The Torch

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


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The St. John’s men’s basketball team has taken care of business thus far, as they currently sit 7-0 and one of the last 10 or so undefeated teams in all of America. The non-conference schedule hasn’t been immensely difficult and all the wins haven’t been pretty, but the team is getting it...

Women’s Basketball Starts Off Strong

Women’s Basketball Starts Off Strong

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


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Without playing a home game within the confines of Carnesecca Arena until last Thursday, the St. John’s women’s basketball team opened up the season strong, winning five of their first seven games in convincing fashions. The team’s only two losses are to undefeated and national power house UC...

Volleyball Loses in the First Round of NIVC

Volleyball Loses in the First Round of NIVC

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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A historic season for Red Storm volleyball ended with a bitter defeat to the College of Charleston in Atlanta. The Red Storm were unable to continue their run of dominance this season at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC). This defeat should in no way take away from the incredible sea...

Fencing Dominates Brandeis Invitational

Fencing Dominates Brandeis Invitational

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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The St. John’s fencing team made their way out to Waltham, Mass. this past weekend for the Brandeis Invitational and took home five victories for both the men’s and women’s sides, for a final record of 10-2. Both teams only fell to Yale but were able to take down Brandeis, MIT, Brown, Corne...

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


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After months of waiting and letting the hype build, the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team delivered with a strong season opening performance to defeat Loyola (Md.), 76-55 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. With a combination of efficient performances from returnees such as Shamorie Ponds, who scored ...

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Annie Drouillard, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon are not only two new additions to the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team’s starting lineup but two big factors to the team’s success plan this year. Sedee Keita, a Philadelphia native, who played in South Carolina his freshman year and Mikey Dixon, a Delaware native,...

Men’s Soccer Falls in Quarterfinals

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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The St. John’s Men’s Soccer team saw their 2018 season end with a 1-0 loss to Providence in the Big East Quarterfinal. The Johnnies had an up and down year this year, finishing with a record of seven wins, eight losses, and three draws.  While the Johnnies didn’t have the year, they wanted ...

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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At his base, Joe Lapchick stands just three feet tall. The words inscribed below his feet commemorate his lifetime journey of changing basketball and the world both on and off the court. Above that is a seven-foot-five-inch figure, a dominant man pointing toward the arena that now houses the St. John...

Leading From the Front

Leading From the Front

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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Coming and going as the world pleases, happiness is fleeting. A sunny day, a good book, true love, no dice. Ask 10 psychologists its true definition and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. For some, however, the answer is hidden in plain sight. Plain as a grassy clearing with two nets at ...

St. John’s Can Be NYC’s Pride

St. John’s Can Be NYC’s Pride

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


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Ask any New York City sports fan on the street about the state of sports in the New York/New Jersey area and any logical fan should say that they are in a state of disarray. Sure, there are the New York Yankees, coming off back-to-back playoff appearances while featuring an exciting young core of elite-le...

Two Juniors Leading the Way for Women’s Golf

Two Juniors Leading the Way for Women’s Golf

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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The  St. John’s Women’s Golf team is halfway through their fall play and thus far, the spotlight has fallen on juniors Kaitleen Shee and Linda Wang. Neither of the two have placed outside of the top-15 through two tournaments and a tri-match, bringing the Red Storm to victory over Hofstra and LIU...

Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Transfer Mustapha Heron Cleared to Play

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


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Just hours after an energetic night at St. John’s Basketball’s annual “Tip-Off” event, Head Coach Chris Mullin received the news his program was waiting for. Auburn transfer guard Mustapha Heron became immediately eligible after being granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA. The news...

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