Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround
May01

Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround

Whether she’s giving her best Freddie Mercury impression pregame or leading cheers in the dugout during the game, nobody can deny Katherine Matthys’ talent off the field. However, this year she is showcasing her talent on the field as well. “I can’t say enough about the person she is and the growth that she has made in her game is just a combination of the work she put in and her amazing trust that she has in our awesome hitting...

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Grober having early success in a Pirates uniform
Apr24

Grober having early success in a Pirates uniform

It is traditionally rare for a freshman to come in and get regular playing time with a college team. It is even rarer for that freshman to contribute on a regular basis. Yet, Steve Grober has done just that for the Seton Hall baseball team. As it sits now, Grober is fourth on the team in batting average to go along with two home runs and 19 runs batted in, both good for third on the team. After settling in at the plate, Grober has...

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Softball’s Tate finding success in sophomore season
Apr03

Softball’s Tate finding success in sophomore season

“It’s all on you now.” Those five words were the only things going through Jaden Tate’s head as she stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning down 6-4 to Big East rival Villanova. With two runners on and two outs, Tate, a sophomore, showed poise beyond her years to crank a three-run blast and help the Pirates walk off with their first win in Big East play, 7-6, on March 24. Jaden Tate has risen to a new level in her...

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Seton Hall Softball starts a spreadsheet revolution
Mar06

Seton Hall Softball starts a spreadsheet revolution

A simple Tweet. Two Retweets, 34 likes. A video of Payton Beaver, a Seton Hall sophomore softball player, hitting a ball from a pitching machine. Eight seconds long, 1,597 views. In those eight seconds, a single Tweet encapsulated the revamped and re-energized approach to improvement that Seton Hall Softball has taken during the course of the early offseason. It has everything: Analytics, Competition, and Fun – the three pillars...

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It is time for a universal designated hitter in baseball
Feb14

It is time for a universal designated hitter in baseball

Earlier this month, the Major League Baseball Players Association released a proposal regarding players’ concerns about the current state of the game.Along with service-time and pace of play issues was a call for the universal designated hitter to be introduced to the game for the 2019 season. Among the four major sports’ leagues in the United States, the designated hitter, also known as the DH, is one of, if not the only, rule that...

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Healy ready to take first steps into coaching career
Feb06

Healy ready to take first steps into coaching career

Seton Hall senior guard Kaity Healy was recently selected to the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. The program, in its 17th year, is run by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The WBCA works in partnership with WeCOACH to choose student-athletes to participate in the program based on academics as well as contributions to women’s basketball both on and off the court. “I was ecstatic. This is the first step of actually...

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Nagai finds success in home tournament
Jan23

Nagai finds success in home tournament

Gen Nagai had himself quite the homecoming during the first weekend of January, as the Philippines native came away with the victory in the Philippine Amateur Open Golf Championship. “I haven’t won a tournament in general since I got to Seton Hall, so to finally pull something off felt really good,” Nagai said. “It gives me a lot of confidence heading into the season.” For the tournament, Nagai shot 14-over-par on a difficult course...

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A Day in the Life: Powell’s journey to Big East Media Day
Nov28

A Day in the Life: Powell’s journey to Big East Media Day

8:15 a.m.: Dressed in a black suit with a dark blue shirt and tie, Myles Powell waits to catch a train. It’s an early Thursday morning at the South Orange train station. A cold wind blows a paper bag over the tracks. Powell, along with his Seton Hall teammates Myles Cale and Mike Nzei, are heading into Madison Square Garden. However, the Pirates will not be taking the court in shorts and sneakers, but belts and dress shoes. The trio...

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Cardaci leads Pirates in final season
Nov07

Cardaci leads Pirates in final season

On a team looking for veteran leadership and shooters in a revamped, fast-tempo offense, Victoria Cardaci fits the mold perfectly for Seton Hall. The Holmdel, N.J., native and Clemson transfer is using her final year of eligibility in South Orange after sitting out last year due to NCAA rules. “I chose to come to Seton Hall for the coaching staff. I felt like the staff really believed in me and wanted to develop me not only as a...

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Win’s first individual title more than a record-setting performance
Nov01

Win’s first individual title more than a record-setting performance

Lizzie Win can certainly hold her head high. The junior golfer captured her first ever individual title at the collegiate level when she led her team to victory at the 2018 Delaware Lady Blue Hen Invitational on Oct. 21. Win shot 3-over-par for a total score of 216, good enough to break Seton Hall’s previous par-71 record held by Karlie Zabrosky. The outing also netted Win another Big East Women’s Golfer of the Week, her second such...

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“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen
Oct20

“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen

Daniel Nicolaisen is in his first year as an assistant coach for Seton Hall softball. Nicolaisen served as a volunteer coach during the 2017 season, but is now back in a bigger role.  Nicolaisen has brought a whole new system for evaluating and coaching hitters: Blast Motion. The program uses a tiny sensor placed on the end of each bat that detects a multitude of analytical measurables such as bat speed, attack angle, and body...

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Softball team renews special relationship
Sep26

Softball team renews special relationship

On Sept. 14, the Seton Hall softball team hosted adults from the Devereux House New Jersey for a special practice at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. The team welcomed the adults, many of whom have intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and other behavioral and emotional challenges, for a day of fun on...

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