All stories come to an end, and the improbable run for the Seton Hall men’s soccer team came to an end on Monday with a 2-0 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. The Elite Eight appearance was the first for the Pirates since 1988, which also saw the Pirates lose our on a Final Four spot to Indiana.
In most years, the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament—or College Cup, as it’s better known—has rarely been in the minds of this generation’s Seton Hall sports fans, but this year’s tournament will be unique in that No. 6 Seton Hall will be taking part for the first time since 2005, after beating No. 2 Georgetown in the Big East Tournament final for an automatic bid.
The Seton Hall women’s golf team opened its 2021 spring season with a 12th-place finish at the All-State Sugar Bowl Invitational at the English Turn Country Club this past weekend.
The Seton Hall men’s golf finished tied for 13th place out of a 16-team field at the Pinnacle Bank Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. on Tuesday. Graduate student Alex McAuley led the Pirates on Day Two with a round of even-par, 72. McAuley finished with five birdies Tuesday.
One of the hardest things a person must do is wait. When the thing that someone is waiting on is something they love and are passionate about, the longing becomes even more intense. For the Seton Hall men’s golf team, the wait to return to the course and the game they love has lasted almost a year.
The Seton Hall Esports team will return to Rocket League play this week, which combines driving and soccer skills into one video game, according to a University press release.
This year has been marked by uproar and protests after the killing of numerous unarmed Black Americans, including Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The debate over what must be done to combat injustice and racism has raged across all segments of society—including sports.
Seton Hall student-athletes received crushing news in mid-August when the Big East announced the cancellation of all fall sports due to COVID-19. Despite the lack of sports, almost all Pirates sports teams have continued training — albeit in a bizarre new normal. The women’s and men’s golf teams have done so in different ways.
Three months ago, legions of Seton Hall fans could be together, cheer together and even cope together after devastating losses. But in the blink of an eye, the Big East tournament and perhaps the best chance Seton Hall may have had at making a deep run in the NCAA tournament were gone.