Jaspers Win Six Events at the MLK Tribute Invitational and Two Athletes Named Field Athletes of the Week

By Lauren Raziano, Asst. Sports Editor/Web Editor The Manhattan College Track & Field team had great success at the MLK Tribute Invitational this weekend, with a record six wins for the men’s team and two athletes named MAAC Field Athletes of the Week.  At the MLK Tribute Invitational, hosted by St. John’s University at the Ocean Breeze Complex, the men’s track and field team posted … Continue reading Jaspers Win Six Events at the MLK Tribute Invitational and Two Athletes Named Field Athletes of the Week

Senior Spotlight: Chris Emerson & Jose de La Cruz Want to Make Final Season Count

by Katherine Heneghan, Web Editor The pandemic has offered a unique set of challenges for student-athletes. Manhattan College Baseball and Track and Field, among other sports, are returning to the playing field after nearly a year without competing. The class of 2021 student-athletes have missed out on a lot since the pandemic started, but this spring presents the opportunity to compete with their teammates one … Continue reading Senior Spotlight: Chris Emerson & Jose de La Cruz Want to Make Final Season Count

Jasper Talk: Kaya Simpson ‘23 Named Manhattan SAAC Diversity Chair

by Shannon Gleba, Copy Editor and Staff Writer As part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s United for Justice Campaign which began in August, the MAAC encouraged its eleven schools to expand their Student Athlete Advisory Committees’ Executive Boards to include a Diversity Chair. This year, sophomore exercise science major Kaya Simpson, who is a sprinter on the Manhattan track and team, was chosen for the role … Continue reading Jasper Talk: Kaya Simpson ‘23 Named Manhattan SAAC Diversity Chair

Dan Mecca: More Than a Coach

by CHARLES LIPPOLIS, Staff Writer There’s a saying that goes: “Doing what you love means you should never work a day in your life.” But for Manhattan College’s men’s track and field coach Dan Mecca, the work day never ends. Any student who has walked through Draddy Gymnasium has likely seen him. His 5-foot-8 frame, accompanied by track sweats and an iconic mustache are commonly found … Continue reading Dan Mecca: More Than a Coach