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Tori Free returns strong from injury

Tori Free returns strong from injury

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Hailing from Luverne, Ala., St. John’s softball pitcher Tori Free entered her freshman season in 2013 and quickly turned heads around the Big East. She finished the season with a 2.65 ERA, earning her Third Team All-Big East honors. She followed up on an impressive rookie campaign with another strong...

Pair of Red Storm fencers take national title

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

Over the weekend, the St. John’s Fencing Team competed in the NCAA Championships. St. John’s was represented by eight fencers, five men and three women. After finishing sixth overall in points among schools, St. John’s has now finished in at least sixth place overall for 25 straight years. Cooper...

Sports editors share their favorite quotes from 2016-17

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri

March 29, 2017


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

In a new column called ‘Where Are They Now,’ our sports editors spoke to St. John’s alumni who are thriving in the sports world. From World Series champions to legendary head coaches to media personalities, some of St. John’s most successful sports alumni were featured throughout the 2016-17...

St. John’s fencers headed to NCAA Championship

St. John’s fencers headed to NCAA Championship

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

This year, eight St. John’s fencers qualified for the NCAA Championship. It will be taking place from March 23-March 26 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, hosted by the University of Notre Dame. 144 fencers from 27 schools will be competing in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. Once it reaches the top-...

Baseball continues hot run with weekend wins

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm continue to climb the college baseball ranks, and adding two wins this weekend will surely help. The ninth ranked Johnnies started it off by beating the Iona Gaels on Friday by a score of 4-3. The victory was led by a tremendous pitching effort from freshman Sean Mooney, who pitched...

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

In a year that was expected to be a rebuilding campaign after losing their two leading scorers and two of the best players in program history, the St. John’s women’s basketball team is on their way to the WNIT Round of 16 following two home wins over the weekend. The Johnnies blew out Sacred Heart, 72-43, i...

Snowed Out: Winter Storm upends St. John’s weekend

Snowed Out: Winter Storm upends St. John’s weekend

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

While most in the New York City area hunkered down, preparing for what was supposed to be the biggest snowfall of the winter, a few St. John’s coaches stood face-to-face with some season-altering dilemmas. Although Winter Storm Stella spared Queens from the worst of its terror, several Red Storm...

Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Men’s Basketball Takes Big Step Forward in 2016-2017

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


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

There’s a slogan popping up all over social media that has become a rallying cry, of sorts, for floundering athletic teams. Thanks to the newfound success of the young, yet infinitely talented, Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, “Trust the Process” has firmly established itself in sports lexicon. We...

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Solly Walker’s impact at St. John’s went beyond the hardwood

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The month of February marked the 91st year of Black History Month and the final full month of the 2016-2017 St. John’s men’s basketball season. While numerous players, including Chris Mullin, Malik Sealy, D’Angelo Harrison, Mark Jackson and others, have had a significant impact on the court for the Joh...

Two St. John’s Baseball Alumni Take Their Talents Overseas

Two St. John’s Baseball Alumni Take Their Talents Overseas

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s baseball team is off to a ground breaking 12-2 start this season after the Red Storm finished a disappointing 28-26 last year. This season is more accustomed to a baseball program that has accomplished much success over the years. A big reason for St. John’s success this season has been the d...

St. John’s Women Finish Another Positive Season

St. John’s Women Finish Another Positive Season

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

After a loss in Milwaukee to number 18/17 DePaul on March 6 in the Semifinals of the Big East Tournament, the St. John’s women’s basketball team’s quest for a return to the NCAA Tournament likely ended. The Johnnies posted a 19-11 overall record, including 11 conference wins. After an upset ...

Francesa’s path to radio stardom began at SJU

Francesa’s path to radio stardom began at SJU

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports, Sports Scroll

He has been the voice of New York City sports fans for over three decades. Fans know every version of his show’s iconic jingle by heart and can imitate his distinct New York accent almost on cue. There is even an annual festival in New York City bearing his name where fans can pay homage. Tha...

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