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Taylor Pool patron and gay rights pioneer David Kopay reflects on his time being a gay athlete

Occidental students may be familiar with Taylor Pool as the home of the college’s swimming and water polo teams, but it also hosts a number of members of the local community during open pool hours. Few will know that one of these guests…

Liam Walsh (’19) reflects on Occidental soccer career after winning 2018 SCIAC Athlete of the Year

Liam Walsh’s Occidental soccer career came to an end in the SCIAC Tournament Championship game Nov. 3 after an outstanding season. Walsh won the 2018 SCIAC Athlete of the Year award for his performance this season where he led the conference in scoring and captained the…

Men’s soccer secures playoff spot in SCIAC tournament, look to win it all

Occidental’s men’s soccer team (13–4) found themselves needing just one goal to clinch a playoff berth in a match against Chapman University in Jack Kemp Stadium Oct. 17. With a score of 1–1 at the end of regulation time, the Tigers headed…

Men’s water polo records positive record for first half of the season

The Occidental men’s water polo team has bounced back from last year’s winless season and currently holds a record of 11 wins and eight losses. This year’s team has a number of new faces, with six first years joining the…

Volleyball sets itself up for a successful season with home opener win

Occidental’s women’s volleyball team (3–3) defeated University of St. Katherine in their home opener 3–0, Sept. 8 in Rush Gymnasium. The Tigers followed this up with another 3–0 home victory over West Coast Baptist College Sept. 11, before a 3–1…

Women’s lacrosse record season comes to an end

The Occidental women’s lacrosse team concluded their season with a 17–15 loss to Pomona-Pitzer, April 28 at Jack Kemp Stadium. The result was a disappointing end to an impressive season for the Tigers, who equaled the program’s best-ever 2014 regular season…

Dynamic duo Jirsa and Miller share final tee time

Dylan Jirsa (senior) and Sam Miller’s (junior) run as the “dynamic duo” of the Occidental’s men’s golf team came to an end over the weekend as Jirsa competed in his final collegiate tournament. Both of the two co-captains agreed that…

Oxy alum Bryan Scott continues career at 2018 The Spring League in Austin, Texas

Former Occidental quarterback Bryan Scott ’16 continued to pursue his National Football League (NFL) ambitions at The Spring League, March 28–April 13. The Spring League is a developmental league and scouting event for prospective professional football talent. This year, the Spring…

Di Lella continues strong first season with game-winning goal against Pomona-Pitzer

With five minutes remaining, the Occidental’s Women’s Lacrosse team found themselves tied with Pomona-Pitzer at 13 goals apiece, March 28. Both teams had entered the game with a 3–1 conference record, meaning the winner would take sole possession of second…

Baseball sweeps Dickinson with a combined score of 15-5

Occidental’s baseball team swept Dickinson College over spring break behind some strong performances from their pitching staff. The Tigers defeated Dickinson 6–4 March 16 in the first match between the two schools before winning the second match of the day 9–1…

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