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Women's Basketball Snaps Losing Streak with Two Wins

W Basketball 01.30.19Women’s Basketball won their second game in a row on Saturday afternoon, defeating Niagara 76-54 at the OceanFirst Bank Center, improving to 7-11 on the season and 3-4 in conference play.

Freshman forward Lucy Thomas led Monmouth with 19 points, while junior forward Alexa Middleton scored 17 points and corralled 15 rebounds. Junior guard Sierra Green was the third and final Hawk in double figures, contributing 15 points.

Monmouth started strong off the tip, scoring the first seven points of the contest, including five from Green, which resulted in a Niagara timeout just 1:50 into the game.

The Purple Eagles responded with seven-straight points of their own to tie the game with 6:12 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Hawks countered with 12-straight points to jump out to a 19-7 lead with 3:32 on the clock, and ended the first quarter leading 27-10. Saturday’s first quarter was the highest-scoring quarter of the year for the team.

A layup from Middleton and a three-point shot from Thomas expanded the Monmouth lead to 32-10, as they held Niagara scoreless for almost six minutes of the second quarter.

The Hawks led by as many as 23 points in the frame, but Niagara closed the half on a 6-0 scoring run to make the halftime score 39-22.

Monmouth continued their push in the second half, as they outscored Niagara by seven points to take a 57-33 lead into the final ten minutes.

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Upcoming Games 12-05-18

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Men’s Basketball at Hofstra

Hempstead, NY 7:00 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 7

M/W Track & Field

Wagner Seahawk Shootout

Staten Island, NY


Saturday, Dec. 8

M/W Track & Field

Princeton New Year Invitational

Princeton, NJ 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Basketball at Lafayette

Kirby Sports Center

Easton, PA 2:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball at Albany


Albany, NY 7:00 p.m.

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Men's Basketball Defeated by No.10 Kentucky

M Basketball 12.05.18Men’s Basketball fell to #10/#9 ranked Kentucky 90-44 as the hosts did not trail once in the game and led by as many as 47 on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. The Hawks then lost to Bucknell, 65-43, on Saturday. The loss continues their winless season, falling to 0-9.

“First I want to thank (Kentucky Head) Coach (John) Calipari. I’ve known him a long time, and it’s really nice that he played us last year and also played us this year,” said Head Coach King Rice. “Even on nights when they beat you the way they beat us tonight, I think it’s great for our program, and it’s great for our kids to have the opportunity to come to Rupp Arena and play one of the iconic basketball programs in one of the most big-time arenas in the country.” 

In the first half, the Hawks were able to tie it twice after Kentucky took the lead, at 2-2 and 6-6. UK then went on an 11-0 run to take a 17-6 lead in the span of 1:54. After UK took a 12-point lead, Monmouth brought it to within four after a sophomore forward Melik Martin basket to make it 22-18 midway through the half. Kentucky finished the half on a 22-6 run to make the halftime score 44-22 Kentucky. The Hawks shot 33 percent in the half, 0-5 from deep. UK shot 50 percent and was 6-15 from behind the arc. UK lead the boards with a 20-12 advantage. Sophomore guard Ray Salnave led the Hawks with eight points.

Kentucky stayed in full control for the second half, outscoring Monmouth 46-22. UK lead by as many as 47 points twice late in the half.  The Hawks hit their first three of the game with 11:23 left from Martin. Their second and final made three was a late basket from freshman guard Dave Calloway Jr.

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Women's Basketball Wins Third-Straight Game

W Basketball 12.05.18Behind a career-high 25 points from junior guard Sierra Green, Women’s Basketball won their third-straight game on Sunday afternoon, defeating George Washington 55-51 in Washington D.C.

Junior guard Emani Clough contributed a season-high 19 points and six rebounds as the only other player in double-figures for the Hawks. Junior forward Alexa Middleton scored seven points and corralled four rebounds, while senior center Erica Balman grabbed eight boards. Monmouth had only five players register points in the contest.

