Lions secure second seed for conference playoffs

February 21, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions finished their regular season on a strong note as they defeated Rutgers University-Newark 68-55 on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The team completed a perfect season at home this year, going 12-0 and winning every home game by at least six points. Their 14-4 overall conference record earned them the second seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament, resulting in a bye over this past weekend.

In their last regular season game, the Lions needed a strong performance from senior forward Corey Stanford because senior forward Bobby Bracket and junior guard Eric Murdock, Jr. were out of the lineup. Stanford came up big, scoring 22 points and grabbing seven rebounds as well. Junior forward Elias Bermudez also played a key role in the win, almost securing a double double with eight points and 10 boards. Sophomore guard Joe Montano added 13 points in the win off a strong shooting night. […]

Swimming teams trudge through stiff competition

February 21, 2017 George Tatoris 0

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced, leapt and swam through over 40 events apiece at the Metropolitan Conference Championships held during the weekend of Friday, Feb. 17.

For the men, it was a close meet, but they still had not accumulated enough points to outshine the Rowan University Profs. […]

Legend of Lundqvist grows with 400th victory

February 21, 2017 Michael Battista 0

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the New York Rangers played the Colorado Avalanche in what was another regular season game. Colorado has been struggling this season, allowing the Rangers offense to come alive in the third period when defenseman Kevin Klein, left winger Rick Nash and right winger Kevin Hayes all netted goals. As the final buzzer rang, those in Madison Square Garden erupted in cheers. Not only for the team’s offense in the 4-2 win, but because of their goalie.

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t playing a normal game that night. The victory marked his 400th regular season win in his 12-year tenure with the New York Rangers. […]

Lions play final home game for Henderson

February 21, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

In the last game of head coach Dawn Henderson’s coaching career, the Lions scored a season low 38 points and lost 52-38 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, against Rutgers University-Newark.

With the loss, the Lions no longer qualify for the upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Raiders placed in the final sixth seed through a tiebreaker with Rutgers University-Camden. […]

NCAA must set precedent against sexual assaults

February 14, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Baylor University is currently facing a lawsuit that claims at least 31 Baylor football players committed 52 rapes from 2012 to 2016, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Jan. 27.

A Washington Post article from the same day said the lawsuit included “five gang rapes, two of which involved 10 or more players at the same time, some of whom videotaped the rapes on their phones and passed the recordings around to teammates.” […]

Women’s basketball close to postseason play

February 14, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The Lions split last week’s games, beating William Paterson University, 50-37, on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and losing to Montclair State University, 56-47, on Saturday, Feb. 11.

With one game left in the regular season, the Lions sit on a three-way tie for fifth place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Only the top six teams qualify for the NJAC tournament. […]

Men’s Basketball chases top seed

February 14, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions continued their push for the New Jersey Athletic Conference title as they faced off against two conference foes this week. They first traveled to William Paterson University on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and came out victorious for the first time in more than 10 years, finishing on top after a 90-85 shootout.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, they squared off against Montclair State University on the road and conceded to the Red Hawks, losing 70-63. […]

Lions track records national times

February 14, 2017 Nicole DeStefano 0

The women’s and men’s track teams traveled to Boston to compete in the Boston University Valentine Invitational on Friday, Feb. 10. The Lions continued to impress at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate meet on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The lady Lions had a strong performance in the sprint events. Freshman Samantha Gorman clocked in at 58.69 and junior Jenna Ellenbacher finished in 1:00.49. The duo now hold the top two times in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. […]

Wrestling drops tough bout against Falcons

February 14, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The Lions traveled to Doylestown, Pa., to wrestle Delaware Valley University on Friday, Feb. 10. The Lions won a tight 21-19 match. Senior Pat Schinder clinched the narrow victory with a winning decision.

The weekend was bittersweet as the Lions suffered a tough home loss against Messiah College, 37-6, on Saturday, Feb. 11. […]

Women’s basketball on brink of playoff berth

February 8, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The Lions split this week with a win and a loss that put them in a tie for sixth in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

A win on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Rowan University put the Lions in a three-way tie with Rowan and Rutgers University-Camden for one of the final two spots in the NJAC playoffs. […]

Dominant senior swimmers and divers excel

February 8, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams capped off their regular season schedule, both hoeing down the William Paterson Pioneers at home on Saturday, Feb. 4.

At the last home meet of season, the men’s senior swimmers and divers displayed their dominance. The Lions eventually crushed the Pioneers, 148-83. […]

Cross-town rival Broncos outlast hurling Lions

February 7, 2017 Nicole DeStefano 0

The women’s and men’s track team competed on the night of Friday, Feb. 3, in their annual dual meet against Rider University. The Lions put forth a strong showing, but fell short to the Broncos.

Sophomore Erin Holzbaur took first place overall in the mile run with a time of 5:15.39. Junior Allison Fournier came in third with a time of 5:23.99. […]

Colonels and Falcons throw off Lions out west

February 7, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The wrestling team traveled last weekend to Wilkes University on Friday, Feb. 3, and then to the Messiah College Open on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Lions ultimately fell to the Wilkes University Colonels, and the team’s record fell, 11-12.

Some standouts from this weekend are sophomore Ryan Erwin, who took fifth place at the Messiah College open, followed by junior Kyle Cocozza who finished third place at the Messiah College open. […]

Men’s basketball upsets No. 6 Roadrunners

February 7, 2017 Otto Gomez 0

The Lions suffered its first loss in about a month on Wednesday, Feb. 1, as they fell 88-74 to Rowan University. The loss was not enough to stop their hot play, however, as they bounced back with an 84-78 victory over No. 7 Ramapo College on Saturday, Feb. 4. […]

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