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Cunniff’s Corner: Upcoming season will test Johnnies’ bond

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

October 20, 2011

Oct. 14’s Red Storm Tip-Off marked the beginning of the season for a historically young St. John’s men’s basketball team. Depending on whom you ask, expectations are all over the place for the young Red Storm. Some are...

Lavin Still Recuperating; No Timetable Set for Return

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

October 20, 2011

Even though St. John’s men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin was not in attendance at the Red Storm Tip-Off on Oct. 14, he received the loudest cheer of the night when freshman forward Maurice Harkless read a statement he...

“Madness” Comes to St. John’s

Kieran Lynch, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

St. John’s unveiled its 2011/12 men’s and women’s basketball teams at Oct. 14’s Red Storm Tip-Off, which was held at Carnesecca Arena for the second straight year. The event marked the official beginning of practice...

Punyed Goal Shoots Down Cards

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

Senior defender Bjorn de Hoop helped the then-No.21/14 St. John’s men’s soccer team keep a clean sheet in his first home game back from injury as they defeated the then-No. 10/9 Louisville Cardinals 1-0 on Oct. 15. The Big...

Johnnies Season on the Brink

Anthony Ramos, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

The St. John’s women’s soccer team’s hopes of qualifying for the Big East tournament took a blow on Oct. 16 when they fell 3-2 on Senior Day to USF. Sophomore forward Sharla Passariello scored two goals for the Bulls (6-7-4,...

Ramdin Nominated for Senior CLASS Award

Liam La Guerre, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

Winless in the Big East and just 9-14 overall, the St. John’s volleyball team finally received some good news when senior middle hitter Darlene Ramdin was named one of the ten finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The...

Volleyball Still Searching for First Conference Win

Liam La Guerre, Staff Writer

October 20, 2011

The St. John’s volleyball team remains winless in the Big East after losing 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 11-25) at Connecticut on Oct. 15. The loss was viewed as a missed opportunity by senior middle hitter Darlene Ramdin as UConn...

Women’s Tennis Struggles in Flushing Meadows

Kyle Werth, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2011

The St. John’s women’s tennis team competed in the USTA Billie Jean King Women’s College Invitational in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. on Oct. 8-10. The Red Storm struggled at the tournament, with no player advancing past the...

Lampa wins twice in Columbia Classic

Taylor Brisco, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2011

Junior Mike Lampa won the second singles bracket and first doubles bracket to lead the St. John’s men’s tennis team in the Columbia Classic on Oct. 7-9.   After earning the second seed in the second singles bracket,...

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