BROOKLYN - Freshman Meghan DiPippa scored her first collegiate goal, senior goalkeeper Lauren Jancuska made a pair of saves and the Saint Joseph's women's soccer team downed LIU Brooklyn, 1-0, in its season opener Friday evening at LIU Field.
After a scoreless first half, DiPippa tallied the match's lone goal, scoring off a set piece in the 68th minute. Off a a free kick, SJU senior Mo Hawkins collected the ball for the Hawks and found a wide open DiPippa who chipped a shot into the back of the netting from five yards out at 67:30.
LIU Brooklyn would have three quality scoring chances from there though, but Jancuska and the Hawks' defense came up big. The senior keeper made both of her saves in the final 20 minutes, while the defense blocked another shot to preserve the shutout victory.
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team has named Lane Davis as assistant coach, Hawks' head coach Jess Reynolds announced on Monday.
Davis comes to Hawk Hill after serving as an assistant at UMBC. In the fall of 2012, he helped goalkeeper Lauren Kadet earn America East All-Conference Second Team honors and defender Amira Walcott garner All-Rookie Team accolades.
Prior to coaching the Retrievers, Davis spent three seasons at George Washington (2009-11). During his tenure as an assistant coach with the Colonials, he was responsible for working directly with the goalkeepers while also serving as recruiting coordinator. George Washington would have three players selected to Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams during Davis’ three seasons, while the Colonials earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award recognition every year.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Saint Joseph's senior pitcher Taryn Ashway has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Northeast Region First Team, organization officials announced on Thursday.
The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams.
Just the second player in SJU history to be named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year, Ashway turned in one of the best seasons in team history, going 26-4 overall with a 1.88 ERA. Appearing in 41 games, the A-10 All-Conference First Team selection set a new Saint Joseph's single season record for wins and added three saves as she led the Atlantic 10 in victories and ERA.
Saint Joseph's Downs Temple To Advance To Atlantic 10 Softball Title Game
AMHERST, Mass. - The Saint Joseph's softball team is returning the the Atlantic 10 title game for the third time in five years as the Hawks topped Temple, 6-3, to advance to Saturday's title game.
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite falling behind 3-0 early, Saint Joseph's rallied to take a lead in the fourth inning and got a stellar performance in the circle by freshman Liz Mendez as the Hawks topped Saint Louis, 4-3, at the Atlantic 10 Softball Championship Thursday afternoon at Sortino Field.
With the win, the Hawks (35-8-1) will now face Fordham at 10 a.m. on Friday in the winner's bracket game.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Finishing first in the Atlantic 10 regular season and earning a bye for this week’s conference postseason tournament, the Saint Joseph’s softball team was recognized for its stellar play as five Hawks earned A-10 honors, conference officials announced on Tuesday. The Hawks had four players named to All-Conference teams, highlighted by A-10 Pitcher of the Year Taryn Ashway (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area), A-10 Rookie of the Year Sarah Yoos (Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and A-10 Coach of the Year Terri Adams.
Posting four players on A-10 All-Conference squads for the third straight year, Ashway and Yoos join senior Dana Parks (Vineland, N.J./Vineland) on the A-10 All-Conference First Team, while redshirt senior Monica Aguilar (Buena Park, Calif./John F. Kennedy) was selected to the A-10 All-Conference Second Team. Additionally, Parks was selected to the A-10 All-Academic Team for the third straight season, while Yoos becomes the sixth SJU player to be named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team.
Dominating in the circle, Ashway has turned in one of the best seasons in team history. Appearing in 37 games, Ashway set a new Saint Joseph’s single season record for wins, going 26-3 with three saves and an A-10 leading 1.62 ERA. Amassing 172 strikeouts to just 35 walks, she finished conference play with a 12-2 record and added two saves in helping the Hawks to a 17-5 A-10 mark. The four-year letterwinner enters this week’s tournament fifth all-time in program history for wins (48), fourth in strikeouts (426) and first in saves (10). Ashway joins Bonnie Gasior (1993) as the only players in team history to be named A-10 Pitcher of the Year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in program history, the Saint Joseph's softball team has claimed the Atlantic 10 regular season title. Sweeping their doubleheader at George Washington, 5-2 and 2-1, Sunday afternoon, SJU finished with the best record in the A-10 and a first round bye at this week's conference tournament.
Picked to finish fourth in the A-10 preseason poll, Saint Joseph's finished the regular season with a 17-5 record in conference. The Hawks will open postseason play Thursday at noon versus either fourth seed George Washington or fifth seed Dayton at Sortino Field at the University of Massachusetts.
Needing at least win to secure a bye and two wins for the top seed in the conference postseason tournament, the Hawks fought back from down two runs in the seventh to earn a 5-2 victory in the first game on Sunday.
MERION STATION, Pa. – Saint Joseph’s senior Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) set a new school record for wins in a career and junior Jimmy Yacabonis (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) notched his single-season record eighth save of the season as the SJU baseball team topped Xavier, 2-1, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon.
Mullen notched the 20th win of his career, breaking a tie with Jed Johnson, who won 19 games between 1993 and 1996. He also broke the Saint Joseph’s record for innings pitched in a career, surpassing the 305.2 of Randy Mower, who pitched for the Hawks from 2007 to 2010.
Mullen, also the program’s all-time leader in strikeouts, is the second Hawk to eclipse the 200-strikeout mark for his career and the second Hawk to toss over 300 innings. However, he is the first SJU pitcher to have eclipsed both marks in his career.