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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...

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


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

After the buzzer sounds and the clock runs out on his life on earth, Mel Davis hopes to reunite with his old friend. By then, he may have an answer to a question he has asked himself for years. “Why” is a word that crosses his mind nearly every day. Why was life so hard back then? He wishes...

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team honored seniors Maya Singleton, Imani Littleton and Tamisha Alexander with a ceremony prior to tipoff at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday. The celebration was short lived as Marquette (20-8, 14-3 Big East) trounced St. John’s in their final game of the regular seaso...

St. John’s Falls to Seton Hall in OT

St. John’s Falls to Seton Hall in OT

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

A packed crowd at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon watched Shamorie Ponds glide through the lane with 50 seconds to go. As the sophomore guard from Brooklyn took his two step gather, the home bench rose as he did. A lefty layup from Ponds over Seton Hall Ismael Sanogo tied the game at 68....

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The 90’s were back in Carnesecca Arena and so was the St. John’s women’s basketball team Friday night. The Red Storm cruised to victory over Seton Hall (15-11, 7-8 Big East) to put them at 9-7 in Big East Conference play with the season coming to a close.   The Red Storm got out to an eight p...

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Nithaelle Drouillard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team headed into the weekend hoping to sweep Villanova and Georgetown in their final match-ups of the season, the Wildcats coming first on Friday morning. The Red Storm entered the game with a 14-11 record, having already defeated Villanova 70-64 a month ago at...

Lacrosse Looks to Rebound From Tough 2017

Lacrosse Looks to Rebound From Tough 2017

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Pick your metaphor of choice. A clean slate;   a blank page; an empty canvas; they all lead back to one blissful concept: a new season. And yet, the doubters rage on against Coach Jason Miller and the men’s lacrosse team. Six wins since 2014, just one last season and Miller’s fellow Big East c...

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