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COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

COURTSIDE: Bright Lights, Big Expectations

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

The bright lights, the history and the expectations. Simply put, there’s no greater challenge than playing in New York City. Certain athletes are built for the moment and can handle the pressure. St. John’s has embraced their image as New York’s Team, and so have their hometown athletes. Junio...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions (Women’s)

The Torch Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Brendan Myers: Record Prediction: 19 -10 The record is contingent upon how quickly the team adjusts to playing with without Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton, but with all the experience returning, a strong backcourt, and a talented scorer like Akina Wellere, the adjustment period shouldn’t t...

COURTSIDE: Loaded with Experience

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Torch Photo/Amanda Negretti Last season was a successful one for Head Coach Joe Tartamella and the Red Storm. The team won 19 games despite new faces and a hard non-conference schedule. This season, they return with a roster loaded with talent and experience. They’ll carry a smaller squad of only 10 players...

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

The Torch Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Men’s:   St. John’s vs. Georgetown (2017); After what seemed like a pretty innocent foul from Amar Alibegovic on a Georgetown player, tempers flared, leading to a sideline scuffle to bring old Big East nostalgia to the forefront of college basketball. However, this time it was Mullin...

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For junior Alisha Kebbe, leadership is something that seems to come naturally. As an upperclassman, Kebbe looks to be a strong leader for the Red Storm this season as they pursue a potential postseason run. “As an upperclassman, I became more positive because of my experiences. All the games, tough...

A Journey Back Home

A Journey Back Home

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Alissa Alston, traveling and shooting from multiple  courts doesn’t make for a well-rounded player. Alston says it’s the effort and commitment put into the game that makes you great. Having taken her shots from New England, the South and New York, this player knows what she’s talking abou...

Jazzing Up The Court

Jazzing Up The Court

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

From Bearcat to Johnnie, Jasmine Sina is bringing her game to the Big East, where she hopes to help an already experienced Red Storm roster. A transfer from Binghamton University, Sina has seen success on the court and in the classroom as proven by her many awards, including American East Rookie...

COURTSIDE: Kadaja Bailey Finds Her Groove

COURTSIDE: Kadaja Bailey Finds Her Groove

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Kadaja Bailey, a simple switch in colors and a different area code made all the difference. It was a decision that brought her to a new set of paint, a new group of sisters and a new home. A Long Beach, N.Y. native, Bailey previously donned blue and white at St. Mary’s High School until she...

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Women’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

With college basketball season opening up official practice on Tuesday, St. John’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella can officially start preparing his team for what appears to be a loaded 2018-19 schedule. Taking a different path than last year’s opening two games being within the...

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...

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

With a win over Penn last Monday night, the St. John’s women's basketball team moved on in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. On Thursday, they hosted Duquesne in the third round of the tournament. Like the past few rounds of the WNIT, the Red Storm got off to a hot start early on. The...

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With the score favoring St. John's by three points with eight seconds remaining in regulation, Lauren Whitlatch rose into the air with the ball in her hand. A minute earlier, she hit a long shot after a steal to cut a six-point deficit in half. After scoring 12 of Penn's first 24 points, the crowd held...

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