La Voz News

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 of all road games, 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 re...

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...

De Anza College badminton team eliminated early by top southern California players

De Anza College badminton team eliminated early by top southern California players

Jay Serrano, Sports Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

The De Anza College badminton team sent four players to the state championship tournament on May 12, but by the end of play that Friday, all four players had been eliminated from both singles and doubles contention. De Anza consistently competes in the state finals tournament in both team and individual/ d...

De Anza badminton closes out season strong, sends players to state championship

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

De  Anza College’s Badminton team defeated Mission College 18 - 3 in their final match of the season, and secured the title as Coast Conference co-champions at the De Anza main gym on Thursday, April 27. Before the game, head coach Mark Landefeld said he was uncertain about the team’s health. ...