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SJU Soccer Alum Vaila Barsley Called to Scottish National Team

SJU Soccer Alum Vaila Barsley Called to Scottish National Team

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

St. John’s women’s soccer alumna Vaila Barsley was called up to the Scottish national team last week for the team’s match against Belgium on April 11. Coming from Great Yarmouth, England, Barsley played for four elite youth teams before her collegiate career, Stalham Knights, Loddon, Norwich City, ...

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

Ewing, Mullin Set to Renew Rivalry

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The clock continues to turn back in Big East basketball, as 2017 looks more and more like the 1980s. Chris Mullin just finished his second year of coaching at St. John’s, and this past week, Georgetown announced that Patrick Ewing would replace John Thompson III as head coach. Ewing and Mullin are...

Baseball team earns conference honors

Baseball team earns conference honors

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Off to their best start since 1981 and reaching as high as the No. 4 ranking in the country, the highest since the conclusion of the 1968 College World Series, the St. John’s baseball team (23-5, 1-2) saw two of its players earn Big East honors last week. Shortstop Jesse Berardi was a catalyst for t...

Malik Ellison, Darien Williams to transfer from St. John’s

Malik Ellison, Darien Williams to transfer from St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John's men's basketball program announced that sophomore guard Malik Ellison and graduating senior Darien Williams have opted to transfer out of the program. Ellison will have to sit out one year at his next destination before maintaining two more years of eligibility. Williams will be immediately...

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball, softball roll to weekend sweeps

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Men's Tennis, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Tennis, Women's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Wins First Big East Matchup of the Season St. John’s men’s tennis beat the Georgetown Hoyas 4-0 Friday morning at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. It was a big win for the Red Storm, snapping a four game losing streak coming into this pivotal Big East matchup....

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

After leading Michigan by one at halftime of last Thursday night’s Sweet 16 game, the St. John’s women’s basketball team managed just 10 points in the second half of play en route to a 60-40 loss that ended their season. Playing in the WNIT Round of 16 for the fourth time in program history,...

Tori Free returns strong from injury

Tori Free returns strong from injury

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Hailing from Luverne, Ala., St. John’s softball pitcher Tori Free entered her freshman season in 2013 and quickly turned heads around the Big East. She finished the season with a 2.65 ERA, earning her Third Team All-Big East honors. She followed up on an impressive rookie campaign with another strong...

Pair of Red Storm fencers take national title

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

Over the weekend, the St. John’s Fencing Team competed in the NCAA Championships. St. John’s was represented by eight fencers, five men and three women. After finishing sixth overall in points among schools, St. John’s has now finished in at least sixth place overall for 25 straight years. Cooper...

Sports editors share their favorite quotes from 2016-17

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
March 29, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In a new column called ‘Where Are They Now,’ our sports editors spoke to St. John’s alumni who are thriving in the sports world. From World Series champions to legendary head coaches to media personalities, some of St. John’s most successful sports alumni were featured throughout the 2016-17...

St. John’s fencers headed to NCAA Championship

St. John’s fencers headed to NCAA Championship

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

This year, eight St. John’s fencers qualified for the NCAA Championship. It will be taking place from March 23-March 26 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, hosted by the University of Notre Dame. 144 fencers from 27 schools will be competing in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. Once it reaches the top-...

Baseball continues hot run with weekend wins

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm continue to climb the college baseball ranks, and adding two wins this weekend will surely help. The ninth ranked Johnnies started it off by beating the Iona Gaels on Friday by a score of 4-3. The victory was led by a tremendous pitching effort from freshman Sean Mooney, who pitched...

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

In a year that was expected to be a rebuilding campaign after losing their two leading scorers and two of the best players in program history, the St. John’s women’s basketball team is on their way to the WNIT Round of 16 following two home wins over the weekend. The Johnnies blew out Sacred Heart, 72-43, i...

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