Courtside: Small in Stature, Big in Heart

Anna Kulesa, Staff Writer
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For New York native and St. John’s junior guard Aliyah Lewis, basketball has always been her sport. “Basketball was my only sport. I have been playing since about five, but I probably started taking it [seriously] by the age of nine, when I started playing AAU basketball. Just traveling the world... Read more »

Courtside: Women’s Basketball looks to get back into the Big Dance

Wilson Sy, Staff Writer
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

As we wait for the start of the women’s basketball season, the Red Storm were voted to finish second in conference play by the coaches, only behind defending Big-East Champion DePaul. Head coach Joe Tartamella starts his fourth season at the helm of the program and has added new members to his staff.... Read more »

Courtside: Staff Predictions for Women’s Basketball

Stephen Zitolo, Brandon Mauk, Carmine Carcieri, and Troy Mauriello
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Torch's Sports Section Staff Predicts How the St. John's Women's Basketball will fare in the 2015-2016 season Q1: Where will the women’s basketball team finish at season’s end? Stephen Zitolo: "The women’s basketball team will surely be a threat to not only be the best team in the Big East... Read more »

Courtside: 1-On-1 with Danaejah Grant

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Torch sits down with senior guard Danaejah Grant to discuss her future plans after her collegiate days are over, her final season and her hobbies off of the court. The Torch:  Do you dream about playing in the WNBA? Danaejah Grant: "Of course, I mean I worked my whole life to be at this point; to be... Read more »

Courtside: REBOUND: Walker looks to bounce back after off-season knee surgery

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

When you mention the name Jade Walker, many will not only be able speak on her gifted talents as a member of the women’s basketball team but also her charismatic personality. She is a junior and a returning player for the Red Storm this season. Walker is a 6’1 forward from Maplewood, N.J. and is goi... Read more »

Courtside: Handford ready to take turn at the helm

Stephen Zitolo and Kyle Fitzgerald
November 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Four years ago St. John’s women’s basketball head coach Joe Tartamella recruited an athletic and versatile guard from Shabazz High School in Newark, N.J. That player was Aliyyah Handford and, today, the 5’9” guard stands on the cusp of being the greatest player to ever step on the court for S... Read more »

Where are they now?

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Basketball

St. John’s has produced some tremendous student-athletes that have vaulted their way into the public, turning their favorite sport into a career. Kieran McArdle, Moe Harkless, Nadirah McKenith and Tim Parker are the latest to make headlines for the Red Storm. Former St. John’s lacrosse attacker... Read more »

Red Storm down Butler at Hinkle

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer
March 2, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, March Madness, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team is really giving it their all with 11 wins out of seventeen conference games, and being ranked 3rd in conference. The Red Storm turned around from their last lost against Butler in the beginning of January by winning 60-49, achieving their 20th overall win for the 2014-2015... Read more »

Largest Crowd Ever Sees Lady Johnnies Fall in OT Thriller

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
January 19, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

First place in the BIG EAST was up for grabs on Friday, as St. John’s faced DePaul in closely contested overtime thriller.   It was St. John’s annual Field Trip Day at Carnesecca Arena, which meant the crowd was occupied by screaming middle schoolers from all across the five boroughs. As ... Read more »

Tartamella Looks to Improve Upon Winning Ways in Third Season

Troy Mauriello and Nick Hughes
October 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

In each of his first two seasons at the helm, St. John’s women’s basketball coach Joe Tartamella has guided his team to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Last year under his leadership, the Red Storm made the finals of the Big East Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA... Read more »

SJU Students Celebrate the Beginning of Men & Women’s Basketball Season

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Over 5,000 eager students packed Carnesecca Arena on Friday night to celebrate the start of the men and women’s basketball seasons during Tip-Off, where the teams were announced for the first time. Energy seemed to be oozing out of the arena as crazed students waved their glow sticks, creating a... Read more »

Women’s Basketball Preview

Anthony Scianna, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Finishing with a record of 20-13 last season, D’Angelo Harrison and company look to shed their “bubble team” persona as preparations begin for the highly anticipated 2014-15 campaign. The Red Storm will face familiar rivals on their quest to March Madness glory. These highlighted match-ups include... Read more »