Pirates down but never out in three set win over Xavier
Oct07

Pirates down but never out in three set win over Xavier

The Seton Hall volleyball team continued its winning ways Friday night, downing Big East rival Xavier three sets to none, on the road, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Despite the convincing final score-line, it did not always seem that the Pirates would continue their recent winning ways. They had to claw their way back from an early deficit, as they trailed early in the first set, 11-6. The Pirates would mount that necessary comeback against...

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Women’s basketball benefits from transition program
Oct04

Women’s basketball benefits from transition program

Following a successful first year, the Big East hosted its second annual Women’s Basketball Transition Game program in New York City from Sept. 23 to 24. In addition to student-athletes on the women’s basketball teams from other Big East schools, Seton Hall’s Nicole Jimenez, Inja Butina and Donnaizha Fountain attended the program to engage in a variety of events, panel and interactive sessions. While the Big East Freshman Fundamentals...

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Women’s Basketball schedule presents challenges – and opportunities
Sep27

Women’s Basketball schedule presents challenges – and opportunities

Following what was a rebuilding season for Tony Bozzella and the Seton Hall women’s basketball team in 2016-17, the Pirates are not afraid of challenges for the upcoming season. With the new schedule released Sept. 14, there are many opportunities for the team to improve on last year’s 12-19 record, provided it stays healthy. The non-conference schedule will present its challenges, but those games will allow the Pirates to play up to...

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Talented incoming class has WBB eyeing the NCAA Tournament
Jun19

Talented incoming class has WBB eyeing the NCAA Tournament

After the Seton Hall women’s basketball team finished its 2016-17 season with a 12-19 overall record, an impressive group of players joining the squad in for the upcoming season has it poised to bounce back to a competitive edge. To go along with transfers Nicole Jimenez, Inja Butina and Donnaizha Fountain, incoming freshmen Selena Philoxy and Kimi Evans are primed to come in and have an immediate impact on the young squad. Philoxy, a...

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Bozzella ‘excited’ for women’s basketball class
Apr26

Bozzella ‘excited’ for women’s basketball class

Last week, the Seton Hall women’s basketball program put the final touches on its 2017-18 roster by finalizing the signings of junior college guards Nicole Jimenez and Inja Butina to go along with Temple graduate transfer Donnaizha Fountain. Jimenez hails from Miami and spent her freshman and sophomore seasons at Broward College in Florida. She averaged 15.5 points per game a year ago and chose Seton Hall over Florida Atlantic, Middle...

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Women’s basketball signs three recruits
Apr19

Women’s basketball signs three recruits

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team announced three signings for the 2017-18 season, the last coming on Wednesday afternoon. The Pirates welcomed Nicole Jimenez, Inja Butina and Donnaizha Fountain into the fold, the program announced. Jimenez is a junior college guard from Miami and she will be immediately eligible following her graduation from Broward College. She will have two years to play for the Pirates. Standing at 5-foot,...

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DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach
Apr05

DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach

The 2016-17 season was a down year for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team, but it was a year of recognition for the program’s assistant coach, Lauren DeFalco. DeFalco, 30, was named an honoree of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list. According to the WBCA, the program was created to recognize up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches under the age of 30 at all levels of the game.   This honor comes...

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UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent
Apr05

UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent

On March 31, the greatest winning streak in sports history ended when Mississippi State defeated UConn’s women’s basketball team in overtime, 66-64. For the first time in 111 games, the UConn women’s basketball team faced reality. The reality was that even the Huskies are human. The players and fans will surely dwell on the loss and the thoughts of what could have been. However, one loss should not overshadow the dominance and grip...

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Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’
Mar22

Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’

Women’s basketball coach Tony Bozzella has changed the program around in the last three seasons. After making the NCAA Tournament in the previous two seasons before this year, he has the best winning percentage as a coach in program history. However, this season was different for Bozzella, who coached a young team to a 12-19 record. Bozzella admitted it was a hard season to get through and the season was not up to the program’s new...

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Women’s basketball finishes season in Big East Tournament loss
Mar05

Women’s basketball finishes season in Big East Tournament loss

After knocking off Providence to advance to the second round of the Big East Tournament, it was not meant to be for Seton Hall against the No. 1 seed on Sunday night. DePaul got off to a quick start and did not look back, cruising to a convincing 32-point 92-60 victory. The Blue Demons got off to a 6-0 start before Seton Hall’s senior Lubirdia Gordon, who had eight points and eight rebounds in her final game as a Pirate, knocked down...

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Pirates win first game of women’s Big East Tournament
Mar04

Pirates win first game of women’s Big East Tournament

Seton Hall beat Providence Saturday in the first round of the Big East Tournament in Milwaukee, 73-60. Seton Hall came in losing its last seven games, however, the team was able to find a rhythm early. At the first media timeout, Seton Hall was up 9-8 and after a quick run and a three-pointer from Deja Winters, the Pirates were up 14-8. At the end of one Seton Hall led 18-12. JaQuan Jackson led the scoring with eight. The second...

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Women’s basketball reflects on season, talks preparation for Big East Tournament
Mar01

Women’s basketball reflects on season, talks preparation for Big East Tournament

The women’s basketball team fell Feb. 26 to St. John’s University, giving the team a regular season record of 11-18 and 4-14 in Big East play. It is the team’s first overall losing record since the 2012-13 season and the worst so far under coach Tony Bozzella’s reign. With a young team, a rebuilding year was expected from Seton Hall. However, the way the season went may prove to be a stepping-stone to hopeful success for the Pirates,...

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