Volleyball loses back-to-back matches to UConn
Mar29

Volleyball loses back-to-back matches to UConn

The Seton Hall volleyball team lost back-to-back matches to UConn this weekend, in three sets on Friday and four sets on Saturday. In the opening set of Friday’s match, the Huskies got going right out the gate. A kill by Kennadie Jake-Turner gave her team the first point of the game. However, the Hall answered with a kill by Tsvetelina Ilieva to tie the score. From there, the Huskies went on an 11-2 run to take a nine-point advantage...

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Volleyball splits first Big East series against Providence with a win and loss
Mar08

Volleyball splits first Big East series against Providence with a win and loss

The Seton Hall volleyball team split their two-game series against Providence to open their Big East season with a win and a loss this past weekend. On day one of the two day match, Providence came out striking first. They went on a 3-0 scoring run early in the first set until a kill by Seton Hall’s Tsvetelina Ilieva ended the run. Photo via SHU Athletics Overall both teams were neck and neck until the Friars took a nine-point lead,...

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Limited number of fans allowed at New Jersey pro and college sports games
Feb22

Limited number of fans allowed at New Jersey pro and college sports games

Feb. 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Seton Hall Athletics announced on Tuesday that they plan to allow a limited number of fans to attend Mar. 3’s game against the University of Connecticut. Full story here. Feb. 22, 2021 at 1:20 p.m. Seton Hall Athletics issued a statement stating they are currently working with the Prudential Center to potentially host fans for their Mar. 3 game against the University of Connecticut. “We have...

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Setonian Sports Quick Links: Feb. 22, 2021
Feb22

Setonian Sports Quick Links: Feb. 22, 2021

Pair of Pirates hit 1,000 points Men’s basketball player Sandro Mamukelashvili and Desiree Elmore of the women’s team both hit a career milestone this past week, scoring their 1,000th points for Seton Hall. Both seniors did so in wins for Seton Hall with Mamukelashvili scoring his 1,000th point on Feb. 17 in a 60-52 win against DePaul and Elmore’s coming in a 67-55 win over Providence. Photo via SHU Athletics...

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Rachwal focused on leaving a legacy in senior year
Oct29

Rachwal focused on leaving a legacy in senior year

Amanda Rachwal’s road to collegiate volleyball started out like most other girls who played on high school and club teams while getting ready to take it to the next level. In Rachwal’s case, it took a call from her mother to Seton Hall Volleyball coach Allison Yaeger to give her a head start on what would be a productive career. “I’ll never forget it,” Yaeger said. “I was sitting in my office one day and my phone rang, so I answered...

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Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season
Oct01

Volleyball freshmen prepare to take on upcoming season

The Big East announced last week that the suspended championships for the fall season have been tentatively rescheduled to take place next spring.  Photo via SHU Athletics Three new freshmen members of the women’s volleyball team—Taylor Jakubowski, Perri Lucas and Mary Okereke—shared their thoughts on this new normal of college athletics they have entered and what set the Seton Hall program apart from other schools they considered....

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Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training
Sep18

Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training

As fall sports in the Big East remain postponed, women’s volleyball head coach Allison Yaeger and senior middle blocker Amanda Rachwal broke down how the team has been training and getting ready to play a spring season under the COVID-19 guidelines. “It’s very different,” Yaeger said. “The girls wear masks when we train, and at times, we are conditioning. I think it’s hard and I can’t imagine being in their position having to train as...

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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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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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Young talent gives volleyball hope after rebuilding 2019 season
Dec05

Young talent gives volleyball hope after rebuilding 2019 season

With finals approaching and the days getting shorter, it is obvious that fall sports have ended and the winter sports season is upon us. Ironically, Seton Hall’s one indoor fall sport, volleyball, finished its season the Sunday (Nov. 24) before thanksgiving on a high note, defeating the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington, D.C. The season-ending win capped off a rebuilding year for the Pirates, who finished 8-24, including 3-15 in...

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Pirates fall to Bulldogs
Nov11

Pirates fall to Bulldogs

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team fell, 3-2, to the Butler Bulldogs on Friday night after having a 2-0 lead in the match. The Pirates have now lost eight straight games and fall  7-20 for the season. Julia Wilkins led the Pirates with 16 kills on the night and Maggie Cvelbar had a team-high 31 assists. Photo via SHU Athletics The Pirates started off the first set with momentum as they took an early 10-3. Later on, the...

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Volleyball underclassmen cause for optimism during rebuilding year
Nov06

Volleyball underclassmen cause for optimism during rebuilding year

The 2019 season for Seton Hall women’s volleyball can generously be described as a rebuilding year. The Pirates currently sit at 7-19, including 2-10 in Big East play, merely a week after the de-facto midway point the conference slate. The Pirates have to win all six remaining conference gamesand hope the conference’s upper half team struggle in order to be one of the four squads to qualify for the Big East tournament. While their...

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