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Track and Field breaks school records

Track and Field breaks school records

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field

St. John’s Women’s Track and Field had a productive week coming away with a couple of school records and a second-place finish at the 2017 Outdoor Metropolitan Championships. The Hurricane Alumni Invitational was held in Coral Gables, Florida. There, Adriana Wright set a school-record in the 100-...

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Baseball Snaps Two Game Skid, Beats Albany The St. John’s Red Storm took on the Albany Great Danes last Tuesday, looking to avoid a three game losing streak. It was a rare losing streak for the Johnnies, but they made it a quick one after defeating Albany 9-3. Michael Donadio lead the way for ...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies earned the moniker “The Cardiac Kids” for their ability to grind out victories in close games. They led Major League Baseball with 13 wins in extra innings and finished tied for third out of 30 teams with 32 victories in games decided by one run. By October, the...

Goal of the Year: Duffy’s crazy goal lands on SportsCenter

Goal of the Year: Duffy’s crazy goal lands on SportsCenter

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Sports Scroll

Colin Duffy swears he meant to do it. He’s absolutely certain that, with just under 10 minutes to play in St. John’s non-conference lacrosse matchup against Drexel last month, he meant to net a goal that would end up as an early favorite for play of the year in college lacrosse. Duffy, a ...

Red Storm Roundup: Slow week for St. John’s

Red Storm Roundup: Slow week for St. John’s

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Baseball's Comeback Falls Short Despite out-hitting their opponent 10 hits to six, the Red Storm fell to the Columbia Lions in the first home loss of the season with a final score of 7-4. This game marks the 23rd of 24 chances that the Red Storm has outhit their opponent this season. St. John’s (2...

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,...

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