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Red Storm Roundup: Big Week for Golf Teams

Red Storm Roundup: Big Week for Golf Teams

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports, Sports Scroll

Men's Golf Competes in Two-Day Event The Red Storm's men’s golf team finished in an 11th-place tie in the Connecticut Cup. The two-day event took place October 9 and 10. Junior Andrew Baek shot a combined score of 74 in the first and second round. He finished with a score of 75 in the final round,...

Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Volleyball Looks to Rebound in Conference Play

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

After starting the season 4-1, the St. John’s Volleyball team is at a crucial part of their season. With a record of 9-11 and conference play now in full swing, the theme in those losses has been consistency. “We just haven’t done enough to separate from teams,” Head Coach Joanne Persi...

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...

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Red Storm Roundup: Down Week for Soccer, Volleyball

Sean Okula, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Golf, Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

MEN’S SOCCER DROPS NAILBITERS The Red Storm watched their five-match unbeaten streak come to a crashing halt last week, dropping a pair of low-scoring heartbreakers. First, it was Lehigh who came storming back, stunning the Johnnies in the final minutes with a pair of late scores. Filippo Ri...

Freshman Wood No Stranger to Success

Freshman Wood No Stranger to Success

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

She obliterated the volleyball record books at John Cooper High School in The Woodlands, Texas. By the time she graduated last year, Wood held the records for most blocks in a season (115), most career solo blocks (282), and most career blocks (379). She was named one of the best freshman volleyball players in the...

Red Storm Roundup: Back to Work for Fall Teams

Red Storm Roundup: Back to Work for Fall Teams

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Volleyball Finishes Second in Albany Tournament The St. John’s Volleyball team spent last weekend in Albany for a two day non-conference tournament. On Friday, the Red Storm beat the host school Albany 3-0, led by sophomore Erica Di Maulo. Di Maulo had 34 assists and 10 digs, her third double-double...

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Fast Start

St. John’s Volleyball Off to Fast Start

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

With the 2017-2018 volleyball season well underway, it’s about time to take a look at what can be expected from St. John’s this year. The Red Storm  faces a difficult schedule this season, going up against five teams which reached the NCAA Tournament last year, three of which went on to win t...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri

February 22, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Red Storm Roundup: Big wins at home for men’s, women’s soccer

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

NCAA Men's Soccer (10/15): St. John's 2, Butler 1 The Red Storm men’s soccer team took on No. 11/14 Butler on Saturday at Belson Stadium and came away with a 2-1 victory. Alistair Johnston scored St. John’s first goal in the 37th minute assisted by Mauricio Rivas. Butler fired back in the 64th minute with a...

Volleyball rallies past Seton Hall

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

With a huge come from behind victory, St John's (11-7, 2-3) beat Big East opponent Seton Hall (9-9, 3-2), 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 26-24) at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday. The game was close throughout with both teams unable to gain any momentum. The Red Storm had four players with 10 or more kills...

Life in New York

Life in New York

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

It only took Erica Di Maulo 48 hours to make her final decision, one that she had never imagined she would have to make. The thought of leaving years of memories and success 4,000 miles in the rearview was a peculiar idea to her, yet it was one she hasn’t regretted. Leaving her home in Milan, ...

SJU Volleyball wins two in California

SJU Volleyball wins two in California

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The St. John’s women’s volleyball team went on the road to play three matches in two days at the San Francisco Challenge. Friday, they faced off against San Francisco in their opening match and pulled in an impressive sweep victory (25-14, 25-17, 25-10). They came out strong setting their season...

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