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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...

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

With a win over Penn last Monday night, the St. John’s women's basketball team moved on in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. On Thursday, they hosted Duquesne in the third round of the tournament. Like the past few rounds of the WNIT, the Red Storm got off to a hot start early on. The...

The Future of St. John’s at Madison Square Garden

The Future of St. John’s at Madison Square Garden

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s a late Saturday afternoon as Chris Mullin, head coach of the St. John’s basketball team, strolls into the media room at Madison Square Garden. His team has just lost in overtime to Big East rival Seton Hall in front of a packed crowd at the arena. What’s better than traveling to Mid...

For St. John’s, Winning Mentality Starts with Team Positivity

For St. John’s, Winning Mentality Starts with Team Positivity

Gina Varvaro, Contributing Writer

March 23, 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 in ...

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With the score favoring St. John's by three points with eight seconds remaining in regulation, Lauren Whitlatch rose into the air with the ball in her hand. A minute earlier, she hit a long shot after a steal to cut a six-point deficit in half. After scoring 12 of Penn's first 24 points, the crowd held...

Hot Start for Red Storm Lacrosse in 2018

Hot Start for Red Storm Lacrosse in 2018

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Last season, St. John’s lacrosse had a season to forget. The Red Storm managed just one win on the entire season, and finished 1-13 overall. This season is a completely different story. Not only have they surpassed that win total, but they have a perfect record at home, and a 4-2 record in six...

St. John’s Cruises Past Marist in Opening Round of Postseason

St. John’s Cruises Past Marist in Opening Round of Postseason

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For eleven straight seasons, the St. John’s women’s basketball team has made it to the postseason. This season was no different as they clinched a bid in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.The Red Storm played their first game of the tournament Thursday night as they faced Marist in t...

Despite Recent Losing Streak, St. John’s Off to Strong Start

Despite Recent Losing Streak, St. John’s Off to Strong Start

Justin Boniello, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After finishing the 2017 season with a sterling 42-13 record and a second-place finish in the Big East tournament, the St. John's baseball team has picked up where it left off. The Red Storm have been firing on all cylinders to start the 2018 campaign. The Big East favorites kicked off the season w...

Alum Reflects on His Time at St. John’s and CBS Sports

Alum Reflects on His Time at St. John’s and CBS Sports

Alexis Gaskin, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

For St. John's alumnus Vincent DeVito, sports has always been a vital part of his schooling, career and life in general. "I've always had a love of sports and playing it, but behind the scenes was more practical,” he said. “As a kid I'd watch football on Sunday and just sit there and watch all th...

Tartamella, Red Storm Set for Postseason Play

Tartamella, Red Storm Set for Postseason Play

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

“This is a new feeling for us.” Those were Joe Tartamella’s words after losing in the first round of the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2010. Despite strong double digit scoring from three St. John’s players, it wasn’t enough to best Jaylyn Agnew’s 23 points for Crei...

St. John’s Falls to Xavier in Big East Tournament

St. John’s Falls to Xavier in Big East Tournament

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports

15 hours after knocking off Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament, St. John's returned to Madison Square Garden for a noon tip-off against No. 3 Xavier on Thursday. After a slow start that saw the Red Storm miss several shots early on, Justin Simon got the scoring started with a...

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