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Men’s Basketball Defeats Rider on Senior Day

M Basketball 02.28.18Men’s basketball defeated the Rider Broncs 91-77 on Senior Night on Thursday. The game was before falling to the Fairfield Stags 69-66 in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon.

Junior guard Micah Seaborn started off the first half with 11 points while being a perfect 4-4 from the field and 3-3 from behind the arc. The junior would finish the half with 21 points, the most points scored in a half by a Hawk.

“I was feeling good in shootaround and then when I hit my first one I knew this was going to be a good night,” Seaborn said. “I’m just glad that we got it because I know I’ve never had someone lose on a Senior Night. I always try to make sure the people going out do whatever they can to go out on a good note, no matter how the year went. I just really focused on Austin [Tilghman] and Zac [Tillman] and Dan [Pillari], and of course our team but making sure they went out on the right note.”

“Tonight, on Senior Night, I wanted it for these kids so badly for these seniors,” Head Coach King Rice said.

In the first four minutes, the Hawks would be up 17-3 without a single missed shot going into the first media timeout. Monmouth would control the whole half, going into half time up 50-32. Seaborn was 8-9 from the field while also being 5-6 from three.

In the second half, their lead would be as high as 20 points with 10:37 left after a freshman guard Ray Salnave layup. The Broncs would bring it to within 12 with 5:17 left but the Hawks would finish the game, winning 91-77.

Seaborn finished with a career-high 30 points, his most since Dec. 2nd against UConn.

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Allie Wilson Breaks School Record

Track and Field 02.28.18After bringing home two more Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship titles to add to the already decorated reputation that the Monmouth University track and field team has, the Hawks brought that same energy to the Fastrack Last Chance meet in Staten Island, N.Y. and Boston, MA this past Saturday and Sunday Feb. 24 & 25.

At the Boston University Last Chance meet, senior Allie Wilson shattered the school record for the 3000-meter-run with a time of 9:37.59, more than 15 seconds faster than the previous record held for this event. At the same meet, fifth year Dylan Capwell ran a 1:47.86 in the 800 meters. This time made Capwell the top collegian finisher in the 800-meter and will soon find out if his time is good enough to qualify for the National Colligate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships. His time is currently the 13th best time in the country, and if he remains in the top 16 times in this event, he will go on to compete in the NCAA Championships.

Also in Boston, graduate student Chris Marco ran a 4:03.51 in the mile, which is the second best time in this event in school history. Freshman Amanda Dwyer finished second in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:56.09. Dwyer’s time was just .15 seconds below the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifying time of 2:56.24.

The NYC Amory Last Chance meet, the Hawks kept up the momentum. Fifth year Tim Wilson won the weight throwing event with a mark of 66’7”. This mark is the second best in school history, which gives Wilson the top five marks in the event. Junior Ashley McKinnon won the long jump with an ECAC qualifying jump of 18’11” while teammate and junior Patrice Baston finished third with a mark of 18’4. Fifth year Casey Sturts and senior Megan Gambuti finished first and second in the pole vault event with marks of 12’6 and 11’6.75” and junior Dana Lynch won the 60-meter hurdles by finishing in 8.97 seconds. Senior Frank Conforti placed second in the 500 meters, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:07.44 and senior Corey Murphy finished second in the shot put with a throw of 17.69 meter, making him the top collegian for this event.

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Upcoming Games 02-28-18

Wednesday, Feb. 28

W Lax at Delaware

Newark, DE 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, Mar. 1

WBB vs. #8 Canisius*

MAAC First Round

Albany, NY 9:30 a.m.

MBB vs. #9 St. Peters*

MAAC First Round

Albany, NY 5:00 p.m.


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Track and Field Wins Conference Championship

Track Field 2.21.18The men and women’s track and field team of dominated in their fifth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Indoor Championship this weekend at the 168th Street Armory in New York City, and brought back another championship; with the women’s team bringing home their fifth straight championship and the men bringing back their fourth championship in the last five years.

“Both teams executed well and competed with a ton of heart,” Head Coach Joe Compagni said. “Whether it was competing in multiple events, or staying ready for a relay, they all really put a championship effort out there.” Compagni won his 50th and 51st MAAC Coach of the Year.

The men finished with three sweeps in the 60 and 200 meter dashes as well as the shot put. The Hawks took over the top four spots in the 60-meter dash with senior Bryan Sosoo winning the race in 6.78 seconds, sophomore Ibrahim Massey in second with 6.87 seconds, freshman Joseph Miguerson coming in third with 6.93 seconds, and sophomore Peter Guerriero placing fourth in 6.99 seconds. The top four spots in the 200-meter dash were also Hawk heavy with Guerriero placing first in 22.00 seconds, while Massey finished just .01 seconds behind to place second, Miguerson coming in third with 22.35 seconds and Sosoo earning fourth in 22.41 seconds. Fifth year Malcolm Chavis earned points for Monmouth as well by placing sixth with a time of 22.58 seconds.

