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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation To Honor Lavin On July 14

St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin will be honored by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) at its seventh-annual "Dream, Discover, Cure" golf tournament on July 14 in Armonk, N.Y. Lavin, who hosts PCRF`s "Dribble for the Cure" event each September as part of St. John's annual University Service Day, will be the recipient of the 2014 Dream Big Award at the golf event which benefits research toward a cure of childhood cancers. Read More

Lavin Joins Screen, Sports Celebrities At BTIG's 12th 'Commissions For Charity' Trading Day

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin joined screen stars Matt Dillon and Bridget Moynahan, supermodel Petra Nemcova, as well as sports celebrities NBA world champion-turned-commentator Shaquille O'Neal, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Joe Girardi, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and David Diehl of the New York Giants, Hall of Famer Joe Namath, Rex Ryan and Willie Colon of the New York Jets, New York Knick Carmelo Anthony, Miss America Mallory Hagan, ESPN's Hannah Storm, WNBC 4's Bruce Beck and others as the stars teamed up with NYC brokerage firm BTIG during its 12th "Commissions for Charity" Trading Day at BTIG's midtown offices on Tuesday, May 13. Read More

Coaches vs. Cancer 2014 Champion Award Honors St. John's Steve Lavin

St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin was honored with the Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award, presented Sunday, April 6 during Final Four Weekend in Dallas. The honor is awarded annually to a college coach who has been engaged vigorously in the Coaches vs. Cancer program's fundraising, education and promotional initiatives and has demonstrated leadership in the fight to save more lives from cancer. Lavin, a prostate cancer survivor, received the Champion Award at the 2014 NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show. Read More

Three Student-Athletes Selected For Induction Into St. John's President's Society

Three Red Storm student-athletes will be inducted into the prestigious St. John's University President's Society this April. Volleyball player Aleksandra Wachowicz along with fellow rising seniors Mario Carrera of St. John's lacrosse team and baseball's Shawn Heide will serve as President's Society members for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More

Red Storm Student-Athletes Team Up For Athletic Community Wednesdays

As Director of Women's Basketball Operations at St. John's, Veronica Mullen's long list of responsibilities includes helping the 11 student-athletes on the Red Storm's roster fulfill the University Athletics Department mission of "Win. Graduate. Serve." This winter, through a creation of her own, Mullen has put a special emphasis on the third element of that mantra, while coming up with a unique way of promoting school spirit and unity amongst St. John's student-athletes. Read More

Manhattan's P.S. 198 Stops By St. John's Men's Basketball Practice

When students from P.S. 198, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, visited St. John's men's basketball practice this past Thursday, the numbers of the game meant a lot more than just how it leads to wins and losses. Read More

Orfanato Niños de Cristo Day 3: Ziti Lunch And Departure

The following are first-hand accounts from the Red Storm student-athletes' final day at the orphanage on Thursday, Jan. 9. Read More

Orfanato Niños de Cristo Day 2: Return, Dance And Down Time

The following are first-hand accounts from the Red Storm student-athletes as they returned to the orphanage for their second day on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Read More

Orfanato Niños de Cristo Day 1: Arrival, Baseball And Soccer Clinic

Red Storm women's soccer student-athletes Kelly Crevani, Casey Marks, Amy Marron and Shelby Halász, and Red Storm baseball student-atheltes Dan Roland, James Lomangino, Bret Dennis and Matt Clancy are in La Romana, D.R., to volunteer at Orfanato Niños de Cristo, an orphanage that houses more than 165 children from the Dominican Republic and Haiti who have been abandoned or subject to abuse of many forms. Read More

Eight Student-Athletes Prepared For Service Trip To Dominican Republic Orphanage

While the holiday break is an opportunity for many of America's student-athletes to rest up and prepare for seasons ahead, eight Red Storm student-athletes will soon be packing their bags and traveling to the Dominican Republic during their time off to spread St. John's University's Vincentian mission and share this special time of year with children in need. Read More

St. John's To Host Fourth Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Toy Drive

TFor some, the "Ugly Sweater" is a tradition that brings laughs and joy during the holiday season. But for St. John's basketball, the tradition goes beyond the comedy and extends into the community. That's why Ugly Holiday Sweater Day will return to Queens this Saturday, Dec. 21, when the Red Storm takes on Youngstown St. at 2 p.m. Read More

St. John's Achiuwa Nominated For 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company recognized St. John's graduate forward God'sgift Achiuwa among the 201 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams. Read More

Red Storm Staff And Student-Athletes To Volunteer At St. John's Bread And Life

In keeping with the Vincentian tradition and the spirit of giving during the Thanksgiving holiday season, St. John's University staff members and Red Storm student-athletes will join more than 75 volunteers at the St. John's Bread and Life facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to serve meals and offer support to New Yorkers in need. Read More

Both Red Storm Soccer Programs Recognized With NSCAA Team Academic Award

Both the St. John's men's and women's soccer teams were recognized for their academic accomplishments by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as winners of the NSCAA Team Academic Award. The accolades mark the sixth-consecutive season that both teams have been honored. Read More

