Early goal dooms Seton Hall in Women’s Soccer season opener
Aug17

Early goal dooms Seton Hall in Women’s Soccer season opener

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team suffered a narrow defeat against Siena University, 1-0, in their first game of the season on Friday afternoon. As soon as the referee blew his whistle to signal the opening kick of the game, the Saints pressed forward in an attacking position. Seton Hall, unable to react in time, was not in position to head away the first cross of the game. Sienna capitalized on the kick directed from the left of the...

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Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment
Jun19

Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment

It is hard to sugarcoat an 0-12-5 season, but Seton Hall women’s soccer’s Rick Stainton is doing his best to find positives. The soon to be fifth-year head coach knows his team has the talent and capability to win, despite the fact that results were not flattering in the fall of 2017. The transition to the 2018 season has been underway for some time now, from ceremonial announcements of new captains: Taylor Cutcliff, Eva Gonzalez and...

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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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Million dollar smiles: Men’s soccer captain connects with the homeless in South Orange
Apr18

Million dollar smiles: Men’s soccer captain connects with the homeless in South Orange

Day has turned to night and Pedro Neto is making his way to the South Orange train station. It is a trip he often makes, but rarely ever to actually step foot on the train platform. His purpose for being there is far greater. He rounds Cottage Street and makes the turn onto South Orange Avenue. His schedule is overflowing with commitments from being a key member of the men’s soccer team to his demands with classes, but Neto finds time...

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New men’s soccer coach Andreas Lindberg putting pieces together
Mar21

New men’s soccer coach Andreas Lindberg putting pieces together

After a season in which the Seton Hall men’s soccer team finished 6-10-1, the Pirates entered an offseason of considerable change centered around the hiring of Andreas Lindberg as the team’s next head coach. With a new coach comes fresh perspective, meaning not only a change in culture around the program but also a change in style of play. “I like to play attack-minded soccer that’s attractive to watch,” Lindberg said. “Realistically,...

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After World Cup catastrophe, a new day for U.S. soccer is here
Mar15

After World Cup catastrophe, a new day for U.S. soccer is here

The development of soccer in the United States did not just run through a minor pothole last October when the U.S. men’s national team did not qualify for the World Cup, it veered off the side of the road. Repairing such damage is impossible, because the program cannot get back what it will lose by not being in the World Cup this summer; the impact is impossible to measure. Certainly, young national team players like Christian Pulisic...

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New U.S. Soccer President Cordeiro has to transform youth development
Feb14

New U.S. Soccer President Cordeiro has to transform youth development

In October 2017, U.S. Soccer reached a low point that many Americans did not think they would ever see: the U.S. men’s national team failed to qualify for the World Cup. This failure came at a time where viewership and popularity of soccer was growing immensely in the U.S., and America was showcasing the teenage sensation Christian Pulisic as a world-class footballer. In the wake of the disappointment, USSF president Sunil Gulati...

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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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