Articles by Alyssa Jones
Mar. 11, 2016
Mar. 4, 2016
Athlete of the week: diver David Sanchez
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.com With the diving season coming to a close, men’s diver David Sanchez has made the most of his four years as a Drexel University athlete. Being named “Athlete of the Week” for the week of Feb. 17-23 was only one of his accomplishments. Sanchez’s journey started off in Florida, when his mother registered Sanchez and his four younger brothers for free swimming and diving classes at the local high school. “I enjoyed it so much, I signed up for the diving club when we moved to Atlanta, Georgia,” Sanchez said. In addition to Florida and Georgia, Sanchez had lived in California, Illinois and New York. His favorite place to live was Atlanta because there, he had created so many great memories with life-long friends. Moving to Philadelphia was a huge adjustment for Sanchez. “I wasn’t thrilled about moving to a northern city,” Sanchez said. “The cold climate was definitely a disadvantage for me.” Sanchez eventually admitted his newfound love for this unique city we all are privileged to live in. With one more academic year remaining, he will be graduating with a major in business and engineering. Starting as a regular business major at Drexel, Sanchez was always interested in the field of engineering. Once he discovered the particular course of study incorporating both worlds of business and engineering, Sanchez decided to pursue it. Sanchez cites the co-op program as what makes the university different, stating, “it’s the main reason I came to Drexel.” With one last co-op this upcoming spring quarter, Sanchez believes it will give him a competitive edge over other work applicants. On top of being a collegiate athlete, Sanchez is also a member of Lebow BRIDGE and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. In addition, Sanchez loves reveling in nature, which includes hiking, kayaking, fishing and any water activity. During his freshman season, Sanchez was awarded with “Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet” in the Colonial Athletic Association conference. Two seasons later, Sanchez received the same award as a junior. After winning gold in the 1-meter and silver in the 3-meter, Sanchez was named “Most Outstanding Diver of the Meet” once again during his last meet this season. After completing four successful seasons as a Dragon diver, Sanchez brought his career to a full circle with three of the same awards throughout his collegiate years.
Feb. 26, 2016
Athlete of the week: Nadia Pelham-Lacey
Drexel University women’s lacrosse player Nadia Pelham-Lacey started off the 2016 spring season strong, helping the team with grab a win against American University and now by being recognized as “Athlete of the Week” for the week of Feb. 10-16.
Feb. 19, 2016
Athlete of the week: women’s basketball’s Meghan Creighton
With only five league games remaining, the Drexel University women’s basketball team has been maintaining their successful overall league record (9-4). Women’s basketball player Meghan Creighton was named “Athlete of the Week” Feb. 3-9 for to her contributions to the team’s success.
Feb. 12, 2016
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Tavon Allen
Drexel University senior Tavon Allen hit an all-time-high in his collegiate basketball career Jan. 30 in the game against Hofstra University, making him the “Athlete of the Week.”
Feb. 5, 2016
Athletes of the week: Zack Fuentes & Sarah Curran
Entering week 5 of winter term 2016, Drexel University’s athletes have seen another busy weekend. Wrestler Zack Fuentes and basketball player Sarah Curran were both named “Athlete of the Week” for the Jan. 20–26 week.
Jan. 29, 2016
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: W. squash’s Ryan Morgan
For sophomore Ryan Morgan, Drexel University women’s squash player, being named “Athlete of the Week” for the week of January 13-19 was only the beginning of her accomplishments thus far.
Jan. 22, 2016
Athlete of the Week: Austin Rose
Bringing in the New Year means more than just starting new classes at Drexel University for wrestler Austin Rose. With an overall record of 9-10, Rose feels as though 2016 has brought a turning point for himself and his teammates toward success.