Steady bench production needed for Seton Hall to contend
Nov07

Steady bench production needed for Seton Hall to contend

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team enter the 2018-19 regular season with many questions that need to be answered and many new faces entering the fold. While the Big East preseason coaches’ poll indicated a transition year for the Pirates, the bench production for this year’s team hopes to aid the gap left behind by last year’s senior class. In the 2017-18, depth was one of the better parts of the men’s basketball team. Due to...

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Willard and Bozzella flying toward the same goal
Nov07

Willard and Bozzella flying toward the same goal

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – On Tuesday night, Seton Hall women’s basketball head coach Tony Bozzella was one of 1,655 in Walsh Gymnasium for the men’s basketball team’s 89-49 win over Wagner; an inconspicuous spectator on the stage behind the banner side-basket, only a few hours after his own team beat Wagner, 95-40. The last time he was on that stage in the public eye, March 14, his eighth-seeded team had just been eliminated from the WNIT...

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Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton
Nov04

Thelen, Koska shine as Pirates fall to Creighton

Despite Caitlin Koska and Abby Thelen’s best efforts, the Seton Hall women’s volleyball team fell to Creighton in straight sets on Saturday night. Koska had eight kills and one block and Thelen had 13 kills and six digs on the night. The Pirates started slowly in the first set, falling prey to the height of Creighton’s front line and dropping behind 8-2. Once Thelen entered the game, however, the Pirates began to settle in, getting...

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Stainton resigns to pursue other opportunities
Oct29

Stainton resigns to pursue other opportunities

Seton Hall women’s soccer coach Rick Stainton is leaving Seton Hall, Vice President and Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons said on Monday morning. Stainton’s departure comes after seven years with the program. Following his time as an assistant coach in 2011 and 2012, Stainton was named head coach in 2013. The season between ending his assistant coach career and beginning his head coach career at Seton Hall was spent as head coach at...

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Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis
Oct25

Matson, Taal a dynamic duo for women’s tennis

Seton Hall tennis players Michal Matson and Melody Taal hail from opposite ends of the world, but they have combined forces at Seton Hall to form a dynamic partnership that has turned heads early in the 2018-19 campaign. Strong performances, highlighted by an excellent showing in the doubles bracket at the ITA Regionals in New Haven, Conn. have drawn attention to the pair, who have played together since their freshman year. Matson and...

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“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen
Oct20

“It’s called rugbrød”: Q&A with Softball Assistant Coach Daniel Nicolaisen

Daniel Nicolaisen is in his first year as an assistant coach for Seton Hall softball. Nicolaisen served as a volunteer coach during the 2017 season, but is now back in a bigger role.  Nicolaisen has brought a whole new system for evaluating and coaching hitters: Blast Motion. The program uses a tiny sensor placed on the end of each bat that detects a multitude of analytical measurables such as bat speed, attack angle, and body...

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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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Pirates finish 6th in Villanova Invitational
Oct01

Pirates finish 6th in Villanova Invitational

The Seton Hall men’s golf team traveled to Malvern, Pa. this past weekend to compete in the Villanova Invitational. In the three-day tournament, the Pirates finished sixth. The team, which included Chris Yeom, Gen Nagai, Alex Chalk, Gregor Tait, and Deven Ramachandran, ended the weekend 16 points behind first place with 880 points (296-288-296). Andres Acevedo competed as an individual. Yeom had his second consecutive top-10 finish as...

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Associate director for leadership development steps down
Sep26

Associate director for leadership development steps down

Chinez Madueke informed students in an email on Sept. 17 that she will be stepping down from her position as Associate Director for Leadership Development. Madueke, who served as Associate Director for nine months and as Assistant Director for two years and five months, leaves behind faculty and students who recall their memories with her. “In regards to my time with Chinez, I have had the opportunity to work with her through MAC and...

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Pirates drop two In Hofstra Invitational
Sep16

Pirates drop two In Hofstra Invitational

The Seton Hall women’s volleyball team competed in the Hofstra Invitational this past weekend, going 1-2 against Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and Hofstra University. On Friday, the team lost to Dartmouth in three straight sets. During the first set, the teams traded kills. Caitlin Koska and Abby Thelen led the way and combined for eight kills, but the Pirates ultimately fell 25-19. The Pirates took off in set two with an...

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New look Women’s tennis team aims to find success

As the Seton Hall women’s tennis team looks ahead to its opening tournament of the season, the Navy Invitational, which begins on Sept. 14 in Annapolis, Md., there is plenty of excitement about the season. Over the summer, the Pirates brought in three new faces. Freshman Regina Pitts and transfer students Minja Gligic and Mekeila Erspamer headline the lineup for the Pirates, who lost Katie Kim and Luize Strike to graduation following...

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Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art
Jun18

Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art

Seton Hall held its commencement ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 21, where many students decorated their graduation caps with a few unique themes and designs. Here are some of the graduation caps captured along with a few tips and tricks provided by students on decorating them. Incorporate something meaningful and personal Mansi Patel, a biology major and graduate, described the inspiration behind her cap by relating it back to...

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