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Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Women’s Lacrosse Have a Rough Start

lacrosseThe women's lacrosse team lost their second home game of the season, 12-6, to the Lafayette Leopards on Wed., Feb. 26. With the loss, the Hawks decline to 0-3 while the Leopards improve to 2-2.

Leading the blue and white were junior midfielder Allison Stathius, junior attacker Emily Barbieri, and sophomore midfielder Marial Pierce, all of whom finished with two points.

Lafayette was led by Laura Klieber and Carlianne McCabe's who scored three goals apiece in the contest.

The Leopards pulled away with an early lead as they scored three goals in the first six minutes of play. Klieber started off the game with an unassisted goal at the 26:28 mark in the first. She then followed up with another goal just 36 seconds later, to increase the Leopards lead to 2-0. Shortly after that, Lafayette scored again on a free-position shot from McCabe with 24:01 left in the half.

However, the Hawks would make it interesting climbing to within one in the first half but would not be able to tie it up over the final 30 minutes.

MU put one away with a goal from Barbieri with an assist from senior and captain of the team, Cassie Campasano. Klieber, however, scored her third goal of the game to increase their lead to 4-1 with just under 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

Pierce and junior attacker Meaghan Hess scored back-to-back goals to bring the blue and white to within one as the scoreboard read 8:31 left in the first half. The Leopards added two goals in the final three minutes to go into halftime with a 6-3 lead.

The second half began with a fast pace as McCabe scored just 90 seconds into the frame. Barbieri responded with a goal of her own less than a minute later to keep the margin at three.

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SIDELINES: 03/05/2014

Senior Chevannah Paalvast and freshman Helena Kurt were both named to All-MAAC women's basketball teams for their play this season. Paalvast received third-team All-MAAC honors while Kurt received a spot on the All-Rookie team.

Paalvast led the Hawks, and ranked eighth in the MAAC, with an average of 13.3 points per game this year. She also ranked eighth in the conference with 1.5 steals per game. Kurt averaged 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in her first season at MU. 

The baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader against the #1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers this past weekend.

Junior outfielder Steve Wilgus had three hits in both games while going 6-8 on the day. Senior shortstop Jon Guida contributed with three hits the first game, and batted 3-7 in the series.

The team next takes the field this Friday, March 7 when they take on Towson at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. 

Monmouth's softball team lost two games Sunday morning, March 2 to the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Delaware.

Kayleena Flores went 3-4 on the day with an RBI and run scored. The Hawks next play this Friday, March 7 in the George Mason Invitational. 

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MU Retires Miles Austin’s Jersey at Saturday’s Game

miles-austin-ceremonyFormer University football player and current Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin became the first athlete to ever have his jersey retired by the University on Saturday, Feb. 22.

"It's an unbelievably humbling experience, it is such an honor," Austin said. "I wish I could verbalize it better, because it feels great."

Austin's journey first began at the University nearly 12 years ago in the fall of 2002. Since then, his athletic career has been a series of firsts. When he graduated from MU in 2006, he finished as the most decorated receiver in school history. He set Hawk records for receptions (150), reception yardage (2,867), touchdowns (33) and scoring (216 points).

This all led to Austin becoming the first player from MU to be invited to participate in the NFL scouting combine, which he parlayed into a contract with the Dallas Cowboys. This also marked another MU feat as he was the first player to reach the NFL from the University. With these accomplishments, it becomes understandable why Austin was chosen as the first Hawk to have his jersey retired.

"I think it is fitting and appropriate that Miles Austin's jersey is the first in program history to be retired," Kevin Callahan, head football coach, said. "Miles has made significant contributions to the program, he set a standard for a level of performance at Monmouth and has continued to that in the NFL."

Callahan is not only speaking as an everyday football coach, but as Austin's former collegiate football coach. "Miles has remained very close to the Monmouth program and frequently returns to campus to interact with our players. He has been and continues to be a great ambassador of not just the football team but also the entire Monmouth University community," he said.

