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NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Sports, Volleyball

A decision from the NCAA's Public Infractions Committee, which was released  Thursday morning, revealed recruiting violations and impermissible benefits given to student-athletes on the St. John's Women's Volleyball team. The report, which is available on the NCAA’s website, found that Head Coach Joanne Persico arranged for a prospe...

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Volleyball Hosts Chinese Pro Team

Darren Maraj, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Quick, disciplined and systematic. Those are the three words that St. John’s University volleyball coach Joanne Persico used to describe Zhejiang’s play style following their exhibition match on Sept. 27 at Carnesecca Arena. It was their first exhibition match against a Chinese professional team thus far th...

SJU picks up big win against Nova

Carmine Carcieri, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Volleyball

St. John’s (13-8) team knocked off rival Villanova (10-8) in four sets (25-19, 23-25, 31-29, 25-22) in front of a rowdy Saturday night crowd at Carnesecca Arena. The Red Storm improved their overall record to 13-8 and they snapped a three game skid in Big East play. The four tight sets were too...

Storm blank Rams in cross-town rematch

Storm blank Rams in cross-town rematch

Kyle Fitzgerald, Online Editor

September 20, 2013


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

St. John’s blew past cross-city rival Fordham in three sets (25-13, 25-20, 25-21) on Tuesday night. Although they were tested by the Rams (6-6) in all three sets, Red Storm (8-4) were able to step up their game when the pressure mounted. The first set began with each team exchanging blows, but that...

SJU Breezes past Seawolves

SJU Breezes past Seawolves

Kyle Fitzgerald, Online Editor

September 11, 2013


Filed under Volleyball

St. John’s blitzed past Stony Brook in a straight sets victory on Tuesday night. The Red Storm (5-3) handily took care of the Seawolves (3-5) in the first two sets, but had to mount a comeback late in the third set to clinch the victory in just over an hour of play. Backed by a strong performance...

Persico talks with the Torch

Persico talks with the Torch

Anthony Parelli, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2013


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Torch: What goals do you have for your team this season and how do you expect to reach them? Joanne Persico: Our goals for this season are very similar, each season has the same goals; we obviously want to make a playoff run in the Big East conference, we want to win the Big East championship, we...

Johnnies’ Bounce-Back Season Ends

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer

November 20, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s Volleyball team concluded their 2012 season after losing 3-0 (15-25, 23-25, 18-25) to the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. Despite the loss, the Red Storm improved immensely this season – improving from a 10-21 record last year to a 20-12...

Off To The Tournament

Off To The Tournament

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It was an up-and-down weekend for the St. John’s Volleyball team. Needing a win on Senior Night Friday against DePaul to guarantee a spot in the eight-team Big East tournament, the team failed to seize the opportunity, falling 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 22-25, 22-25) to put its conference tournament status...

Vball Splits Weekend Games Against Conference Foes

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer

November 6, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s Volleyball team split two matches on the road this past weekend by winning 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19) against Syracuse on Friday and losing 3-1 (18-25, 15-25, 26-24, 16-25) to Marquette on Sunday. With the Big East tournament quickly approaching, the Red Storm (19-10, 6-7)...

Conference Struggles

Taylor Brisco, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s volleyball team on Sunday dropped its second game of last weekend and fifth-straight game overall when it lost 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 26-24, 25-12) to USF on Sunday. After a 4-0 start in conference play, the Red Storm now sit tied for eighth with Villanova after its recent string of...

Big East Rough Patch

Michael Opitz, Staff Writer

October 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team was defeated by Big East rival Pittsburgh in straight sets. (21-25, 21-25, 14-25) Friday. The Red Storm (17-7, 4-4) were unable to overcome errors in each set, accumulating only 35 kills to 18 errors (0.175 pct). While the Panthers (12-10, 4-5), added 49 kills to only...

Positivity Moving Forward

Positivity Moving Forward

Matthew Wolfson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Despite a disappointing weekend that saw the St. John’s women’s volleyball team lose two conference games, head coach Joanne Persico and senior leaders Sabina Piegza and Gabriela Petkova refuse to let the rest of the team get down on themselves before their two-game road trip. It’s the first...

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