SAAC Holds its First Jumping Into the Community Tournament

Dozens of student-athletes gathered at Draddy Gymnasium on April 17, some wearing basketball jerseys, others wearing Hawaiian shirts, others athletic gear, but none in their team uniforms. Last Sunday at the Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s first annual Jumping Into the Community Volleyball Tournament, student-athletes joined to participate in a competition where the funds would go to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center.    “We thought by … Continue reading SAAC Holds its First Jumping Into the Community Tournament

Jekyll and Hyde Season Continues for the Jaspers

It was going to be the perfect weekend for the Manhattan Jaspers. First, it was a comeback win against the Siena Saints on Saturday after being down two sets. Then, it would have been an impressive victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday after dropping the first set. And to cap it off, the win on Sunday would have not only clinched a spot … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde Season Continues for the Jaspers

Jaspers Lose Five-Set Thriller Against Broncs

Game Summary It was an early-season heavyweight contest Saturday in Draddy Gymnasium, as the second place Manhattan Jaspers (10-9, 4-2 MAAC) faced off against the first place Rider Broncs (12-9, 7-0 MAAC). The match lived up to its billing, going five sets, and being closely contested all throughout. The first four sets were split between the teams, with Manhattan taking the first set 25-16, Rider … Continue reading Jaspers Lose Five-Set Thriller Against Broncs

From Serbia to Riverdale

Milena Janjusevic and Ivana Kostic have known each other for nearly a decade. They often competed against each other in Belgrade, Serbia, and were even part of the same volleyball youth national teams. But that was as far as their relationship went. They were mere acquaintances, who happened to be from the same city. Now, thousands of miles away from home, Janjusevic and Kostic have … Continue reading From Serbia to Riverdale

Swimming and Diving to Return, Good Starts to Conference Play

Swimming and Diving The coaches’ preseason polls were announced by the MAAC for the 2015-2016 swimming and diving season. Manhattan’s men’s team was picked to finish eighth, a one spot improvement from last season’s poll. Women’s was selected to finish ninth in the conference. Both teams will travel to Pennsylvania for a matchup against Marywood to start their seasons on Oct. 10. Women’s Soccer Manhattan … Continue reading Swimming and Diving to Return, Good Starts to Conference Play

Time to Drop Aces is Now

Editors note: Interviews were conducted on Sept. 16, before the Jaspers played Marist and Siena. The Jaspers split their road trip, beating Marist 3-1 and losing to Siena 3-1. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. It’s a tired old sports cliché, but the Manhattan College volleyball team is buying into it. The Jaspers open up their conference play against the 2014 … Continue reading Time to Drop Aces is Now

Jaspers Win Home Opener

Playing in front of its home fans for the first time in the season, the Manhattan College volleyball team (4-1) beat the Stony Brook Seawolves 3-1. It was a gritty match from the Jaspers, who combined for eight blocked shots, in a defensive masterpiece. For head coach Mark Jones, there haven’t been many defensive performances better than tonight’s. “One of the better blocking performances that … Continue reading Jaspers Win Home Opener

Summer Vacation Brings Fall Seasons

While most Manhattan College students were enjoying time off-campus on vacation, athletes were competing and practicing for the upcoming fall season. Manhattan was represented in Europe as former members of the track and field teams competed internationally. Practices resumed earlier this month and regular season games are starting shortly thereafter. Track & Field Men’s and women’s track and field earned all-academic honors from the U.S. … Continue reading Summer Vacation Brings Fall Seasons