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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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Men’s Basketball
Red Storm coach Norm Roberts announced last Tuesday that assistant coach Jose “Chuck” Martin will leave St. John’s to take a position with the University of Memphis basketball coaching staff.

Chris Casey, former head coach of Rutgers-Newark and recipient of the AFLAC Assistant Coach of the Year honors with Central Connecticut State University, will replace Martin as the new assistant coach.

Roberts spoke eulogistically of Martin’s tenure to RedStormSports.com:
“Chuck did a great job for St. John’s basketball for the last two years, and we wish he and his family all the best as he moves into his new position. This is just an indicator of how our basketball program is getting better. We knew we had a great staff in place, and that we would probably not be able to keep everyone all together for long.”

Women’s Soccer
Freshman Kaitlin Haas scored the only goal in the game against St. Joseph 1-0 this past Saturday at Belson Stadium. Haas scored in the 46th minute of play. It was her first goal of the season. Midfielders Nicole Pasciolla and Kelly McConnell were credited with assists. Goalkeeper Jamie Beran blocked two goal attempts made by St. Joseph’s to hold on for the victory.

Volleyball
The St. John’s volleyball team defeated William & Mary by the final score of 3-0 (32-30, 30-23, 30-26) on Saturday in Williamsburg, Virginia to win the William & Mary invitational for the second year in a row.

Senior Caitlin Rimgaila earned tournament MVP honors for the Storm while junior Wioleta Leszczynska and sophomore Casie Brooks received all-tournament team honors. Rimgaila had 41 kills and added a career-high in kills (16) against William & Mary (2-4). Brooks had eight kills and 82 assists in the tournament including a career-high four kills in the deciding game. Leszczynska added 16 kills, and 38 assists.

Although the season is still young, St. John’s (6-0) has yet to lose a match. The team has won every game it’s played by the score of 3-0.

Softball
Amy Kvilhaug has been named the new softball coach. She replaces Debbie DeJong, who left for a position at Dowling.

-compiled by staff writers Gerard Fitzgerald, Keith Arias and Peter Withey

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