Red Storm Athletics Leaders To Participate In NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

Three members of the St. John's University Athletics community will take part in one of the largest non-competitive gatherings of NCAA student-athletes and representatives at the annual NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum on Nov. 7-10 in Providence, R.I. Read More

Student Development For Athletes Hosts Faculty Coach Reception

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, St. John's University's Department of Student Development for Athletes held a Faculty Coach Reception in the Belson Suite at Belson Stadium. The reception was an opportunity for student-athletes to meet and interact with various faculty members outside of the classroom while taking in the sights and sounds of a Red Storm men's soccer game against visiting La Salle. Read More

Student-Athletes Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer At SAAC Fun Run

Student-athletes from the St. John's softball, lacrosse and volleyball teams united to take part in the Breast Cancer Awareness SAAC Fun Run on Monday, Oct. 7, walking across campus to hang pink bows in a show of solidarity and national support. Read More

University Service Day: St. John's Athletics Reaches Out To The Community

For the 12th consecutive year, student-athletes representing several St. John's athletic programs joined together to participate in University Service Day, a University-wide community service initiative held this past weekend. In concert with the entire SJU community, Red Storm teams served to benefit those in need on campus, in New York City and beyond. Read More

Third-Annual St. John's Dribble For The Cure Raises More Than $55,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

The St. John's men's and women's basketball teams joined forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) on Saturday, Sept. 28 for the third-annual St. John's Dribble For The Cure, an event that welcomed more than 500 members of the SJU community and raised more than $55,000 for pediatric cancer research in the New York City area. Read More

St. John's Lavin Participates In Father's Day Weekend Basketball Clinic

On the Friday of Father's Day Weekend, children from New York City's P.S. 128 had a day filled with hoops, fun and encouragement from St. John's head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin. Read More

Lavin Opens Memorial Day Weekend By Honoring Servicemen And Women

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin kicked of Memorial Day Weekend in New York City by honoring our servicemen and women at the "Hoops & Heroes" 3-on-3 tournament on Thursday, May 23. Read More

Lavin Joins Screen, Sports Celebrities At BTIG's 2013 'Commissions For Charity' Trading Day

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin joined screen stars Michael J. Fox and Matt Dillon, as well as sports celebrities Joe Girardi, Mariano Rivera and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and David Diehl of the New York Giants, former New York Knick Walt "Clyde" Frazier, former Yankee and New York Met Doc Gooden, Miss America Mallory Hagan, WNBC 4's Bruce Beck and others as the stars teamed up with NYC brokerage firm BTIG during its 11th "Commissions for Charity" Trading Day at BTIG's midtown offices on Tuesday, May 14. Read More

Lavin To Be Featured Speaker At St. John's Relay For Life On April 19

Head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin, a prostate cancer survivor, will be the guest motivational speaker at this year's Relay for Life on April 19. Read More

Keady Stresses Importance Of Family And Education At 'March Dadness'

For many, basketball is simply a game, but if one digs deeper, they'll find that basketball is built around the concept of team that strengthens relationships. No one understands that idea better than St. John's basketball special/advisor Gene Keady. Read More

Red Storm Student-Athletes Honored For BIG EAST All-Academic Achievements

At halftime of the St. John's basketball game against UConn on Feb. 6, 2013, 165 Red Storm student-athletes were recognized with the distinction of BIG EAST All-Academic Team at center court of Madison Square Garden. Read More

St. John's And Wounded Warrior Project Collaborate For Night At Madison Square Garden

On Jan. 15, 2013, St. John's athletics worked with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to host seven veterans for the men's basketball game against Notre Dame as part of Army Night at Madison Square Garden. Read More

Two Red Storm Student-Athletes Named National Academic Momentum Award Recipients

The Scholar Baller program along with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) announced that both women's soccer defender Megan Klement and lacrosse midfielder Matt Hurst were recipients of the Academic Momentum Award. Read More

Red Storm Rolls Into Bay Area, Serves At San Francisco Food Bank

Less than 24 hours after winning their fourth-straight game in Queens, head coach Steve Lavin and the Red Storm men's basketball team travelled 2,500 miles and were working toward another victory. Read More

Red Storm Student-Athletes Lend A Hand At St. John's Bread And Life

The St. John's athletic community displayed the University's commitment to service with its annual trip to the St. John's Bread and Life facility where student-athletes and staff assisted in the distribution of hot meals to over 1,000 local residents. Read More

Men's Basketball Alum Tarik Turner Holds Career Event On Campus

Former St. John's basketball standout and current Vice President of Institutional Equities at the Macquarie Group and SNY-TV college basketball analyst Tarik Turner offered career advice at a recent event on campus. The presentation, titled "Business Success: A Slam Dunk!," took place on St. John's University's Queens campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Read More

St. John's Fencing Alumna Alanna Dunn Opens First Solo Art Exhibition

St. John's fencing alumna and 2011-12 President's Society member Alanna Dunn opened her first solo exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the St. John's Manhattan Campus. Dunn's exhibition entitled: "Nature and Portraiture" featured oil paintings and grid system-based drawings with a focus on nature and portraits of family and friends. Read More

