Duffy: Pitch + Defend + Stay Healthy = Championship

“The Pennant Will Rise” was the phrase etched onto t-shirts and hoodies for the 2015 National League pennant-winning New York Mets. For the marathon season ahead, Jim Duffy, Manhattan Jaspers baseball head coach, said “Pitching, Defense and Staying Healthy” is what’s going to earn his team’s way to success in ’16. Thirty-five games in, the Jaspers find themselves sitting as the eighth seed in the … Continue reading Duffy: Pitch + Defend + Stay Healthy = Championship

Coach of a Lifetime

Manhattan Jaspers fans think they know Steve Masiello, their head men’s basketball coach but they don’t. They only see the side of him that’s very intense; driven; and a passionate for his program; players; and winning whenever there’s a home game in Draddy Gymnasium or any place there’s a road game. There’s another side of him that not many people have the privilege to see … Continue reading Coach of a Lifetime

Four more years of Mas

Well, this’ll eliminate some of the potential noise which was potentially forthcoming about whether or not Steve Masiello, head men’s basketball coach, would remain at Manhattan College. In an official announcement, Manhattan and Masiello have agreed to a four-year contract extension. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman at 11:10 a.m. Thursday. Manhattan coach Steve Masiello has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, … Continue reading Four more years of Mas

‘We Have Much More of a Chip on our Shoulder This Year Than We’ve Ever had Before,’ Duffy Says of Upcoming Season

Last season for Manhattan College, it was the third year in a row it failed to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. The back-to-back championship teams of ’11 and ’12 are further and further away, especially now that only one player from the latter year remains. What made ’14 sting more is the fact that it didn’t even qualify for the tournament. “When you … Continue reading ‘We Have Much More of a Chip on our Shoulder This Year Than We’ve Ever had Before,’ Duffy Says of Upcoming Season

Personality Makes Talent Stand Out That Much More: Thomas Capuano

When Thomas Capuano was a kid, his passion for basketball was quite obvious to his mom, Janet. “Anything you’re worried about, any stress in your life, it’s just gone,” Thomas said when asked about how basketball makes him feel. “You just have to focus on one goal and you use your teammates to achieve that.” He was always in the gym. He’d attend every practice … Continue reading Personality Makes Talent Stand Out That Much More: Thomas Capuano

‘It was our best win of the year,’ Masiello says of win over Quinnipiac

Manhattan College didn’t look like itself in the first-half of its eventual classic Steve Masiello style, 84-77, win over Quinnipiac University. And all it took was a 15-minute halftime cooldown in addition to a pep-talk from Masiello. “I said, ‘Let me tell you how this is going to go.’ (We spoke about faith and the process.),” Masiello said. “‘Believe in it. Just believe in it. … Continue reading ‘It was our best win of the year,’ Masiello says of win over Quinnipiac

Take a Look at Us Now

Talent, scoring ability, athleticism, dangerous, a combination of perimeter and inside players. That’s the way Jenny Palmateer, Monmouth women’s head basketball coach, talked about Manhattan College. Clichés are always a no-no whenever writing journalism, but this one in particular perfectly describes the last year for the Manhattan Jaspers: “What a difference a year makes…” No, really. For the entire 30 game schedule in the 2014-2015 … Continue reading Take a Look at Us Now

Jaspers Talk: Amani Tatum

This is a new bi-weekly Q&A series, where we talk with athletes and coaches from all the sports on campus. Amani Tatum’s 11 steals against Saint Peter’s on Jan. 21, fell one shy of the MAAC single-game record. A product of Archbishop Molloy, who went to James Madison University before deciding to transfer to Manhattan College for the 2014-15 season, Amani Tatum made the move … Continue reading Jaspers Talk: Amani Tatum

Exclusive: Where in the World is Jermaine Lawrence?

Manhattan College has been hindered by injuries to start off its ’15-’16 road to a third-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, appearing in the last three and having won two of those championship games. Those bitten by the bug have cut deeply into the staple depth of its roster. Steve Masiello, head men’s basketball coach, has been able to dress as little as six players … Continue reading Exclusive: Where in the World is Jermaine Lawrence?