Stainton resigns to pursue other opportunities
Oct29

Stainton resigns to pursue other opportunities

Seton Hall women’s soccer coach Rick Stainton is leaving Seton Hall, Vice President and Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons said on Monday morning. Stainton’s departure comes after seven years with the program. Following his time as an assistant coach in 2011 and 2012, Stainton was named head coach in 2013. The season between ending his assistant coach career and beginning his head coach career at Seton Hall was spent as head coach at...

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“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen
Oct20

“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen

Daniel Nicolaisen is in his first year as an assistant coach for Seton Hall softball. Nicolaisen served as a volunteer coach during the 2017 season, but is now back in a bigger role.  Nicolaisen has brought a whole new system for evaluating and coaching hitters: Blast Motion. The program uses a tiny sensor placed on the end of each bat that detects a multitude of analytical measurables such as bat speed, attack angle, and body...

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Win continues to rack up accolades as season progresses
Oct04

Win continues to rack up accolades as season progresses

As if being named to the 2018 All-Big East Team and the Big East All-Tournament Team was not enough, Seton Hall women’s golfer Lizzie Win shot for the record books at the Nittany Lion Invitational in September. Before being named the women’s golf Big East Player of the week, Win put up historic performance in the tournament. She led her team to a fourth place finish and individually place sixth out of 92 participants. It was Win’s...

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Lindberg works overtime to achieve “the only option”: winning
Sep06

Lindberg works overtime to achieve “the only option”: winning

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Extra time, tie game, on a late night, the last Friday before the start of classes, surrounded by the forest and mountains of West Point, N.Y. In so many ways, it was the end of the line: the conclusion to the match, the culmination of a long day, the goodbye to vacation. But, it was in fact the start: the very beginning of a new era in Seton Hall men’s soccer. Following six tumultuous losing seasons under Gerson...

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Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis
May02

Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis

The tennis program at Seton Hall is no stranger to change. For the third time in four years, the Pirates have changed their head coach midway through the season, as coach Kevin McGlynn returned to the Hall. McGlynn led the team to the most successful tenure in its program’s history from 1991-96, and under McGlynn, Seton Hall had accumulated a 70-34 record, the program’s only undefeated season NCAA Tournament berth. “It was an...

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Men’s basketball hires Tony Skinn as assistant head coach
Apr19

Men’s basketball hires Tony Skinn as assistant head coach

The Seton Hall men’s basketball program took a bit over a week to fill its assistant coaching void, announcing on Thursday evening that Tony Skinn will join head coach Kevin Willard’s staff as an assistant coach. “We are very excited to welcome Tony, his wife Weyni, and their sons, Isaiah and Liam, to the Seton Hall basketball family,” Willard said in a statement. “Tony has had great success both as a student-athlete and as a coach...

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Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel
Apr11

Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel

For Melody Taal, education and sports have always had equal importance. It is what drove the tennis player from Ede, Netherlands to travel thousands of miles from her home to play collegiately in the United States. The transition began with a key decision between choosing to pursue professional tennis or attending a university. In the Netherlands, these two were mutually-exclusive; however, in the United States, she had the ability to...

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Kevin McGlynn returns to lead Seton Hall’s tennis program
Apr11

Kevin McGlynn returns to lead Seton Hall’s tennis program

Kevin McGlynn is doing something not many others have the opportunity to do – hold the same position for a second time in the span of 20 years. McGlynn is back at the helm of the Seton Hall women’s tennis team, a position he held from 1991-96. A former tennis player himself, McGlynn compiled a 70-34 dual match record while coaching the Pirates to their only NCAA Tournament bid in 1996. “It is a tremendous landing spot for me;...

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Women’s tennis drops tight match to LIU Brooklyn in McGlynn’s return
Mar25

Women’s tennis drops tight match to LIU Brooklyn in McGlynn’s return

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team fell to LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, 4-3, at CenterCourt Sports in Florham Park, N.J. The loss drops the Pirates to 3-7 this season, while the visiting Blackbirds improve to 9-3. Anicka Fajnarova, Melody Taal, and Michal Matson shined for Seton Hall, helping the Pirates split the singles portion of the match in head coach Kevin McGlynn’s first competitive fixture since signing on for his second stint...

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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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Kness is boost women’s golf needed to return to form
Mar21

Kness is boost women’s golf needed to return to form

Mia Kness, a freshman on the women’s golf team, is making strides in her first year and has the Pirates heating up in time for the Big East Championship. From the time she stepped on the collegiate course, Kness not only kept up with the competition, but also shot past it. Her strong freshman year began in the fall, with three top-20 finishes in her first four tournaments followed by her first individual title in the Brown Bear...

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McGlynn named women’s tennis head coach
Mar15

McGlynn named women’s tennis head coach

Kevin McGlynn has signed on as head coach for the Seton Hall women’s tennis program, taking over a Pirates squad which he also coached from 1991-96, Seton Hall announced Wednesday. McGlynn’s hiring comes after Riza Zalameda resigned, citing personal reasons. “We are excited that Kevin is returning to Seton Hall to lead our women’s tennis program,” Seton Hall athletic director Pat Lyons said in a press release. “He had terrific success...

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