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Red Storm Roundup: Fall Seasons Wind Down

Red Storm Roundup: Fall Seasons Wind Down

Nithaelle Drouillard, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Volleyball Drops Match to Seton Hall The women’s volleyball team fell short to Seton Hall, three sets to one, on Saturday. They topped the Pirates in block and digs, but could not rack up enough kills. The opening set of the match began with the Pirates taking a 15-12 lead. The Red Storm persisted...

Fencing Team to Begin Play This Week

Fencing Team to Begin Play This Week

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s fencing will commence this Friday, Oct.  13 when they head out to Anaheim, California for the October North American Cup. The team is coming off a highly successful year in 2016-17. Two team members won national championships for their respective competitions; Andras Nemeth reigned...

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...

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-...

St. John’s holds fencing invitational

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

  Penn State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Harvard, and two-time defending national champion Columbia came to Taffner Fieldhouse this Saturday for the St. John’s Fencing Invitational. The Red Storm men tied for first place after going 3-2 in all, taking down Harvard, Notre Dame, and Columbia....

Red Storm runs through Rio

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Featured Athlete, fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

While there was no shortage of red, white and blue on display at the 2016 Rio Olympics last month, St. John’s fans may have noticed an extra dose of former Red Storm talent succeeding in Brazil. Fencers Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak, who each graduated from St. John’s in 2013, both returned h...

Isis Washington leaves St. John’s as a champion

Troy Mauriello, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under fencing, Sports

St. John’s senior fencer Isis Washington had a storybook ending to her collegiate career at the NCAA National Championships in Ohio on March 22. Washington took home the women’s national title in the epee competition and led her team to  finish sixth place in the country. Washington became the...

Shepard finishes in top 50 in Oregon

Allen Gomez, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

Sophomore Trevor Shepard competed in the Junior Men’s Epee Division at Portland, Oregon at the Junior Olympics and was the only competitor for the Red Storm. Shepard placed 49th out of 256 fencers and was seeded No. 50 overall coming into pool play. Shepard posted a 4-2 record and was tied for s...

Fencers lose more than win in home invitational

Fencers lose more than win in home invitational

Christopher Brito, News Editor

January 30, 2014


Filed under fencing, Sports

Facing the likes of the nation’s top- ranked Columbia and rival Notre Dame, both the men’s and women’s fencing team each went 2-3 at the St. John’s Invitational on Sunday. One day after competing in the NYU Invitational, the men’s team knocked off Ohio State and Harvard but lost to Notre...

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