St. John's Athletics Takes Part In Annual Service Day Activities

As a testament to St. John's University's commitment to community service, Red Storm student-athletes took part in the eleventh-annual University Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, which was organized by St. John's University Service Opportunity Council. Read More

National Collegiate Scouting Association Ranks St. John's Athletics 55th Among Division I Athletics

The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) announced on Oct. 4 that St. John's University ranks 55th among Division I universities in the 10th annual NCSA collegiate power rankings. Read More

New York's Team Spends Day With City's Heroes

The St. John's men's basketball team spent Wednesday, Oct. 4, embracing its role as New York's Team by connecting with the city's "Bravest" and "Finest." The Red Storm paid a visit to FDNY Engine Co. 3, Ladder Co. 12, Battalion 7 in Manhattan, before taking in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum with a formidable group from the NYPD. Read More

Johnny Thunderbird Goes `Over The Edge,' Rappels From A 470 ft. Building

St. John's mascot Johnny Thunderbird decided not to fly today. Instead, he successfully rappelled down from a 470 ft. skyscraper for Over The Edge NYC, a star-studded event that raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society. Read More

Second Annual Dribble For The Cure Raises More Than $25,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

The St. John's men's and women's basketball teams joined forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the second-annual St. John's Dribble For The Cure, an event that welcomed more than 400 members of the STJ community and raised more than $25,000 for pediatric cancer research in the New York City area. Read More

Lavin, Area Coaches Headline Third Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Dinner Benefit

St. John's University head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin will join other area coaches on Thursday, Sept. 20, to headline the Third Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Dinner Benefit. The event, which will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, benefits the American Cancer Society's nationally-renowned Coaches vs. Cancer program. Read More

Red Storm Soccer Alumna Brings Vincentian Mission To Kenya

St. John's women's soccer alumna Raelynne Lee will pursue one her life dreams this summer as she will travel to Africa to volunteer for the Daughters of Charity in Kenya via the Vincentian Lay Missionaries from Aug. 9 to Sept. 2. Lee was selected as one of two St. John's University graduate students to take part in this particular mission, one that would take her to a continent she wished to visit since high school. She is the sixth student from St. John's to be accepted into this service project. Read More

Academic Support For Student-Athletes Wins N4A Model Practice Award

The National Association of Academic Advisors recognized St. John's Student Development for Athletes Program by presenting Director of Academic Support Eric Rienecker and Assistant Director, Academic Support for Student-Athletes Victoria Laemmel with the N4A Model Practice Award. Read More

Red Storm Student-Athletes Turn Out In Support Of Relay For Life

For the seventh-consecutive year, St. John's student-athletes participated in the Relay For Life event that began Friday and carried over into early Saturday morning April 14-15. Read More

St. John's Athletics Holds 15th Annual Women In Sports Day

On Jan. 28, 2012, St. John's athletics gathered for its 15th annual Women In Sports Day celebration where student-athletes, staff and fans came together to recognize the accomplishments of females in the sports community. The event ran in conjunction with the women's basketball game against No. 2 Notre Dame, where a St. John's comeback attempt came up just short as the Red Storm fell to the Fighting Irish 71-56. Read More

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Becomes A Recognized St. John's Student Organization

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was recently given the exciting news that it had been selected as a recognized St. John's student organization. The official university status allows SAAC to be eligible for a budget from the Student Government and facilitates collaboration with other student organizations for campus and community service events. Read More

UPDATED: Red Storm Men's Basketball Team Serves NYC Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

Joined by University officials and a host of volunteers, the Red Storm men's basketball team made its 14th-annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, serving turkey dinners to 2,418 Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, area residents. Read More

STJ Student-Athletes Take Part In Breast Cancer Awareness SAAC Fun Run

Student-athletes from the lacrosse, track & field, fencing, women's tennis and men's soccer teams all came out in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness SAAC Fun Run on Thursday, Oct. 6. Read More

Student Development For Athletes Organizes Faculty Coach Reception

On Oct. 4, Student Development for Athletes held a Faculty Coach Reception at Belson Suite. The reception was an opportunity for student-athletes to talk with faculty members outside of the classroom and watch the No. 9/8 St. John's University men's soccer team take on Brown University. Read More

Dribble For The Cure Brings More Than 400 To St. John's Campus For Service Day

On Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of St. John's 10th annual University Service Day, more than 400 members of the STJ community gathered together to help raise awareness and funding for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) at the first-annual "Dribble For The Cure." Through Dribble For The Cure, St. John's and PCRF raised in excess of $21,000 of dollars for pediatric cancer research in the New York City area. Read More

St. John's Athletics Takes Part In Annual Service Day Activities

As a testament to St. John's University's commitment to community service, Red Storm student-athletes took part in the tenth-annual University Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, which was organized by St. John's University Service Opportunity Counsel. Read More

St. John's Athletics Holds New Student-Athlete Orientation

Incoming St. John's student-athletes took their first step in preparing for their Red Storm careers by participating in new student-athlete orientation on Monday, Aug. 29. Read More

