Rebecca Reese honored prior to senior night win against Pomona-Pitzer

Before the Occidental women’s lacrosse team (5-3 SCIAC, 11-3 overall) defeated Pomona-Pitzer 11-9 April 15, they honored the only senior on the squad — Rebecca Reese. A Biochemistry and Spanish major, Reese has played lacrosse at Occidental for all four…

Men’s tennis beats Hope International in first win since 2015

If any other team mobbed the court and jumped for joy after a mid-season victory like the Occidental men’s tennis team Feb. 23 against Hope International, it would seem unsportsmanlike. For the Tiger men, the celebration was justified. This was…

Coach spotlight: Ghia Godfree — men’s and women’s tennis

Ghia Godfree, head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, has her work cut out for her but is handling the pressure with grace. As a Harvard alum and former collegiate softball player, Godfree is bringing an unorthodox background…

Tennis stars turn back the clock in this year’s Australian Open

Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams and Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: two of the most iconic tennis rivalries, back to center stage for the 2017 Australian Open. None of these names are new, but their combination was completely unforeseen and…

Under Godfree, tennis enters spring season optimistic

Reeling from last season’s losing records, the men’s and women’s tennis teams face uncertain futures as they approach the spring season with a new coach and revamped lineups. But the teams’ undaunted positivity, stemming from Head Coach Ghia Godfree’s rousing…

Senior duos finish final Tiger tennis matches

The Occidental men’s and women’s tennis teams will each be saying goodbye to two seniors this year. For the men’s team, these seniors are Eric Kazangian and Josh Dancu. The women’s team is graduating Sara Charney and Amber Gadsden. On…

Players of the week – Week of March 4th

Hannah Kohanzadeh Josh Dancu Despite his team’s loss to Cal Lutheran’s nationally ranked tennis team, Josh Dancu pulled off an impressive 3 set win (6-3, 4-6, 10-8) in his singles match Saturday. Dancu defeated Cal Lutheran’s top seed Moises Cardenas,…

Sports in Brief Issue 9

Track and Field The Occidental track and field teams participated in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational Saturday, continuing their preparation for the upcoming SCIAC Championship meet. Senior speedster and jumper Kevin Cox led the men’s side with several top performances on both…

Sports in Brief Issue 8

Occidental Softball (2-28 overall, 1-19 SCIAC) The Occidental College softball team attempted to break through a recent offensive slump during its doubleheader against Whittier on Saturday. But it was the Poets who were able to invoke their bats in the…

Sports in Brief Issue 7

Baseball (12-14 overall, 8-7 SCIAC) The Occidental baseball team took the field against SCIAC No. 1 Whittier over the weekend in a three-game conference series. Junior outfielder Chris Strain kicked off the league rivalry with a bang for the Tigers…

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