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Men’s Basketball Still Winless in February

dion-jonesIt's has now been over a month since the men's basketball team last won a game as the Hawks' losing streak extended to nine after home losses to the Manhattan Jaspers and Saint Peter's Peacocks last week.

The nine-game skid is the longest in head coach King Rice's three years at Monmouth, and MU now sits at ninth in the MAAC conference standings with a 4-14 record. Overall the team is 10-19 on the season.

For the first six and half minutes of the first half neither team gained control with the Jaspers never leading by fewer than seven, but never leading by more than 13.

"I feel bad for our kids because we are fighting tremendously hard and just haven't been able to get over the top," said Rice after the team's loss to Saint Peter's. "But I truly believe we are getting better daily and we will get over the top."

MU first went down to Manhattan Wednesday, Feb. 19 by a final score of 75-61. The Jaspers' superior shooting was a big part of the outcome as they shot 51.9 percent from the field on the night, including a 42.9 percent effort from the three point line, while the Hawks managed to shoot only 39.3 percent overall from the floor, with a 30 percent mark from beyond the arc.

Freshman guard Josh James was the Hawks' leading scorer with 15 points on 6-10 shooting, and he also grabbed five rebounds for the game. Junior guards Deon Jones and Andrew Nicholas were the only other Hawks to put up double-digit points with Jones collecting 14 and Nicholas 11. Jones led the team with nine rebounds on the night.

Manhattan's George Beamon scored 31 points on 10-19 shooting to lead both teams. Beamon scored 18 of his 31 from the three-point line with six makes on eight attempts, and also recorded three steals. All six of Beamon's threes came in the first half of play. Rhamel Brown and Emmy Andujar added 12 points apiece for Manhattan with Brown also pulling down 8 rebounds to lead his team.

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Women’s Basketball Loses Sixth Straight

The women's basketball team lost to rival Rider on Feb. 19 and Niagra on Feb. 22. With the losses, the blue and white fall to 6-23 (5-13 MAAC). The Hawks currently stand at ninth in the division.

Although MU lost against Rider, the game featured a stand out performance. Sophomore guard Jasmine Walker led the way for MU as she tallied a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds in her second career double-double. Walker was deadly from the floor as she converted 6-of-11, and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. Her other double-double (13 points and 10 rebounds) also came against Rider on Jan. 5.

Junior forward Sara English added 10 points and six rebounds, while senior forward Chevannah Paalvast contributed nine points, five rebounds, and three steals. Freshman Jenny Horvatinovic and sophomore Danica Dragicevic both added six points apiece, and freshman guard Helena Kurt tallied five points and a career-high five assists.

As for the Broncs, MyNeshia McKenzie had a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Mikal Johnson added 13 points and four assists. Kornelija Valiuskyte added nine points and five assists, and Manon Pellet had eight points and four assists.

Rider began the game on a 10-3 run with four different players burying field goals. However, the Hawks scored eight of the next 10 to close the gap. Horvatinovic started the run with a three-pointer, followed by a lay-up from Walker.

The Broncs rallied back ahead by five points on two separate occasions, as the blue and white scored five-straight points on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Kasey Chambers, and a lay-in by Paalvast to give MU their first lead of the game 24-23 with 7:45 left in the first quarter.

The game was back and forth at the end of the first half until Rider scored five-straight points to go into halftime with a 36-32 lead.

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SIDELINES: 02/26/2014

MU’s baseball team played in their first series this season against Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, FL. The team came out strong in the first game pulling away a 5-1 victory but fell in the final two games, 4-0 and 6-5. They will next travel to Charlottesville, Virginia to face no. 1  University of Virginia. 

The men's lacrosse team lost to University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for the first game in program history.

During halftime, the Hawks were tied 4-4 but eventually fell 10-8. Freshman attacker Dan Bloodgood led the Hawks with three goals and one assist. 

