Life Of An International Athlete: Ellinor Persson

By Nicole Connell, Contributor Ellinor Persson, a sophomore on the Track and Field team at Manhattan College, took second in long jump, third in triple jump and eighth in 60 meter hurdles in the MAAC Championships last weekend. Persson is originally from a suburb just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. She heard about Manhattan College as a freshman in high school through girls in her training … Continue reading Life Of An International Athlete: Ellinor Persson


by RikkiLynn Shields Editor   Scoring a game-high of 27 points, junior Zavier Turner’s work wasn’t enough for the Jasper Men’s Basketball team to beat Monmouth. Monmouth defeated Manhattan 62-58. The men’s basketball team will play again on Thursday against Siena in Albany, and again on Sunday against Quinnipiac at Draddy Gymnasium at 6 p.m.   The men’s and women’s track and field team participated … Continue reading MEN’S LAX SEIZES WIN IN 3oT

Season Preview for Spring Track & Field: Outdoor Events Taking Center Stage

By Abby Crowell, Contributor Writer Spring Semester has arrived which means that outdoor track is quickly approaching. After talking to Coach Mecca, it is clear that Jasper fans have a lot to look forward to this season. Manhattan College’s Track and Field team is currently in the middle of a successful indoor season, and the long awaited outdoor season will begin in March. According to … Continue reading Season Preview for Spring Track & Field: Outdoor Events Taking Center Stage

Jaspers Winter Recap

Men’s Basketball It is no secret that the Men’s Basketball team was struggling to start off the season. They did notch impressive home wins against Fordham and Eastern Kentucky, but with senior forward Rich Williams sidelined with a knee injury the team struggled. Recently, the team has found its form. After starting conference play 0-5 and 5-11 overall, the Jaspers have won two straight conference … Continue reading Jaspers Winter Recap

Assistant Track Coach Joe Ryan Goes to Rio 2016 Olympics

By Charles Lippolis, Staff Writer After 20 years of coaching track and field athletes locally and internationally, Manhattan’s assistant coach Joe Ryan had already been groomed for excellence. But Ryan added to his experience this summer at the Rio Olympics, serving as the head track and field coach for Guyana, the home of Ryan’s most successful athlete at Manhattan College, Aliann Pompey. “It’s not even … Continue reading Assistant Track Coach Joe Ryan Goes to Rio 2016 Olympics

Pole Vaulter Maddie Arndt Named NCAA Representative For MAAC

With her sophomore year almost completed, Maddie Arndt is about to take over three major leadership roles in addition to the responsibilities of a student-athlete as a pole vaulter on the track and field team. Arndt was named both the president of Manhattan’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s SAAC. In addition, she was appointed to represent the MAAC’s SAAC at … Continue reading Pole Vaulter Maddie Arndt Named NCAA Representative For MAAC

JASPERS Sports Recap

Men’s Lacrosse Manhattan earned its first win of the season on April 16 after a rousing 11-10 overtime victory over Marist. Nick Strano scored his third goal of the game just 21 seconds into overtime to get the win for Manhattan. The Jaspers improved to 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the MAAC. Strano and Parker Giarratana led the team with three and four goals respectively. … Continue reading JASPERS Sports Recap

Winter Recap

by RIKKILYNN SHIELDS, Assistant Editor Starting up the second semester after a long winter break is never easy. However, moving in early, training hard every day, and competing over the break is what being an athlete is all about. While all of the NARP’S (Non-athletic Regular People) were at home spending time with friends and family, some of Manhattan College’s athletes moved in weeks ago, and spent … Continue reading Winter Recap

Women’s Winter Break Recap

The Jaspers completed an eight-game home stand over winter break, the longest in team history. Photo by Kevin Fuhrmann While most college students stayed home over the winter break, many athletes remained on campus for practices and games. Draddy Gymnasium continued to be filled with Jaspers, whether they were members of the basketball, swimming or track and field teams. The women’s basketball team was in … Continue reading Women’s Winter Break Recap