What makes Madison Square Garden iconic

March 21, 2017 Michael Battista 0

I got an early gift on March 13, one day before my birthday: I was brought to the ice at Madison Square Garden for a few photos after that night’s Rangers game

The visit was a thank-you gift from the Rangers organization to my father for being a season ticket holder since 1978. He also received a custom jersey with the name “Battista” on it and the number 78, a few weeks back during another special ceremony. His season ticket holder representative allowed him, my brother Joseph and I to come for a game during spring break and get a few minutes on the ice. […]

Softball team wins six games during spring trip

March 21, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

While Dr. June Walker Field was buried under snow, the College’s softball team headed down to Kissimmee, Fla., to compete in the annual Rebel Spring Games at the Osceola Softball Complex. From March 11 to Thursday, March 16, the Lions won six games and dropped two.

After losing a doubleheader against Randolph-Macon College, the Lions started their spring break trip by beating Muskingum University, 4-1, and shutting out Westminister College, 8-0, on March 11. […]

Lions prevail over tough opponents in Florida

March 21, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

After picking up their first season win against Stevens Institute of Technology, the Lions trekked down to Winter Haven, Fla. to compete in a week of games from Saturday, March 11 to Saturday, March 18. Almost each win was hard earned, as the Lions played in four extra innings games, won six games and lost three.

Arriving at Lake Myrtle Complex, the Lions were immediately placed into a tight game situation against St. John Fisher College. The Cardinals, ranked No. 9 in the nation, made a comeback in the top of the ninth inning. […]

Freshman wrestler achieves All-American status

March 21, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

The College concluded its wrestling season on March 11 in La Crosse, Wis., at the NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships. The team finished 35th out of 68 teams in the competition with freshman Dan Kilroy earning All-American honors.

Kilroy, who weighs 174 pounds, is the second active Lion to place eighth nationally next to senior Doug Hamann. […]

Two runners finish in top 20 at National Championships

March 21, 2017 Nicole DeStefano 0

Two of the College’s own competed at the 2017 Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 10. Senior Jake Lindacher and sophomore Noah Osterhus represented the Lions in their respective races at the Al B. Carius Track at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

Lindacher raced in the preliminary heat for the 60-meter hurdles. Lindacher sprinted to a fourth-place finish, placing 11th overall. […]

Lions cause a racket indoors

March 21, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

After starting the season undefeated, the Lions took their first loss against the Colby College Mules, 3-6, at the Student Recreation Center on March 11. The Lions then blasted Goucher College on March 12, 9-0. […]

Cuban should focus on team, not Twitter GIFs

March 6, 2017 Michael Battista 0

Two weeks ago, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made a decision that wasn’t in his playbook. It wasn’t proposing a trade that would elevate his NBA team out of the lower levels of the Western Conference nor was it funding some wacky invention or company on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

He went out and decided what was news and what wasn’t. […]

Lions score, breeze through Devils at home

March 6, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The Lions followed up their first victory and crushed Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham 11-4 at Lions Stadium on Saturday, March 5.

In a chilly afternoon, families and students watched the Lions unleash a total of 34 shots on the Devils and scored 11 goals. Both sophomore midfielder Kathleen Jaeger and freshman attacker Kasey Donoghue led the belligerent offense, scoring three goals apiece. […]

Lions light up Griffins, Black Squirrels and Brewers

March 6, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The men’s tennis team began its spring season with three victories, as they beat Chestnut Hill College (6-3), Haverford College (8-1) and Vassar College (8-1).

On Wednesday, March 1, the Lions squared off against the Chestnut Hill College Griffins, who compete in Division II. Heading into the Student Recreation Center, the Griffins were undefeated with a 3-0 record. The Lions were not intimated as sophomore Mitchel Sanders got the Lions first points in singles after defeating Griffins junior Lucas Bocaletto. […]

Two runners qualify for National Championships

March 6, 2017 Nicole DeStefano 0

The men’s and women’s track teams had numerous top performances at the Fastrack Last Chance and Tufts University meets in Staten Island, N.Y., and Boston, respectively.

At the Fastrack Last Chance Meet on Feb. 25 senior Andrew Tedeschi won his heat in the 300-meter run with a season best time of 8:47.85. In the 1000-meter race, senior Brandon Mazzarella placed sixth with a time of 2:34.78. […]

Swimming pushes forth to top rankings at Nationals

March 1, 2017 George Tatoris 0

The men’s swimming team thought it was over once senior Scott Vitabile touched the wall, but they were wrong.

Both Vitabile and Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior Josh Tomazin touched the wall in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:00.51, tying both teams for eighth place — the final spot to qualify for the finals.

To determine a winner, the teams went head-to-head in a swim-off on the final day of the NCAA Division III National Swimming Championship. […]

Lions prepare for National Championships

February 28, 2017 Nicole DeStefano 0

The men’s and women’s track and field team fought to runner-up finishes at the 2017 New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Club in Staten Island, N.Y., on Feb. 20.

The men’s team finished in second place with a total of 145 points, 51 points ahead of third place Stockton University, but fell to Rowan University, who finished with 245 points. […]

Softball opens season with pair of losses

February 28, 2017 Miguel Gonzalez 0

The softball team started the 2017 season with two losses against Randolph-Macon College on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Traveling south to Ashland, Va., for a doubleheader, the Lions are returning to the diamond after posting a 30-16 record and reaching to the NCAA regional tournament last season. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets finished last season with similar record, 31-13. […]

College gamers level up nationally

February 28, 2017 Connor Smith 1

This might have been Lions athletics’ biggest win of the year — defeating an opponent with better coaching, infrastructure and even scholarship support.

The only problem? This wasn’t a varsity sport at all — it was a game of “League of Legends.” […]

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