Softball senior first baseman Kaitie Schumacher was named the University's New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Woman of the Year honoree.

The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of female collegiate athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and service

She was honored in a state wide ceremony on Feb. 9 at Seton Hall. She was also honored this past Saturday during Monmouth's National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Some of Schmacher's honors include two time All-NEC First Team, 2012 NEC Player of the Year and 2012 NEC Most Improved Player. 

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Men’s Basketball’s Skid Reaches Seven Straight

Deon-Jones-GSThe men's basketball team lost their seventh straight game this Sunday, Feb. 16 when they fell to the Marist College Red Foxes in a double-overtime thriller here at the MAC. The loss came just two days after the team fell to the Iona College Gaels at the Hynes Center in New Rochelle, NY.

With the weekend results , MU now finds themselves seven games below five hundred with a 10-17 overall record. The team also sits at ninth in the MAAC with a 4-12 record in conference play.

For the first game of the weekend the Hawks fell to the first-place Gaels by a final score of 89-70 on Friday, Feb.14.

"I take my hat off to Iona because they are a tough team to match up with," head coach King Rice said after the game. "There is still a lot of basketball to be played and we just have to get going the right way before the tournament."

Junior guard Deon Jones paced MU with 16 points on 7-9 shooting, and also grabbed seven rebounds for the game. Freshman center Chris Brady also had a solid all-around game as he grabbed a career high 12 rebounds and added 8 points. Junior forward Khalil Brown was the second highest Hawk scorer with 13 points on 6-8 shooting.

Iona had two players score more than any Hawk player on the night, and also had five players finish with double-digit points. Tre Bowman scored a game high 23 on 8-15 shooting while A.J. English finished with a double-double of 21 points and 13 assists. Sean Armand, Isaiah Williams, and Mike Poole finished with 13, 13, and 11 points respectively.

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Max DiLeo: The Heart of the Hawks

max-dileoIf you attend a men's basketball game, you may be wondering who the extremely zealous player is at the end of the starting line up's roll call; the one who has dedicated a special handshake for every teammate and who gets riled up during the actual game. That student athlete is junior Maximilian DiLeo, more commonly called Max.

DiLeo began his athletic career in Cinnaminson, NJ as he lettered in basketball, soccer, and track and field. Although he excelled in each individual sport and earned many awards in soccer, he chose to play basketball in college because of his family roots.

"My whole family does basketball. My mom was professional, my dad played in college, coached in Europe and the NBA, he was with the 76ers at the time when I made the decision to come here and my brother played at Temple," DiLeo said. "It was just always my dream to be a D1 basketball player."

DiLeo pursued his dream at the University as a walk on during his freshman year. In his view, he thought MU gave him the best chance to see playing time and be receptive to a walk on.

"We had very good feelings about Max when we first met him. Coach Larry Brown (head coach at SMU) brought him to our attention," head coach King Rice recalled. "His father was the GM of the 76ers, so we knew he grew up around the game. We really didn't have an understanding that he would be this good but we knew his family and that his brother had done well at Temple. We thought he would be a kid that could really help our program, and he has by far exceeded expectations."

During his freshman year, he appeared in 25 games for the Hawks. DiLeo improved over the summer and saw 30 games his sophomore year. As a junior, DiLeo has seen playing time in nearly every game MU has played this season.

Although he worked very hard as a walk on for his playing time, he does credit some of his drive to his big brother and role model, TJ DiLeo.

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Track & Field Race at the NY Armory

track-and-fieldThe men and women's track and field teams competed in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games and the 107th Millrose Games this past weekend.

The teams first participated in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on Friday, Feb. 14. Sophomore Eric Kahana placed eighth overall in the men's 60 dash with a seven second finish. Kahana also competed in the men's 200 dash and placed ninth overall with his 22 seconds time.

