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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Softball’s high batting  averages spark winning ways
Apr10

Softball’s high batting averages spark winning ways

Although the Seton Hall baseball team is taking its show on the road and playing home games in Staten Island and Queens due to renovations to Owen T. Carroll Field, the temporary move allows for the softball team to step into the campus spotlight even more. As of April 10, the softball team is 16-16; it has been red hot as of late and have the pieces in place to compete in Big East play. The team struggled out of the gate, just like...

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Powell caps campaign with All-American honorable mention
Apr03

Powell caps campaign with All-American honorable mention

With the Associated Press All-American teams coming out on Tuesday morning, Myles Powell was able to wrap up his stellar season with a cherry on top. Seton Hall’s superstar, although he was not named to the first, second, or third Team All-American, he was named as an honorable mention. He joins a list of just 10 other Pirates to earn the distinction. Myles Powell was named an All-America Honorable Mention selection following a...

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Pirates take weekend series win over Villanova
Mar24

Pirates take weekend series win over Villanova

The Seton Hall softball team took two games on Sunday to take a three-game series over Big East rival Villanova at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field. The Pirates were propelled to two straight victories by a duo of California natives in Hailey Arteaga and Destini Peck, as well as Nevada native Jaden Tate. Seton Hall won game one by a final of 7-6 on a walk off, three-run home run to center by Tate. The Pirates then held off the Wildcats, 11-9,...

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A bridge too far: freshmen provide spark, Powell prayer goes unanswered
Mar16

A bridge too far: freshmen provide spark, Powell prayer goes unanswered

NEW YORK – After three games in which the Seton Hall men’s basketball team enjoyed the luxury of a head-start over its opposition, the Pirates spent the Big East Tournament championship chasing top-seed Villanova, who did just enough to hold on for a record-setting third straight title, 74-72. In a game where the largest lead was merely nine and the advantage changed hands nine times, freshman Anthony Nelson converted a put-back layup...

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Seton Hall inches closer to NCAA Tournament with win over Villanova
Mar09

Seton Hall inches closer to NCAA Tournament with win over Villanova

Goodbye bubble, hello NCAA Tournament. Entering the week, Seton Hall’s season was on life support. Following a crushing double-overtime loss to Georgetown, the Pirates needed to pull a rabbit out of their hat and defeat both No. 16 Marquette and No. 23 Villanova in the final week of Big East play to flip the script and improve their chances at a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. In front of a sold-out Prudential Center...

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Too little, too late as Pirates’ comeback attempt falls short
Feb26

Too little, too late as Pirates’ comeback attempt falls short

The Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team reduced a 21-point deficit to five on Sunday against Villanova but ultimately could not complete the comeback, losing 73-68. After heavily controlling the first meeting between the two sides, the Pirates found themselves playing catchup for most of the game the second time around. In the first half, Seton Hall’s small ball lineup was not able to gain the edge, as Villanova continued to look...

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Pirates not following upwards three-pointer trend
Feb06

Pirates not following upwards three-pointer trend

The use of the three-point shot has become more common in Division I men’s basketball in recent years. The top 20 teams in the country with the most three-pointers attempted has gradually risen from 18,037 to 19,205 in only three seasons. The NCAA first recognized the three-point arc in the 1986-87 season and there has been an average of 21.9 attempts from downtown in 2018. On Jan. 27, the Seton Hall’s men’s basketball team fell,...

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Samuels leading the way for surprise Pirates
Jan31

Samuels leading the way for surprise Pirates

Underdogs are often built upon the collective overachievement of their players, but in certain cases, an individual player making the jump to the next level is all it takes to defy a team’s expectations. For Shadeen Samuels, her Big East averages of 20.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game go a long way in putting her in that selective group of individuals. At the beginning of the season, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team was...

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Pirates’ dominant homecourt performance secures bounce-back win
Jan27

Pirates’ dominant homecourt performance secures bounce-back win

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team defeated Georgetown, 76-63, on Sunday afternoon with the aid of another 20-point performance from the team’s leading scorer Shadeen Samuels. Samuels was hot from the opening tip, going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc on her way to 13 first half points. In the second half, it was more of the same as she guided the ship for the Pirates with timely steals and drawn fouls on the Hoyas. Samuels has now...

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Sloppy play gets the best of Seton Hall in loss to No. 18 Villanova
Jan27

Sloppy play gets the best of Seton Hall in loss to No. 18 Villanova

Seton Hall had a week off to recharge, get healthy and work out the kinks that had plagued the Pirates throughout their recent losing streak. The expectation was that they would come out energized and hungry to end their three-game skid. Instead, Seton Hall couldn’t get out of its own way and turned in arguably its worst showing of the season in an 80-52 loss to No. 18 Villanova on Sunday. “I think Nova came out fighting more than us....

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Pirates fail to convert in frustrating loss to Villanova
Jan27

Pirates fail to convert in frustrating loss to Villanova

Despite leading when heading into the final quarter, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team was unable to come away with a victory against Villanova on Friday evening, falling 70-66. The Pirates got off to a quick start, courtesy of Shadeen Samuels, who had six of their first eight points. Both teams struggled to find a groove as the game opened, shooting under 35 percent each, but at the end of the quarter, the Pirates led 14-11. The...

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