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Longtime Dons’ football coach hangs up clipboard

Taylor Bicht and Cecile Hoang
February 1
Filed under Sports

Former De Anza College head coach Dan Atencio, who guided the Dons to three conference championships and received three Coach of the Year awards, announced last November that 2015 would be his final season. After 46 years of coaching different levels of football, Atencio decided to fall back on a...

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Dons fight off Gavilan College for first home win of season

Sergio Valencia, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Men's basketball, Sports

De Anza men’s basketball rallies after getting into early foul trouble to earn their first home win of the season with a 70-68 win over the Gavilan College Rams on Friday, Jan. 15. An unheralded hero carried the Dons to its first home victory on Friday night. Freshman guard Jeremy Ishimaru came off ...

Women’s basketball slump in defeat

Jessica Howell, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Sports

The De Anza women’s basketball team fell 59-44 to Foothill College on Wednesday, Jan. 13.   Forward Marina Ramon-Lopez and guard Tiffany Raczynski led the Dons in scoring with 11 points each in the failed comeback.   The Dons got off to a slow start on both ends of the court. The...

Patience, Raiders fans

Taylor Bicht, Sports Editor
January 19
Filed under Bicht Please, Sports

Relax Raiders fans, your beloved team is going nowhere, at least for now. Last Tuesday’s landmark decision means that the St. Louis Rams will move to Los Angeles this year. The San Diego Chargers will likely join them soon, leaving the Raiders as the odd team out. The City of Los Angeles is unlikely ...

Basketball team serves moms, kids at shelter over holidays

Basketball team serves moms, kids  at shelter  over holidays

Laura Shkouratoff, STAFF WRITER
January 19
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In December, members of the De Anza men’s basketball team volunteered at a local women’s shelter.   The basketball team has volunteered at the shelter for the past five years, serving families who need the community’s support to get back on their feet. The shelter, known as Next Door Solutions...

Keeping in shape with cardio kick

Keeping in shape with cardio kick

Taylor Bicht, La Voz Staff
November 30
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Students work out with individual red punching bags with one goal in mind: keeping their heart rates up. Cardio kickboxing is a high-energy De Anza class that focuses on many different fitness levels. The action packed workout combines kicking, punching and techniques from many different martial art...

Men’s soccer shutout: Playoffs end vs. Cabrillo

Jessica Howell, Staff Writer
November 30
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The De Anza men’s soccer team lost in the first round of the playoffs to Cabrillo College in a shutout on Saturday, Nov. 21. From the first minute Cabrillo dominated possession and took control of the game. They pressured early earning multiple scoring chances. The Seahawks aggressive offense...

Men’s basketball: 2016 team aims for title

Will Savage, Staff Writer
November 30
Filed under Sports

The De Anza men’s basketball team looks to improve on their 11-15 record last season with sights set on reaching the playoffs. “Every year our goal is to win the conference,” said head coach Jason Damjanovic, who is in his 11th year with the team. “Winning the conference automatically guarantees...

Olympic aspirations motivate deaf water sports student athlete

Olympic aspirations motivate deaf water sports student athlete

Jessica Howell and Anthony Montes
November 30
Filed under Showcase, Sports

If water polo isn’t difficult enough, a player on De Anza’s men’s team has one more challenge - communicating with his teammates through an American Sign Language interpreter on the pool deck. Evan Garcia, 26, is hard of hearing and aspires someday to compete in water sports at the Deaflympics. “Right...

No. 7 De Anza to square off against Cabrillo in first round of playoffs

No. 7 De Anza to square off against Cabrillo in first round of playoffs

Taylor Bicht, Sport Editor
November 20
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized

The De Anza College men’s soccer team, which finished third in the South Coast Conference, received the No. 7 seed for the upcoming Northern California Regional playoffs. They will stay home and face No. 10 Cabrillo College in their first game of the playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. This...