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Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

After starting the season 4-1, the St. John’s Volleyball team is at a crucial part of their season. With a record of 9-11 and conference play now in full swing, the theme in those losses has been consistency. “We just haven’t done enough to separate from teams,” Head Coach Joanne Persi...

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Darren Maraj, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Quick, disciplined and systematic. Those are the three words that St. John’s University volleyball coach Joanne Persico used to describe Zhejiang’s play style following their exhibition match on Sept. 27 at Carnesecca Arena. It was their first exhibition match against a Chinese professional team thus far th...

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Golf, Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

MEN’S SOCCER DROPS NAILBITERS The Red Storm watched their five-match unbeaten streak come to a crashing halt last week, dropping a pair of low-scoring heartbreakers. First, it was Lehigh who came storming back, stunning the Johnnies in the final minutes with a pair of late scores. Filippo Ri...

Freshman Wood No Stranger to Success

Freshman Wood No Stranger to Success

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

She obliterated the volleyball record books at John Cooper High School in The Woodlands, Texas. By the time she graduated last year, Wood held the records for most blocks in a season (115), most career solo blocks (282), and most career blocks (379). She was named one of the best freshman volleyball players in the...

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Fast Start

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Fast Start

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

With the 2017-2018 volleyball season well underway, it’s about time to take a look at what can be expected from St. John’s this year. The Red Storm  faces a difficult schedule this season, going up against five teams which reached the NCAA Tournament last year, three of which went on to win t...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri

February 22, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

Red Storm Roundup: Women’s soccer prevails, volleyball drops two

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Volleyball 10/20: Xavier defeats St. John's (25-19, 15-25, 25-13l 25-18) St. John’s volleyball, continuing their road stretch from last week into this week, went out to Cincinnati to take on Xavier on Thursday. They put forth an outstanding defensive effort but lost the match 3-1 (19-25, 25-15, 13-...

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Men's Soccer (10/15): St. John's 2, Butler 1 The Red Storm men’s soccer team took on No. 11/14 Butler on Saturday at Belson Stadium and came away with a 2-1 victory. Alistair Johnston scored St. John’s first goal in the 37th minute assisted by Mauricio Rivas. Butler fired back in the 64th minute with a...

Volleyball rallies past Seton Hall

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

With a huge come from behind victory, St John's (11-7, 2-3) beat Big East opponent Seton Hall (9-9, 3-2), 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 26-24) at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday. The game was close throughout with both teams unable to gain any momentum. The Red Storm had four players with 10 or more kills...

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri

October 5, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20...

Life in New York

Life in New York

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

It only took Erica Di Maulo 48 hours to make her final decision, one that she had never imagined she would have to make. The thought of leaving years of memories and success 4,000 miles in the rearview was a peculiar idea to her, yet it was one she hasn’t regretted. Leaving her home in Milan, ...

Red Storm drops Big East openers over weekend

Red Storm drops Big East openers over weekend

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

The St. John’s volleyball team began Big East play with consecutive four-set losses to Xavier and Butler. Friday night’s game against the Musketeers was the Johnnies’ first match at Carnesecca Arena in nearly three weeks. They went 4-4 over their past eight matches, which included trips to t...

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