Senior Sendoff Series: Michal Matson
Jun11

Senior Sendoff Series: Michal Matson

Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, Michal “Mikey” Matson made a name for herself as both a singles and doubles tennis player for Seton Hall. Along with her partner Melody Taal, Matson reached the Sweet Sixteen of the ITA Regionals as a junior. The Setonian caught up with Matson to discuss her memories as a Pirate and the abrupt cancellation of her senior year due to coronavirus. This interview has been slightly edited for...

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Senior Sendoff Series: Alex Chalk
Jun01

Senior Sendoff Series: Alex Chalk

All throughout the months of June and July, The Setonian will be talking to senior student-athletes from the softball, baseball, golf and tennis teams who were unable to play out their final season at Seton Hall. We want to commemorate their time as Pirates and shed light on their accomplishments as well as their plans after graduation. In our first feature of the series, Matt Collins talks to Alex Chalk of men’s golf. Coming to...

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NCAA releases action plan considerations to bring student-athletes back on campus amid COVID-19
May30

NCAA releases action plan considerations to bring student-athletes back on campus amid COVID-19

On Friday night, the NCAA released its Resocialization of Collegiate Sports: Action Plan Considerations document which outlines detailed steps colleges across the country can take in order to safely bring student-athletes back onto campus in the fall. The considerations still follow simple practices such as maintaining good personal hygiene, wearing face mask and remaining six feet away from other people whenever possible. They also...

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Seton Hall Athletics unveils 2020 SHUcademy award winners

Seton Hall Athletics celebrated its annual SHUcademy Awards presentation on Wednesday, handing out awards to all 14 of its programs via Instagram and Twitter. Myles Powell was named Seton Hall’s Male Athlete of the Year after becoming the program’s first NCAA consensus first-team All-American since 1953 and winning the Jerry West National Shooting Guard of the Year Award. Powell also won the SHUcademy award for men’s...

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Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall
May08

Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall

Orangeville Prep’s (Canada) Jeff Ngandu became the third member of Seton Hall’s 2020 recruiting class Friday night after announcing his commitment to the Pirates via his social media platforms. Photo via North Pole Hoops Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Jeff NganduPosition: CenterHeight, Weight: 6-foot-9, 220 poundsHometown: Mono, Ontario, Canada Recruitment Ngandu committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals...

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Men’s soccer alumnus launches GoFundMe to assist grieving teammate who lost grandfather, brother and family home in span of two months
May08

Men’s soccer alumnus launches GoFundMe to assist grieving teammate who lost grandfather, brother and family home in span of two months

Amid what is already a trying and troubling time during this pandemic, a series of unfortunate events have struck close to home for the Seton Hall men’s soccer team. Earlier Friday morning, the team’s Instagram page posted a link to a GoFundMe page created by Seton Hall men’s soccer alumnus David Arvidsson in support of rising senior defender Oscar Nävarp. Over the last two months, Nävarp lost his grandfather, Sten-Borje, and...

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Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall
May04

Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall

Seton Hall added its first 2021 recruit Monday night as Dulaney High School (MD) point guard Ryan Conway announced his committment to the Pirates via Instagram video post. Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Ryan ConwayPosition: Point GuardHeight, Weight: 6-foot-1, 160 poundsHometown: Lutherville Timonium, MD Recruitment Conway committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals Providence and Marquette as well as...

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By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer
Apr23

By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer

Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken is returning to New Jersey next season, and he will finally don the blue and white of Seton Hall. His last year at Harvard did not go as smoothly as he would have wanted, but the former top-100 recruit’s Ivy League experience and seniority will be welcomed assets to the Pirates’ locker room next season. Aiken ended his Harvard career averaging 16.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game...

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By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball
Apr02

By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball

Although the women’s basketball team’s season ended sooner than expected, plenty was accomplished. Here is a look at the team by the numbers.  Photo via SHU Athletics Shadeen Samuels: In her final year at Seton Hall, Samuels led the team on multiple statistical fronts and etched her name in program history. Though her time was cut short, Samuels managed to finish her college career ranked 12th on the Pirates’ all-time...

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Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers
Mar26

Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers

In one of the program’s best regular season performances in recent history, there were many standout players that played pivotal roles for the Pirates to earn their co-championship.  Myles Powell was, of course, the star man of the team as he earned 2020 All-Big East First Team and Big East Player of the Year honors amongst many other prestigious accolades. Quincy McKnight, Jared Rhoden and Sandro Mamukelashvili became...

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Nashville SC bring fresh club culture to Major League Soccer
Feb27

Nashville SC bring fresh club culture to Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer’s opening weekend is just two days away and along with celebrating the league’s 25th anniversary the league will also be welcoming its two newest franchises in Nashville and Miami this season. Inter Miami CF’s arrival has been much anticipated since David Beckham and his ownership group announced their interest in bringing an MLS franchise back to Miami in 2014. Given the star-studded cast of executives, coaches...

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Abby Wingo and her traveling fan group
Feb21

Abby Wingo and her traveling fan group

There are few things more wholesome than the excite- ment of parents watching and cheering on their kids from the sidelines. The atmosphere of youth sports games is dictated by father-coaches yelling and stereotypical soccer moms devoting their time to be the team mascot. Unfortunately, as the kids grow older and they begin to filter out by who has the potential to play in college and who does not, these age- old tropes retire from...

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