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All for the love of the game

All for the love of the game

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

De Anza College basketball player Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major fell in love with the game of basketball ever since laying his eyes on his own, first ever ball at age five. “I never stopped playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. A youngster...

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Father credited for his son’s desire to excel in all aspects of life

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It was the last home game of the season and his last game playing for De Anza College when John Vergara, 20-year-old sophomore, stepped on the court and saw his mother and father sitting in the bleachers. “My dad has never really watched my games and when he does watch my games he’s really hard...

Student-athlete inspired by family role models

Student-athlete inspired by family role models

Lauren Locquiao, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major has paved her own way from her hometown of Riverside to De Anza women’s basketball team. Raised by her mother and grandfather, Sherlock said she attributed her hard work and being independent to her mother. “I would say my role models were definitely...

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Men’s basketball put on a show in final game of season

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The Dons delivered a record-breaking performance and dominated Hartnell College by a score of 109-82 ending the season with a bang. John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major consistently kept shooting three-pointers, finishing the night with 10 made attempts and setting a new school record. “In the...

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Men’s basketball suffer a season ending loss

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

De Anza men’s basketball team took a hard loss on Feb. 14 against Cabrillo College, ending all hopes of making it to the postseason. Having already lost once to Cabrillo on Jan. 22, De Anza knew they needed to up the pace to win the game. The team did the research needed prior to the game and...

Women’s basketball inch closer to conference title with win over Cabrillo College

Women’s basketball inch closer to conference title with win over Cabrillo College

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team has won two in a row after beating out Cabrillo College by a score of 72-62 on Valentine's Day. The team’s confidence and hard work was shown throughout the game as De Anza kept beating out their opponents in almost every quarter to get the win. Exceptional...

Women’s basketball captain a model of dedication

Women’s basketball captain a model of dedication

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s 3 a.m. on a Monday and while you may have just submitted your homework assignment a few hours ago and slipped into bed, Danielle Gezzi is up and already at work. Dedication and tenacity are more than just essay lengtheners, they’re the way in which Gezzi centers her life. The 20-year-old De...

Men’s basketball edge Monterey Peninsula College for the win

Men’s basketball edge Monterey Peninsula College for the win

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The De Anza Men’s basketball team defeated Monterey Peninsula by a slim score of 57-52, leaving a few games left in hand before the conference championships. Both teams played intensely both on the offensive and defensive side with De Anza creating a comfortable lead at the start. De Anza took...

Women’s basketball stay hot with win over Monterey Peninsula College

Women’s basketball stay hot with win over Monterey Peninsula College

Travis Wynn, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team extended their win streak to three as they respectively beat Monterey Peninsula College by a score of 73-52 on Feb. 5. Prior to tipoff, head coach Michael Allen said that they had been executing all year and they were ready for this game. The coach’s confidence...

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In a game in which all of the proceeds will go to the Coaches vs Cancer Society, the De Anza men’s basketball team lost 60-54 to conference opponents West Valley College on Jan. 24. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said West Valley did a really good job on rebounding and taking his team out of their...