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First-year basketball player from Lithuania raising eyebrows

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The small moments inspire first-year basketball player Ignas Masiulionis Masiulionis cited a championship game in Lithuania he attended as a young child that truly spiked his interest in basketball. The Lithuanian team hit a buzzer beater to win the championship, and the moment of victory was an incredibly...

First-year swimmer excels to start season

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. So many high school athletes hope to make their dreams a reality and compete at the collegiate level, but in reality, only a select few get this chance. First-year rookie swimmer Caitlyn VonFeldt got this chance and has put her talent on full display as a result. At...

Fourth-year veteran swimmer preparing to reach for the finish

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Amphibious: relating to, living in or suited for both land and water. While fourth-year veteran swimmer Jen Eurich does not literally fit the definition, for all intents and purposes, she nearly does. She has dedicated the past 16 years to swimming and currently competes for the Case Western Reserve...

Runner Danielle Kulpins continues to impress CWRU

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

While many Case Western Reserve University students snuggle up in their rooms doing homework or watching movies as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, fourth-year veteran runner Danielle Kulpins defies the trend. Instead, she thrives in a world of distance running. Kulpins’ successful...

Swimmer Sean Twomey not typical first-year athlete

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Swimmer Sean Twomey is not your typical first-year athlete. In many athletes’ first years, they try to learn the ropes of college life while gaining a grasp of what college athletics are like. This is not the case for Twomey. In just his second ever college swim meet, Twomey put his aquatic talent...

Second-year student Ana Petropoulos adjusts to life at CWRU

Niko Kamlet, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Ana Petropoulos brings a unique caliber of play to every game. That’s because the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team midfielder is a Division I talent at a Division III school. She spent her first year of undergraduate schooling at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and transf...

Fourth-year student Aidan DeSanto uses running to stay calm

Niko Kamlet, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Athlete Spotlight is a new weekly feature where The Observer learns more about Case Western Reserve University’s athletes. Fourth-year runner Aidan DeSanto, is a key member of the men’s cross country team. Just this year, he has already been the Spartans’ top finisher in two meets, second f...

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