STJ Basketball Teams Up With Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation For 'Dribble For The Cure'

On Sept. 24 As part of St. John's 2011 University Service Day, the Red Storm basketball programs are joining forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) for the inaugural "Dribble for the Cure" fundraising event in New York City this September. Read More

St. John's Women's Basketball Team Gives Back With Community Mayor Program And Free Youth Clinic

The St. John's women's basketball squad had a busy spring, with various community service clinics, starting with April's Community Mayor Program and finishing with a free girls basketball clinic oen to any and all grades 3-8 in mid-May. Read More

St. John's Volleyball Participates In The Miracle League

Head coach Joanne Persico and members of the St. John's volleyball team extended their hands to the Long Island community recently, participating in The Miracle League of Long Island, a baseball association for individuals with disabilities. Read More

St. John's Partnership With National Grid Foundation In Its Fifth Year Of 'Hoops For The Stars' Program

Since the 2006-07 men's basketball season, more than 10,000 middle school students and their guardians have attended St. John's men's basketball games at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden as part of the National Grid Foundation's "Hoops for the Stars" program. Read More

St. John's Athletics Participates In Sixth Annual Relay For Life

The St. John's University community held its sixth annual Relay For Life event on Friday, April 8, at Carnesecca Arena. More than 100 Red Storm student-athletes participated in this nationwide service event. Read More

Women's Soccer Opts For Service-Oriented Winter Break

Rather than simply enjoying the time off school, finals and practice during winter break, five St. John's women's soccer players opted for a more service-oriented vacations. Read More

St. John's And National Grid Foundation Team Up In "Hoops For The Stars" Program

By the end of the 2010-11 season, more than 1,230 middle school students and their guardians will have attended St. John's men's basketball games as part of the National Grid Foundation's "Hoops for the Stars" program. The program uses positive reinforcement and recognition of success through awards tied to academic performance. St. John's and fellow BIG EAST schools Syracuse University and Providence College have partnered with the Hoops for the Stars program for the past three seasons. Read More

Red Storm Women's Basketball Teams Serves NYC Community At St. John's Bread & Life Soup Kitchen

St. John's head coach Kim Barnes Arico members of the St. John's women's basketball team and staff joined NBC 4's Bruce Beck and his family and other volunteers at the Bread & Life Soup Kitchen, serving turkey dinners to thousands of Brooklyn area residents. The St. John's athletic department has been serving the community on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for 14-straight years, this was the first trip for the women's basketball team. Read More

Masur Holds Lecture On Leadership, Goal Development At St. John's School Of Law

Students at the St. John's School of Law enjoyed a special opportunity last Thursday evening as head men's soccer coach Dr. Dave Masur gave a lecture on leadership, goal development, preparation and enhancing an organizational structure. Read More

St. John's Basketball Supports Hooper's Toy Drive

As part of the Red Storm's commitment to St. John's Vincentian mission of community service and charitable deeds, the STJ men's and women's basketball programs will lend a helping hand to Hooper's Toy Drive, an annual collection of holiday toys for underprivileged children. Read more

St. John's Lavin, BTIG's Starker Present $20,000 Gift To Brooklyn Soup Kitchen

St. John's head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin and BTIG Brokerage Co-Founder Steven Starker presented a $20,000 gift to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Tuesday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Participate In Ninth-Annual University Service Day

On Saturday, Sept. 25, St. John's University student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff participated in the ninth-annual University Service Day, organized by the St. John's University Service Opportunity Counsel. Read More

Red Storm Lacrosse To Participate In Annual Tunnel To Towers Run

The St. John's men's lacrosse team will take part in the ninth annual FDNY Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run/Walk on September 26, 2010. The event is named for Stephen Siller, a New York firefighter who gave his life on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. Read More

St. John's Presents Day Of Orientation For New Student-Athletes

The 2010-11 St. John's athletic season opened for the Red Storm with the annual new student-athlete orientation on Monday, Aug. 30. The St. John's first-year and transfer student-athletes were welcomed by Director of Athletics Chris Monasch and the staff of Student Development. Read More

PHOTO GALLERY: 2010 Spirit Of Cabrini Awards Dinner

St. John's coach Steve Lavin, former Purdue coach Gene Keady and former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo were among those in attendance at the 2010 Spirit of Cabrini Awards Dinner on Wed., May 19, 2010 at the Pierre Hotel. Make a donation to the Cabrini Mission Foundation at www.cabrinifoundation.org. View Gallery

Red Storm Players Honor Fifth And Sixth Grade 'Olympians' At Local Elementary School

Three St. John's student-athletes, lacrosse's Gavin Buckley, women's basketball's Joy McCorvey and women's soccer's Courtney Curby, were recently invited to assist in honoring participants of Glendale's P.S. 113 Isaac Chauncey Elementary School Olympics. Read More

St. John's Gives Back With Community Mayor Program

St. John's student-athletes from various teams spent Thursday afternoon giving back to local children through the Community Mayor program. The program brings children with disabilities from various schools to interact with college students and other groups. Read More

Masur, Trio Of Men's Soccer Players Attend America SCORES Fourth Annual Poetry SLAM!

