Lionel Messi wins  unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or
Dec05

Lionel Messi wins unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or

In 2008, you were in grade school and Lionel Messi became recognized as the best soccer player in the world for the first time. In 2019, you are in college and Lionel Messi is still the best player in world. The Barcelona superstar, now 32, earned his record sixth Ballon d’Or, or Golden Ball, award at a ceremony in Paris on December 2. The Ballon d’Or is the highest individual award in world soccer, reserved for the best player on the...

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Women’s soccer struggles in Crinion’s first season at the helm
Nov21

Women’s soccer struggles in Crinion’s first season at the helm

The inaugural season of the Ciara Crinion era as head coach has ended for the women’s soccer program. The Pirates concluded their first year under Crinion with a record of 2-13-1 and a conference record of 1-8, a year removed from going 2-12-4 with no Big East victories. The year began with Seton Hall scoring goals in three of their first four games, the first time it has done so since the 2016 season. Despite coming out with a record...

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McKenzie caps off senior year with BIG EAST honors
Nov21

McKenzie caps off senior year with BIG EAST honors

It was an electric Friday night match-up against Army West Point in New York that got the ball rolling for the Englishman’s collegiate soccer career at Seton Hall a year ago in August. “One memory that does stick out in my mind would be my first ever competitive game with Seton Hall,” senior forward Carlton McKenzie said. McKenzie recalls the Army fans’ section’s usual rowdiness and the stands being closer to the players than he was...

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Seton Hall loses to Villanova, misses out on postseason
Nov06

Seton Hall loses to Villanova, misses out on postseason

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker tonight 1-0 to the visiting Villanova Wildcats, conceding a set piece goal in the 54th minute to Villanova’s Shane Bradley. The loss spoils what could have been a doubly special senior night. Not only was tonight the last game at Owen T. Carroll field for the program’s eight seniors, but it had a chance to be memorable due to the fact that the Pirates could have clinched a Big East...

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Consistency will make make or break men’s soccer season
Oct31

Consistency will make make or break men’s soccer season

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team has been riding a roller coaster since the beginning of the sea- son. The Pirates opened their season in August with a 6-0 win over Central Connecticut State, then failed to score from open play in four consecutive games as their creative struggles led to tight defeats. Head coach Andreas Lindberg’s side displayed tenacity in defense, giving up only five goals combined to then No. 18 Florida Gulf...

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Senior Night signals end for three women’s soccer players
Oct30

Senior Night signals end for three women’s soccer players

As Halloween nears, it establishes the end of not only October, but also the end of the women’s soccer season in South Orange. With the 2019 campaign all but over, the program will be graduating three seniors – Siobhan McGovern, Marisa Aniolowski, and Jackie Robinson. The atmosphere around the upcoming match on Oct. 31 is makes the seniors departure more thought of due to no contests in the future. “It is always a big build up [to...

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Eden O’Leary opens on challenges international student-athletes face
Oct30

Eden O’Leary opens on challenges international student-athletes face

For international students, the prospect of leaving home to study in the United States is one that kindles both feelings of excitement and anxiety. The opportunity to receive a well-rounded college education plants the ideas of what these young adults’ futures could be, but the potential language barrier and separation from the familiar sites and faces of home make it one to grab with skepticism. International student-athletes not...

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Pirates fall to Xavier despite stellar performance from McKenzie
Oct23

Pirates fall to Xavier despite stellar performance from McKenzie

The road woes for Seton Hall’s men’s soccer team continued tonight as the Pirates fell to Xavier 2-1. Carlton McKenzie provided the only goal of the night with a spectacular shot in the 69th minute and the Pirates had numerous other chances throughout the game but it wasn’t enough to surpass the Musketeers. The loss is the second in a row for the Pirates following a 4-0 setback to Butler on October 19 and continues the road struggles...

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Trust between players and coaches bring foundation to women’s soccer
Oct09

Trust between players and coaches bring foundation to women’s soccer

Ciara Crinion is midway through her first season with the women’s soccer program and she has the experience to know who to rely on and who to trust to have her program flow fluently. After serving multiple years as an assistant at the University of Hartford, Crinion understands the ins and outs of what Division I soccer brings throughout the year, even in a completely new setting. “We are two completely different programs in different...

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Owen T. Carroll Field becoming a fortress for men’s soccer
Oct09

Owen T. Carroll Field becoming a fortress for men’s soccer

After an emphatic 3-1 victory over Fordham on Tuesday night, Seton Hall is one of the only four Big East teams with an undefeated home record this season. Since the conclusion of this summer’s renovations to Owen T. Carroll Field, the Pirates have produced impressive wins over Big East rivals DePaul and Creighton. Despite playing the match at the Red Bull Training Facility, Seton Hall’s 6-0 win over Central Connecticut State was the...

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Men’s soccer thriving at home under Lindberg’s leadership
Oct09

Men’s soccer thriving at home under Lindberg’s leadership

Owen T. Carroll Field has been friendly to the Seton Hall men’s soccer team since Andreas Lindberg took over in 2018. Under Lindberg’s leadership, the Pirates have consistently defended their home pitch – something that was lacking before Lindberg arrived from LIU Post. From 2016-17 under coach Gerson Echeverry, Seton Hall went 7-7-3 playing in South Orange. With Lindberg calling the shots, that record has flipped in the Pirates’...

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Pirates snatch crucial three points in home opener
Oct02

Pirates snatch crucial three points in home opener

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team defeated DePaul 2-1 on Saturday night in a nail biter decided by Stephen Elias’ 85th minute goal. Elias, the leading goal scorer and captain for the Pirates, notched his fourth of the season when he was the first to react to the second bounce off a corner kick. “Those second balls are the most dangerous balls in soccer,” Elias said. “That’s when the team shut off right there and then. The ball back in...

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