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Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Second-year tennis player discusses interests and extracurriculars

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

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 ...

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Second-year softball player learns from failures

Nicholas Kamlet,, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Softball, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports

Sydney Wagner is a second-year infielder and outfielder on the Case Western Reserve University softball team. Currently, she boasts a .268 batting average with 71 at bats and eight runs batted in. Softball has changed her life because it gave her something to be passionate about. Outside the diamond, she pu...

Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Passion for life drives second-year club soccer player

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Fall Sports, Soccer, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

This week the Athlete Spotlight is focusing on second-year club soccer player Naomi Kane, rather than a varsity athlete. She has played soccer ever since she can remember and loves spending time with others who share her passion. Kane also is a Chemistry 111 Supplemental Instruction leader where she gets ...

Second-year goalkeeper inspired by CWRU community

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019


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

Andrew Engelmeyer is a second-year goalkeeper on the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team. Last season, he saw action in three games allowing one goal with four saves. He continues to grow in the sport, and is looking forward to next season. Off the field, Engelmeyer is a member of Sigma Al...

Second-year jumper designs bridges

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports, Track and Field

Luke Traverso is a second-year jumper on the Case Western Reserve University track team. Last indoor season, he topped his pole vault at 4.01 meters, and he is looking forward to building on that this year. In the classroom, he is working toward a degree in civil engineering. He puts what he is learning to use...

Second-year runner sprinting into spring season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Cross Country, Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Spring Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

Eric Rachita is a distance runner on both the Case Western Reserve University cross country and track teams. Last track season, he achieved personal records of 2:07.47 in the 800-meter run and a 15:50.94 in the 5,000-meter run. While not on the run, Eric conducts research for the polymer science department...

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...

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