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The Doubleheader: Searching for Spirit

The Doubleheader: Searching for Spirit

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Over two weeks have passed since St. John’s unveiled its “Spirit Rock,” a symbol of the strength of the St. John’s community and the passion that students, student-athletes and fans display on and off the field. Since the University revealed the Rock, Red Storm teams are 5-3 with one tie, a me...

Withers Recognized for Stellar Play

Withers Recognized for Stellar Play

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

Andrew Withers entered Saturday’s Big East opener against Seton Hall with a winner’s mentality, his confidence high with the thought of his teammates backing him at every moment, even as he stands alone in front of the net he must protect at all costs. The 10 teammates that share the field with h...

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...

Alumni Watch: Berardi Shines in Minors

Alumni Watch: Berardi Shines in Minors

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After a season in which his team won 42 games, reached the NCAA Regional tournament and ranked in the top 25 among Division I programs, former St. John’s shortstop Jesse Berardi thought he had done it all. Then, a new world of opportunities opened in an instant when the Cleveland Indians selected...

Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A Red Storm schedule release is a basketball fan’s version of Christmas and New Year’s Day wrapped into one. The campaign kicks off on November 10th with a home against the University of New Orleans. The Big East portion of the schedule then opens up on December 28th with Providence paying Car...

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Johnnies Stay Hot, Make Waves in the Summer

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The days of 7:30 a.m. classes and long nights of studying are back for St. John’s University students. School is in session, having officially kicked off almost two weeks ago, and Red Storm sports are in high gear, with a few teams already grinding through their regular-season schedules. With Red Storm s...

Introducing The Doubleheader, A Weekly Sports Column

Introducing The Doubleheader, A Weekly Sports Column

Dylan Hornik and Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editors

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

As Harry Cooksley dribbled the ball up the field, his six-foot- three frame zigzagging its way past Fordham defenders and into enemy territory on the first night of September, a new era of St. John’s athletics flashed right before the eyes of hundreds of antsy spectators. The fans in attendance...

Red Storm Roundup: Back to Work for Fall Teams

Red Storm Roundup: Back to Work for Fall Teams

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Volleyball Finishes Second in Albany Tournament The St. John’s Volleyball team spent last weekend in Albany for a two day non-conference tournament. On Friday, the Red Storm beat the host school Albany 3-0, led by sophomore Erica Di Maulo. Di Maulo had 34 assists and 10 digs, her third double-double...

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Men’s Basketball Survives Crazy Summer

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

After St. John’s was ousted in the second round of the Big East Tournament last spring by Villanova, the biggest question surrounding the program was whether or not point guard Marcus LoVett would leave to play professionally. By the time  LoVett tweeted on April 1 that he would return to St. John...

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...

NFLer Kaepernick Donates to Local Charities

NFLer Kaepernick Donates to Local Charities

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Sports Scroll

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and current NFL free agent, Colin Kaepernick, is still putting in work. His Kaepernick’s Foundation donated $100,000 to New York Charities, including  DREAM, the Coalition for The Homeless, War on Children, and United We Dream groups on Sept. 7. In August, t...

Soccer Teams Start Season with High Hopes

Soccer Teams Start Season with High Hopes

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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

Soccer is back in action at Belson Stadium again as the St. John’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have begun a new season. The women’s team is ready to storm back from their heartbreaking Big East semifinals loss last season. Six new Johnnies were added to the roster over the offseason a...

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