At The New York Stock Exchange Head coach Dr. Dave Masur, sophomore Connor Lade and redshirt freshmen Matt Bienkowski and Josh Faga attended the America SCORES Fourth Annual Poetry SLAM! at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday night. Read More

Athletics Community Takes Part In Fifth Annual Relay For Life

The St. John's University community held its fifth annual Relay For Life event Friday into early Saturday morning, April 9-10, at Carnesecca and more than 130 Red Storm student athletes participated. The event, which was run in association with the American Cancer Society, helped bring hope and faith to many individuals affected by cancer. Thus far through St. John's, Relay For Life has raised close to $53,000 and is continuing to accept donations. The student-athlete group, "Storming for a Cure," raised nearly $2,000 for the cause. Read More

Red Storm Career Night Another Success

Student-athletes were invited to bring resumes, enjoy dinner and spend time networking with professionals from their prospective fields Monday evening as part of the annual Student-Athlete Career Night, held in the D'Angelo Center. Read More

Learn More About The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

St. John's University Athletics would like to encourage our fans to learn more about The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. Read More St. John's Student-Athletes Help Make 2010 Blood Drive A Success The St. John's community took part in the 2010 Athletics Blood Drive on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena and Red Storm student-athletes, along with members of the athletics staff and administration, played an integral role in making the event a success. Read More

St. John's Continues Partnership With National Grid Foundation In Fourth Year Of "Hoops For The Stars" Program

During the 2009-10 season, more than 1,340 middle school students and their guardians will attend St. John's men's basketball games as part of the National Grid Foundation's "Hoops for the Stars" program. Read More

Trio Of Red Storm Athletes Honored By Wooden Cup Committee

St. John's athletes Steve Forster, Joy McCorvey and Renee Cloutier were recognized by The 6th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup committee on Tuesday, Dec. 15, for being among the most outstanding role-model athletes in the nation. Read More

Red Storm Men's Basketball Team Serves NYC Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

Joined by University officials and a host of volunteers, the Red Storm men's basketball team made its 13th-annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 26, serving turkey dinners to 1,935 Brooklyn area residents. Read More

Student-Athletes Participate In Eighth-Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Run

Over 75 student-athletes spread awareness about Breast Cancer. Read More

Student-Athletes Take Part In Eighth-Annual University Service Day

Coaches, student-athletes and athletic department staff give back to New York area community. Read More

Cross Country and Track & Field Athletes Take Part In First-Ever Cooking Demos!

Starting this fall, the St. John's campus nutritionist has teamed up with the Chartwells' Area Executive Chef to present a weekly demonstration for students on how to cook easy and healthy food. Read More

Red Storm Welcomes Freshman Class At St. John's Fest

St. John's kicked off its 2009-10 academic year Sept. 1 at St. John's Fest, held on the University's Great Lawn. Read More Watch St. John's Fest Video

St. John's Partners With The Barclays In TICKETS Fore CHARITY Program

The St. John's Department of Athletics will be teaming up this summer with The Barclays Golf Tournament through the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. Read More

Red Storm Award Winners Honor Fifth Grade 'Olympians' At Local Elementary School

Lacrosse graduate Matt Viscusi and volleyball senior Lena Yee were recently invited to assist in honoring participants of Glendale's P.S. 113 Isaac Chauncey Elementary School Olympics. Read More

Athletics Community Takes Part In Fourth Annual Relay For Life

The St. John's University community held its fourth annual Relay For Life event Friday night into early Saturday morning, April 3-4, at Taffner Field House and more than 50 Red Storm student athletes participated. Read More

Abiola Makes Winter Break Trip To Gaza Strip

St. John's senior Rakibat Abiola, a middle distance runner on the Red Storm cross country, track and field teams, traveled across the Atlantic to do charity work in Israel. Read More

St. John's Celebrates 12th Annual Women In Sports Day Saturday

St. John's celebrated its 12th Annual Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 28, and participated in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's PinkZone campaign. The event was held to honor women's achievements in sports and to raise money for breast cancer research, donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Read More

Downtime Allows Coach Kvilhaug To Set Example For Team

Even though the St. John's softball team did not play its final three games of the Wolfpack Challenge hosted by NC State this past weekend, head coach Amy Kvilhaug used the time to continue St. John's Vincentian mission of community service. In the pouring rain, Kvilhaug won her age division in a 5k challenge, benefiting the Special Olympics. Read More

St. John's Continues Partnership With National Grid Foundation In Third Year of 'Hoops For The Stars' Program

During the 2008-09 season, more than 2,400 middle school students and their guardians have been attending St. John's men's basketball games as part of the National Grid Foundation "Hoops for the Stars" program. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, when St. John's takes on Syracuse, both universities will recognize 20 of the outstanding middle school students through the Hoops for the Stars program. Read More

STJ's Roberts And Duke's Krzyzewski To Team Up In Support Of Aéropostale's 'Teens For Jeans'

