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

Is 2015 the Year of the Volleyball?

For the Manhattan College volleyball team, the 2013 and 2014 seasons have resulted in consecutive disappointing eliminations in the semifinals of the MAAC tournament. Heading into the 2015 season, Manhattan loses three seniors, including Malia McGuinness—last year’s MAAC Player of the Year—and two key members of the team in Anna Kitlar and Sarah Haselhorst, To some, that would be reason enough to temper expectations for … Continue reading Is 2015 the Year of the Volleyball?

Jaspers Clinch Third Seed on Senior Day

When the Manhattan volleyball team stepped onto the floor on Nov.15 against Iona, it was confronting a match with several implications. Not only was Manhattan in dire need of a win in order to stay in the race for second place in the MAAC, but it was also the last match of the season. With a win, the Jaspers would lock up a second consecutive … Continue reading Jaspers Clinch Third Seed on Senior Day

McGuinness Makes Manhattan History

In her senior year at Manhattan College, Malia McGuinness has certainly made her mark on the women’s volleyball program. During the team’s match at Ryder on Oct. 4, McGuinness recorded her 1,000th career dig, securing her spot as only the fifth Jasper to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. She had previously recorded her 1,000th career kill during the match at Fairfield on … Continue reading McGuinness Makes Manhattan History

Jaspers Beat Iona on the Road for First Time Since 2006

It had been eight years since the Manhattan College volleyball team last defeated the Iona Gaels at the Hynes Athletic Center in New Rochelle, but that changed on Saturday after Manhattan emerged victorious in five sets over the Gaels. Here are a few statistical highlights of what Manhattan’s win over Iona means. Snapping an Eight-year Losing Streak Manhattan had not beaten Iona on the road … Continue reading Jaspers Beat Iona on the Road for First Time Since 2006

Gray Has Career Performance in a Jasper Victory

On a day where setter Jade Gray had the best performance of her collegiate career, it was only fitting that the match ended with a kill from her part to give the Jaspers a four set victory at home against the Niagara Purple Eagles—24-26, 25-22, 25-11, 25-17. “I think I definitely had a big role that I had to fill the shoes of,” Gray said … Continue reading Gray Has Career Performance in a Jasper Victory