Freshman Dylan Capwell took eighth overall in the men's 400 dash with a time of 48.92. Junior Ben Boyd also had a top ten finish in the men's 500 run where he took fourth place with a time of 1:03.95.

Junior Alex Leight was a sixth place finisher in the men's 800 run at 1:53.94. Junior Khari Bowen took fifth place in the men's 1000 run with a time of 2:31.38.

The men's 60 meter hurdles invitational saw a top three finish by MU athletes junior Jalen Walker, sophomore Geordan Ferguson, and Kahana. Walker finished with a time of 8.05 while Ferguson and Kahana were tied at 8.16.

Junior Joey Marini tied for fourth in the high jump, third in the long jump and took fourth in the triple jump at 48 feet three inches.

Senior Errol Jeffrey placed first in the men's shot put 18.07 meters while junior teammate Taylor Bernstein finished third at 16.43 meters.

The women's side included a fifth place, 7.78 seconds finish in the 60 meter dash by senior Lachelle Wallace. Other highlights came from freshmen Jessica Ball and Abby Baker in the women's 1000 meter run. Ball placed sixth at 3:00.18 while Baker finished eighth at 3:00.97. Junior Kate Frye also had a top ten finish for the Hawks in the 60 meter hurdles where she took fifth place with a time of 8.75. Sophomore Michaela Read finished fourth overall in the high jump at 1.60 meters while junior Lauren McDonald took third place in the pole vault at 3.60 meters. Other third place finishes include senior Mariah Toussaint in the long jump with a distance of 6.00 meters and senior Rachel Aliotta in shot put with a distance of 13.99 meters.

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Quinnipiac Dominates Women’s Basketball

On Sunday afternoon, the Women's Basketball team traveled to Quinnipiac University and lost by the final score of 83-50. With the loss the blue and white fell to 6-21 on the year, with a 5-11 record in MAAC conference play, while the Bobcats improved to 16-10 overall, including an 11-5 mark in the MAAC

Freshman guard Helena Kurt led the way for MU with 11 points, while senior forward Chevannah Paalvast added nine points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Jenny Horvatinovic came off the bench and contributed seven points. Junior forward Sara English tallied six points and a career-high 16 rebounds in only 19 minutes of playing time

Brittany McQuain led a balanced attack for Quinnipiac with a double-double of 14 points and 13 assists. Jasmine Martin contributed with 11 points, and Nikoline Ostergaard had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting off of the bench

Quinnipiac started off the game hot by scoring the first nine points, and jumped out to and early 14 point lead by the 9:11 mark. However, the blue and white chipped away at the lead, and, after four straight points from Kurt off of a Bobcat technical and common foul, trailed 21-17 at the 5:39 mark of the first half

However, Quinnipiac followed the Hawks comeback with nine straight points to regain a comfortable lead, 30-17 before Horvatinovic drained a contested jumper with 34 seconds left in the half to trim their deficit to 30-19 going into halftime

The second half was similar to the first; the Bobcats controlled the tempo of the game. At one point, the Hawks found themselves within 10, but they would not get any closer than that

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SIDELINES: 02/19/2014

Monmouth's women's lacrosse team lost their home-opener and first game of the season Sunday, Feb. 16 by a score of 8-6 to the Fresno State University Bulldogs.

The Hawks started the game strong, and held a 4-1 lead, but were outscored 7-2 in a rough second half as the Bulldogs came back to win.

Fifth-year senior Stephanie Anderson led MU with 2 goals scored on three shot attempts while four other Hawks also found the back of the net. 

Both the Monmouth men's and women's cross country teams were named All-Academic teams by they U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It was the 13th straight season the women were honored with the title, and the 16th time the past 17 years, as well as the ninth straight time for the men. 

The women's bowling team finished 12th out of 19 teams this past weekend when they competed in the third annual Track Kat Klash held at Sam Houston State University.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Reth had a 199 game average on the weekend, and finished 20th overall individually to lead MU. 

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