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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Win returns home to compete in LPGA tournament
Sep12

Win returns home to compete in LPGA tournament

Stepping up to the first tee at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio is nothing new for Lizzie Win. As a member of the club for roughly five years and a native Sylvanian, Win has played Highland Meadows many times before. Prior to teeing off, Win remembers thinking to herself, “It’s another golf tournament, it’s another tee shot, just hit it.” But it was not just another golf tournament. It was the 2018 Marathon Classic and...

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Veteran Thelen ready to lead SHU Volleyball in 2018
Sep06

Veteran Thelen ready to lead SHU Volleyball in 2018

Entering her fourth season at Seton Hall, senior captain Abby Thelen knows how vital veteran leadership can be for a team. One of five seniors on this year’s women’s volleyball squad, Thelen is eager to share her experience and knowledge with some of her younger teammates. “We have a lot of seniors this year, so I think all of us seniors need to lead the team really well,” Thelen said. “This isn’t new to us, so we need to be really...

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Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching
Jun19

Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching

Soon, school will be back in session, which means the beginning of what is to be a long year for Seton Hall Athletics. With the fall sports season right around the corner, take a look at where each team stands heading into 2018: Women’s Soccer: Nick Santoriello The Seton Hall women’s soccer team will hope to bounce back from a tough season last fall. Entering his fifth season at the helm, head coach Rick Stainton will look to improve...

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Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s
May12

Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s

Seton Hall dropped both games of a doubleheader with St. John’s on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Owen T. Caroll field, 2-1 and 6-3, respectively. The two-game set was also the last games at home for the eight seniors honored in the pregame ceremonies. Ricky DeVito got the start in the first game for the Pirates. Despite picking up the loss, the right-hander put together a quality start, going 5.2 innings without an earned run...

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Layne Jr. dazzles as Pirates pick up second consecutive conference sweep
Apr29

Layne Jr. dazzles as Pirates pick up second consecutive conference sweep

The Seton Hall baseball team completed its sweep of the Villanova Wildcats with an 11-2 win on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pirates moved to 20-15-1 on the year and 8-1 in the Big East, the team’s best start in-conference since 1989. Billy Layne Jr. took the mound for The Hall and set the tone for the Pirates early. Never facing any true threat, Layne Jr. breezed through the Wildcat lineup with nine strikeouts through...

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Family Affair: Sheppard gets 400th win on legendary father’s 82nd birthday
Apr25

Family Affair: Sheppard gets 400th win on legendary father’s 82nd birthday

It was only fitting that senior pitcher Matt Leon was on the bump as Seton Hall recorded the final out of its Big East opener on April 13. The former walk-on helped secure the 4-3 victory that was worth more than just the Pirates’ 13th win of the season – it was coach Rob Sheppard’s 400th of his career. “It was exciting, I mean he’s put in a lot of time for us, so it’s exciting to get that for him,” Leon said. “He gave me a shot to...

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Intentional throwing at batters is good for baseball
Apr18

Intentional throwing at batters is good for baseball

Baseball fans saw tempers flare on April 11 as the Rockies and Padres, along with the Yankees and Red Sox, each cleared the benches in their respective games. The first of the two feuds came when Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo threw behind Rockies star Nolan Arenado in what was likely a response to three hit batsmen between the two teams in the previous two games of the series. Infuriated, Arenado charged the mound, swinging his fists at...

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Pirates pick up Big East opener as Sheppard wins 400th career game
Apr13

Pirates pick up Big East opener as Sheppard wins 400th career game

The Seton Hall baseball team defeated the Xavier Musketeers, 4-3, on Friday evening in the team’s Big East opener at Owen T. Carroll Field. The win was the Pirates’ fourth straight, improving the team’s record to 13-12-1 on the season. In addition to the conference opener, the game took on added meaning, as it was the birthday of Head Coach Emeritus Mike Sheppard, the father of current head coach Rob Sheppard. And as if a win on...

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