Swimming and diving finds mixed results at WVU Tri-Meet
Oct22

Swimming and diving finds mixed results at WVU Tri-Meet

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams came home with mixed results after the WVU Tri-Meet this past weekend. The men’s team defeated Xavier, 168-119, but fell to host West Virginia, 235-64, whereas the women’s team lost to both Xavier, 176-111, and West Virginia, 217-82. Despite being on the losing end in three of the four matches, many Seton Hall swimmers found individual success at the meet. On the men’s side,...

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Pirates winless streak extended with loss to Xavier
Oct19

Pirates winless streak extended with loss to Xavier

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team was shoutout, 3-0, by Xavier University on Thursday night. The loss drops the Pirates to 2-10-4. The Pirates began the game aggressively, getting a shot on goal in the first minute courtesy of Dani Brinckman. The two sides remained in a stalemate until the 9th minute, but Xavier’s Carrie Lewis chipped a shot over the goalkeeper to make the score 1-0 shortly after. After another lull in action, Seton...

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Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool
Oct18

Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool

Josh Tosoni and Dakota Williams each swam to record breaking finishes in the first swim meet of the season for Seton Hall, as the team took home many first and second place finishes at Rider University despite falling in the match. Tosoni spoke highly on his expectations on the season for the back-to-back Big East champions. “Right now, in the fall, we’re trying to get in all the work we can,” Tosoni said. “Dual meets don’t matter...

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Former Seton Hall basketball champion finds calling in social work
Oct18

Former Seton Hall basketball champion finds calling in social work

When arriving at the Team Walker Learning Center in Jersey City, N.J., you are greeted by a large, blue and white sign. Inside, the tiles, chairs and tables all follow the same color pattern. This is Jerry Walker’s dream. The former Seton Hall men’s basketball standout founded Team Walker in 1996 in order to give back to underprivileged children in his home community. The non-profit, which Walker started with his brother Jasper,...

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Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level
Oct18

Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level

Seton Hall made a memorable run in the Big East tournament a year ago and now, many of the players that fueled its run to the championship game are now achieving similar success at the professional level. Seven players from last season’s 30-win team were either drafted or signed with Major League Baseball franchises in June – a testament to the success coach Rob Shepherd has achieved developing and preparing players for the next level...

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Bob Ley’s cosmic journey to ESPN
Oct18

Bob Ley’s cosmic journey to ESPN

On the third floor of Walsh Library, there is a large glass display case tucked into a bare strip of wall that has not been occupied by shelves of books between the cubicles and bathroom. Inside it there are nine distinct soccer trophies, a golden boot, a two-page magazine story and the cover of the May 22, 1980 edition of Sports Illustrated. The cover of the magazine reads, “Soccer’s Super Scorer,” and below that, “Giorgio Chinaglia...

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Rugby, other club sports provide an athletic outlet
Oct18

Rugby, other club sports provide an athletic outlet

Seton Hall, like many other colleges, offers more than just official collegiate sports. For many students, club sports are a great option for those who are not ready for their athletic careers to end. One of the club sports that Seton Hall offers on campus is rugby. In sitting down with Lawson Barkley, a member of the team, it was evident how rugby benefits the members on the team and the opportunities that it offers them. Barkley...

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Family aspect of swimming and diving helps provide a successful foundation
Oct18

Family aspect of swimming and diving helps provide a successful foundation

In the top-tier collegiate swimming and diving world, Seton Hall is a known commodity. Last season, the men’s team was able to repeat as Big East champions, capturing its second conference title in program history and earning 11 All-Big East selections in the process. The women’s team also had its highest finish in history, placing third in the conference while receiving nine All-Big East selections. The trend for both teams continues...

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It’s too early to determine the NBA’s Power Rankings
Oct18

It’s too early to determine the NBA’s Power Rankings

The inaugural games of the 2018-19 NBA season are officially in the books. The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-87, and the Golden State Warriors edged out the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-100, on Tuesday night. While both the Celtics and Warriors top the charts in ESPN’s latest power rankings, it might be wise to pump the brakes before declaring either of these teams as championship-favorites. According to ESPN’s...

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For the USWNT to sustain excellence, the NWSL needs attention and accountability
Oct18

For the USWNT to sustain excellence, the NWSL needs attention and accountability

After a resounding 6-0 win over Jamaica on Sunday night, the United States women’s national team clinched a spot in next summer’s World Cup in France, the program’s ninth straight berth since the inaugural tournament in 1991. On the thin surface layer of international competition, the three-time world champions are thriving, but beneath that glamorous front is a suffering domestic league. Carli Lloyd, who amazed a worldwide audience...

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Defense crucial in Pirates win over NJIT
Oct18

Defense crucial in Pirates win over NJIT

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team won, 1-0, over the NJIT Highlanders on Tuesday night at home. The win improves the Pirates to 5-4-2 on the season. Seton Hall struggled to create offense during the first half, whereas NJIT had a couple of good looks. One attempt in the 26th minute proved dangerous, but goalkeeper Andreas Nota made a fantastic save off a free kick. The second half was a different story as the Pirates pushed the pace....

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Taal, Matson shine at ITA Regionals
Oct15

Taal, Matson shine at ITA Regionals

The Seton Hall women’s tennis team successfully competed over the weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Eastern Regionals in New Haven, Conn. The doubles team of Melody Taal and Michal Matson was particularly impressive, advancing to the Round of 16 before being eliminated by Syracuse’s Gabriela Knutson and Guzal Yusupova, the top-seeded team in the bracket. Taal and Matson were seeded sixth out of 64 doubles teams from...

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