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Men’s baseball raring to kick off season in hopes of playoff berth

Men’s baseball raring to kick off season in hopes of playoff berth

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The De Anza College Baseball team are prepared for their season this year, with hopes of clinching a playoff berth. Despite the gloomy weather, pitching coach Matt Risko assures that no problem is too big for the team to overcome. “It wouldn’t be De Anza baseball without a little bit of adversity with the rain coming in buckets the last couple w...

Softball season over before it even starts

Softball season over before it even starts

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019

Graphic by Emily Liu De Anza College women’s softball has come to a halt due to a shortage of players. The team was unable to recruit new players for the upcoming season after the departure of their former coach, who left last fall, causing some players to leave too. “By the time we hired a new coach, it was too late to recruit new athletes as the schoo...

Men’s basketball fighting uphill battle to make playoffs

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

De Anza College Men’s Basketball team approaches prospective playoffs with a score of 0-3 in the league as of Jan. 18. Despite the team’s current standing of 8-11, head coach Jason Damjanovik remains upbeat thanks to a prosperous preseason and the strong forms of several key players.     ...

Women’s basketball displays strong team spirit despite multiple adversities

Women’s basketball displays strong team spirit despite multiple adversities

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

With a current standing of 3-13, De Anza College’s women’s basketball team is dealing with an increasing number of adversities as the season continues. However, head coach Mike Allen remains upbeat about his team’s position. “I’m trying to stay away from the negatives and focus on th...

Women’s basketball suffers grueling loss against Mission

Women’s basketball suffers grueling loss against Mission

Tyson Tsoi, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2019

The De Anza College women’s basketball team lost 106-29 to Mission College on Jan. 11. Due to lack of players, the team was only able to do so much. The team heavily relied on their two most skilled players in an attempt to secure the victory, but as the game progressed, they started showing signs of...

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018

The De Anza Dons’ first home win of the season against West Hills Coalinga on Nov. 24, solidified their strong start to the season, moving to a 3-1 record and leading the State in scoring at 93.5 points per game. “I felt like I played good," said center Ajay Singh. "I was attacking the basket...

Mens soccer ends successful season despite loss to Fresno

Mens soccer ends successful season despite loss to Fresno

Christian Trujano, Tyson Tsoi, and Audrey Marques

December 12, 2018

The De Anza College men’s soccer team held their heads up high after falling short against Fresno City College on Nov. 10, despite their successful run making it into playoffs. The soccer team faced a lot of issues during games leading up to the end of the season according to captain, Fernando Biorato, 1...

Brand new water polo team made it to championships

Stephanie Lam, Campus Beat Editor

December 12, 2018

Women’s water polo finished in sixth place and men’s water polo finished in fourth place in the Coast Conference Championship Tournament. The biggest highlight of the women’s season was their final game against Community College of San Francisco for the sixth place title, according to head coach ...

De Anza College football team wins championship

De Anza College football team wins championship

Brenna White, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

The De Anza College football team triumphantly overcame all hardships and doubt during the American Conference Championship Bowl in a nail-biting 42-41 win against Reedley College on Saturday, Nov. 17. This victory wraps up an incredible season for the team with a 10-1 record. The success came as a surprise given the team’s 2-8 record in 2017. In yet another dramati...

Women’s cross country teams qualifies for state championships after year gap

Women’s cross country teams qualifies for state championships after year gap

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

De Anza College women’s cross country team athletes celebrate for qualifying the state championships after a year gap. “I am happy for them that they made it again. Last year was the first year in my coaching career we didn’t have a women’s team at the state meet,” says Coach Nick Mattis. All...