On Thursday Sixty minutes before the Feb. 19 tip-off between St. John's and No. 9/9 Duke in the 2009 Aéropostale Classic, the coaches of both college basketball programs will team up for an outstanding cause. STJ head man Norm Roberts and Blue Devil mentor Mike Krzyzewski will meet at center court to show their support for Aéropostale's "Teens for Jeans" program, an initiative the NYC-based teen retailer Aéropostale and teen not-for-profit DoSomething.org began to raise awareness on the growing number of homeless teens in North America by empowering teens nationwide to collect jeans for homeless youth. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Help Make 2009 Athletics Blood Drive A Success

The St. John's community took part in the 2009 Athletics Blood Drive on Thursday at Carnesecca Arena and Red Storm student-athletes, along with members of the athletics staff and administration, played an integral role in making the event a success. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Spend Winter Break Rebuilding Homes In New Orleans

Three Red Storm student-athletes joined a team of 28 St. John's students who traveled to New Orleans, La., over the winter break, Jan. 5-10, to aid in the ongoing rebuilding efforts following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Read More

WBCA Pink Zone/Women In Sports Day Set For Feb. 28

As St. John's celebrates its 12th Annual Women In Sports Day with special guest Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch on Feb. 28, the Red Storm women's basketball team will play Rutgers at 2 p.m. in its Pink Zone game to help raise money for breast cancer research in association with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Read More

St. John's Softball Puts Service Before Selves

The St. John's softball team, whose name has become synonymous with community service, continued in the tradition of the Vincentian mission by participating in five service outings this fall. Read More

Red Storm Men's Basketball Team Serves Brooklyn Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

Joined by University officials and a host of volunteers, the Red Storm men's basketball team made its 12th-annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 26, serving turkey dinners to nearly 1,600 Brooklyn area residents. Read More

Student-Athletes Participate In Seventh-Annual University Service Day

On Saturday, Sept. 27, St. John's University student-athletes, coaches and athletics department personnel took part in the seventh-annual University Service Day, organized by the St. John's University Service Opportunity Counsel. Read More

St. John's Roberts To Coach In 'Chairmen Of The Boards' Charity Basketball Tournament

Sixteen teams will lace up their shoes and put on their game faces to compete in the inaugural "Chairmen of the Boards" 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament to benefit Tuesday's Children. The tournament will take place on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hunter College in New York City. Read More

Student-Athletes Help Raise More Than $55,000 At Third Annual Relay For Life

More than 45 Red Storm student-athletes from eight teams participated in the 2008 St. John's Relay For Life Friday night into early Saturday morning, April 4-5, joining the University community and the American Cancer Society to bring hope and faith to many individuals affected by cancer. Thus far, the event has raised more than $55,000 and could reach $60,000 by the end of August. The athletics team, nicknamed "Athletes Storming for a Cure" was the third highest contributing team to the event, raising $1,602.16 towards the fight against cancer. Read More

St. John's Holds 11th Annual Women In Sports Day

The 11th annual Women in Sports Day was held Saturday as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Think Pink" campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Participate In Annual Blood Drive

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, many St. John's student-athletes volunteered their time to help with the New York Blood Center blood drive. The 11-hour event, sponsored by the Offices of Athletics and Community Relations, was held on the varsity courts of the Taffner Field House. Read More

St. John's Continues Partnership With KeySpan Foundation In Second Year Of Hoops For The Stars Program

Approximately 1,750 middle school students will help St. John's Athletics and KeySpan Foundation begin their second year of the "Hoops for the Stars" program. The program uses positive reinforcement, recognition of success and awards for academic performance, underscoring a shared commitment by St. John's University and KeySpan Foundation to create opportunities for solutions to educational issues within the Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau County area. Read More

Women's Basketball Partakes In Two Community Service Events

The St. John's women's basketball team took some time off from the basketball court this week and gave back to the area by participating in two community service projects. On Tuesday night, six players from the team went to the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Men's Shelter in Queens and served dinner to the homeless. The players stayed for about two hours conversing with the men. On Saturday, seven players from the team participated in the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen's "Sponsor a Family" program. The initiative supplies approximately 2,100 families in need with a full Christmas meal, including a turkey, stuffing, bread, vegetables, and other food products, and also provides the family with presents. Read More

Red Storm Men's Basketball Team Serves Brooklyn Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

Joined by a host of volunteers, University officials, and one city councilwoman, the Red Storm men's basketball team made its 11th-annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, serving turkey dinners to nearly 1,200 Brooklyn area residents. New York City councilwoman Darlene Mealy joined St. John's University Executive Vice President and C.O.O. James Pellow, Director of Athletics Chris Monasch, STJ Associate Vice President Dr. Nancy Kaplan, retired bishop of the Archdiocese of Brooklyn Rev. Thomas Daly, head coach Norm Roberts and family, NBC 4's Bruce Beck and family, and the Red Storm men's basketball players and staff at the Brooklyn facility. Read More

Student-Athletes Participate In Sixth-Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Run

