A Day in the Life: Sarah Speroff ’18

Sarah Speroff '18

Lady Sarah Speroff suited up for battle.

In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com.

Though Sarah Speroff ’18 and I share the same name, most everyone just calls her Speroff: The name printed on the back of her jersey. Speroff has always considered herself to be a sports person; she’s had years of experience playing hockey (both field and ice) and lacrosse. She is a member of Kenyon’s varsity field hockey team, and she also played lacrosse during her first year. Winter is technically the off-season for field hockey, but the team still gathers together for meals as well as lifting and conditioning. She’s also a member of the budding FHockapella, which had its inaugural performance at the fall Gospel Choir concert. On top of being a team member, she is co-president of Kenyon College Athletes for Equality, an organization that works to create awareness of LGBTQ issues in athletics on both the professional and college levels, promoting inclusivity and respect on every sports team. She also works to protect the Kenyon community in her job as a lifeguard at the KAC pool. Beyond the world of athletics, she is a dedicated sophomore biology major with an environmental studies concentration and an anthropology minor. Though she hails from land-locked Cleveland, where she admits Lake Erie does not provide the ideal aquatic ecosystem, her passion has been environmental marine ecology ever since her high school marine biology class visited the Island School in the Bahamas. On campus, her closest connection to the underwater realm is her beloved betta fish Mango, who she keeps in her Taft apartment in a tank that doubles as a terrarium for growing aquaponic basil.

Here is an under-the-surface look at a typical Monday in the life of Sarah Speroff:

8:30 am: I woke up and went to breakfast with my teammates on Old Side. I had eggs. I always have eggs, and maybe hash brown triangles if they have them. Also coffee. I’m addicted and it’s rough. On a good day I drink 4 to 7 cups of coffee. I take it straight and black, but I also have a french press for when I want something fancier.

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Weekend Sports Roundups

Sam Clougher '17

Sam Clougher ’17

For some of our teams, this week marked the end of the season. For others, this week marked the beginning. And one of our three teams to advance to the NCAA championships is still fighting. Here’s what happened this week:

Wednesday:

Field Hockey vs. Messiah College (NCAA Tournament): Loss 0-2 Continue reading

NCAA Tournament Details Announced

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The brackets for NCAA tournament play have been announced. As you probably know, three of our fall sports teams won the NCAC championship, and therefore will be moving on to the NCAA tournaments. Field Hockey’s bracket was released yesterday, and Men’s and Women’s Soccer went up a few hours ago. Here’s a bit of information on the end of their NCAC seasons, and what’s in store for these three teams. Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Rachel Hall '15

Rachel Hall ’15

SO MANY AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND. Football won their first game of the season. Field Hockey and Women’s Soccer both placed first in their conferences. Basically, November is looking like a great month for the Lords and Ladies. Here’s the breakdown of what happened:

Wednesday:

Men’s Soccer at Wittenberg University: WIN 5-0

Women’s Soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University: WIN 3-1

Volleyball vs. Ohio Wesleyan University: Loss 0-3 Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Jeremiah Barnes '16 (courtesy of Martin Fuller)

Jeremiah Barnes ’16 (courtesy of Martin Fuller)

You can call it Fall Break, Reading Days, October Break, or whatever else you want, but any way you look at it, Kenyon’s fall athletes didn’t have much of one. The Lords and Ladies had contests all weekend, and they continued their trend of success. Here’s what you missed:

Friday:

Volleyball vs. Rowan University (at Rowan Invitational): WIN 3-2

Volleyball vs. Centenary University (at Rowan Invitational): WIN 3-0 Continue reading