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Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Poor weather, sickness and injury could not keep the De Anza College men’s and women’s track and field teams down this season, as both teams said they are looking forward to competing in the Coast Conference Championships. Head coach Nick Mattis said the season has been progressing well, d...

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Students dart back and forth across the wooden floor, dodging their opponents and weaving between the boundary lines while trying to land blows of their own with slim silver foils, keeping perfect etiquette in a surprisingly elegant sport. This is De Anza College fencing. Coach Nick Mattis has been teaching...

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...

Track & Field secure top spot in home meet

Track & Field secure top spot in home meet

Jaclyn Lim, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019

De Anza College’s track and field team came out on top in their first home meet since 2017, competing against six other community colleges last Saturday, Feb. 23.                         “I was pretty pleased with it, I thought we did even better than I was expecting so early in...

A Look into Track and Field

February 26, 2019

De Anza College's track and field head coach Nick Mattis says he has high hopes for this years team to qualify for state and win numerous awards.

Track and Field gunning for top spot

Track and Field gunning for top spot

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

The De Anza Track and Field team hopes that an increase in roster numbers will boost their chances this season. After finishing second in both the men’s and women’s conference championships last year, head coach Nick Mattis made it clear that his goal is to get both teams back on top. “Our goal...

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...

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...