Getting to know Fall sports
Jun17

Getting to know Fall sports

Women’s cross country looking to build with strong core The Seton Hall women’s cross country team is sprinting in the right direction. After winning three events in 2018, Seton Hall returns with all but two athletes on the roster and should be poised to take its experience to the next level. Head Coach John Moon will have to replace Kiley Britten and Olivia Gregorio, who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility. Names to watch next...

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New recruiting class filled with lethal scorers for women’s basketball
Jun17

New recruiting class filled with lethal scorers for women’s basketball

Last year, the women’s basketball team relied on its veterans’ prowess. This year, however, a surplus of youth will be heading up the program after the departure of five seniors from the team. Contributing to the budding talent will be the 2019 recruiting class to replace the departing seniors. This year’s recruiting class under Head Coach Tony Bozzella features multiple lethal scorers from their respective high schools. The group is...

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Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum
May01

Gill brings back valuable lessons from NCAA Leadership Forum

Although the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s time in Jacksonville, Fla. was cut short in a first-round loss to Wofford in the NCAA Tournament, Romaro Gill found himself back in the Sunshine State a few weeks later. The Pirates’ 7-foot-2 center for the Pirates was the only Big East men’s athlete to be invited to take part in the 2019 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. The event took place from April 11 to 14 in Orlando, Fla. and...

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Experienced U-17 US side ready for U-17 Concacaf
May01

Experienced U-17 US side ready for U-17 Concacaf

The United States U-17 men’s national team has its sights set on competing in the U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year, but they must first get through the qualification stage through the U-17 CONCACAF Championship. Newly hired head coach Raphaël Wicky is aware of the rigor and grittiness with which most CONCACAF teams play with but confidence is high within the camp that the team will qualify for the 17th time to one of the...

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Seton Hall lands Canisius transfer Takal Molson
Apr24

Seton Hall lands Canisius transfer Takal Molson

On April 17, Seton Hall added additional guard depth behind Quincy McKnight and Anthony Nelson with the announcement that former Canisius guard Takal Molson is transferring into the program. A New York native, Molson was a member of the MAAC All-Rookie team in 2017-18 and was named conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.6 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33 starts. He was the fourth freshman in program history to...

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Alumnus Ed Lucas: First blind student shares his story
Apr13

Alumnus Ed Lucas: First blind student shares his story

Alumnus Ed Lucas ’62 said he was the first blind student at Seton Hall with a seeing eye dog. Lucas said he was born prematurely and always had poor sight, but wearing glasses corrected it well enough. However, after the New York Giants won the 1951 National League pennant, Lucas said he went out to play a game of baseball with his friends when that changed. He described how he pitched the game and took off his glasses. Lucas said he...

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Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra
Apr13

Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra

The Seton Hall softball team retaliated from a one-run deficit to defeat Hofstra on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 4-1. The Pride came into the game with a total of 60 stolen bases in their starting lineup compared to Seton Hall’s 15. The significant statistic played to Hofstra’s advantage as it enabled a run in the top of the second inning. Photo via SHU Athletics The Pride hit a triple, then followed with a sac bunt that...

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Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well
Apr10

Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well

In a transitional year for the Seton Hall baseball team, leaders and game changers have been relied on heavily to guide the team back to the Big East Championship. On top of the need for these standout players, Seton Hall are also juggling with the struggle of not having a home field for the entirety of this season. Christian Del Castillo, a junior outfielder, has emerged as one of the team’s instrumental components both offensively...

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Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges
Apr10

Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges

As the Seton Hall tennis team gears up to head to the Big East Championship in Cayce, South Carolina next week, there is ample time for its two seniors, Anicka Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa, to reflect on their time with the program. The duo arrived together in 2015-16 on a team which went 8-13 the previous year. Fajnorova slid into a singles role immediately, whereas Kangwa saw action in only three matches, but each player has...

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Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82
Apr10

Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82

The Seton Hall baseball program suffered a major loss on April 6, when legendary coach Mike Sheppard, Sr. passed away at 82. A Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Sheppard’s time with the program dated back to the late 1950s, as he played catcher for Owen T. Carroll and the Pirates. Beginning in 1973, Sheppard took over as head coach and remained in that role until 2003. In 31 years, Sheppard led Seton Hall to 998...

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Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success
Apr04

Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success

With a 5-2 in over the Ottawa Senators on April 1, the Tampa Bay Lightning made history by becoming the third 60-win team in NHL history. The Lightning join the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the only teams to accomplish the feat. The Tampa Bay Lightning are positioned for a deep run in the NHL playoffs. Photo via nhl.com Despite the astounding feat, the Lightning’s historic season means nothing...

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Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall
Apr04

Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall

It was only a matter of time before schools in search of a new head coach came calling about Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard. With next season shaping up to be a special one, now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor According to reports, Willard is at the top of Virginia Tech’s list following the departure of Buzz Williams to Texas A&M. The Hokies are coming off a Sweet 16 appearance,...

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