Incoming defenders impress during COVID-19 training sessions for men’s soccer
Oct02

Incoming defenders impress during COVID-19 training sessions for men’s soccer

Despite its season getting postponed due to COVID-19, the Seton Hall men’s soccer team has continued training and practicing in anticipation of the tentative spring season.  Coach Andreas Lindberg said he feels the incoming group of freshmen and transfers can possibly play a key role during the upcoming season. Among these newcomers include freshmen defenders Mark Walier and Pierce Enxuto and junior transfer defender Maurice “Mo”...

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COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training
Sep16

COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training

The sports world changed drastically after the initial spread of COVID-19 in March. Since then, professional sports leagues have shifted to playing in empty stadiums and college athletics programs have postponed all fall sports—including the Big East. However, student-athletes returned to Seton Hall in early August to continue training with their teams prior to the conference-wide postponement of fall sports. For the men’s and women’s...

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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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BIG EAST postpones all Fall 2020 sports contests

Per Big East Conference press release, the conference has decided to postpone all sports contests for the upcoming Fall 2020 season. The decision to postpone the remaining in-conference games was made by the BIG EAST COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, August 12. #BIGEAST announcement on Fall Sports Full release: https://t.co/s2XbzEf08p pic.twitter.com/J7bPNWT2Te — BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) August 12, 2020 The sports affected...

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Ali Simmons continues to improve coaching skill set outside of Seton Hall
Jun11

Ali Simmons continues to improve coaching skill set outside of Seton Hall

Before arriving at Seton Hall, Ali Simmons already had a gleaming resume with two NCAA Division II national championships with Barry University and the University of Charleston on it. As is the case for most up-and-coming college soccer coaches, Simmons is well-traveled and has made connections with various coaches and players from all over the country. However, his work outside of the college soccer realm also speaks volumes for the...

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Big East announces plan to divide conference into regional divisions
Jun08

Big East announces plan to divide conference into regional divisions

On Thursday, the Big East announced changes to the 2020 regular-season schedules for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey. In order to mitigate travel and a potential spike in COVID-19 cases among student-athletes, Big East teams will only play against other programs within newly established regional divisions. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball, the conference will compete in the East Division and the...

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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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Offseason is scouting season for Lindberg and men’s soccer coaching staff
Jan23

Offseason is scouting season for Lindberg and men’s soccer coaching staff

A college coach’s job is never over even if their respective sport is in the offseason. “It was a few nights in Athens with just my wife only for vacation,” coach Andreas Lindberg said recalling his holiday season festivities. Strictly vacation trips are hard to come by for coach Lindberg and his staff as they are always on the road scouting players and attending conferences. He had only just gotten back to campus a few days ago after...

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Lionel Messi wins  unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or
Dec05

Lionel Messi wins unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or

In 2008, you were in grade school and Lionel Messi became recognized as the best soccer player in the world for the first time. In 2019, you are in college and Lionel Messi is still the best player in world. The Barcelona superstar, now 32, earned his record sixth Ballon d’Or, or Golden Ball, award at a ceremony in Paris on December 2. The Ballon d’Or is the highest individual award in world soccer, reserved for the best player on the...

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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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McKenzie caps off senior year with BIG EAST honors
Nov21

McKenzie caps off senior year with BIG EAST honors

It was an electric Friday night match-up against Army West Point in New York that got the ball rolling for the Englishman’s collegiate soccer career at Seton Hall a year ago in August. “One memory that does stick out in my mind would be my first ever competitive game with Seton Hall,” senior forward Carlton McKenzie said. McKenzie recalls the Army fans’ section’s usual rowdiness and the stands being closer to the players than he was...

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Seton Hall loses to Villanova, misses out on postseason
Nov06

Seton Hall loses to Villanova, misses out on postseason

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker tonight 1-0 to the visiting Villanova Wildcats, conceding a set piece goal in the 54th minute to Villanova’s Shane Bradley. The loss spoils what could have been a doubly special senior night. Not only was tonight the last game at Owen T. Carroll field for the program’s eight seniors, but it had a chance to be memorable due to the fact that the Pirates could have clinched a Big East...

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