Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

Jay Sgaramella holding his prestigious award. Credit: Craig Epstein

By Craig Epstein | Published May 8, 2017 On what was a very ceremonious night, seven new members were inducted into the 20th edition of the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame. Melissa Beyruti, Pascal Clergio, Johanna Hedler, Ebony Jackson, Melissa Nunez, Perry Schatzow, and Jay Sgaramella made up the Class of 2017. Each member showed extreme humility and grace towards […]

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Men’s volleyball wraps up 2017 season

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By Sara Ridgway | Published May 8, 2017 The men’s volleyball team reigns as Skyline Conference Champions for the sixth consecutive season. After going undefeated in conference play during the 2017 season, the Cougars faced St. Joseph’s College – Long Island in the semifinals of the conference playoff s for a three-set win. Advancing to the finals, Kean faced The […]

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Women’s lacrosse in hope of postseason run

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  By Greg Patuto | Published May 8, 2017 Before the season began, head coach Jordan Trautman had one thing in mind and that was for her team to make it back to the postseason. With conference play winding down, the women’s lacrosse team is right where they need to be. The Cougars are 14 games into their season and […]

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Kean graduate named head coach in Westfield

Matthew Gualtieri coaching the team at Warinanco Park.

Photo by: Beth Hornstein

By Alex Wisniewski| Published May 6, 2017 Matthew Gualtieri, a graduate of Kean University, has been named head coach of the first-ever girls’ ice hockey team of Westfield High School. Gualtieri, who has been coaching hockey for twenty-two years, was selected for the coaching job in the Spring of 2016. The team finished their first season with a 3-11-1 record. […]

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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

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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

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  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

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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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