Baseball Preview: Johnnies picked to repeat as Big East Champions

Baseball Preview: Johnnies picked to repeat as Big East Champions

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
February 3, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

St. John’s enjoyed another landmark season in baseball last season, and they look to do it again in 2016, even after losing several key players from last year’s Big East title. The Red Storm (41-16 last season) dominated preseason honors as they get set for the NCAA baseball season. Edging out Creighto... Read more »

Nova’s second half run dooms Johnnies

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Red Storm fell to Big East front runner, Villanova, on Sunday. The teams were welcomed to Madison Square Garden by nearly 13,000 fans. The crowd was excited and the stakes were high. The Wildcats had the chance to prevent St. John’s from earning their first conference win and the Johnnies had a chan... Read more »

WBB: St. John’s loses second straight to No. 23/21 DePaul

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In a battle between two Big East title contenders, St. John’s fell to No. 23/21 DePaul, 77-71. Both teams were hoping for a bounce-back win as DePaul (17-7, 9-2) was coming off an 83-74 home loss to Seton Hall while St. John’s (16-6, 7-4) was coming off a 67-64 road loss to Marquette. Junior J... Read more »

WBB: Marquette squeaks by SJU

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Talk about a taste of your own medicine. Unable to hang their hat on a usually dominant inside game, the St. John’s University women’s basketball team dropped a close one to the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-64, Friday night at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. After setting consecutive se... Read more »

Red Storm impresses with eight top-10 finishes at John Thomas Terrier Classic

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track & Field

After finishing 6th place at the Great Dane Invitational last week, the women’s track and field team headed to Boston for the John Thomas Terrier Classic on Friday. The Red Storm ended the day with eight top-10 finishes. Head Coach Jim Hurt was very happy with the personal and season bests from th... Read more »

St. John’s Women’s Tennis Breezes by Fairfield in Home-Opener

Will Harris, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

In their home opener at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., the St. John’s women’s tennis team shut out Fairfield 7-0 in, newly hired coach, Lauren Leo’s home debut. The Red Storm improved to 2-0 in the season following the win on Friday afternoon, while the Stags dropped to 0-1. T... Read more »

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With a chance to pull off an upset against their rival and earn their first win since mid-December, the St. John’s men’s basketball team took a trip across the Hudson River to face the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night. The end result was not what the Johnnies hoped for as the Pirates dominate... Read more »

Kathryn Smith: Blazing a trail for women

Kathryn Smith: Blazing a trail for women

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

On Jan. 20, Kathryn Smith became a trailblazer for women all over the sports world as she became the first full-time female coach in National Football League (NFL) history as she was named special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills. A St. John’s alum, Smith started her journey in th... Read more »

Daly continues to make history

Daly continues to make history

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Making history seems to run through the blood of Rachel Daly. On Jan. 15, the St. John’s senior forward yet again etched her name in the soccer history books, both at St. John’s and in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The Harrogate, England native became the first St. John’s pl... Read more »

Littleton: A rare mix of size, speed and athleticism

Littleton: A rare mix of size, speed and athleticism

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Forward Imani Littleton’s impressive basketball career started getting more and more exciting during her four years playing for The Bishop’s School. Littleton scored over 2,200 points for the Knights and posted over 1,200 rebounds. The four-star recruit was snagged by head coach Joe Tartamella a... Read more »

St. John’s dance team wins first National Title

St. John’s dance team wins first National Title

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Dance Team, Sports

The Johnnies danced their way to a National Championship at the two-day competition on Jan. 16 and 17. The team competed against tough Division I teams from across the country. In previous years, they have placed second, third, fourth and fifth. This was their first championship win in program history at the U... Read more »

Men’s basketball hits the recruiting trail

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In their first offseason at St. John’s, Chris Mullin and his coaching staff did a marvelous job of bringing in six talented recruits in order to build a competitive roster on the fly. And, while Malik Ellison, Yankuba Sima, Federico Mussini, Darien Williams, Marcus LoVett and Kassoum Yakwe are key to th... Read more »