David Festa primed to help experienced baseball roster
Feb13

David Festa primed to help experienced baseball roster

On a baseball team full of experience, David Festa adds to that despite being only a sophomore. The University’s  reigning Freshman Athlete of the Year is one of the pivotal starting pitchers on a team with hopes of capturing the conference crown. Already holding the role of a weekend starter, it is known Festa is one of the most important cogs of the Pirate program after an impressive first season. “(For mentality and  skill last...

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Premier League executive joins NY Red Bulls as Head of Sport
Feb06

Premier League executive joins NY Red Bulls as Head of Sport

The New York Red Bulls announced former Wolverhampton Wanderers Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell as their new Head of Sport on Monday. His position with New York entails oversight over the entirety of the sporting side of the club while Sporting Director Denis Hamlett will remain in charge of day-to-day operations and report to Thelwell. Thelwell had spent 12 years working in England before joining the Major League Soccer franchise in...

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Senior class presence facilitating women’s basketball
Jan30

Senior class presence facilitating women’s basketball

Although a young foundation is in place for the women’s basketball team, the three seniors nearing the end of their collegiate careers have been the most influential class on the court this season. Big East Preseason Player of the Year Shadeen Samuels, Alexis Lewis and Barbara Johnson have implemented themselves as key players for the program throughout the year and continue to do so as the team aspires to make a postseason push. Even...

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Defense and individual improvements aiding women’s basketball
Jan23

Defense and individual improvements aiding women’s basketball

Team orientated play has been the source of success for the Pirates, as they have marched out to a 12-7 record with the season entering its last legs. Despite the belief that Big East Preseason Player of the Year Shadeen Samuels would carry the program to its victories for the 2019-20 campaign, the diverse team effort has produced the results the Pirates have hoped for. Five players on the unit are averaging at least ten points for...

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Women’s soccer struggles in Crinion’s first season at the helm
Nov21

Women’s soccer struggles in Crinion’s first season at the helm

The inaugural season of the Ciara Crinion era as head coach has ended for the women’s soccer program. The Pirates concluded their first year under Crinion with a record of 2-13-1 and a conference record of 1-8, a year removed from going 2-12-4 with no Big East victories. The year began with Seton Hall scoring goals in three of their first four games, the first time it has done so since the 2016 season. Despite coming out with a record...

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College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU
Nov16

College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU

“Oh my god! Seton Hall is third in unhappiness for colleges? I knew I hated this school. Why did I ever decide to go here? This school makes me so sad.” As a student at Seton Hall, you are lying if you have not heard at least 20 different people say something along these lines. People love to complain, and because the Princeton Review dubbed the Hall as the third unhappiest school in America, all the students in South Orange feel this...

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Rebimbas brings winning pedigree to women’s coaching staff
Nov14

Rebimbas brings winning pedigree to women’s coaching staff

A Division III national championship game appearance. Two Final Fours. Three Elite Eights. Six conference titles. Nine NCAA Tournament bids. All culminating in a 384-168 record while being named Metropolitan Basketball Writers Coach of the Year four times and a three-time NJAC Coach of the Year. Jose Rebimbas brings experience. As the most decorated head coach in the history of William Patterson men’s basketball, Rebimbas has been...

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Elmore leads the way as Seton Hall blows out Sacred Heart
Nov06

Elmore leads the way as Seton Hall blows out Sacred Heart

As part of a 95-69 season opening victory for Seton Hall over Sacred Heart, Big East Preseason Player of the Year Shadeen Samuels displayed why she was recognized as the conference’s best player, notching a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. She was one of three players to record double digits points, with four players finishing with nine. Samuels and the Pirates’ source of offense came from behind the three-point line, as...

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Mets, Yankees provide hope for New York  despite weaknesses
Nov06

Mets, Yankees provide hope for New York despite weaknesses

What’s better than New York sports right now? New York is home of the Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of sports – but the Knicks play there. It has two teams in the midst of the NFL season – actually, three teams if you count the Bills, who have just as many wins at MetLife Stadium as the Jets and Giants. And, Brooklyn has Kyrie Irving locked up long-term – but maybe not with his history. With not much to actually look forward to,...

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Senior Night signals end for three women’s soccer players
Oct30

Senior Night signals end for three women’s soccer players

As Halloween nears, it establishes the end of not only October, but also the end of the women’s soccer season in South Orange. With the 2019 campaign all but over, the program will be graduating three seniors – Siobhan McGovern, Marisa Aniolowski, and Jackie Robinson. The atmosphere around the upcoming match on Oct. 31 is makes the seniors departure more thought of due to no contests in the future. “It is always a big build up [to...

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Samuels set to lead women’s basketball
Oct23

Samuels set to lead women’s basketball

As the season approaches, so does the beginning of Shadeen Samuels’ farewell tour, as it is a year surrounded by excitement thanks to a Pirate squad being led by the projected best player in the conference. Samuels is the most lethal player on any Big East court for a reason. Her awards shelf is likely going to see renovations after the season to fit more of her accolades, but she is already as accomplished of a women’s basketball...

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Trust between players and coaches bring foundation to women’s soccer
Oct09

Trust between players and coaches bring foundation to women’s soccer

Ciara Crinion is midway through her first season with the women’s soccer program and she has the experience to know who to rely on and who to trust to have her program flow fluently. After serving multiple years as an assistant at the University of Hartford, Crinion understands the ins and outs of what Division I soccer brings throughout the year, even in a completely new setting. “We are two completely different programs in different...

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