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Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Alicia Marie Gonzales is a third-year guard on the women’s basketball team. She has played basketball since the first grade and has continued to better herself at the sport despite suffering injuries. Off the court, she is an active member in Phi Mu, Theta Tau and the American Society of Civil Engi...

To China and back

To China and back

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Haley Sims is a third-year volleyball player who plays middle hitter. She has dedicated her life to volleyball since sixth grade and has not looked back. Off the court, she is involved in Alpha Chi Omega and Theta Tau. Her family experiences have led her to study biomedical engineering to better understand w...

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Second-year swimmer finds his poker face

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018

Jonathan Liu is a second-year swimmer who swims the breast and butterfly strokes. He loves swimming for the friendships he has formed through the sport and the time management it requires, which keeps him more organized. Although he was an avid video game player in high school, he has found a new ho...

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Transfer pitcher tears up batters, builds up relationships

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018

"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...

Every moment matters for fourth-year shortstop

Every moment matters for fourth-year shortstop

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018

“Going, going, gone.” The crack of the bat leads to this exclamation from everybody in the ballpark, but few have actually seen a five-year-old hit a home run. Yes, that’s right; at the age of five-years-old, Alex Capetillo, fourth-year student and baseball player, hit his very first home run, ...

Second-year tennis player strikes adversity to the side

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018

Some say it’s the competitive nature of sports, others say it’s to stay fit, but for second-year tennis player Sam Concannon, the relationships formed from playing on Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team are what drive his dedication to the sport. The friendships he made through the team’s...

Jump, run, jump again: Fourth-year runner reigns supreme

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018

“Hey, you’re tall and skinny, go jump those hurdles!” This may have not been the exact phrasing given to fourth-year hurdler Grant Mlack by his middle school coach, but it was something close. His coach was not wrong, however, in assessing Mlack’s abilities as a hurdler, as he was a natural...

Third-year shortstop has humble roots

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Third-year shortstop Rocco Maue lives by the saying, “You never know who’s watching, so always do the right thing.” Maue believes his greatest strength is his work ethic, both on and off the field. He said, “I may not be the most talented … I try to outwork [everyone else].” Maue’s...

Fourth-year swimmer finishes his final year with a splash

Fourth-year swimmer finishes his final year with a splash

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Fourth-year swimmer Drew Hamilton doesn’t know why he loves the pool. He never had a family member swim competitively, and he cannot remember how he discovered his love for it. Swimming just came to him. One defining moment in his career came in high school at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton,...

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Third-year shortstop wipes off the dirt

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed," said third-year shortstop Nicole Doyle, sharing a quote that empowers her. Doyle believes she thrives in any situation because she is not afraid: not afraid of players, not afraid of playing...

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