Women’s soccer concede five in away loss at UConn
Mar15

Women’s soccer concede five in away loss at UConn

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team lost to the University of Connecticut 5-0 on Sunday, dropping to 1-4 on the season and 0-4 in Big East play. Photo via SHU Athletics UConn dominated possession in the first 15 minutes of the game and struck first in the 19th minute through a free kick. Senior Kess Elmore got on the end of a free kick from sophomore Jacqueline Harnett to give the Huskies the lead. Sophomore Jessica Mazo doubled...

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Women’s soccer just fall short in home opener loss to Providence
Mar12

Women’s soccer just fall short in home opener loss to Providence

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team lost to Providence 1-0 in their first home game of the season on Thursday. The Friars’ Avery Snead scored the game-winning goal in the 61st minute off a corner kick to hand the Pirates their third consecutive loss since Big East conference play started. Photo via SHU Athletics Goals 61′: The Friars’ Elayna Grillakis delivered a corner kick into the Pirates’ box, and Snead got on the...

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Women’s soccer falls to St. John’s in over-time loss
Mar08

Women’s soccer falls to St. John’s in over-time loss

Seton Hall fell short in their second Big East regular season game after St. John’s defeated them 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. It was the Pirates’ second loss of the season after losing their Big East opener at Georgetown by a 4-0 scoreline. Laura Hooper was the lone goal scorer for the Pirates. Goals 30′: St. John’s Jessice Garziano was called for a hand ball 35 yards out from goal as the Redstorm attempted to...

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Pirates clinch No. 3 seed in final regular season game
Mar02

Pirates clinch No. 3 seed in final regular season game

Desiree Elmore dropped 30 points as Seton Hall defeated St. John’s 59-43 on Monday night. With the win and Butler’s upset victory over DePaul, the Pirates clinched the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Big East Tournament. In addition to her career-high 30 points, Elmore also scored her 1,000th point in a Pirates uniform; the 23rd Pirate to do it in program history. Behind Elmore, Lauren Park-Lane had 13 points and Andra Espinoza-Hunter had...

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Elmore’s 1,000 points a reflection of determination to succeed in the face of adversity
Feb27

Elmore’s 1,000 points a reflection of determination to succeed in the face of adversity

Senior forward Desiree Elmore is now a member of the 1,000-point club.  In her final home game as a Pirate, Elmore broke the millenary point threshold in Seton Hall’s win over Providence and recorded a double-double with game-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Elmore’s path to reaching the milestone in her collegiate basketball career did not come easy though. Before arriving at Seton Hall, Elmore was a five-star recruit at Syracuse...

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Espinoza-Hunter hits top gear during five-game undefeated run for Seton Hall
Jan27

Espinoza-Hunter hits top gear during five-game undefeated run for Seton Hall

Graduate student and New York native Andra Espinoza-Hunter has already begun to make her mark on  the women’s basketball team. After an impressive high school career, she became an established player at Mississippi State after transferring from the University of Connecticut at the end of her freshman year. Adjusting to a new program may be difficult for some, but Espinoza-Hunter is fitting right in. “Everyone has made it a smooth...

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Rachwal focused on leaving a legacy in senior year
Oct29

Rachwal focused on leaving a legacy in senior year

Amanda Rachwal’s road to collegiate volleyball started out like most other girls who played on high school and club teams while getting ready to take it to the next level. In Rachwal’s case, it took a call from her mother to Seton Hall Volleyball coach Allison Yaeger to give her a head start on what would be a productive career. “I’ll never forget it,” Yaeger said. “I was sitting in my office one day and my phone rang, so I answered...

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Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season
Oct01

Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season

The Big East announced last week that the suspended championships for the fall season have been tentatively rescheduled to take place next spring.  Photo via SHU Athletics Three new freshmen members of the women’s volleyball team—Taylor Jakubowski, Perri Lucas and Mary Okereke—shared their thoughts on this new normal of college athletics they have entered and what set the Seton Hall program apart from other schools they considered....

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How Desiree Elmore is ringing in her senior year of Seton Hall basketball
Sep25

How Desiree Elmore is ringing in her senior year of Seton Hall basketball

The Big East announced that women’s basketball will be played in a tournament-style start in 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.  Senior Desiree Elmore said she is more than excited to get back to playing, especially because this arena is where she spent her high school years playing basketball. Elmore is facing new responsibilities as a leader this season but said she has no doubt the team will succeed as...

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Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training
Sep18

Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training

As fall sports in the Big East remain postponed, women’s volleyball head coach Allison Yaeger and senior middle blocker Amanda Rachwal broke down how the team has been training and getting ready to play a spring season under the COVID-19 guidelines. “It’s very different,” Yaeger said. “The girls wear masks when we train, and at times, we are conditioning. I think it’s hard and I can’t imagine being in their position having to train as...

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Women’s soccer adds Alex Mendolia as new assistant coach amid pandemic
Sep10

Women’s soccer adds Alex Mendolia as new assistant coach amid pandemic

In addition to Seton Hall recruiting eight new members to the women’s soccer team this year, Alex Mendolia will join the Pirates staff as the new assistant coach alongside head coach Ciara Crinion. Mendolia is an experienced and seasoned asset to the team who has knowledge as a player and coach, recently spending 2019 as the top assistant for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.  “I was looking for a professional...

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Subpar performance marks softball’s weekend in South Carolina
Feb24

Subpar performance marks softball’s weekend in South Carolina

Over the weekend, the Seton Hall softball team travelled to Conway, South Carolina to compete in the Chanticleer Classic. The team went 1-3. In the first game on Friday, Seton Hall took on Coastal Carolina University and lost by a final score of 4-6. In the first three innings of the game, Coastal Carolina took the lead early by scoring four runs. Then, in the fifth inning, the Pirates scored three from a home-run by Janae Barracato...

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