Pirates rout Lafayette in big win
May01

Pirates rout Lafayette in big win

Freshman Nick Payero took a perfect game into the seventh inning as Seton Hall defeated Lafayette 7-1 at Kamine Stadium. In his best game of the season, Payero retired 18 straight batters before a leadoff walk in the seventh ended the perfect game bid. The pitcher still didn’t allow a hit, giving up just one unearned run over 6.2 innings with one walk and six strikeouts to help the Pirates to their 20th win of the season. Both Tyler...

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Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself
May01

Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself

Reganne Camp is Seton Hall softball’s ace. She is an alpha, an inspiration, the one the Pirates turn to when they need to shut out the opposition. But as isolated as Camp may seem on the rubber mound, she is never alone – for there is an angel on her shoulder.  Camp recalls the day, March 6, 2018, when something was taken from her that she can never tangibly recover; a life, a teammate, a friend, a piece of her childhood. The...

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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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Thompson launches clothing line ‘Aspire’
May01

Thompson launches clothing line ‘Aspire’

Baseball is a game of chess. Each pitch in every at-bat is a different way to attack the opposing team. Despite it taking a lot of physical skill to be a prominent player in the sport, the mental game is what widens the gap of the competition. As a pitcher, Noah Thompson always has to be innovative when facing a hitter. The junior is already intimidating enough when on the mound, and when using the correct sequence of pitches, he can...

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Allender developing into consistent presence
May01

Allender developing into consistent presence

The Allender family is not unaccustomed to the game of softball, especially playing it in a blue and white uniform at the collegiate level. Baylee Allender was raised by a former Creighton Bluejay in her mother, Teir and watched her older sister Kelsey follow suit as she went on to play for Creighton between 2013 and ‘16. Playing softball in Omaha, Nebraska seemed almost inevitable for Baylee as well, but the sophomore infielder chose...

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Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum
May01

Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum

Although the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s time in Jacksonville, Fla. was cut short in a first-round loss to Wofford in the NCAA Tournament, Romaro Gill found himself back in the Sunshine State a few weeks later. The Pirates’ 7-foot-2 center for the Pirates was the only Big East men’s athlete to be invited to take part in the 2019 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. The event took place from April 11 to 14 in Orlando, Fla. and...

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Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success
May01

Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success

After numerous trips to warmer locales in February and March, a grueling Big East schedule that included trips to Chicago and Providence, and a few picture-perfect weather days in South Orange, the softball team will be playing its final series of the regular season in Omaha, Nebraska against Creighton over the weekend. The team wrapped up a three-game series against Georgetown, taking two of three games from the Hoyas. The series was...

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Jets, Giants take necessary risks at NFL Draft
May01

Jets, Giants take necessary risks at NFL Draft

he New York Giants and New York Jets each entered the 2019 NFL Draft with glaring concerns. The teams made their respective selections with confidence over the course of the few days, but it remains to be seen how it will all pan out. For starters, general manager Mike Maccagnan and the Jets have prided themselves on taking the best player available when presented with options. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the Jets chose to...

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Experienced U-17 US side ready for U-17 Concacaf
May01

Experienced U-17 US side ready for U-17 Concacaf

The United States U-17 men’s national team has its sights set on competing in the U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year, but they must first get through the qualification stage through the U-17 CONCACAF Championship. Newly hired head coach Raphaël Wicky is aware of the rigor and grittiness with which most CONCACAF teams play with but confidence is high within the camp that the team will qualify for the 17th time to one of the...

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Comeback seals Pirates series victory
Apr29

Comeback seals Pirates series victory

The Seton Hall baseball team capped off a three-game series against the Butler Bulldogs with a 9-4 win at Jackson Kaiser Stadium in Queens, New York on Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the set. In David Festa’s seventh game start on the season for Seton Hall, the freshman threw five innings while allowing three runs and striking out eight in 92 total pitches. Festa’s ERA fell under 4.00 following his Sunday start to...

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Women’s golf places third at Big East Championship
Apr29

Women’s golf places third at Big East Championship

This past weekend was the culmination of it all for the Seton Hall women’s golf team and its 2018-19 campaign, a sweet chance for a year’s worth of work and season-long dreams to be realized with a hopeful Big East title. The Big East tournament, featuring the conference’s six women’s golf programs – Xavier, Georgetown, St. John’s, Butler, Creighton and Seton Hall, was the task on hand. The Pirates put forth a good effort in the...

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Freshman sensation and senior star reflect on cross country season
Apr24

Freshman sensation and senior star reflect on cross country season

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams have enjoyed quality seasons, as one has been paced by a well-versed senior peaking at the right time and the other has been led by a freshman who consistently reaches podium finishes. The former, Jarod Moser, lacked the confidence to do well in races earlier on in his career. Head coach John Moon saw something him that changed his in-race mentality. “Coming into my sophomore year,...

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