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Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Boubacar Diakite to Transfer from St. John’s

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Without ever stepping foot on the court in a live game for the Red Storm, redshirt freshman Boubacar Diakite's St. John's basketball career is over. The 6-foot-8 wing from Mali is transferring from the program, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.  He originally enrolled at St. John’s a year e...

Former Lacrosse Standout McArdle Reflects on SJU

Former Lacrosse Standout McArdle Reflects on SJU

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Athlete, Lacrosse, Sports

If you take a quick glance through the St. John’s lacrosse record book, there’s one ubiquitous name. Kieran McArdle’s name is inked on nearly every St. John’s offensive record. In his four seasons in Queens, he amassed 264 points (the total number of goals and assists). The next closest p...

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players Receive Awards

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Shamorie Ponds might not hear his name called on Draft Night, but he sure is padding that NBA résumé. He and fellow sophomore guard Justin Simon were recognized by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association with a pair of All-Met honors on Monday. Ponds earned a spot on the First Tea...

St. John’s Baseball Sweeps Georgetown

St. John’s Baseball Sweeps Georgetown

Justin Boniello, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Led by one of the strongest pitching staffs in the country, the St. John’s baseball team extended its winning streak to 12 games after a three-game sweep of Georgetown at Jack Kaiser Stadium this past weekend. The Johnnies (26-10, 9-0 Big East) only gave up five runs across the three games, winning 6...

Laura Delgado Drawing Rave Reviews

Laura Delgado Drawing Rave Reviews

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The average April high in Hesperia, California is a comfortable 75 degrees. Meanwhile, Queens finds itself a full season behind, with sweltering spring averages some 30 degrees lower. For any soul crazy enough to make the move to our dreary New York skies, a sense of culture shock may accompany. “I’...

Double Threat on Attack

Double Threat on Attack

Nick Bello, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Playing Division 1 college lacrosse is a rare opportunity that many players dream of. Having the opportunity to play Division 1 college lacrosse alongside your twin brother however is unheard of. For sophomore attackers Mike and Joe Madsen, lacrosse has been a huge part of both of their lives since...

Men’s Basketball 2018-19 Roster Taking Shape

Men’s Basketball 2018-19 Roster Taking Shape

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s been nothing short of a crazy offseason for St. John’s, and the storm might not be over yet for the Red Storm. At the conclusion of a season that saw the Johnnies have some highlights, but fail to meet expectations, thoughts of next season were filled with newfound optimism. A combination of recr...

The Gospel of NYC According to Mark

The Gospel of NYC According to Mark

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For Mark Jackson, the choice was simple. When Lou Carnesecca made him and his family a promise that he would leave the Queens school a better man, the decision was made. The man, now simply known as “Lou,” didn’t need to sell basketball in the city that never sleeps. The quality spoke f...

Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Yakwe Leaves St. John’s. Are Ponds and Owens Next?

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With college basketball having officially concluded Monday night with a 79-62 Villanova win over Michigan in the championship game, the a new season has begun, one headlined by uncertainty and questions surrounding the champion’s Big East rival. Coming off a 16-17 record and another campaign without postseaso...

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Boselli Blasts His Way to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The accolades keep rolling in for the big-bopping Johnny batting order. Last week, a new face found himself among the ranks of the Big East’s best. Senior Robert Boselli III was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, the first conference honor of the season for the catcher/designated hi...

Lacrosse Garnering Attention it has Lacked

Lacrosse Garnering Attention it has Lacked

Kyle Suta, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

This year, St. John's is all about "the now." After a lost season last year in which they finished 1-13, that “now” has been crucial for the St. John's lacrosse team and their success this season. The Red Storm is now 6-2 after winning a thriller at home on Saturday vs. No. 19 Hofstra. It was...

Winning Mentality Starts With Team Positivity

Winning Mentality Starts With Team Positivity

Gina Varvaro, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team started off the 2017-18 season with a bang.  Their 10-2 record was the program’s second-best start to a season in 32 years. But their success was fleeting. The team eventually spiraled into an 11-game losing streak, putting them in last place...

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