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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Pirates pour on score over Providence
Jan20

Pirates pour on score over Providence

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team took another win on Jan. 19, routing Providence by a final score of 97-55. The Pirates dominated on the floor with 14 three-pointers, along with a 43 point lead in the third quarter. Shadeen Samuels and Alexis Lewis led the way once again for the team. Samuels had 23 points and went 9-for-11 from the floor, while Lewis had 20 points. The Pirates were able to score 30 points off of the bench, much...

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Volleyball takes down George Mason in four sets
Sep25

Volleyball takes down George Mason in four sets

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team defeated the George Mason Patriots on the road in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday afternoon in a four-set match for its second win in a row. Emilee Turner and Amanda Rachwal made career high kills with Turner with 15 and Rachwal with 13. The Pirates’ offense was also dominant against the Patriots, recording a season-high attack percentage of 0.313 while Turner, Rachwal, and Julia Wilkins...

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