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Baseball Splits Weather-Impacted Double Header

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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The Storm made its way to North Carolina this weekend, in more ways than one. Inclement weather forced postponements of the St. John’s-Western Carolina showdowns scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoon. The skies finally cleared on Sunday, and the Red Storm rode a rollercoaster to a doubleh...

Thrilling Comeback Leads St. John’s Past Villanova

Thrilling Comeback Leads St. John’s Past Villanova

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

Some moans and groans began to mumble from the sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden. The visiting Villanova Wildcats had established a 19 point lead on St. John’s and the sea of red in the crowd began to voice their displeasures. But then, one basket at a time —slowly but surely —the Johnn...

Women’s Basketball Stuns Marquette, Falls to DePaul

Women’s Basketball Stuns Marquette, Falls to DePaul

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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The St. John’s  Women’s Basketball team entered Friday on a three-game winning streak as they began to climb back up the Big East ladder. St. John’s had been 2-8 in conference play before the trio of wins bounced them up to 5-8 but faced an incoming weekend with games against the top two Big E...

Johnnies Swept by #3 UCLA to Open their Season

Johnnies Swept by #3 UCLA to Open their Season

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

St. John’s Baseball took a trip to Los Angeles this weekend. They left seeing stars. No. 3 UCLA swept the Red Storm at Jackie Robinson Stadium over the weekend. St. John’s mustered three runs in the season-opening set, scoring just once after the sixth inning on Friday. The numbers don’t lea...

Jasmine Sina Set to Participate in Coaching Clinic

Jasmine Sina Set to Participate in Coaching Clinic

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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Jasmine Sina continues to compile awards in her collegiate career, her latest being selected to the “So You Want to Be a Coach” class. Sina becomes one of 36 Division I women’s college basketball players to be selected to the 17th annual “So You Want to Be a Coach” program, a class that is voted ...

A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

A.D. Cragg Announces New Vision for SJU Athletics

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

What’s in store for the future of Carnesecca Arena? Athletic director Mike Cragg refused to rule out any possibility, saying in a phone interview with The Torch, “without question, it certainly needs to be addressed.” Improving the 58-year-old arena is among a series of new goals and initiatives rega...

Bob Guerriero Set To Begin As Head Coach

Bob Guerriero Set To Begin As Head Coach

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Coach Bob Guerriero is a hands-off evil genius. That’s evil only to the opposition. The longtime assistant specializes in hitting, with a focus on feedback by request. His first three years in Queens saw offensive futility turn into a swift .856 OPS-driven barrage. Now he’s been handed the ke...

Lacrosse Ready To Build on Promising 2018 Campaign

Lacrosse Ready To Build on Promising 2018 Campaign

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


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The 2019 St. John’s Men’s Lacrosse season will kick off on Feb. 9 when Rutgers comes into Queens, but as the players and coaches trudge out to DaSilva Field for practice in the frigid winter temperatures, their minds remain on the practice at hand. After a few seasons that yielded wins spa...

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

Mullin Remaining Optimistic as Red Storm Struggle

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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The stakes were high on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s was set to square off against long-time rival Georgetown in what was essentially a must-win game for the Red Storm, coming into the game with a 3-4 record in conference play. It was a far cry from when they entered conf...

Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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A double-double from Curteeona Brelove headlined a much-needed win for the Red Storm who have struggled since conference play began. Brelove tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in the 59-51 win over Georgetown at Carnesecca Arena last Friday. Senior Akina Wellere and Alisha Kebbe finished second behind Br...

Women’s Track Enjoys Strong Start to Season

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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With championship meets fast approaching, the heart of the track and field team’s indoor schedule has begun. The squad competed in its third competition in as many weeks at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge this weekend. The 15th place finish may seem pedestrian, but when compared ...

Late Surge from Villanova Pushes them past #24 St. John’s

Late Surge from Villanova Pushes them past #24 St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite a roaring start from St. John’s, Villanova used a late game surge led by Phil Booth to down #24 St. John’s, 76-71, Tuesday night at the Finneran Pavilion. Booth, with his 23 points, and Eric Paschall, who contributed 25 points, led the Wildcats as they avenged last season’s home loss...

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