Seton Hall names Andreas Lindberg next men’s soccer coach
Dec11

Seton Hall names Andreas Lindberg next men’s soccer coach

After an extensive search, Seton Hall athletic director Patrick Lyons announced Monday that Andreas Lindberg will serve as the next head coach of the Seton Hall men’s soccer program. Lindberg comes to South Orange after spending nine years at Division II LIU Post, where he racked up seven NCAA tournament appearances. “We are extremely excited to bring in a coach of Andreas’ caliber to lead our men’s soccer program at Seton Hall,”...

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Despite improvement, Echeverry’s exit strikes change
Nov15

Despite improvement, Echeverry’s exit strikes change

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team wrapped up its season with a 2-0 win over Villanova on Nov. 1, giving the Pirates a 6-10-1 overall record and a 3-6 mark in conference play. Though the season was not what the team hoped, it was an improvement from previous years. After last year’s record of 4-11-2 and a winless season in 2015, the Pirates found themselves on the winning end more frequently in 2017. The season ultimately resulted in...

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Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach
Nov06

Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach

Gerson Echeverry has spent a significant part of his life at Seton Hall, devoting 15 years as a player, assistant coach and for the most recent six years, as head coach. But the latter of those stints came to end on Monday morning, with the announcement that Echeverry has stepped down from the position he held since Dec. 19, 2011, to pursue other opportunities. “I want to thank Pat Lyons and Seton Hall University for giving me the...

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Seton Hall wins feel-good finale on Senior Day
Nov01

Seton Hall wins feel-good finale on Senior Day

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team defeated Villanova 2-0 at Owen T. Carroll Field in its last match of the season on Wednesday night. The team honored its11 seniors prior to the match, and later proceeded to play one of its most complete performances of the season to secure the team’s sixth win of the season. The game began rather quietly, with not too much action near the net, however, Seton Hall continued pushing. The Pirates broke...

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Women’s soccer looks to 2018 with eye on young talent
Nov01

Women’s soccer looks to 2018 with eye on young talent

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team completed its season at home on Oct. 26, losing to Marquette by a final score of 2-0. The Pirates finished the year with a 0-12-5 record overall and a 0-6-3 record in the Big East. Despite not achieving the success the Pirates and head coach Rick Stainton would have preferred this season, the team still had some bright spots. Two of those came when the Pirates kicked off Big East play with two...

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Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence
Nov01

Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence

Tied at one, on the road and vying to keep their Big East Tournament hopes alive, Seton Hall got a big moment from a player that was a year ago playing across the country at Las Positas, a junior college in Livermore, Calif. That player was Marco Neves and that moment was Neves’ fourth goal of the season. Meanwhile, marauding in the defensive midfield throughout the season has been Gabriel Viola, the Brazilian by way of Iowa Western...

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Seton Hall extra-time heartbreak ends postseason dreams
Oct29

Seton Hall extra-time heartbreak ends postseason dreams

Needing a victory to stay alive in the hunt for a Big East Tournament spot, the Seton Hall men’s soccer team gave away a lead in the final minutes of regulation, and ultimately fell 3-2 in golden-goal extra-time to Xavier, on the road, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates came out with an intensity equal to the importance of the match. Pirates defender John Philbin found the back of the net in the 10th minute but witnessed his...

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Seton Hall fall to Marquette on Senior Night
Oct27

Seton Hall fall to Marquette on Senior Night

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team dropped their final game of the season, 2-0, to the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Pirates paid homage to seven players before kick-off, with Sarah Cortes, Laura Dramis, Lauren Hall, Katie Landes, Ryann Ramirez, Andrea Palermo and Ana Zadro, a few of whom were part of head coach Rick Stainton’s first recruiting class, suiting up in the blue and white for the last time. “They’ve...

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Pirates fall to Butler, 2-0, after conceding early penalty
Oct25

Pirates fall to Butler, 2-0, after conceding early penalty

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team was defeated by the No. 21 Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday evening by a score of 2-0. Butler maintained possession for much of the first half, calmly distributing the ball in the Seton Hall half of the field. The Pirates tried to capitalize on many counter-attacks and drew fouls to set up scoring opportunities from set pieces throughout the opening 45 minutes. Jonathan Jimenez had a particularly close...

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U.S. Soccer’s problem is focused at the youth level
Oct25

U.S. Soccer’s problem is focused at the youth level

“It can never happen” turned into “it was never supposed to happen” on Oct. 10, when the United States men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Since then, many think articles have been written about how and why the United States failed to qualify; a feat that, at this stage in the development of United States soccer, and in this region of qualifying, should always be reached. Although, that question fails to...

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Women’s soccer falls to Providence in Mary Jennings memorial game
Oct22

Women’s soccer falls to Providence in Mary Jennings memorial game

Seton Hall’s women’s soccer lost a heartbreaker Sunday against Providence College, 2-1, in a game honoring Mary Jennings. The team’s record is now 0-11-5, and with the Pirates no longer in post-season contention. Jennings was a Seton Hall soccer player who would have graduated in 2007 with a degree in secondary education and history. Unfortunately, in 2006, at the age of 21, Jennings lost her battle with cancer. In support of...

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Lauren Hall wonder-goal not enough as Pirates fall 2-1 to Xavier
Oct20

Lauren Hall wonder-goal not enough as Pirates fall 2-1 to Xavier

Seton Hall midfielder Lauren Hall’s second goal of the season could not stop the Pirates from falling to the Xavier Musketeers, 2-1, on the road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier was the more offensive side from the onset, holding possession for most of the match while maintaining a constant presence in the Pirates’ defensive half. The first game-changing moment occurred in the middle of the first half, when Seton Hall starting goalkeeper...

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