spartans boast a 15-9 record, winning six out of the last seven games heading into University Athletic Association...

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