The St. John's Department of Athletics, in conjunction with University Community Relations, held the sixth-annual campus Fun Run for Breast Cancer Awareness, on Tuesday afternoon. More than 100 student-athletes from Red Storm varsity teams participated in the walk around campus to help promote this Sunday's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walkathon. Read More

Student-Athletes Participate In Sixth-Annual University Service Day

On Saturday Sept. 22, St. John's University student-athletes, coaches and athletics department personnel took part in the annual University Service Day, organized by the St. John's University Service Opportunity Counsel. Read More

Red Storm Sprinter Opts For A Service-Oriented Spring Break

While most St. John's students are spending their spring break somewhere warm and relaxing, tropical and free from work, junior sprinter Johana Kernizan will spend her time amidst poverty and devastation as she travels to New Orleans to help rebuild the Big Easy after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Participate in Annual Blood Drive

On Thursday, Jan. 25 St. John's student-athletes volunteered at the Athletic Department sponsored blood drive held in Carnesecca Arena. Athletes from various sports assisted New York Blood Center workers with registration and at the fueling station, as well as donating. Read More

105 Red Storm Student-Athletes Named BIG EAST Academic All-Stars For 2005-06

On Sunday, Jan. 21, St. John's University acknowledged its 105 student-athletes who received BIG EAST Academic All-Star accolades for the 2005-06 academic year. The athletes, who were recognized during halftime at the men's basketball game against Syracuse, span across the majority of St. John's 17 varsity teams. Read More

St. John's Men's and Women's Tennis Lends A Helping Hand At The Bayside Senior Center

The St. John's men's and women's tennis teams have spent much of their time off the courts this season serving the community. The squads participated in the University's annual Service Day, the fifth annual Fun Run, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and most recently visited the Bayside Senior Center to paint a couple of classrooms. Read More

Red Storm Men's Basketball Team Serves Brooklyn Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

The Red Storm men's basketball team made its 10th-annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, serving turkey dinners to nearly 650 Brooklyn area residents. Read More

Student-Athletes Raise Breast Cancer Awareness With Fifth Annual Fun Run

The St. John's athletic department, in conjunction with campus ministry and university community relations, held the fifth-annual campus Fun Run for Breast Cancer Awareness. Student-athletes from all Red Storm varsity teams participated in the walk around campus to help promote this Sunday's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walkathon. Read More

St. John's Athletics Lends A Hand At Fifth Annual University Service Day

St. John's held its fifth annual University Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Red Storm athletes, coaches and athletics department personnel came out to lend a helping hand. Members of St. John's athletic teams reached out to several area groups as part of a day dedicated to helping others and giving back to the community. Read More

St. John's Softball Named Storm Tracker Champions

The St. John's softball team was named the Storm Tracker Champion for the 2005-06 academic school year. The team finished with 3,466 points, narrowly defeating the women's golf team who had 3,380. Storm Tracker Points Board. Read More

Lambertson Hosts Annual Teach To Fight ALS

Sophomore women's golfer Brittany Lambertson (Northport, N.Y.) will host the fourth annual "Teach To Fight ALS" fundraiser at the Indian Head Golf Park in Kings Park, N.Y., on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser will feature golf lessons from Lambertson, as well as other local golf professionals, with proceeds going to the ALS research foundation and the SaveDaveNow Foundation. Read More

Thirteen Red Storm First-Year Student-Athletes Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Last week the St. John's Student Development for Athletes unit, in conjunction with the University Freshman Center, inducted 13 first-year student-athletes into the University's chapter of Phi Eta Sigma national freshman honor society. The freshmen received the honor after earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better in their first semester at St. John's. Read More

SAAC and Student Development for Athletes is sponsoring its annual "Wash Your Mouth Out Week"

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student Development for Athletes is sponsoring the fifth-annual "Wash Your Mouth Out Week" in accordance with the University's weeklong dedication to civility. This year's slogan is "Remember...Little Ears Are Listening." "I think it is a wonderful opportunity for our athletes to support important initiative," said Dr. Nancy Kaplan, Associate Vice President for Academic Services. "Their participation in this event shows a true understanding of the values of our university." Read More

Red Storm Spirit Extends Overseas

With help from the St. John's Athletic Department and University Freshman Center, troops deployed overseas have been able to show off their Red Storm pride. Drew Lyons and his medic platoon, the Charlie Company Conquerors, were sent athletics shirts and hats just in time for the men's basketball game against Duke (Dec. 21). "My guys get excited about stuff like this," said Lyons. "They're from the Syracuse area and that's all they talk about, so I love when I get the chance to talk about St. John's." Read More

St. John's Softball Participates In Midnight Run

Members of the St. John's softball team took a short break from practicing for the upcoming season to take part in a Midnight Run. On the evening of Feb. 2, the team braved the frigid weather and hit the streets of Manhattan, giving out food and clothing to the needy. "I am proud of our girls for the extensive lengths they go to in helping the community," said assistant coach Kathy Freaney. "This is a group that recognizes how fortunate they are and have an awareness of how many people go without." Read More

