"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Covers the campus like the magnolias
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Jewel Spear dribbles a basketball at the Dave Budd Gymnasium.

Deacon ‘Sportlight:’ Jewel Spear

Evan Harris, Photography Editor February 2, 2023

Junior Jewel Spear of the Wake Forest Women’s basketball team is a member of the 2022 All-ACC First Team, the ACC’s 2021-22 leading scorer and a gold medalist in the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World...

Alex Wood, a freshman sensation on the womens soccer team, poses in front of Wait Chapel.

Deacon Sportlight: Alex Wood

Prarthna Batra, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Freshman powerhouse and forward Alex Wood ended Wake Forest’s soccer season tied for the team lead with five goals. Home for Wood is Huntington Beach, California. I had the pleasure of sitting down with...

Men’s soccer midfielder Leo Guarino strikes a pose in front of Farrell Hall. His presence isn’t only felt on the field—Guarino was named to the 2021-2022 Academic Honor Roll.

Deacon Sportlight: Leo Guarino

Evan Harris, Photography Editor November 17, 2022

Sophomore sensation Leo Guarino closed out Wake Forest’s final regular season game, a 3-0 home win against No. 9 Louisville, in acrobatic fashion. Hailing from Long Island, NY, Leo wears No. 11 for the...

This past fall, Georgia Ruffolo competed in the Bryan National Collegiate and was the sec- ond-highest finisher on the B Team. She recorded an eight-over score of 224 to finish T26.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Georgia Ruffalo

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

After a grueling four days, the women’s golf team has been crowned ACC Tournament champions. The team has a short time to celebrate, however, as the team approaches its next objective, the NCAA Tournament,...

Wake Forest track & field and cross country athlete Kenton Bachmann was named
to the Indoor 2021 All-ACC First Team and the Indoor 2021 ACC Academic Team.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Kenton Bachmann

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 13, 2022

 Redshirt junior Kenton Bachmann is preparing for his academic graduation in May by putting everything into his sport and his school work for this last month. The Knoxville, TN native is a crucial part...

Midfielder Jacob Schulte in action in the game against Coastal Carolina on April 3. Wake
Forest currently holds a 6-1 record, and Schulte has scored 6 goals total this season.

Deacon Sportlight: Jacob Schulte

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

Junior Jacob Schulte is the current co-vice president and co-president-elect of the men’s lacrosse team. Established in 2003, men’s lacrosse at Wake Forest is a part of the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference,...

Baadi and the rest of the tennis team are
set to play Virginia Tech away on Friday.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Taha Baadi

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor March 23, 2022

 As the season progresses, Taha Baadi, a junior on the men’s tennis team, is zoned in on one final goal: redemption. The Montreal, Canada native came a long way from home in the spring of 2020 only...

Stirsman looks forward to the first home
tournament of the spring on Monday.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Clay Stirsman

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor March 2, 2022

After claiming his first collegiate title this past weekend, sophomore Clay Stirsman is looking to ride this wave of success into the Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst on March 7. The golfer from Carmel,...

Chacarra is looking ahead to the Darius
Rucker Intercollegiate event on Feb. 28.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Carolina Chacarra

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 24, 2022

Though it’s only her first year at Wake Forest, Carolina Chacarra is already a shining asset to the Women’s Golf team. Chacarra’s older brother, Eugenio, also attended Wake Forest for his freshman...

Nat Friedman (pictured above) and Lee Ann Gordon hope to make meaningful contributions to the national field hockey team.

Deacon ‘Sportlight’: Friedman and Gordon

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

 Junior midfielder Nat Friedman and sophomore defender Lee Ann Gordon have both been selected to 2022 USA Field Hockey National Teams. They received this honor after a four-day selection camp at Queens...

Moroni and the rest of the tennis team
travel to play South Carolina on Thursday.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Filippo Moroni

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 10, 2022

A sophomore on the Wake Forest Men’s Tennis team, Filippo Moroni is also a part of an international squad that has been dominant this season. Originally from Valenza, Italy, Moroni traveled a long way...

Adam Cecere says his favorite part of baseball is hitting.

Deacon “Sportlight”: Adam Cecere

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor February 3, 2022

With the baseball season rapidly approaching, redshirt sophomore Adam Cecere is gearing up for what will be his first regular-season without serious COVID-19 restrictions. Cecere was rated by both Perfect...

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