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All for the love of the game

Dominic Simpkins, 19, communications major

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 playing the game since then and it has been a part of my whole life,” said Simpkins. As a...

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

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

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

Tahlia Sherlock, 18, liberal arts major said her late grandfather was her role model and the main catalyst that inspired her to pursue her basketball career.

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...

Women’s basketball team takes first place 

(Left #11) Danielle Gezzi, 20, kinesiology major and (Right #10) Anisah Douglas, 19, kinesiology major blocking opponent.

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

The De Anza women’s basketball team capped a remarkable turnaround season with a Coast-South Conference title. The team finished the season with a record of 18-11, a huge improvement over the 4-19 record it posted last year. With three consecutive losses to start the season, the team’s early...

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

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

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 to expect and a way into preparing them for next year,” he said. Damjanovic said he believes...

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

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

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

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

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

(Left #11) Danielle Gezzi, 20, kinesiology major and (Right #10) Anisah Douglas, 19, kinesiology major blocking opponent.

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

Danielle Guzzi, 20, kinesiology major, stares down her opponent as she surveys her options in a 73-52 win home win against Monterey Peninsula College Feb. 5.

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

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

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...