Student Athletes Participate in Annual Blood Drive

On Wednesday, Jan. 25 St. John's student-athletes volunteered at the Athletic Department sponsored blood drive held in Carnesecca Arena. Athletes from various sports assisted New York Blood Center workers with registration and at the fueling station, as well as donating. The blood drive gave the St. John's community the opportunity to help the less fortunate. St. John's more than doubled its donations from last January's drive and surpassed the events goal, which was 85 pints. At the end of the day, 114 pints of whole blood were donated. Read More

Red Storm Basketball Serves Brooklyn Community At St. John's Bread And Life Soup Kitchen

The Red Storm men's basketball team made its annual Thanksgiving trip to the St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, serving turkey dinners to nearly 450 Brooklyn area residents. Head coach Norm Roberts, the Red Storm team and coaching staff were joined by University benefactors Eleanor and Donald Taffner, and also Bruce Beck of NBC 4 and his family. "It is always good to come out and support the community, and to give back to others that are less fortunate," said Roberts. Read More

Student-Athletes Play BINGO at Local Nursing Home

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, St. John's student-athletes from men and women's tennis, women's soccer, softball, women's golf and men's fencing teams visited the Ozanam Nursing Home for a night of bingo. The athletes assisted the residents with filling in their cards in the friendly competition. Read More

Night In Solidarity

Patrick McClay, a freshman member of the St. John's Lacrosse team, participated in a Campus Ministry sponsored program during November's Hunger Awareness Month. "A Night in Solidarity with the Homeless" was the name of the program and it allowed the students to experience a glimpse of what it meant to be homeless and live on the streets. McClay's teammate Drew Schanen and Danielle Estrada, a member of the women's softball team, participated as well. Here is a reflection written by McClay following the event. Read More

Men's Lacrosse Team Visits Momma's House

Seven members of the St. John's men's lacrosse team volunteered their time and services at Momma's House on Long Island this past October. Sophomores Kyle Brant, Felix Forbes, Michael Luyster, Ryan Milford and Dave Saccente along with freshmen Patrick McClay and Drew Schanen spent the day painting the exterior of the house and moving heavy items. Momma's House is a charitable organization designed to help young mothers and their babies. Momma's house places young mothers and their children into homes for approximately one year, giving those mothers the opportunity and support needed to continue to care for their children. Read More

St. John's Softball Gives Back To Community

The St. John's University softball team has been giving back to the community in a big way. In the last month, the Red Storm has taken part in three charitable events. To kick off the month's community service outreach, the softball team helped raise $200 for the St. John's Breast Cancer Walk. The entire team was on hand to take part in the walk on Oct. 16., along with other members of the St. John's community. The team closed out October with its annual trip to the St. Mary's Children Hospital. Each year the Red Storm visits the children of St. Mary's in hopes of giving them a true Halloween experience. Read More

Student-Athletes Raise Awareness With Fourth Annual Campus Fun Run

Students, staff and support groups march through campus to help in the fight against breast cancer. On Tuesday, Oct. 4 student-athletes from all Red Storm varsity teams, including the cheerleading and dance teams, participated in the fourth-annual campus Fun Run. The walk around campus was established to promote awareness of St. John's University's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walkathon. Read More

St. John's And The Baseball Community Help Fight Crohn's & Colitis

Team participates in "Mets Strike Out Crohn's & Colitis" event to help raise awareness for the illness. When a player falls to injury, or in this case, illness, the reaction of his friends, family and teammates can be a very special thing. For St. John's baseball player Matt Tosoni, his supporters and about 40,000 others gathered in recognition of him and the over 140,000 other young people in America who suffer from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. They met at Shea Stadium before the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves game last month for the "Mets Strike Out Crohn's & Colitis" event. Read More

St. John's Student-Athletes Help Make University Service Day A Success

Several athletic teams take part in University initiative to benefit the community. St. John's held its fourth annual University Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Red Storm athletes, coaches and athletics department personnel were out in full force to lend a hand. Student-athletes representing many of St. John's athletic teams reached out to several area groups as part of a day dedicated to helping others and giving back to the community. Read More

Amazing Orientation Educates New Student-Athletes By William Herr, Graduate Assistant for Student Development

The St. John's University Department of Student Development for Athletes hosted New Student-Athlete Orientation, August 29. The new student-athletes experienced a day-long program that helped them become accustomed to the life of a St. John's student-athlete. The student-athletes were assigned to orientation teams, different from their athletic squads, in an attempt to ensure social development among the new student-athletes. Each orientation team was led by two upper-class student-athletes who volunteered his or her time to help out the incoming class. Read More

Women's Soccer And Volleyball Teams Host GoGirlGo! Nights

The St. John's women's soccer and volleyball teams participated in the national GoGirlGo! initiative in September in an effort to help promote physical fitness among girls between the ages of 8 and 18. Red Storm volleyball hosted a GoGirlGo! Night for its Sept. 6 game against Manhattan College, and women's soccer for its Sept. 30 conference showdown with Georgetown. GoGirlGo! is a national initiative designed to help girls make physical activity part of their lives. The mission of the GoGirlGo! campaign is get one million girls between the ages of 8 and 18 physically active over the next three years. Read More

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