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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...

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Hardworking warriors of De Anza College sports: Coaches

Gabriel Barrenechea, Miles Voci, Elsa Castro, and Jaclyn Lim

March 26, 2019

Women's basketball coach, Mike Allen Coming from a humble background, raised in a single parent home, De Anza College's women’s basketball head coach Michael Allen is no stranger to adversity. His passion for basketball and his commitment to make his mother proud, pushed him to work hard and lead him to success, winning national championships in high school and in col...

Determination shown by women’s basketball as tough season concludes

Freshman forward/guard Hannah Lee, freshman guard Valerie Batino, sophomore guard/forward Sophia Rodriguez, and sophomore guard Doryn Gomez assume defensive positions during the Feb. 22 game against Hartnell.

Maryam Golkar, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

The 2018-2019 women’s basketball season has come to a close with De Anza College attaining a final standing of 4-19 for their overall record and 1-9 for their conference record. A rough season was underlined by the loss of eight players due to injury and academic reasons. An initial roster of...

Narrow loss to women’s basketball despite crunch time madness

Guard Doryn Gomex makes a successful shot attempt over an opposing defender during a home game on Feb. 13.

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

De Anza College’s women’s basketball team were one point shy from beating Gavilan College on Feb. 13, losing 57-58.                        The score was close as De Anza scored the last two shots, only to give a foul in the last few seconds.                     ...

Women’s basketball falls short again despite fighting back

Faith Ann Serrano, guard, lines up a free throw during a home game against Cabrillo College on Jan. 23

Shiri Marwaha

February 7, 2019

De Anza College’s women’s basketball team suffered a crushing defeat at home to Hartnell College Wednesday, Jan. 23 by 84-40. The guest team asserted their dominance from the beginning, but the Dons fought back and scored some feisty baskets. However, those baskets were too few and fa...

Women’s basketball suffers grueling loss against Mission

Key injuries to team players left Coach Mike Allen with a tactical headache during the home game on Jan. 11.

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...

Women’s basketball new coach brings change

Coach Mike Allen talking to the players about a exercise to his team during practice on
Oct. 30 at De Anza College.

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

Son of a single mother and consistently frustrated about his father’s disappearance, Mike Allen, 45, coach for De Anza College’s women’s basketball team, inspires his students to achieve their goals. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio Allen’s mother always gave him the confidence to strive and work har...