Asiah Avent ready to earn his keep as a walk-on
Nov07

Asiah Avent ready to earn his keep as a walk-on

Top prospects, clutch performers, high-flying dunkers and record-setting nights rightfully dominate the college basketball media’s attention. The viewing public has shown time and again that it can never get enough of the game’s brightest stars, and their incredible feats certainly deserve the recognition. The supporting cast, however, including walk-on players, is what truly helps teams succeed. There is usually a player or two on...

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Rhoden bucks family history to become a Pirate
Nov07

Rhoden bucks family history to become a Pirate

Although his family’s roots are fimly planted at Penn State, Jared Rhoden decided to commit to Seton Hall and wear Pirate blue instead. The freshman from Baldwin, N.Y. was a three-star recruit in high school. Rhoden plays forward, which is a crucial get for a Seton Hall squad that lost Khadeen Carrington, Eron Gordon, Desi Rodriguez, and Jordan Walker among others, on the wing. “I feel like that I just have to play my role,” Rhoden...

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Cardaci leads Pirates in final season
Nov07

Cardaci leads Pirates in final season

On a team looking for veteran leadership and shooters in a revamped, fast-tempo offense, Victoria Cardaci fits the mold perfectly for Seton Hall. The Holmdel, N.J., native and Clemson transfer is using her final year of eligibility in South Orange after sitting out last year due to NCAA rules. “I chose to come to Seton Hall for the coaching staff. I felt like the staff really believed in me and wanted to develop me not only as a...

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Powell thriving as centerpiece on and off the court
Nov07

Powell thriving as centerpiece on and off the court

When Myles Powell walks into the Seton Hall practice gym, the faces that he once turned to for guidance are no longer there. For the first two years of his college career, Powell could always go to Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo with any questions or concerns. It was a formula that worked for the Trenton native, as advice from the core four helped him to develop into the Big East’s Most Improved...

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McKnight, Nelson ready to set the tempo on offense
Nov07

McKnight, Nelson ready to set the tempo on offense

Khadeen Carrington ran the point for Seton Hall men’s basketball last season, averaging 15.5 points per, 4.4 assists, and nearly 33 minutes per game on a team that made its third straight NCAA tournament appearance and nearly knocked off top-seeded juggernaut Kansas in the second round. Now, it will be up to heralded transfer Quincy McKnight and four-star freshman Anthony Nelson to step into the role Carrington left behind for Kevin...

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Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton
Nov04

Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton

Despite Caitlin Koska and Abby Thelen’s best efforts, the Seton Hall women’s volleyball team fell to Creighton in straight sets on Saturday night. Koska had eight kills and one block and Thelen had 13 kills and six digs on the night. The Pirates started slowly in the first set, falling prey to the height of Creighton’s front line and dropping behind 8-2. Once Thelen entered the game, however, the Pirates began to settle in, getting...

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Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis
Oct25

Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis

Seton Hall tennis players Michal Matson and Melody Taal hail from opposite ends of the world, but they have combined forces at Seton Hall to form a dynamic partnership that has turned heads early in the 2018-19 campaign. Strong performances, highlighted by an excellent showing in the doubles bracket at the ITA Regionals in New Haven, Conn. have drawn attention to the pair, who have played together since their freshman year. Matson and...

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Women’s tennis ends fall season with success
Oct24

Women’s tennis ends fall season with success

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season this past weekend at the Harvard Fall Scramble. The three-day weekend tournament featured competitors Fordham University, the University of Rhode Island, host Harvard University and Seton Hall. The format allowed for each team to have one day of play against each other. The first day opened with doubles competition in “Match A”, which saw Seton Hall facing off against Rhode...

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Seton Hall loses second guard in three days with Walker’s exit
May02

Seton Hall loses second guard in three days with Walker’s exit

Seton Hall freshman guard Jordan Walker has chosen to continue his collegiate career outside South Orange and transfer from the University, according to Jerry Carino of Gannett New Jersey. The news, which was reported on May 2, came two days after sophomore guard Eron Gordon announced his intention to leave Seton Hall on his Twitter page. With the two guards leaving, Seton Hall has two open scholarships for the 2018-19 season. While...

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Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans
May02

Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans

Raucous crowds come with every professional sporting event. When it comes to maintaining home court advantage, a rowdy fan base that gets into the heads of opposing players is invaluable. But in some instances, fans take it too far. That was the case on April 28, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. With a chance to send the series back to Oklahoma City for a Game...

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Alexis Lewis chooses Seton Hall for final season of eligibility
Apr25

Alexis Lewis chooses Seton Hall for final season of eligibility

In the past few years, Seton Hall women’s basketball coach Tony Bozzella has reached into the transfer market to find some of his best players, including JaQuan Jackson and Taylor Brown. Bozzella’s newest impact transfer this off-season is Alexis Lewis, a three time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) selection from Iona. In accordance with NCAA rules, Lewis will have to sit this upcoming season before regaining eligibility...

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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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