Monica Chernoff selected for Filipino water polo team

This past spring, Monica Chernoff (sophomore) joined the Filipino women’s national water polo team. The journey to competing at the national level began when her younger sister and mother visited Tufts University. While Chernoff was already at Occidental, her sister…

Students helping students make those gains

Occidental’s Alumni gymnasium consistently hosts students hoping to get fit, gain muscle or simply get some exercise. A couple of Occidental students, namely Julian Diamond (sophomore) and Marcus McDuffie (senior), have offered their services as trainers to fellow students who…

Calmer seas in water polo’s future

The Occidental men’s water polo team (0-7) played their sixth and seventh games of the season Sept. 23 at Taylor Pool. The first game ended in an 18–2 loss to Whittier and the second in a close defeat, 17–16, to…

Women’s water polo travels north

The Occidental women’s water polo team played against a trio of top-ranked NCAA Division I teams this past weekend at the UC Davis Aggie Shootout. The women played UC Davis on Saturday (19-4) and Cal State Bakersfield and San Jose…

Spring sport previews part II: Men’s track and field, women’s water polo and women’s tennis

Just over two weeks ago, Groundhogs Day’s official mascot, Punxsutawney Phil, declared that winter will continue for another six weeks after seeing his shadow. But for many Occidental athletes spring has already sprung, with the start of the 2017 season.…

Adam Florsheim is cool, calm and collected in the cage

According to Occidental water polo veteran Adam Florsheim (senior), there are two types of goalies. The first is intense and loud, dictating the pace of the game through screams and orders. The second is stoic, letting his or her play…

Water polo beats Caltech, falls in senior game

The final week of regular season games was a busy one for the Occidental women’s water polo team (3-11 overall, 1-7 SCIAC) as it broke out of their conference slump and honored the team’s seniors before their final collegiate game…

Athletes of the Week

Jeh Johnson: Track & Field  Jeh Johnson (junior) continued his strong performance for the men’s track and field team this weekend. Johnson was a part of the 4x100m relay team that set a seasonal best time of 41.43, as well…

Offense improves, but water polo falls to conference foes

The Occidental women’s water polo team (2-10 overall, 0-6 SCIAC) was unable to break out of their conference slump, falling to La Verne 20-11 and Cal Lutheran 13-8 in last week’s matchups. Despite their continued struggles, the Tigers look like…

Rising Stars

Nicole Castro Women’s Tennis What do you find so rewarding about tennis? I think it’s a really personal achievement. Besides playing on a team, winning as an individual player is really beneficial. It’s helped me understand that a lot of…

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