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De Anza College sends student athletes to all corners of U.S.

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

GRAPHIC BY: Rafael Villagracia The De Anza College athletics department is sending 45 student athletes to 33 different schools across 13 states, as of publication of this issue on June 16. Almost half of the transfering athletes will remain in California, with the majority accepting offer...

Early start for the De Anza College football team: Dons back to practice

Early start for the De Anza College football team: Dons back to practice

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the De Anza College football team, off season is not a synonym for vacation. Instead, the team got back to work this spring with practice sessions that include film study, time in the weight room and football drills on the field. These spring sessions are not new for the Dons this year, but the...

Rising star: Former SJSU baseball player hits and pitches for De Anza College Dons

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Hailing from the state of Washington, Nicholas Kafer, 20, general business major, made his way onto De Anza’s baseball team splitting time between pitcher and third baseman throughout his first year. Kafer’s love for the sport dates back to when he was five years old. He played: little league,...

Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Editor’s farewell column: Jay Serrano

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Sports

Jay Serrano After four years and nearly 90 issues at La Voz, it feels strange to be leaving. I never planned on being here for this long, but, having reached the end, I don’t regret a single moment. You typically don’t spend five years at community college because things went right, and, for me,...

How to stay in shape with a busy schedule

Jackie Contreras, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

Staying fit while juggling a busy school schedule may seem either impossible, or like it is the least of your worries. Homework and studying for exams seem to steal any time students could use to get in shape. However, there are little things everyone can do throughout their day that can work towar...

De Anza College scholar athletes recognized at ceremony

Audrey Marques, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

To start the 12th Annual De Anza College Student-Athlete Recognition Ceremony, on Wednesday, May 24. Overall, 11 teams that made it to the post-season and Director of Athletics Kulwant Singh talked about the successful year the teams had, especially the Championship victories and the North Califor...

Versatile baseball leader plays both sides of battery for De Anza College team

Versatile baseball leader plays both sides of battery for De Anza College team

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

From playing as starting catcher to starting third baseman to closing pitcher and back to catcher, De Anza College baseball player Ro Mahanty, 19, business major, is what you could call an even keel player. “Those are some very mentally tough spots,” said head coach Eric Raich. “The game is ri...

De Anza College baseball team swings hot and cold in season with no home field

De Anza College baseball team swings hot and cold in season with no home field

Taylor Bicht and Jay Serrano
June 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the De Anza College baseball team got hot this season, it seemed that the team was capable of beating any team in the league. But the hot streaks ended eventually and the team became cold for just enough games to miss the playoffs. The Dons finished the season with a 22-17 record, falling a couple of games ...

Chan: from Indian Ocean island to Olympic opportunity

Chan: from Indian Ocean island to Olympic opportunity

Susan Garcia, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

After competing for years on his Indian Ocean home island of Mauritius, De Anza College swimmer Darren Chan, 21, hospitality management major, came to California looking for more competition. “I was finishing high school there, and I wanted to keep swimming, but in Mauritius we don’t have a lot ...

De Anza College swimmer Darren Chan wins three more medals at state championship

Anas Mustafa, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Only one swimmer from the De Anza College swim team competed at the state meet held in East Los Angeles from May 3 to May 6. Athlete Darren Chan swam: the 200 breaststroke winning a gold medal, the 100 breaststroke, winning a silver medal and the 200 individual medley winning a bronze medal. “I...