Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well
Apr10

Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well

In a transitional year for the Seton Hall baseball team, leaders and game changers have been relied on heavily to guide the team back to the Big East Championship. On top of the need for these standout players, Seton Hall are also juggling with the struggle of not having a home field for the entirety of this season. Christian Del Castillo, a junior outfielder, has emerged as one of the team’s instrumental components both offensively...

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Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges
Apr10

Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges

As the Seton Hall tennis team gears up to head to the Big East Championship in Cayce, South Carolina next week, there is ample time for its two seniors, Anicka Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa, to reflect on their time with the program. The duo arrived together in 2015-16 on a team which went 8-13 the previous year. Fajnorova slid into a singles role immediately, whereas Kangwa saw action in only three matches, but each player has...

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Women’s Golf eager to start second half of season
Feb20

Women’s Golf eager to start second half of season

After a lengthy break, Seton Hall’s Women’s Golf team are hard at work preparing for the second half of their season. In the build up to the Big East Championship, Coach Natalie Desjardins and her team will compete in six tournaments across the east coast and midwest. Focus during the team’s winter training sessions have honed in on developing the mental aspect of each golfer and their physical conditioning. Knowing weather conditions...

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Departing swimmers reflect on time at Seton Hall
Feb14

Departing swimmers reflect on time at Seton Hall

The Big East Championship is only a few days away for the Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, and for some, it will be their last time competing in it. With a combined nine seniors set to depart after this season, this year’s championship will be an emotional meet for the Pirates. For the men, it provides them with the opportunity to win a third consecutive Big East Championship and their second under coach Derek...

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Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018
Feb14

Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018

Last season, Seton Hall found itself one win away from winning a Big East title for the first time since 2011.The Pirates fell just short of accomplishing that feat, but the groundwork for the 2019 season was laid in a season-ending loss to St. John’s in the Big East Championship game. Expectations surrounding the program are at an all-time high and rightfully so, as Seton Hall has the foundation in place to not only win the...

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Men’s Golf uses winter to strengthen camaraderie
Feb06

Men’s Golf uses winter to strengthen camaraderie

During the frigid temperatures of December and early January, the Seton Hall men’s golf team was faced with the difficult task of finding where to play 18 holes under comfortable conditions. While sophomore Andres Acevedo and freshman Deven Ramachandran relished the opportunities of playing in Texas and the warm Bay Area breezes, other golfers decided to use the extended break to play as a group. Senior Gen Nagai, who won the...

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Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018
Dec06

Inconsistency plagues volleyball in 2018

Although sweeping DePaul, 3-0, in its final match of the season on Nov. 17, the Seton Hall volleyball team ended the year on a disappointing note. In a season filled with promise and high expectations, Allison Yaeger’s squad failed to qualify for the Big East Championship. The Pirates finished with a 10-20 record overall, including a measly 5-12 in conference play and 2-9 away from their home court. The team’s greatest downfall came...

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Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool
Oct25

Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool

The Seton Hall women’s swimming team got off to a quick start in the 2018-19 season, recording wins over Rider University and Montclair State University. However, the team left the trip to Montclair with much more than just a win, with the Pirates setting three pool records. A dominating race by the 200-medley relay team set the tone for the day with a record time of 1:49.88. Shortly after, Heidi Dickson kept it going by winning the...

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Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool
Oct18

Upperclassmen optimistic for season in the pool

Josh Tosoni and Dakota Williams each swam to record breaking finishes in the first swim meet of the season for Seton Hall, as the team took home many first and second place finishes at Rider University despite falling in the match. Tosoni spoke highly on his expectations on the season for the back-to-back Big East champions. “Right now, in the fall, we’re trying to get in all the work we can,” Tosoni said. “Dual meets don’t matter...

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Caine, Houston, Morris, Nagle and Sheppard inducted into Hall of Fame
Jun08

Caine, Houston, Morris, Nagle and Sheppard inducted into Hall of Fame

Keisha Caine was trudging through a rough week when she got a phone call, from an extension she recognized. When the former track and field standout at Seton Hall, from 1991-95, realized the number was that of her alma mater, she anticipated a request for a donation, and quickly prepared herself for what she thought was an opportunity to give back. In a matter of moments, however, Caine was awestruck, as the nine-time All-American and...

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Alescio a success story around the plate
May02

Alescio a success story around the plate

Over the last few years, Seton Hall has developed a reputation of having stellar pitchers. In 2017, three members of the Pirate pitching staff were selected in the MLB draft in Chris Morris, Zach Schellenger and Shane McCarthy, with McCarthy electing to stay for one more year. Each of them are different but had one thing in common: their catcher, Mike Alescio. Alescio, a senior, has held the starting catcher role for three seasons and...

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Strong season points to bright future for  women’s golf
Apr25

Strong season points to bright future for women’s golf

With a newly appointed head coach and a young squad, the Seton Hall women’s golf team could have been forgiven for taking a year or two to adjust to the new environment surrounding the program. Instead, the Pirates won three team events and several individual titles, improving upon the previous year to take home second place at the Big East Championship and cap a triumphant 2017-18 campaign. “As a coach and as a team, especially in...

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