Women’s Basketball Names Heather Vulin Head Coach

Press, faculty, student athletes and alumni filled the basketball court in Draddy Gymnasium for a press conference on Friday. The Manhattan community welcomed Heather Vulin as the new women’s basketball head coach. It was the second press conference for the athletic department in a month after introducing Marianne Reilly as the new athletic director on March 31. It took Reilly less than 30 days to … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Names Heather Vulin Head Coach

An Epic Turnaround

For Manhattan College’s women’s basketball team, the season came to an end at the hands of the Marist Red Foxes in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. For some squads, an elimination this early in the tournament would be deemed disappointing. And while the Jaspers are unsatisfied with the result, a quarterfinal appearance almost seemed extra, given the team’s 2014-2015 season. Manhattan … Continue reading An Epic Turnaround

Jaspers Shoot 31 Percent in Quarterfinal Elimination by Marist

ALBANY, N.Y.– After Manhattan’s first round victory against Saint Peter’s, head coach John Olenowski declared he liked his team’s chances against the 10-time champs Marist Red Foxes. The Jaspers and Red Foxes split their season-series, and Manhattan was playing with house money, after turning a three-win 2014-2015 season into an unexpected MAAC quarterfinals appearance. But an early 11-0 deficit, and a 31 percent shooting night … Continue reading Jaspers Shoot 31 Percent in Quarterfinal Elimination by Marist

Jaspers Beat Peacocks For First MAAC Tournament Win in Three Years

ALBANY, N.Y.– It took three years, three losing seasons, and a dismal three-win year in 2014-2015, but the Manhattan College women’s basketball team picked up its first MAAC Tournament win since 2013, defeating the Saint Peter’s Peacocks 60-43. Behind a strong defensive second half performance, which held the Peacocks to 17 points, Manhattan moved on to the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament, where it will … Continue reading Jaspers Beat Peacocks For First MAAC Tournament Win in Three Years

Women’s Basketball Drops Last Game, Will be 5th or 6th Seed

With a fourth seed spot on the line going into the conference tournament, Manhattan’s women’s basketball team came up short in their senior day matchup against Rider. The Jaspers fell 56-49 to the Broncs, who are just 5-15 in the MAAC. Manhattan’s finishing record is 14-15 overall and 11-9 in the MAAC, their first winning record for the first time since 2011-2012. They clinched on Feb. … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Drops Last Game, Will be 5th or 6th Seed

Women’s Basketball Looks for a Strong Regular Season Finish

After finishing last season with only three wins overall, Manhattan’s women’s basketball team is just two games out of third place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this season. With under two weeks remaining until the conference tournament, the Jaspers are currently in fifth place. Head coach John Olenowski said that they want to improve to at least fourth place. “It feels tremendous,” Olenowski said. … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Looks for a Strong Regular Season Finish

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

Manhattan Cruises by Canisius

By John Jackson The Manhattan College women’s basketball team kept rolling, defeating the Canisius Golden Griffins 77-55, and extending its solid stretch of play with its fourth win in five games. Teamwork played an important role in the contest, as three Jaspers scored in double figures, and the team collectively dug in on defense, recording 13 steals and limiting Canisius to 30 percent shooting from … Continue reading Manhattan Cruises by Canisius

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