Senior Corey Murphy led the sweep in men’s shot put by winning the event with a mark of 62’1.25”. Junior Andrew Tummino and sophomore Brandon Davis took second and third place with  marks of 55’9.25” and 54’4.5”, and freshman Andrew Huisman placed seventh with a throw of 53’4.25”.

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Women’s Lacrosse Loses to Temple and Rutgers

W Lax 2.21.18Women’s lacrosse failed to come away with a win this past week dropping two home games, both by double-digits to extend their losing streak to three.  Monmouth’s first loss came Wednesday afternoon as the team lost 18-7 to Temple. The Hawks struggles continued Saturday as they fell to Rutgers 19-8.

The Hawks were first to score against Temple as sophomore attacker Nicole Ceraso tallied her first of three goals at the 29:07 mark. Temple took less than a minute to respond with a goal of their own to even the game at one.

Junior attacker Jenny Staines broke that tie to put the Hawks up one with her first of three also. Temple went on a six-goal run right after to give themselves a 7-2 lead. The Hawks cut that lead to three thanks to back to back goals from Staines and Ceraso. Temple snapped right back with four straight goals over the remaining 12 minutes to extend their advantage to seven going into the half.

The Owls picked off where they left off, quickly adding two more before Ceraso added her third for the Hawks making it 13-5 Temple. Temple answered right away with a goal of their own but Staines kept Monmouth alive with her third also. At this point with 24 minutes left on the clock with the Hawks found themselves down 14-6.

No team would register a goal for the next ten minutes as the defensive play tightened up on both ends. Temple ended the offensive drought ripping of three straight goals to effectively put the game away. Monmouth’s senior midfielder Alexa Smith added one more for the Hawks as they fell to a 0-2 record.


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Men’s Basketball Defeats Siena in Triple Overtime

M Basketball 2.21.18Men’s basketball defeated the Siena Saints 93-89 in three overtime periods on Sunday afternoon. The game featured 18 lead-changes and 18 ties. The victory came after a 78-60 loss to the Canisius Golden Griffs on Friday night.

“We were fortunate to get just enough stops and (senior guard) Austin [Tilghman] made his free throws down the stretch to be able to get out of here with a victory,” Head Coach King Rice said.

“I was just trying to tell these guys to get one stop at a time and we’ll be fine offensively,” Tilghman said. “It was hard because we were beating ourselves the first two overtimes but we cleaned things up and went to zone and that was good for us.”

In the first half, the Hawks started off up nine in the first two minutes with the score being 9-0, thanks to two freshman guard Deion Hammond threes and a three from junior guard Micah Seaborn. Siena would close the gap and take the lead for the first time later in the first half. The nine-point lead was the highest lead for either team. The halftime score would be 36-34, advantage Monmouth.

The Hawks and Saints would trade baskets for the second half. Tilghman made two free throws to give Monmouth the 66-64 lead with one minute left in regulation. Siena would make a jumper with 26 seconds left to tie it up at 66 all. Seaborn would miss the potential game-winning layup with seven seconds left, making it the third overtime game of the season for the blue and white.

Siena would be up 74-72 with 32 seconds left after a layup. Seaborn would attempt a go-ahead three-pointer with 14 seconds left which would be off the mark, but freshman guard Ray Salnave would get the offensive rebound and be fouled, making two free throws to send it to the second overtime.

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Women’s Basketball Falls Twice in Buffalo Trip

W Basketball 2.21.18Following a two-straight victories at home, the Monmouth women’s basketball team lost twice on their Buffalo, NY trip over the weekend.

Friday night the Hawks fell 62-50 to Canisius at the Koessler Athletic Center. No Hawk reached double figures in the contest, as sophomore forwards Adriana Zelaya and Alexa Middleton leading the way with seven points each. Middleton also had seven rebounds in the game.

The Golden Griffs started the game hot, shooting seven-of-nine in the opening quarter to jump out to an 18-13 lead after ten minutes. A jumper from sophomore guard Kayla Shaw brought the game to within four with 5:54 remaining in the second quarter, but Canisius outscored Monmouth by five to end the half. The Hawks trailed 31-22 at the break.

Canisius opened the third quarter on a 9-0 scoring run to balloon their lead to 18. They were able to maintain their lead, as the score after 30 minutes was 51-36. The Hawks were able to cut the Golden Griffs’ lead down to 11 on a 4-0 run, but they could not mount the full comeback, falling by 12 points.

“While we are not happy with the result of today’s game, I do want to acknowledge the effort we gave late,” Head Coach Jody Craig said. “That’s the spark and hunger we need all 13 players to play with. We need to set the tone like that from the start to win on the road.”

For the game, the Hawks shot 36 percent from the field and just 13 percent from three. They outrebounded Canisius 36-31. With a three-point shot in the game, Shaw moved into sole possession for sixth all-time in Monmouth program history with 144 made three-point shots in her career.