“I felt this was our best performance of the year so far,” said Head Coach Jody Craig. “We came in with an aggressive mindset hoping that we could create some turnovers and limit their three-point looks. I thought our defense on their top three scorers was outstanding, holding them to just 25 points combined. We also had composure down the stretch, with Sierra [Green] and Emani [Clough] making key plays.”

Monmouth took a quick 3-0 lead on a Clough three, but allowed six-straight points to the Colonials. At the first quarter media timeout, the Hawks reclaimed the lead on five-straight points from Clough, 8-6. Monmouth ended the first quarter on a 14-6 scoring run after being down 6-2. Clough finished with 11 points in the first ten minutes.

George Washington opened the second quarter on a 10-0 scoring run, jumping out to a five-point lead, 22-17. The Hawks brought the deficit within one with 4:44 remaining in the half on two-consecutive steals and layups. Monmouth continued their push back, taking a 30-27 lead into the half.

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Senior Spotlight: Football's Reggie White Jr.

Football 12.05.18Reggie White Jr., set the all-time career reception and receiving records at Monmouth University and in the Big South conference, and is a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.

“Most people come in wanting to be like somebody, but I had the mentality of being better,” said White Jr. Miles Austin,  Chris Hogan, Neal Sterling, Hakeem Valles, Darnell Leslie, and Mike Basile are all Monmouth University football historians/legends, but you must not forget to add White to the wall of fame.

The 6’3” Baltimore, Maryland native wide receiver understands the importance of dedication in anything that you do. “Football taught me a lot of life lessons, teaching me how to trust the process when you have your ups and downs”, said White Jr. “If you keep working hard, it is going to pay off one day.”

White Jr. understands the importance of patience from playing no games his freshman year to becoming a four-time all-conference, third team preseason All-American, and national record-breaker. “My freshman year was a time for me to grow as a student of the game becoming familiar with the playbook and physically preparing my body for a new level of football,” said White Jr.

It is White Jr.’s father, Reggie White Sr., who influenced him to play football. “My father basically put the football in my hand,” White Jr. said. White Sr. is a former defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, and New York Jets. Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round in 1992, White Sr. went to the Super Bowl in 1995.

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Men's Swimming Finishes Second in ECAC Championships

M Swimming 12.05.18Men’s Swimming placed second at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Winter Championships and the women’s team finished in seventh at the Nassau County Aquatics Center in East Meadow, NY last weekend.

Head Coach Matt Nunnally said that the program’s performance over the weekend was impressive. “The championship meet format is a good test for the team in advance of the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Championships. Swimming multiple events over several sessions helps with our preparation for February,” he said.

Freshman Callan Smith continued his dominant rookie season as he was named Swimmer of the Meet after winning three individual races with a record-setting time in each as well as being a part of a winning medley relay team.

Smith set new Monmouth records as he won both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke in respective times of 50.28 and 1:49.98. The freshman was also victorious in the 500-yard freestyle with a record-setting time of 4:32.33.

Though he came in second place, Smith set another Monmouth record of 1:40.46 in the 200-yard freestyle.

Men’s Swimming was victorious in the 400-yard medley relay as Smith, junior Austin D’Angelo, and freshmen Dylan Barkhuizen and Valance Washington finished in 3:26.39, a new record.

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Upcoming Games 11-28-18

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Men’s Basketball at Kentucky

Rupp Arena

Lexington, KY 8:30 p.m.


Friday, Nov. 30

M/W Swimming

ECAC Championship

Nassau County Aquatics Center

East Meadow, NY 8:00 a.m.

M/W Track & Field

OceanFirst Bank Center Classic

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 6:00 p.m.

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Men's Basketball Falls to Princeton, Remains Winless

M Basketball 11.28.18Men’s Basketball fell to 0-7 on the season after losing 60-57 to the Princeton Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

The Hawks led by as many as 12 points in the second half but the Tigers won late after hitting three three-pointers in the last three minutes.

“You have to take your hat off to Princeton,” said Head Coach King Rice. “We knew it would be a battle like this and their main dude hits three threes down the stretch. We didn’t get out to him hard enough, he shoots him and they go in so a lot of credit to Princeton. With our team, we keep finding ways to not finish and we’re going to keep working hard.”

