By RikkiLynn Shields, Editor
With summer coming to an end, Draddy Gymnasium and Gaelic Park will begin opening its doors to athletes and fans for another great fall season for Manhattan College athletics.
While athletes have been training and coaches have been prepping for the upcoming seasons, The Quadrangle did not miss a minute of the action on and off campus this summer.
Between renovations, reorganizations, and exciting accomplishments made by a number of our own athletes, we’ve got all the information you need to be informed.
The men’s basketball team excelled in the classroom under Masiello this past year, while under his coaching, his players reached a 100 percent graduation rate.
Not only are the current basketball players excelling, so are the MC basketball alumni. Former MC basketball player Larry Lembo will be inducted into three halls of fame this fall and next spring.
Manhattan College’s head baseball coach, Jim Duffy, announced he would be accepting a position at Rutgers University in New Jersey. As of now, the interim head coach of MC Baseball is the previous assistant, Danny Benedetti.
MAAC baseball also signed an agreement with the the Staten Island Yankees, to use their home field for the MAAC Tournament for the next three years. Senior Brendan Bissett was there to represent Manhattan Baseball on the day the agreement was announced.
Marianne Reilly, director of athletics, announced a staff reorganization earlier this summer.
Kathryn Mirance, who previously served as Assistant Athletic Director for Financial Services and Sports Administrator for women’s lacrosse, has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director, Business Affairs/Senior Woman Administrator.
Julian De La Rosa, a 2012 MC graduate and three-year letter-winner with the Jaspers’ baseball team has been named the Director of Athletics Facilities and Event Management.
Kevin Ross will also now serve as the Director of Sports Communication and Media Relations. Additionally, three assistant coaches have also been promoted to full-time status. Emily Considine of women’s lacrosse, Brad Bolton of women’s soccer and Cat Clifford of softball all have assumed full-time duties.
MC’s women’s volleyball members made some significant accomplishments this summer as well.
Manhattan’s Allie Yamashiro ‘17 was named a MAAC Honoree for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the year, while Kenza Hall spent her summer interning with Oakland Athletics.
Three Draddy Gymnasium courts were redone this summer, along with updates in the locker rooms.
Gaelic Park also underwent some renovations this summer, where the old field was replaced with brand new turf.
While classes, practice, and games begin, The Quadrangle is looking forward to covering a great fall season for all sports teams.
Don’t forget to check The Quad every Tuesday for weekly sports updates and game schedules.