Youth brings hope for women’s soccer despite overturn
Nov14

Youth brings hope for women’s soccer despite overturn

After a lackluster campaign for the Seton Hall women’s soccer program, changes were finally made. Head coach Rick Stainton parted ways with the Pirates without registering a winning season in his five years of strolling the sidelines in South Orange. The Pirates ended the 2018 season at 2-12-4, including 0-9-0 in conference play, and their goal differential of -24 is a large reason why. Both the offense and the defense struggled...

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Although a freshman, Funeus carries herself like a veteran
Nov07

Although a freshman, Funeus carries herself like a veteran

After signing her National Letter of Intent, Seton Hall women’s basketball head coach Anthony Bozzella called Femi Funeus “one of the most polished players I have ever seen at the high school level, regardless of position.” Bozzella doubled down on his praise for his freshman forward at Big East Media Day, saying she is in the conversation for Big East Freshman of the Year. Funeus, who has a mentality of excellence generated from...

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Seniors ready to lead charge for women’s basketball
Nov07

Seniors ready to lead charge for women’s basketball

This season, the women’s basketball team will feature five seniors. The past two years, the senior classes only included two players, but now, veteran leadership will be a major part of a team looking to bounce back from a 16-16 record last season. Barbara Johnson is one of the five following a transfer from Ole Miss. Before her time in Mississippi, she played at Chipola College, averaging 11.8 points on 43 percent shooting. In...

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Seton Hall’s best season since 2006 ends in a loss
Nov01

Seton Hall’s best season since 2006 ends in a loss

The shots were firing against Villanova in the final game of the season for Seton Hall, but the Pirates could not get any past the keeper on Wednesday night, ultimately losing by a final score of 1-0. The lone goal of the contest came in the second half, with Villanova midfielder Zach Zandi putting in a shot from the right side of the field off a cross. The Pirates were unable to respond, dropping the game which was the final contest...

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Analytics need a more prominent place in baseball

In today’s industry, analytics are becoming more prominent in the foundation of multiple occupations. According to LinkedIn, there are six times more Data Scientists and five times more Big Data Developer open positions than there were five years ago. In a report by IBM, the company expects Data Scientists jobs to rise 28 percent by 2020. Analytics are clearly high in demand, except for in Major League Baseball. America’s pastime,...

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Matson’s diversity brings power to Seton Hall social media
Oct25

Matson’s diversity brings power to Seton Hall social media

Social media is a platform that has a limitless reach. It can spread messages and promote certain aspects of life quickly and accurately. Seton Hall tennis player Michal Matson understands that the power of social media is just as powerful as an ace is in a pivotal set. In her new role with Seton Hall Athletics, Matson uses social media to discuss various topics within the community, including issues such as gender, race and violence....

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Family aspect of swimming and diving helps provide a successful foundation
Oct18

Family aspect of swimming and diving helps provide a successful foundation

In the top-tier collegiate swimming and diving world, Seton Hall is a known commodity. Last season, the men’s team was able to repeat as Big East champions, capturing its second conference title in program history and earning 11 All-Big East selections in the process. The women’s team also had its highest finish in history, placing third in the conference while receiving nine All-Big East selections. The trend for both teams continues...

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Lindberg’s Pirates have taken many steps forward
Oct04

Lindberg’s Pirates have taken many steps forward

The Seton Hall men’s soccer program is off to a hot start in the 2018 season and looks primed to finish with a winning record for the first time in 12 years. Since 2006, the team has not had a winning percentage over .500. Under first-year head coach Andreas Lindberg, the team has a .562 winning percentage and is on pace for nine victories. This would be the most since 2006, although in that year the program had 18 matches, in...

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Mary Jennings’ death still impacts women’s soccer program
Sep26

Mary Jennings’ death still impacts women’s soccer program

Upbeat. Happy. Motivating. These are the words that Seton Hall women’s soccer coach Rick Stainton used to describe the atmosphere at the annual Mary Jennings Memorial Game. The annual game to honor the former Pirate who died of liver cancer will be held on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Owen T. Carroll Field against Georgetown. As the head of the program, Stainton has had plenty of exposure to the event and knows what it means from the...

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Pirates defeated in straight sets by Butler
Sep22

Pirates defeated in straight sets by Butler

The Seton Hall volleyball team was defeated by Butler, 3-0, on Friday evening, dropping the teams overall record to 5-10. The turning point of the contest occurred in the second set, as the Bulldogs called a timeout down 23-19, two points away from going into halftime with split sets. Butler, however, closed the gap quickly, putting up five unanswered points to take the lead at 24-23. The quick shift in momentum eventually won the set...

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DeVito poised to grow through adversity
Sep12

DeVito poised to grow through adversity

Seton Hall baseball coach Rob Sheppard knows talent when he sees it and there’s no doubt he has a top player in second-team All-American ace, Ricky DeVito. DeVito, who was lights out as a freshman reliever battled the hardships of an offseason surgery to transform into one of the best starting pitchers in the country last season. “He’ll definitely be one of those guys who will leave a lasting impression on the program,” Sheppard said....

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Pirates draw in scoreless overtime affair
Sep06

Pirates draw in scoreless overtime affair

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team drew 0-0 in an overtime match with Hofstra University at home on Thursday night. Although each team came up empty handed, chances were seen on both sides of the ball. The Pirates were able to get downfield multiple times on the Pride, totaling 14 shots on their opponents. Yet, a majority of the shots did not come from just one player. Freshman CJ Tibbling led Seton Hall with four shots, but eight...

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