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Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major

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 5. “I never stopped...

John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major taking a three-point shot on Feb. 21 against Hartnell College.

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...

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against West Valley College defenders in a 60-54 home loss Jan. 24.

Men’s basketball look forward to a better season with more returning players

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter | March 13, 2020

The Dons performed well this season but head coach Jason Damjanovic said his team has room for more improvement and skill development. “I think this past season was an eye opening season as to what...

John Vergara, 20, kinesiology major taking a three-point shot on Feb. 21 against Hartnell College.

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,...

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major is on Feb. 14 looking to make a pass on Feb. 14 against Cabrillo College.

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...

Bryce Ahrens, 20, kinesiology goes for the layup before receiving a foul.

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...

Kyle Nelson, 21, accounting major drives to the basket against West Valley College defenders in a 60-54 home loss Jan. 24.

Men’s basketball team suffers third loss in conference

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter | February 4, 2020

In a home 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...

Men’s basketball going for strong season finish

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter | January 29, 2020

De Anza Colleges men's basketball team is eight games away from possibly claiming the Conference Champion title and a shot at the state playoffs. Although the team went through some rough patches earlier...

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major going up for a contested against San Jose City College on Jan. 15.

De Anza men’s basketball take down San Jose City College thanks to effort on the defensive end

Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter | January 28, 2020

The De Anza Men’s Basketball team pulled out a win over local opponents San Jose City College on Jan. 15, beating them 72-65. The game’s atmosphere was intense right before tipoff as each team’s...

Aaron Tomlinson, 20, psychology major, looking for a lane to drive to the basket against Porterville on Nov. 20

De Anza men’s basketball starts year with losing record, but brings strong defense

Jenny Choi , Staff Reporter | December 5, 2019

The De Anza men’s basketball team stands 2-7 this season as they look to improve in the upcoming months. “We started off really well with two wins and with a few losses,” head coach Jason Damjanovic...

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