Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Hall of Fame announcement.
Photo Courtesy of Kean Athletics Department

By Craig Epstein| Published April 6, 2017 On Thursday, April 20, 2017, seven new members will be inducted into the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017. Inductees include Melissa Beyruti, Pascal Clerigo, Johanna Hedler, Ebony Jackson, Melissa Nunez, Perry Schatzow and Jay Sgaramella. They will be among 124 other members of the Kean University Benisch Athletic […]

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Player of the week: Morgan Graham

Graham in action on the field. 
Photo Courtesy of Larry Levanti

By Gregory Patuto | Published April 6, 2017 Sophomore Morgan Graham of the women’s lacrosse team has been named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week of February 27 to March 6 after a monster game in their season opener. The Cougars opened on March 4, 2017, with a 20-4 win over SUNY Old Westbury. […]

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Men’s volleyball undefeated in the Skyline

Garbowski and Mercadante set up the block.
Photo Courtesy of Sara Ridgway

By Sara Ridgway | Published April 6, 2017 The men’s volleyball team opened Skyline Conference play undefeated, picking up four wins over the course of their first two tri-matches. The Cougars picked up their first two conference wins on March 19, 2017 against Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University to begin battling for their sixth straight conference title. Kean swept both teams […]

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Kean baseball takes on California

Getting ready to catch the ball. 
Photo Courtesy of Richard Ferguson

  By Brittany Pavlichko | Published April 6, 2017 While spring break was a time to relax and unwind, it was the opposite for Kean University’s baseball team as they traveled to California to play tough teams. In California, the Cougars lost two of their six games stating it was a challenge competing against good teams. They played against University of […]

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Softball team goes 9-1 on spring break trip to Florida

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By Gregory Patuto | Published March 18, 2017 Kean University’s softball team spent their spring break in Kissimmee, Florida and their plays on the field were hotter than the weather there. The team spent 10 days in Florida where they went 9-1 during the rebel spring games. While their main focus was playing softball, they did have some down time. […]

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Men’s volleyball competes on the road in February

Flor taking a swing on the rightside.
Photo courtesy of Sara Ridgway

By Sara Ridgway | Published March 3, 2017  The men’s volleyball team battled against several nationally ranked teams while travelling to New England on two separate occasions. The team’s record currently stands at 11-6, with four of their losses coming from on-the-road competitions. On Fri. Feb. 3, 2017, the team embarked on their journey to Massachusetts where the team faced #1 ranked […]

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Kean women’s basketball falls short in semifinals

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By Craig Epstein | Published March 7, 2017 Kean University’s women’s basketball team suffered a loss of 77-71 in their semi-final match-up against Rutgers-Newark on Feb 22. Throughout the game, Kean led the Scarlet Raiders, but fell short in the fourth quarter leaving the team disappointed. However, the loss will be a motivation for next season. “I am very proud […]

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Softball kicks off season

2017 Softball Team.
Photo Courtesy of  Julia Stasil

By Brittany Pavlichko | Published March 3, 2017 For 18 consecutive seasons, head softball coach Margie Acker will be returning to Kean University in addition to four new players on the team. Some of the new faces on the field will include freshman infielder Julia Stasil and Tatiana Yourstone, Pitcher and outfielder Taryn DiGiacomo and transfer pitcher and infielder Jacqueline Riley. Stasil […]

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Kean Athletics raise money for toddler

Wristbands for fundraiser 
Photo Courtesy of Leslie LaFronz

By : Brittany Pavlichko | Published Feb 8, 2017 When Leslie LaFronz, field hockey head coach overheard Margie Acker, head softball coach at Kean University tell her about her brother’s son who has a brain tumor, LaFronz took it upon herself to join together with the Kean athletics to raise money. “Do not take anything for granted, enjoy every moment you […]

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