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Upcoming Games 02-21-18

Wednesday, Feb. 21

W Lax vs. George Mason

Kessler Stadium

West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

M Lax at Wagner

Staten Island, NY 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 22

MBB vs. Rider*

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 23

Baseball vs. St. John’s

Cary, NC 3:00 p.m.

WBB vs. Fairfield*

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.


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Women’s Basketball Defeats Manhattan in Overtime

W Basketball 02.14.18The Monmouth University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive game Monday night, as they defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 63-59 in overtime at the OceanFirst Bank Center.

Senior guard Rhaiah Spooner-Knight scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Hawks, shooting 11-for-16 from the field. Sophomore guard Kayla Shaw added 12 points and a career-high five assists, and sophomore forward Alexa Middleton scored six and grabbed 11 rebounds.

“We’re really starting to develop some poise under pressure,” Monmouth Head Coach Jody Craig said. “It was a battle all night and we were struggling to get a flow at some points, but we stuck with it and hung together as a team.”

The Hawks jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but Manhattan embarked on a 12-2 scoring run to double-up Monmouth 14-7 with 2:44 remaining in the first quarter. The Jaspers held their lead, as the score was 18-11 after ten minutes of play.

Monmouth used a 6-0 run, including four points from Middleton, to cut the deficit to three with 4:42 remaining in the second quarter. The Hawks outscored the Jaspers by six in the quarter, as they went into halftime down by one, 26-25.

A jumper from Shaw capped off a 7-0 Monmouth run, forcing Manhattan to call a timeout with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter. A three-point shot from freshman forward Carol Arfinengo gave their largest lead of the game, as the score was 41-34 with 4:49 left in the quarter. Manhattan battled back, however, as they cut the score to 43-42 going in to the final quarter.

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Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Army in Season Opener

W Lax 02.14.18Women’s lacrosse dropped their season opener to Army West Point Black Knights 12-9 on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks busted to an early lead thanks to sophomore attacker Nicole Ceraso who buried a free position goal three minutes into the game. Army’s offensive wasted little time responding with four straight goals over the next ten minutes to negate Monmouth’s hot start.

The Hawks cut the deficit in half at the 14:46 mark in the first period, but Army answered right away to extend their advantage by three in the same minute. Both sides’ scoring slowed at this point and the teams struggled to convert any of their chances. As the half approached, it was Monmouth’s senior attacker Alexa Smith who scored back-to-back goals to make it 5-4 Army at half.

Monmouth was first to score two minutes into the second half as freshman midfielder Allison Stofregen recorded her first collegiate goal to tie it up at five a piece. With this goal, the Hawks seemed to have gained the momentum and were looking to capture the led once again. Army shattered that idea by adding two more goals and with 20 minutes on the clock, the Hawks trailed by two.  

Senior midfielder and captain Claudia LaMarca brought the Hawks within one with her first of two, but the Black Knights kept pace by scoring two more soon after to make it 6-8 Knights. Monmouth continued to battle over the remaining 12 minutes of play but never came within two goals of tying.  When the clock reached zero, the final score read 12-9 Knights.

The Black Knights led in all offensive statistical categories, out-shooting the Hawks by five and converting half off their free positions compared to Hawks who only converted 25 percent of their chances.  Not to be forgotten in the loss was the exceptional play of junior goalie Riley Brager, who made ten critical saves throughout the game to keep her team close.  

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Men’s Basketball Splits Against Iona, Manhattan

M Basketball 02.14.18Men’s basketball split two matchups, first defeating the Iona Gaels 72-50 on Thursday night, and losing to the Manhattan Jaspers 93-76 on Saturday night. The win against was the Hawks’ first conference road win of the season.

“We were fortunate that we were able to play for a full 40 minutes tonight,” Head Coach King Rice said. “We have not played that well for 40 minutes in a long time, maybe the Bucknell game but our kids were in, they were bought in on defense, they were talking and we’ve been working on that a lot but it really came together tonight.”

Monmouth and Iona traded baskets for the first six minutes of the game before senior guard Austin Tilghman made a jumper to make it 11-10. The Hawks would lead the final 33:47 of the game.

The blue and white’s lead would be as high as 19 in the first half, before the Gaels’ hit two free throws to make it the halftime score of 41-24. Sophomore guard Louie Pillari led the way with ten first half points and six rebounds. Freshman guard had eight points, including two three-pointers.

In the second half, Monmouth would expand their lead to 24 points three times. The Hawks would win with a 22 point margin, their biggest win of the season. Monmouth held Iona to 32 percent shooting on the game, the lowest shooting percentage of the year for the Gaels.

“It always feels good to get a win,” Tilghman said. “I think one of the things we did well today is we limited those guys to one shot. I think with this Iona team or with any team if we limit guys to one shot we have guys that will get out on the fast break and that’s what we’re most dangerous at. We were able to get stops and limit them to one shot and control our offense and the tempo and we played our pace which really worked well for us tonight.”

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