Alumnus Ed Lucas: First blind student shares his story
Apr13

Alumnus Ed Lucas: First blind student shares his story

Alumnus Ed Lucas ’62 said he was the first blind student at Seton Hall with a seeing eye dog. Lucas said he was born prematurely and always had poor sight, but wearing glasses corrected it well enough. However, after the New York Giants won the 1951 National League pennant, Lucas said he went out to play a game of baseball with his friends when that changed. He described how he pitched the game and took off his glasses. Lucas said he...

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Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra
Apr13

Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra

The Seton Hall softball team retaliated from a one-run deficit to defeat Hofstra on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 4-1. The Pride came into the game with a total of 60 stolen bases in their starting lineup compared to Seton Hall’s 15. The significant statistic played to Hofstra’s advantage as it enabled a run in the top of the second inning. Photo via SHU Athletics The Pride hit a triple, then followed with a sac bunt that...

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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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Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82
Apr10

Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82

The Seton Hall baseball program suffered a major loss on April 6, when legendary coach Mike Sheppard, Sr. passed away at 82. A Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Sheppard’s time with the program dated back to the late 1950s, as he played catcher for Owen T. Carroll and the Pirates. Beginning in 1973, Sheppard took over as head coach and remained in that role until 2003. In 31 years, Sheppard led Seton Hall to 998...

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Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success
Apr04

Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success

With a 5-2 in over the Ottawa Senators on April 1, the Tampa Bay Lightning made history by becoming the third 60-win team in NHL history. The Lightning join the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the only teams to accomplish the feat. The Tampa Bay Lightning are positioned for a deep run in the NHL playoffs. Photo via nhl.com Despite the astounding feat, the Lightning’s historic season means nothing...

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Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall
Apr04

Now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall

It was only a matter of time before schools in search of a new head coach came calling about Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard. With next season shaping up to be a special one, now is not the time for Kevin Willard to leave Seton Hall. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor According to reports, Willard is at the top of Virginia Tech’s list following the departure of Buzz Williams to Texas A&M. The Hokies are coming off a Sweet 16 appearance,...

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‘Savage Season’ shows off performance and personality of softball’s outfield
Mar27

‘Savage Season’ shows off performance and personality of softball’s outfield

Head coach Paige Smith recognizes the outgoing personalities of her outfield. Although she says she feels like a “grandma” when listening to the jokes of her outfielders, she enjoys how they act as a goofy team outside the softball field. On the field, however, they know how to get in the zone. This year, for the outfielders, the 2019 campaign has been dubbed “Savage Season.” The predecessor of this year’s motto was “Everything is...

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By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020
Mar27

By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020

Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight walked off the court with a towel draped over their heads. Jared Rhoden followed with his hands on his head in a state of disbelief, while Sandro Mamukelashvili draped his arm around Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Smyth. There’s nothing quite like an NCAA Tournament loss. All season, players and coaches work countless hours to perfect their craft, build a worthy resume and win enough games to...

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Rob Gronkowski’s retirement could serve as precedent
Mar27

Rob Gronkowski’s retirement could serve as precedent

On March 24, New England Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski, who turns 30 in May, announced his retirement from the National Football League. Gronkowski’s career, although short, was filled with accomplishments. In his nine years in the league, he was a three-time Super Bowl champion and appeared in five Pro Bowls. He also set playoff records for tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Gronkowski was an absolute beast on the...

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Women’s Basketball concludes regular season as WNIT begins
Mar20

Women’s Basketball concludes regular season as WNIT begins

Despite going .500 for the second straight year, finishing out the 2018-19 campaign at 15-15, the women’s basketball team was invited to the WNIT once again after appearing in the tournament in 2018. The Pirates will travel to Ohio to face Toledo in the first round after an up and down regular season. Seton Hall began the season on a three-game winning streak, ultimately wrapping up its non-conference schedule with a record of 8-4....

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Nelson, Rhoden use lessons learned during freshman season for March Madness prep
Mar20

Nelson, Rhoden use lessons learned during freshman season for March Madness prep

If you watched Seton Hall’s stretch run through the end of the regular season and the Big East Tournament, two players receiving major minutes may have come across as new faces. At VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, the situation will be no different for Anthony Nelson and Jared Rhoden. The two freshmen, who played together on the New York Lightning prior to Seton Hall and now room together at school,...

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