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Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Deacon Spotlight: Anne Van Hoof

Will Zimmerman, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

A senior from Schijndel, a town in the south of the Netherlands, Anne Van Hoof’s journey to the Wake Forest Field Hockey team was anything but traditional. “I lived with my two older sisters, parents and wiener dog until coming to America when I was 18 years old,” she told the Old Gold & Blac...

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters

Charles Horn

October 1, 2020

Dominic Peters is a senior and a goalkeeper on the Men’s Soccer Team. Peters is graduating in December, with a major in philosophy and minors in politics & international affairs and religion. On-campus, Peters serves as Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is the lead...

Deacon Spotlight: Chase Oliver & Isaiah Parente

Deacon Spotlight:  Chase Oliver & Isaiah Parente

Cooper Sull

September 24, 2020

Men’s soccer is off to a strong start this season, as they beat Pittsburgh 3-2 in an exhibition match on Sept. 13. Freshman Chase Oliver scored two of those goals in his first taste of collegiate soccer. Oliver, from Kennesaw, GA, is one of Coach Bobby Muuss’s eight recruits for this 2020-21 sea...

Deacon Spotlight: Isaiah Mucius

Deacon Spotlight: Isaiah Mucius

Essex Thayer

September 10, 2020

Isaiah Mucius is a junior at Wake Forest majoring in sociology and a member of the men’s basketball team. He is one of the highest touted returners on newly-hired Head Coach Steve Forbes’ squad — last year he started in 22 games and appeared in 30. During this sophomore campaign, Mucius averaged 7.3 po...

Deacon Spotlight: Logan Bolton

Deacon Spotlight: Logan Bolton

Ben Conroy

September 3, 2020

Logan Bolton is a senior member of the WFU cheerleading squad. She’s set to graduate in May with a degree in communication as well as a minor in journalism, and has led an incredibly decorated career as a Wake Forest student thus far. On campus, she holds executive positions on the Student Union a...

Deacon Spotlight: John Ernst

Deacon Spotlight: John Ernst

Nick Lalli

March 5, 2020

John Ernst is a sophomore from Loveland, Ohio entering his second year as a baseball manager for the Wake Forest’s Men’s Baseball team. He is a Health & Exercise Science major with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. His career interests lie in sports orthopedics, specifically orthop...

Deacon Spotlight: Tyler Witt

Deacon Spotlight: Tyler Witt

Samantha Wexler

February 27, 2020

After participating in Senior Day in 2019, Wake Forest Men’s Baseball player Tyler Witt will be able to have that opportunity once again in 2020. A member of the 2018 and 2019 All-ACC Academic Teams, Witt was able to receive a redshirt for the 2017 season to return as a graduate student for the 20...

Deacon Spotlight: Adriana Piekarewicz

Deacon Spotlight: Adriana Piekarewicz

Samantha Wexler

February 20, 2020

As a sixth-grader in Florida, Adriana Piekarewicz was a soccer player who ran a fast mile in gym class. Shortly thereafter, she began practicing and racing with the varsity cross-country and track team at her K-12 school. Flash forward to today, she is a career service specialist at the Wake Forest Of...

Deacon Spotlight: Alex Sharp

Deacon Spotlight: Alex Sharp

Samantha Wexler

February 13, 2020

Senior Alex Sharp has been on a tear for the women’s basketball team, recording her thousandth career point on Jan. 30 against Pitt and recording multiple double-doubles as of late. During the Deacons’ road trip to Pittsburgh and Boston College, she recorded a double-double in both contests. Against Notre ...

Deacon Spotlight: Ody Oguama

Deacon Spotlight: Ody Oguama

Jake Singer

February 6, 2020

After coming off the bench for the first two games of the year, freshman Ody Oguama now starts most games for the Demon Deacons. The 6’9” power forward from Raleigh played his senior season at Woodstock Academy under Coach Tony Bergeron in Woodstock, Conn. While he is not one of the most prolific...

Deacon Spotlight: Lexi Franco

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Lucy Nelson

January 23, 2020

Lexi Franco is the co-captain of Wake Forest’s Women’s Tennis. The senior came from Largo, Fla. as a five-star recruit and has helped the team make the NCAA all three years since she’s been here. As a freshman, she only lost one singles match and posted a 12-8 overall record last season, also ...

Deacon Spotlight: Ivana Raca

Deacon Spotlight: Ivana Raca

Nicole Mackey

December 5, 2019

Ivana Raca is a junior on the women’s basketball team here at Wake Forest. Like most college students, she loves to watch Netflix and have lots of fun with her friends, but she also has other goals. In her junior year, she aims to make good grades and help her team to a winning season. Her college...

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