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Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Second-year basketball player aims to follow in parents’ footsteps

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Michael Volkening is second-year student and guard on the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s basketball team. He has seen the court in 19 games this year, averaging 7.3 points and 2.1 assists per game. Outside basketball, Volkening has a strong passion for entrepreneurship; thus, he is curr...

Spartan Spotlight – Maggie Dillione

Ben Yavitt

February 8, 2013


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Maggie Dillione is a junior on the women’s swimming and diving team. Dillione is from Newtown, PA and is majoring in Biology/Pre-Med. Ben Yavitt: Maggie, it’s so great you could join me. Lets start this off as usual. How long have you been a swimmer? Maggie Dillione: 16 years. BY: Straight outt...

Spartan Spotlight: Evy Iacono

Ben Yavitt

February 1, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Women's Basketball

Evy Iacono is a senior captain on the Women’s Basketball team. Iacono is from Cincinnati, Ohio and majoring in Biology/Pre-Vet.   Ben Yavitt: Evy, welcome to the first Spartan Spotlight of the semester. It is an honor. Let’s get into it. How long have you been playing basketball? Evy Iacono: ...

Spartan Spotlight: Sara Tillie

Spartan Spotlight: Sara Tillie

November 9, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming

Sara Tillie is a junior on the women’s swimming and diving team. Tillie is from Fallston, Md. and is majoring in medical anthropology and Asian studies.   Ben Yavitt: It is good to hear from you, Sara. How long have you been a swimmer? Sara Tillie: 15 years. BY: Impressive. I know I...

Spartan Spotlight: Kathleen Evers

Spartan Spotlight: Kathleen Evers

Ben Yavitt

October 11, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Tennis, Women's Tennis

Kathleen Evers is a senior on the women’s tennis team. Evers is from Cincinnati and is majoring in psychology, with minors in health communication and medical anthropology.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome to this week’s edition of the Spartan Spotlight. You know the drill. How long have you been...

Spartan Spotlight: Wade Self

Spartan Spotlight: Wade Self

Ben Yavitt

October 4, 2012


Filed under Football, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Wade Self is a senior on the football team. Self is from Lake Zurich, Ill. and is studying biomedical engineering.   Ben Yavitt: Wade, welcome. Let’s start off as usual. How many years have you participated in football? Wade Self: Four. BY: I like the dedication. What inspired you to s...

Spartan Spotlight: Chris Emr

September 20, 2012


Filed under Men's Swimming, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Swimming & Diving

Chris Emr is a senior on the men’s swimming and diving team. Emr is from Rockville, MD and is studying engineering physics.   Peter Cooke: Chris, welcome to the Spartan Spotlight. Let’s go ahead and get started, how long have you been swimming? Chris Emr: I’ve been swimming now for ...

Spartan Spotlight: Eric Erb

Spartan Spotlight: Eric Erb

Ben Yavitt

September 13, 2012


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Eric Erb is a senior on the men’s soccer team. Erb is from Worthington, Ohio and is studying Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism and Chemistry.   Ben Yavitt: Eric, welcome to back to a new year of the Spartan Spotlight. I hope you are as excited as I am. Let’s cut to the chase. How long...

Spartan Spotlight: Steve LaDelfa

Spartan Spotlight: Steve LaDelfa

April 26, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Steve LaDelfa is a senior captain on the men’s track and field team. Steve is from Rochester, N.Y. and is majoring in chemical engineering.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Steve. This is the last edition of the Spartan Spotlight this year. I hope we saved the best for last. Let’s start off. How lo...

Spartan Spotlight: Peter Zak

Spartan Spotlight: Peter Zak

April 12, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Peter Zak is a senior catcher on the men’s baseball team. Zak is from Brookline, Mass. and is majoring in chemistry.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Peter. How long have you been catching behind home plate? Peter Zak: Eighteen years. BY: Back in the good old days, when players took steroids...

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