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De Anza softball looks to recover after tough losing season last year

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

De Anza College’s softball team aims to finish out the season after forfeiting the last six games of the 2015-2016 season due to grade ineligibility. “I just want to see us improve as a team and finish the season,” said player Molly Mills, 19, social and behavioral science major. “Not enough...

Women Dons command a lead over Panthers

Virgilio Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Sports

The De Anza Women Dons’ basketball team beat Hartnell College 67-52 Wednesday, Jan. 18 at De Anza College, to end a two-game losing streak and bring their record to 5-13. Leading the way for the Dons was Olivia Wissig, with 17 points, and Conner Bennett, with 14 points. The game went back and...

Dons attain third straight win over Hartnell Panthers

Terry Pon, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

The De Anza Men’s Dons won their third-straight win against the Hartnell Panthers on Jan. 18. De Anza’s defense struggled in the first half, giving up 40 points. Coach Jason Damjanovic said, “You missed that!” after the referee made a questionable no call on one of Damjanovic’s players. The...

Men’s basketball takes on conference with a three-game winning streak, lots of hope

Vince Aguilar, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

Despite a rocky 2015-16 season that ended in a loss, and a rough start to the 2016-17 season, the De Anza College men’s basketball team is beginning to turn around. The Dons started the season 3-10 and entered the California Community College Athletic Association conference needing a lot of work,...

After tough transition, women’s basketball pulls together, improves overall teamwork

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
Filed under Sports

After a rough start, coach Mike Riley has taken over De Anza College’s women’s basketball team mid-season and brought the team back to the basics of the game: fundamentals and attitude. “From the time I took over they were averaging giving up 80 points a game, and now it’s down to 59 so we’ve...

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

TOUGH SOCCER LOSSES

Aysha Rehman, STAFF REPORTER
December 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The De Anza College men’s soccer team finished the season with a strong record, but lost its goalie in an assault Nov. 11, and subsequently lost the semifinals Nov. 22. The team, led by Albert Munante with 15 goals, and Jose Varon with six assists, had a 13-3-6 record and finished second in the So...

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Breaking stereotypes as a male cheerleader

Maria Ortiz, Staff Reporter
December 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Not everyone can handle being the focal point of a team, but Julio Alfaro can. A 20-year-old music major, Alfaro is the co-captain of the cheer team and the only male cheerleader at De Anza College. With more than a year as a cheerleader, he’s shown his capacity to lead. According to a 2015...

De Anza College track team breaks records at qualifying meet

De Anza College track team breaks records at qualifying meet

Jasmin Remram, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2016
Filed under Cross country, Showcase, Sports

(From left) Michele Perez-Lopez, 20, communications major, and Alyssa Renteria, 20, psychology major, pose with De Anza Dons’ 2nd place trophy. Photos courtesy of Andrew Kaila   De Anza College’s track team has competed tirelessly in championships across the state and the region and thei...

De Anza College volleyball co-captain, Anna Craig, inspires

Jamie Lamping, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

A co-captain of the De Anza College volleyball team, Anna Craig has played volleyball since seventh grade, after switching her focus from basketball. When she first started playing volleyball, Craig said she wasn’t very good. However, after improving in eighth grade, she made varsity her fres...