Women’s basketball in firm position  to control its postseason
Feb27

Women’s basketball in firm position to control its postseason

The Pirates led by one point with 10 seconds left, as Alexis Lewis grabbed a rebound that would seemingly secure a crucial road win at St. John’s last Saturday. St. John’s needed to foul three times before it was over the foul limit and sent Seton Hall to the line. The Pirates inbounded the ball, foul. They inbounded again and are fouled once again. The third inbound was another foul on St. John’s. Photo via SHU Athletics On the...

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Pirates put up valiant effort in loss to Blue Demons
Feb11

Pirates put up valiant effort in loss to Blue Demons

Sunday marked National Girls and Women in Sports Day in South Orange, and Walsh Gymnasium was jam-packed with celebratory honors and momentous odes to the sporting world’s best female superstars for a critically important Big East matchup with nationally ranked DePaul. Unfortunately for the Pirates, celebration was not the mantra of the day as they fell in a hard-fought slugfest at home, 86-76. The team was thoroughly outplayed in the...

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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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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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Women’s Basketball set for toughest test of season against UConn
Dec05

Women’s Basketball set for toughest test of season against UConn

After coming home from the Bahamas the the Junkaroo Jam at 1-1, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team will face its toughest test of the season on Thursday evening in a matchup against the University of Connecticut. The game against the Huskies has become a yearly tradition for head coach Anthony Bozzella and his team. Last season, the Pirates traveled to Connecticut and fell to the then No. 1 Huskies, 99-61. Next year, the battles...

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Myles Powell, Alexis Lewis receive weekly honors
Nov21

Myles Powell, Alexis Lewis receive weekly honors

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s have been off to a hot start for the 2019-20 season. Myles Powell is naturally leading the way on the men’s side. On the women’s side, it is not as clear. After Shadeen Samuels went down with an injury against Princeton, the rest of the team needed to step up and did. Most notably, Desiree Elmore and Alexis Lewis picked up the pace. Due to her efforts, Lewis found herself named to the Big East Weekly...

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Early-season stats look promising for women’s basketball team
Nov21

Early-season stats look promising for women’s basketball team

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team is off to a hot start this year, holding Virginia Commonwealth University to just 33 points and narrowly losing by two points to Princeton at Walsh Gymnasium. Comparatively, and given that there is a small sample size to pull from at this point in the season, the Pirates are yet to reach the statistical levels they achieved last year. However, their current marks are nearly hitting the same...

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Mix of veteran and transfer scoring has Pirates off to hot start
Nov21

Mix of veteran and transfer scoring has Pirates off to hot start

The burden of high expectation weighs heavy on both Seton Hall’s men’s and women’s teams this year with both teams being picked to finish at the top or near the top of the Big East. The women’s team, with its two most productive scorers returning in Shadeen Samuels and Desiree Elmore, and the addition of transfers and freshmen, was picked third in the Big East preseason coaches’ poll. So far, the team is 4-1 and quality play from its...

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Desiree Elmore poised for breakout second year
Nov15

Desiree Elmore poised for breakout second year

When Desiree Elmore arrived on Seton Hall’s campus in August, her teammates noticed something different about her. The women’s basketball transfer still had her upbeat personality from the year before and still had the same hairstyle, but her appearance was different. Photo via SHU Athletics. Elmore worked hard in the offseason to cut weight and get back to the playing shape she was in before her injury at Syracuse, which caused her...

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Women’s basketball freshmen excited for new experience
Nov15

Women’s basketball freshmen excited for new experience

After the loss of six seniors from last season’s eigth place, women’s basketball team, this season is looking bright for the Pirates. With a returning one-two punch of Big East Preseason Player of the Year senior Shadeen Samuels and Desiree Elmore, the Pirates are primed for a deep run in the Big East Tournament, as they are projected to finish third in the Big East by the league’s coaches. Not only are the returners from last year’s...

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Transfers hope to play key roles for women’s basketball in 2019
Nov14

Transfers hope to play key roles for women’s basketball in 2019

Changing schools is a momentous decision for any student, as starting at a new school is a rough adjustment for students at any age, be it kindergarten or graduate school. For an NCAA student athlete, the decision to transfer schools comes with the added factor of having to sit out a year, so the perfect fit needs to be found to prevent a second transfer and another dormant season. Four members of Seton Hall women’s basketball made...

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