Yaeger and company face long odds, but that is nothing new
Sep26

Yaeger and company face long odds, but that is nothing new

Inside Madison Square Garden on the morning of Aug. 6, the communications staff for the Big East Conference prepared its release of the volleyball coaches’ preseason poll, an annual exercise in bewilderment for Seton Hall head coach Allie Yaeger. The seventh-year Pirates leader looked at the projections and saw what she had seen for four straight seasons: Seton Hall outside the four postseason spots. “Yeah, you know, I don’t really...

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Coffey and Yaeger share one last season together
Sep20

Coffey and Yaeger share one last season together

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Sophia Coffey managed to play volleyball in whatever manner she could growing up: school or club, on wooden courts or the sand of Pacific Ocean beaches. As a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., she told the Pasadena Star-News how she first envisioned herself as an outside hitter like her sister, Camille, who also made the cross-country trip to play college volleyball at...

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Caza stands above the rest with father’s guidance
Sep12

Caza stands above the rest with father’s guidance

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall center-back Emily Caza was raised on being more than a tackler, even if that meant being different from many of her counterparts growing up. While most players grew up playing checkers, her father helped her learn the backline equivalent of three-dimensional chess. “Often times when you’re watching a soccer game, and the center-back saves what everybody perceived was going to be an empty goal, and they...

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Lindberg works overtime to achieve “the only option”: winning
Sep06

Lindberg works overtime to achieve “the only option”: winning

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Extra time, tie game, on a late night, the last Friday before the start of classes, surrounded by the forest and mountains of West Point, N.Y. In so many ways, it was the end of the line: the conclusion to the match, the culmination of a long day, the goodbye to vacation. But, it was in fact the start: the very beginning of a new era in Seton Hall men’s soccer. Following six tumultuous losing seasons under Gerson...

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Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment
Jun19

Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment

It is hard to sugarcoat an 0-12-5 season, but Seton Hall women’s soccer’s Rick Stainton is doing his best to find positives. The soon to be fifth-year head coach knows his team has the talent and capability to win, despite the fact that results were not flattering in the fall of 2017. The transition to the 2018 season has been underway for some time now, from ceremonial announcements of new captains: Taylor Cutcliff, Eva Gonzalez and...

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Caine, Houston, Morris, Nagle and Sheppard inducted into Hall of Fame
Jun08

Caine, Houston, Morris, Nagle and Sheppard inducted into Hall of Fame

Keisha Caine was trudging through a rough week when she got a phone call, from an extension she recognized. When the former track and field standout at Seton Hall, from 1991-95, realized the number was that of her alma mater, she anticipated a request for a donation, and quickly prepared herself for what she thought was an opportunity to give back. In a matter of moments, however, Caine was awestruck, as the nine-time All-American and...

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Two runs, three hours apart, put the Pirates on the brink of elimination
May25

Two runs, three hours apart, put the Pirates on the brink of elimination

For the fourth straight season, the Seton Hall baseball team will face elimination in the second game of the Big East Tournament, following a 13-inning, 2-1 defeat to Butler, on Thursday night in Mason, Ohio. The fans in attendance at Prasco Park had free baseball from the start, as the tournament host venue was not charging fees for admission. However, the two teams still managed to give spectators more than was originally promised,...

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One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball
May24

One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball

The Seton Hall baseball team will head to Prasco Park on Thursday, to compete in its first game of the 2018 Big East Tournament in Mason, Ohio. The Pirates enter the double-elimination playoff as the second seed in a field of four, with a 13-4 record in-conference that surpassed any mark the team had managed in the four seasons following Big East reconfiguration in 2013. Grounded by mature veterans throughout the lineup and rooted by...

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Jaquan Jackson signs deal to continue basketball dream
May20

Jaquan Jackson signs deal to continue basketball dream

Over the last two years, no two words have reverberated around Walsh Gymnasium more than “JaQuan Jackson.” The words became calling cards for a momentum-shifting three-pointer, or better, a dagger that secured a win for Tony Bozzella’s team. On May 7, still two weeks away from receiving her Bachelor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Jackson had officially risen from Pirate to Royal, signing with storied German club Saarlouis Royals...

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Florida State transfer Ike Obiagu commits to Seton Hall
May17

Florida State transfer Ike Obiagu commits to Seton Hall

The Seton Hall men’s basketball program added a seven-foot certified shot-stopper to command the interior of the paint, with Jon Rothstein reporting that Ike Obiagu (pronounced: I-Key O-Bee-Ah-Gu) has committed to the Pirates, following his announcement to transfer from the Seminoles of Florida State. Obiagu, a native of Abuja, Nigeria, was a four-star recruit, ranked as the No. 4 center and No. 47 prospect overall in the Class of...

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DeVoti, trailblazer in radio, ready to broadcast word of God
May02

DeVoti, trailblazer in radio, ready to broadcast word of God

Growing up in Montclair, N.J., Matt DeVoti dreamed of doing three things as a child: playing for the New York Yankees, broadcasting on the radio and being deeply involved in the Catholic Church. The first of those aspirations proved to be unattainable, but DeVoti spent 38 years from his beginning at WSOU living out the second. After a lifetime of faith, DeVoti is on his way to truly actualizing the third. DeVoti has been studying in...

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Softball’s seniors near end, but impact will be a constant
May02

Softball’s seniors near end, but impact will be a constant

Like the exit velocity on an Alexis Walkden home run or Allie Prukop line drive, the speed of an Alannah Basile fastball or the quickness of Sara Foster defensively in the infield, four years flew by for the Seton Hall softball class of 2018. As freshmen in the fall of 2014, the four Pirate newcomers came to South Orange with their families – Walkden from Cibolo, Texas, Basile from Levittown, N.Y., Foster from Long Beach, Calif., and...

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