In the first half, the Hawks started off strong. After trading baskets in the first minute, Monmouth went on an 8-0 run to take a 10-2 lead. They went into the first media timeout up 10-4.

The Hawks were up by 12 late in the first half with just over a minute left, but Princeton went on a 5-0 run to lower the deficit to only seven points.

The Blue and White went into halftime with a 27-20 lead, their largest halftime lead of the season.

Monmouth was able to hold Princeton to 30 percent shooting in the first half.

The Hawks were up by as many as 12 points twice in the second half, but Princeton went on a 24-11 run to give them their first lead of the night at 52-51 with 3:38 left in the game.

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Swimming Combines for Three Wins at Manhattan

Swimming 11.28.18Men’s and Women’s Swimming tasted success in their most recent meet; both teams defeated Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rivals Manhattan while the women additionally topped Siena on Nov. 17 at Fieldston High School in Riverdale, NY.

“Today was an exciting day for the swimming program,” said Head Coach Matt Nunnally. “The team came ready to compete and their focus showed right from the start.”

Freshmen Callan Smith and Camryn McHugh added to their successful maiden campaigns; they both won three individual races and were a part of winning relay teams.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, Smith broke the team record, which he had previously set himself. He came in first at 9:42.39.

Additionally, the freshman won the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke, putting him up to 17 first-place finishes on the season. Smith earned MAAC Male Swimmer of the Week recognition for his efforts.

McHugh was victorious in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. In winning the 100-yard fly, she set a new team record with a time of 58.85.

McHugh’s performance in Monmouth’s winning weekend saw her named MAAC Female Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.

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Senior Spotlight: Georgia Garden Bachop

FH 11.28.18New Zealand is known for Lord of the Rings, rugby, and its large amount of sheep farms. It also happens to be the birthplace of Field Hockey’s senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop.

Hailing from Wellington, the picturesque capital city of the country, Garden Bachop was born to be an athlete. Her family was full of talented rugby players and those athletic traits were passed on to her. But her passion for field hockey comes from her aunt.

“My family is big into rugby in New Zealand,” said Garden Bachop. “My aunt is the one who played field hockey and for my fifth birthday gave me a field hockey stick and said go play field hockey not rugby. I played for her team since I was five and all the way through high school up to today.”

Her high school years were spent playing a variety of sports such as rugby, volleyball, and handball. Yet her aptitude seemed to lean towards field hockey as the accolades would suggest.

Garden Bachop even represented her country, competing for a spot in the New Zealand U-18 squad as a teenager.

As her high school career was coming to an end, Garden Bachop began to look for opportunities to expand her horizons. One idea was to compete in the United States.

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Women's Basketball Ends Losing Streak, Wins Two

W Basketball 11.28.18After trailing 45-43 with 3:56 left to play, Women’s Basketball outscored Sacred Heart 11-5 the rest of the way to earn their second consecutive victory, 55-50, on Sunday afternoon.

Junior guard Emani Clough led Monmouth with a season-high 12 points, including ten in the final 2:34.

The Hawks had two other players in double-figures; freshman forward Lucy Thomas scored 11 and junior guard Sierra Green finished with ten. Thomas also added eight rebounds.

“We’re practicing well enough to start winning and are starting to put together positive possessions on both ends of the floor,” said Head Coach Jody Craig. “It takes all of the facets of the game to get a victory.”

Monmouth jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first quarter, which garnered a Sacred Heart timeout. The Pioneers began to string together a few possessions, but the Hawks maintained a seven-point edge after ten minutes, 17-10. Sacred Heart’s 9-0 run in the second quarter gave them their first lead of the game as they outscored Monmouth 15-6 in the second ten minutes to go into the half leading 25-23.

Two consecutive steals and baskets put Monmouth back in front late in the third quarter, 35-34, but a Sacred Heart three to end the quarter gave them the lead back going into the final ten minutes of regulation.

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