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Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

As the fall semester comes to a close, the Men and Women’s Basketball teams have had a couple of intense matches to end the semester. The men’s team played Rhode Island State of Design out in Rhode Island, which was a very close game. Their next game was against the New School and they played hard, making the game a great one. This past weekend, they played against Lincoln College, a small school up in New England with a very strong team.

The women’s team played Vaughn College, a local school for Aviation, and Hampshire College, a private liberal arts school in Massachusetts. Both of these games were very close, causing heart rates to go up as the game progresses. This past weekend, they played against Briarcliff, a school out in Long Island with a Division 2 team. They played their hearts out and even though they lost, they learned a lot from it. That’s it for this semester; good luck with finals! ◊

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

The basketball season for both the men and women’s teams has just begun. The men’s basketball team went to St. Marten at the end of October for a game and intensive training as well. It is a trip they have done every year and every year, those four days create an unbreakable team bond among the men. The men played their first game in the states against CIA and played their hearts out, as they always do. The women’s team went down to Florida the first week of November to train as well. They also ran a clinic with ninety first graders, teaching them how to play basketball and for some of them, it was the first time they ever touched a basketball. The first women’s game is on Saturday, November 16th at Cooper against Vaughn College and their second game is on Sunday, November 17th in Massachusetts against Hampshire College. Stay tuned for the next article where the scores will be posted! ◊

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

The soccer team left on Friday to head out to Cape Cod for training for the season. The men’s basketball team just had its first official game with the New School. They also recently had their Alumni game, where graduates who were on the basketball team come back and play against the current team. The scores are listed below. ◊

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

As the weather starts to get colder, the athletes become more dedicated to school and their teams. The women’s volleyball team has its last game coming up in the next week while the women’s and men’s basketball teams will have their first games in a couple of weeks. Both the soccer and women’s tennis teams are playing hard this season. The men’s volleyball and tennis teams start their season up in the spring, but you can still find them at the women’s practices helping out their fellow classmates. You will find the scores from the previous soccer and women’s tennis games listed below.

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

Cooper students are known for having their lives taken over by academics before the first month of school is over. On top of academics, most of us also have jobs, take part in clubs, and participate in sports. For the scholar athletes at Cooper, sports start the week before school starts down in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Most of our athletes go down for a week to train, learn new drills, and create a special bond with our teammates. Students who are involved in sports were not the stars of their teams in high school, and some have never even played the sport before coming to Cooper. However, watching them play after Cape Cod and just a month or two of practice, you would never be able to tell.

For the basketball and volleyball teams, practice is generally on Friday and Saturday nights. For the soccer and tennis teams, practice is usually on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The cross country team practices throughout the week, mornings or nights, depending on their schedules. Soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s tennis season have already started and the results for their first games are listed on this page. ◊

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

The women’s tennis and volleyball teams’ season ended in the winter. Judy Wu, a junior civil engineering student currently on the women’s tennis team, commented on the women’s tennis team’s performance: “After weeks of training in South Carolina and Cape Cod, the women’s tennis team had an exciting season.

Playing home matches in the US Tennis Center, the team faced strong competitors such as Pratt, St. Joseph, and New Rochelle, and was able to seize victory in the majority of their matches. The women’s tennis team hopes for similar successes in the upcoming seasons.”

The women’s volleyball team also had a pretty good season. They focused on building a strong foundation for their team, which included recruiting and training new girls. By the end of the season, their players grew as a team and truly worked together.

Both the men and women’s basketball teams are almost done with the season. Both teams are losing some of their best players because their seniors are graduating, but the new recruits are learning quick and older players are stepping up.     The men’s tennis and volleyball team’s season started up pretty quick and they’re excited to play. The men’s (and women’s) tennis team will be headed to South Carolina in March for training for an excellent start to their season.

(Recent scores have been reproduced below.)

2/10/2013
Women’s Basketball @ College of New Rochelle        21-81     L

2/22/2013
Women’s Basketball @ Kings College        47-42    W
Men’s Basketball      @ Kings College        52-42    W

Sports Update

Yara Elborolosy (CE ‘14)

Cooper Union athletes started off the school year with a trip to Cape Cod for a week long training session. Teams managed to practice twice a day, have some time to enjoy the beautiful Cape, and take turns preparing dinners where every team was invited. At Cooper there is a boys basketball team, a girls basketball team, a boys tennis team, a girls tennis team, a soccer team, a cross country team, a girls volleyball team, and a boys volleyball team.

The boys basketball team is doing very well and found some hardworking new freshmen teammates including Matthew Smarsch, Andrey Kovalev, and Kenneth Oneill. New to their team but not to Cooper include Peter Liu and Ratan Rai Sur. They have been giving it their all every time they step onto the court. Their first game is a double header on October 27th against Kings College.

Girls basketball team has kept up the hardworking spirit from Cape Cod and were glad to find four new girls to join the team. There are two artists, Diana Yun and Paige, and two freshmen engineers, Nina Yajima Berlow and Jamie Chan. So far, they have been eager to learn the plays and enjoying the practices. The first game is an alumni game next weekend and the first official game is on October 27th against Kings College. Both teams practice twice a week, generally Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, usually separate but every once in a while, there is a joint practice.

Girls tennis team practice Tuesday and Thursday mornings. They have already played three matches, twice against New Rochelle and once against Pratt and won two of the three. The girls tennis team is made up of some very strong players and were glad to have Leticia Lew, Natalia Zawinsky, and Jacquline Le as strong and determined new additions to the team. Their next match is October 19th against St. Joeseph‘s.

Both the soccer team and the cross country are not gender specified so there is one team for everyone. Soccer practices twice a week in the morning. They were very happy to have ten new players join this year.

The freshmen are Eugene Sokolov, John DiBattista, Stephen Leone, Eavan O’Connor, Hunter Mckane, and Eli Soffer and they have all been solid players who bring a lot to the team. There are new juniors, Isha Patel, Jon Huang, and Ewan Kay, who have been very dedicated to the team as well. The last new player is Peter Kim who is a student from the New School and he is great contribution to the team.

The cross country team practices twice a week, once in the morning and once in the evening. The team was also glad to receive a handful of new players including two freshmen, Maria Hoffman and Peter Wang, Alex Lanuza, Gabriel Lopez, and Sebastian Brand, who happens to be one of the foreign exchange students. The new players have been running hard and working hard to keep up with the team but they’re doing great. They don’t have any more races against schools but they will be participating in two NY Roadrunners races, one this Sunday and one next Sunday.

The girls volleyball team has also been hard at work, since their season starts the earliest. They have also had a couple of new girls join the team. The new sophomores are Neema Aggarwal, Lauren Bishop, Mary Mazur, and Allison Colyer. The new freshma areAlexa Orrico, Amy Chambers, Jenny Jung, and Arielle Chin King. Most of the team is new so most practices have been focusing on team chemistry and as a team, they’ve been growing stronger every practice. They have another game on October 20th with New ROchelle and their last game will be on October 26th, with the College of St. Elizabeth. Both the boys volleyball and tennis teams are spring sports so they haven’t really started. That’s all for now and if anyone is ever interested in a sport, talk to Dean Dean Baker. C U later.