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St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Strong Start

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s volleyball team has charged their way through September thus far all the way to a 12-5 start. The Red Storm opened their season with the Jack Kaiser Classic in Carnesecca Arena. The team defeated Manhattan College and Central Connecticut State on the first day of the tournament, with...

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

St. John’s Hosts Eight Annual Dribble for the Cure Event

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams hosted the eighth annual Dribble for the Cure event on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised more than $500,000 to contribute to the work of Dr. Mitch...

The New Age of St. John’s Soccer

The New Age of St. John’s Soccer

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Soccer, Sports

The term “rebuilding year” has become a cliché in sports. If you looked at the St. John’s men’s soccer roster heading into the 2018-19 season, it would have been easy to think it was going to be a rebuilding year. Head Coach Dr. Dave Masur had a squad of 33 players, 25 of them new. Putting the sh...

Softball Coach Amy Kvilhaug Steps Down After 12 Seasons

Softball Coach Amy Kvilhaug Steps Down After 12 Seasons

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Every coach must decide. Strategy, batting order, pitching changes. Decisions will always have consequences, good and bad. But any coach, at least any good coach, will decide using past performance and reason. As Coach Amy Kvilhaug moves on from St. John’s softball and pivots to a career of life and...

Keegan Bradley Wins BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley Wins BMW Championship

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

For former St. John’s golfer Keegan Bradley, winning had become a distant feeling before this past weekend’s BMW Championship. The last time Bradley had won a PGA Tour event was in 2012 at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. That however all changed Monday afternoon at a rainy Aronimink Golf Club ...

Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Catching Up with D.J. Kennedy

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

August 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

For former St. John’s guard D.J. Kennedy, basketball has given him the opportunity to travel the world as he has built an illustrious career playing overseas. Kennedy, who is ranked thirteenth all-time in scoring at St. John’s, has played in six countries over his seven-year professional career....

Former St. John’s Star Has New Goals After Retirement

Former St. John’s Star Has New Goals After Retirement

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Marcus Hatten doesn’t plan to take it easy after announcing his retirement from professional basketball after almost 15 seasons earlier this month. Physically, he believes he was ready to play another three full seasons. He averaged more than nine points and over four assists this past season for...

The King of Queens is Back

The King of Queens is Back

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

May 29, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Torch Photo/Nick Bello After what felt like an eternity of waiting for St. John’s basketball fans, multiple sources reported Tuesday evening that star guard Shamorie Ponds will return to Queens for his junior year. As a sophomore in 2017–18, Ponds averaged 21 points and has scored over 1,000 points fo...

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...

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