The Torch

Torregiano gets chance after tough road back

Katie Beckmann, Staff Writer

September 28, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

During the St. John's women's soccer team's 1-0 loss to Providence at Belson Satdium on Sunday, one of the most plaguing issues about the team was their inability to capitalize on offensive opportunities. With many rookies seeing time up front, the Red Storm have been relying on their veterans to contro...

Top recruit Sampson commits to St. John’s

Mike Cunniff, Staff Writer

September 16, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

JaKarr Sampson, a 6-7 small forward from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, has committed to St. John's on ESPNU. Sampson is a four-star recruit according to ESPN and Rivals, and a five-star recruit according to Scout.  He is ranked as the 23rd prospect overall to ESPN, 44th to Rivals and 22nd to ...

Kronbauer leads crop of JuCo talent in Volleyball’s fast start

MIKE GURNIS, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A year ago, the St. John's volleyball team barely had enough players to field a team each game, much less to continue dominance in the Big East.  The Red Storm only had roughly seven players that played regularly, and they stumbled to a 9-21 record and a 13th-place finish in the conference. This was a...

Volleyball dominates NYC rival Fordham

MIKE GURNIS, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Coming off a 1-2 weekend at the Buffalo Blue and White Classic, the St. John's Women's Volleyball team got a much needed win in straight sets against local rival Fordham on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. The win improves the Red Storm's overall record to 11-3 on the season, as they continue the...

Johnnies returning

Mike Cunniff, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

  It was ugly, but they'll take it. That was the sentiment of the St. John's men's soccer team after it escaped with a 2-1 win over Boston University Sunday night at Belson Stadium. Despite playing a man up for most of the second half, the Red Storm (3-1) found themselves scrambling to maintain...

Stone builds own “Ark”

Dylan Kitts, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Ian Stone faced a daunting task this past offseason. Fresh off his women's soccer program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth last season, the head coach had to replace 16 seniors on his roster for the 2010 season, building his "Noah's Ark" before men's basketball coach Steve Lavin began building his. S...

What they did on their week off

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

September 14, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Following two straight wins earlier this month, the women's soccer team had a 12-day layoff between games.   The Red Storm defeated Fordham and Rhode Island during the Hofstra Tournament over Labor Day weekend to improve to 3-2-1 on the season, but faced one of its toughest challenges yet in the off-w...

Diaz rebounds in net from tough start

Mike Cunniff, Staff Writer

September 14, 2010


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Last Sunday, freshman goalkeeper Rafael Diaz played the goat, pulled in favor of fellow freshman Alex Naples after allowing four goals in 63 minutes against Virginia. This weekend, Diaz was back in net and played the hero, making nine saves in St. John's 2-1 victory over Boston University Sunday, i...

Why football can’t kick off on the Queens campus

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

September 14, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

College football kicked off two weeks ago. The NFL started play last Thursday. But St. John's hasn't been part of America's new pastime since 2002. By now, you probably know the reason why: the University adhered to revisions to Title IX, which suggests that a person cannot be excluded from a funded e...

Enter San Man

Bill San Antonio, Sports Editor

September 14, 2010


Filed under Sports

College football kicked off two weeks ago. The NFL started play last Thursday. But St. John's hasn't been part of America's new pastime since 2002. By now, you probably know the reason why: the University adhered to revisions to Title IX, which suggests that a person cannot be excluded from a funded e...

Stefandottir’s goal helps Storm butt Rams

Dylan Kitts, Staff Writer

September 9, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

With a roster of 17 freshmen and an offense that scored only one goal their last four games, the women's soccer team needed someone to step up early in the season. Sophomore Runa Stefandottir took on the challenge, scoring both game-winners in a pair of 1-0 defeats over Fordham University and the Universi...

Volleyball team perfect in STJ Classic

Mike Gurnis, Staff Writer

September 9, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Last year, the St. John's volleyball team didn't notch its eighth win of the season until Sep. 25 against DePaul. This year, the Red Storm didn't have to wait so long. After winning its first three matches in the St. John's Classic, the Red Storm held off the University of Denver after losing the fir...

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