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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, ...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
February 22, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

Recapping the men’s and women’s soccer seasons

Recapping the men’s and women’s soccer seasons

Nicholas McCreven, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

St. John’s soccer ended this past week for both the men and the women. The men ended with a 6-7-4 record overall and 2-5-2 in the Big East after losing their final game late to Providence. Although the under-.500 record, this season showed the promise that this young team has going forward. Only...

Red Storm Roundup: Women’s soccer prevails, volleyball drops two

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Volleyball 10/20: Xavier defeats St. John's (25-19, 15-25, 25-13l 25-18) St. John’s volleyball, continuing their road stretch from last week into this week, went out to Cincinnati to take on Xavier on Thursday. They put forth an outstanding defensive effort but lost the match 3-1 (19-25, 25-15, 13-...

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Men's Soccer (10/15): St. John's 2, Butler 1 The Red Storm men’s soccer team took on No. 11/14 Butler on Saturday at Belson Stadium and came away with a 2-1 victory. Alistair Johnston scored St. John’s first goal in the 37th minute assisted by Mauricio Rivas. Butler fired back in the 64th minute with a...

Up-and-down week for St. John’s women’s soccer

Up-and-down week for St. John’s women’s soccer

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

In their most recent match on Sunday, the St. John's women’s soccer team suffered their first loss in Big East conference play, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Marquette on the road. The Johnnies (6-2-4) were unbeaten in their last three games. This included a win and a draw in Big East action. T...

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20...

Women’s soccer tops Seton Hall, 1-0

Women’s soccer tops Seton Hall, 1-0

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s University women’s soccer team kicked off Big East play with a 1-0 win over Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey this past Saturday. After nearly 70 minutes of scoreless play, sophomore Anna Maria Baldursdottir scored after a foul was called on Seton Hall in the box....

Connors powers St. John’s over La Salle

Connors powers St. John’s over La Salle

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team closed out non-conference play with a 1-0 victory over La Salle, the Red Storm’s tenth straight home win. Junior Shea Connors scored the deciding goal with just 8:57 left in regulation, taking a pass from sophomore Lucy Whipp and sneaking the ball into the...

Poulin leads SJU out west

Poulin leads SJU out west

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team suffered its first loss in the final game of the Nike Portland Invitational on September 11, losing to the Portland Pilots (4-1-2) 2-1. This ended the second-longest undefeated streak in school history with seven games. The seven-game winning streak to open the seas...

Women’s soccer stays undefeated on the road

Kaylee Herndon, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team continued their unbeaten campaign with victories in two away games this past week. The team defeated Yale 2-0 on Friday at Reese Stadium. They played Loyola Maryland to a tie of 1-1 on Sunday. Against Yale, the Johnnies were led by goals from both Samie Scaffidi and Clau...

SJU Women’s Soccer Dominates Fairfield, 5-1

SJU Women’s Soccer Dominates Fairfield, 5-1

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The St. John’s University women’s soccer team won their second straight to kick off the 2016 campaign with a 5-1 win over Fairfield University. Five different players scored for the still undefeated Red Storm (4-0-2) in the team’s best offensive performance of the season. It was all five players...

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