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Women’s Soccer Splits on Midwest Road Trip

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


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As Big East play continues to heat up, the St. John’s Women’s Soccer team picked up a key win on the road at Creighton before falling at home against Marquette last Sunday. After dropping their first  conference game of the 2018 season at home to Georgetown, the Johnnies needed to pick up some...

DRIVEN: Budapest Native Leads Big East in Goals, Points

DRIVEN: Budapest Native Leads Big East in Goals, Points

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

September 26, 2018


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Determined. That is the most fitting way to describe redshirt sophomore Zsani Kajan of the St. John’s Women’s Soccer team. Her overall goal for her soccer career at St. John’s is simple. Kajan wants to be named the Big East Player of the year, for her team to win the Big East Championship and ...

St. John’s Begins New Era With Dillon Pottish

St. John’s Begins New Era With Dillon Pottish

Annie Drouillard, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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As the St. John’s Men’s Tennis team makes their way through the beginning of their new season, they are also adjusting to the new leadership of Head Coach Dillon Pottish. On Aug. 10, St. John’s announced the new addition to the coaching staff. Coach Pottish has been a NCAA tournament champi...

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

With college basketball season opening up official practice on Tuesday, St. John’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella can officially start preparing his team for what appears to be a loaded 2018-19 schedule. Taking a different path than last year’s opening two games being within the...

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The St. John’s volleyball team has charged their way through September thus far all the way to a 12-5 start. The Red Storm opened their season with the Jack Kaiser Classic in Carnesecca Arena. The team defeated Manhattan College and Central Connecticut State on the first day of the tournament, with...

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams hosted the eighth annual Dribble for the Cure event on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised more than $500,000 to contribute to the work of Dr. Mitch...

The New Age of St. John’s Soccer

The New Age of St. John’s Soccer

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Soccer, Sports

The term “rebuilding year” has become a cliché in sports. If you looked at the St. John’s men’s soccer roster heading into the 2018-19 season, it would have been easy to think it was going to be a rebuilding year. Head Coach Dr. Dave Masur had a squad of 33 players, 25 of them new. Putting the sh...

Softball Coach Amy Kvilhaug Steps Down After 12 Seasons

Softball Coach Amy Kvilhaug Steps Down After 12 Seasons

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Every coach must decide. Strategy, batting order, pitching changes. Decisions will always have consequences, good and bad. But any coach, at least any good coach, will decide using past performance and reason. As Coach Amy Kvilhaug moves on from St. John’s softball and pivots to a career of life and...

Keegan Bradley Wins BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley Wins BMW Championship

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

For former St. John’s golfer Keegan Bradley, winning had become a distant feeling before this past weekend’s BMW Championship. The last time Bradley had won a PGA Tour event was in 2012 at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. That however all changed Monday afternoon at a rainy Aronimink Golf Club ...

Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

August 10, 2018


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For former St. John’s guard D.J. Kennedy, basketball has given him the opportunity to travel the world as he has built an illustrious career playing overseas. Kennedy, who is ranked thirteenth all-time in scoring at St. John’s, has played in six countries over his seven-year professional career....

Former St. John’s Star Has New Goals After Retirement

Former St. John’s Star Has New Goals After Retirement

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Marcus Hatten doesn’t plan to take it easy after announcing his retirement from professional basketball after almost 15 seasons earlier this month. Physically, he believes he was ready to play another three full seasons. He averaged more than nine points and over four assists this past season for...

The King of Queens is Back

The King of Queens is Back

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

May 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Torch Photo/Nick Bello After what felt like an eternity of waiting for St. John’s basketball fans, multiple sources reported Tuesday evening that star guard Shamorie Ponds will return to Queens for his junior year. As a sophomore in 2017–18, Ponds averaged 21 points and has scored over 1,000 points fo...

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