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First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides

Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

Ellijah Fragnoli is a first-year member of Case Western Reserve University’s track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering. What is your favorite part of being on the track team? Why?  My favorite part about being on the track team is the structure dynamic that it puts in my life....

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Second-year swimmer excited for new season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Kate Ptashnik is a second-year distance free swimmer on the Case Western Reserve University swim team. With the season still young, she looks to improve on a stellar first year that featured an 18:21.88 in the 1,650 free. Swimming provides Ptashnik with countless memories, including getting punched in the f...

The team comes first for second-year soccer player

The team comes first for second-year soccer player

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Christina Hickson is a second-year forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. In just 10 games this season, she has recorded 16 points, including six goals and four assists. She loves being a part of soccer simply because of everybody around her. The entire team wants to see ...

First-year soccer player off to a blistering start

First-year soccer player off to a blistering start

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Aniya Hartzler is a first-year forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. In just her first year, she is already off to an amazing start, scoring five goals and racking up four assists. This has helped the team to a 12-3 record so far in the season. Hartzler comes from a very...

Fourth-year football player reminisces on final season at CWRU

Fourth-year football player reminisces on final season at CWRU

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

Adam Zybko is a fourth-year tight end on the Case Western Reserve University football team. Over his four seasons, he has seen action in 30 games, accumulating 318 yards and one touchdown. Zybko has also received accolades of UAA Fall All-Academic recognition and Fall 2018 PAC Academic Honor Roll. H...

Second-year cross country runner powered by special moments

Second-year cross country runner powered by special moments

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Claire Keanna is a second-year runner on Case Western Reserve University’s cross country team. While she did not see the course too often her first year, she looks to build with a strong sophomore campaign while supporting the entire team. Outside of running, Keanna has a passion for biology and is c...

First-year volleyball player makes smooth transition to college

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Gianna Lambert is a first-year right-side hitter on the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team. In just her first year at CWRU, she has already seen significant playing time, turning in 24 kills in just six games. She loves being a part of volleyball because of the constant support that every...

Third-year defensemen looks to build on a strong 2018-19 campaign

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

Nathan Ekberg is a third-year defenseman on the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s soccer team. Since his first year at CWRU, he has started in 38 of the 40 games he played in, netted five goals and played a cornerstone piece on the team. The special bond and moments shared with his teammates ...

Second-year tennis player cherishes the great times

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2019

Eliza Georgiades is a second-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team. Georgiades gained valuable experience as a first-year player, even while going 4-9 in single matches, and she looks to improve on those totals next season. She loves the feeling of being com...

Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Madeleine Paolucci is a second-year tennis player on the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team. In only her first year, she was ranked tenth in Division III doubles with partner Nithya Kanagasegar, and finished 16-11 in singles. When she is not playing tennis, she is an active member of Pi ...

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