B Page -- Sept. 23, 2010

Miss Versatility

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In addition to her athletic and academic exploits at Case, she also is heavily involved with the Residence Hall Association and serves as the sustainability representative for Carlton Road. Chelsea also serves on the student conduct hearing board and is a part of both CASA (Case Association of Student-Athletes) and the Mistletoe Alumni Board.

“Chels (Chelsea Lasky) is such an amazing person outside of athletics,” said junior soccer teammate Anna Kennedy, who also serves as Vice President for CASA. “From a soccer point of view, she has stepped into the position that we as a team asked her to. She has dealt with new teammates, new coaches, a new collegiate sport, and all of the adversities that go along with that flawlessly. We couldn’t have asked for a better teammate and I know I speak on behalf of the team when I say we are so happy that she stepped into the role she did.”

Q&A WITH CHELSEA LASKY

Chelsea was kind enough to take time out of her incredibly busy schedule to tell us a little more about herself and her life as a Spartan student-athlete. 

Q: WHAT ATTRACTED TO YOU TO CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY?

A: Definitely the BME (bio medical engineering) program. I had decided on a major early and was comparing different schools. Case had one of the best programs and still allowed me to play basketball. I also considered Pitt (University of Pittsburgh), but I knew I would have more opportunities at Case. I’ve really enjoyed my classes and I’ve made some great friends. I definitely made the right decision.

Q: HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THREE SPORTS WHILE STUDYING IN SUCH A RIGOROUS ACADEMIC PROGRAM?

A: With all that I have happening, it’s hard to get everything done. But in anything I do, you either get 100 percent of me or zero percent of me. I choose to participate in all of my activities and I truly enjoy everything. Because I have that mentality, it allows me to manage my time and accomplish my goals. There are some days where I start classes at 8:30 a.m. and don’t finish until 11:00 p.m. with various practices and meeting. But, I really like what I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Q: OF YOUR THREE SPORTS, WHICH DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR FAVORITE?

A: My favorite sport to watch is basketball. But depending on the day, each one is my favorite to play. I like the different parts of every sport and I have my favorite parts of each. I hope to coach basketball some day in the future, so I am excited for my opportunity with the team this year.

Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN WHAT LITTLE FREE TIME YOU HAVE?

A: If I’m on campus in-between classes, I like to check my email and browse on Facebook just to keep up on things. If I’m in my room, I like to just relax, but I don’t get much time to do that during the day.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER AMBITIONS?

A: I hope to go to med-school. Over the summer, I shadowed a surgeon and really enjoyed that. I hope to be in the medical field as a specialized surgeon, but like anything, that can change.

Q: WHO HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE BIGGEST INFLUENCES IN YOUR LIFE?

A: Definitely my parents (Que and Frank Lasky of Fairview). They have instilled into my siblings and me a mindset that you really have to work hard at what you do. They taught us that everything we have is a privilege. My mother came to America during the Vietnam War and she and my father have done everything they can to give me a good life. I work each and every day to be like them and make myself someone that they are proud to talk about.  

Note: “Spartan Spotlight” is a bi-weekly to monthly series that highlights a Case Western Reserve University student-athlete and his/her exploits on and off the playing field. The series is meant to provide an inside look at the unique backgrounds of Spartan student-athletes and show what it takes to succeed athletically and academically at one of the nation’s premier research institutions.

Oberlin Field Hockey

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However, the Ladies (4-4, 3-1 NCAC) would get back to even before the first-half horn would sound on a goal by Annie Hulkower. 

In the second half Kenyon really controlled the tempo, evident by a 15-2 shot advantage. All in all the Ladies outshot the Yeowomen 28-5 in the contest. 

The Ladies added three goals over the final 35 minutes to secure the win with Liz McBean scoring two of them.

Oberlin (4-2, 1-2 NCAC) was held to a season-low four penalty corners, while the Ladies triggered 13 of their own. 
Puri

Kiran Puri did her part keeping the Yeowomen in the game she came away with 16 saves. 

Oberlin will look to get back on track when it travels to Wittenberg University on Saturday afternoon. The opening touch is set for 2 p.m. 


HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS BOX SCORE

Twinsburg 5, Lake Ridge Academy 0
Singles: Sakian d. Rice 7-5, 6-2;  Reiser d. 
Colegrove 6-0, 6-0; Lesko d. Al-Haddad 6-4, 6-2. 
Doubles: Martin/Carman d. Miraldi/Kapodia 6-1, 7-5; Coollo/Bauer d. Ridel/Beals 6-0, 6-1. 

Mount Soccer

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Yang's marks came in the 12th and 27th minutes before Rieman found the net in the 55th and 61st.

Ravenna High alum Taryn Vespoint


Aubree Lieberman (Cleveland Heights/Cleveland Heights) and Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna) split time in net for the Purple Raiders. Lieberman had one save in the first half while Vespoint came on in relief to stop five shots during the second.


Tiffany Yost was the winning goalkeeper for Grove City (5-3). She made four saves.

Mount Union (2-5-2) will return to action on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Raiders are scheduled to host Wilmington in their Ohio Athletic Conference Opener.


 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
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 Grove City (Pa.)....  2  2 -  4
 Mount Union.........  0  0 -  0
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
  1.  11:14 GROW Hannah Yang (Lydia Caissy)
  2.  26:28 GROW Hannah Yang (unassisted)
  3.  54:06 GROW Grace Rieman (Michelle Stevens)
  4.  60:56 GROW Grace Rieman (Emily Ostlund)

 Shots: Grove City (Pa.) 25, Mount Union 9
 Saves: Grove City (Pa.) 4 (Tiffany Yost 4), Mount Union 6 (Taryn
 Vespoint 5; Aubree Lieberman 1)

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