Newly appointed Associate Vice President Kathleen Meehan will oversee “day to day” operation of the Athletic Department.
Mike Jarvis II, assistant coach at St. John’s will coach a team of college players in Italy and Greece later this month. The team left June 14th and will return June 25th. Jarvis was an assistant coach on last year’s team which won the gold medal. Assistant coaches will be assistants Brian Nash of Seton Hall and Brian Blaney of Stony Brook.
The players will include Red Storm sophomores Kyle Cuffe and Willie Shaw. Center Dan Gadzuric of UCLA, Ricky Wright of Villanova, Durelle Brown of Manhattan, Marcus Toney-El of Seton Hall, Marquis Daniels Jr. of Auburn, Duwad Munir of Stony Brook and Marlon Palmer of New Mexico fill out the squad.
Red Storm tennis star Erik Scharf was named to the first team Verizon All-American team. Scharf graduated with a record of 120 wins and 22 losses. He had a 60-6 record in the number one position which he held at St. John’s for 4 years. Scharf led the Storm to a 10-7 record overall. He finished with a 31-4 record in regular season and finished ranked number 79 in the NCAA’s.
Sportstalk: Mets had a great comeback win in their game against the Yankees Sunday night. Thousands of fans left the stadium with the Mets losing 7-2, before the Mets turned it around and won on Mike Piazza’s rocket homer. Piazza hits power shots as well as anyone. Met Dave “Kong” Kingman hit them like Piazza. Piazza’s are liners while Kong’s were like moonshots. Benitez’s save may return to him, his confidence.
The Lakers won the NBA championship four games to one in a tougher series than was expected. Iverson was as good as expected, as was Mujombo. Shaq and Kobe were dominant. Rick Fox (Halle Berry’s husband) did a good job as a third option.
In baseball, believe it or not, before this past weekend’s Interleague games began, each league had 512 wins. Remarkable.
The Miami Hurricanes won the College World Series over Southern Cal. The Southeast Conference had three teams in the CWS.
Until this Yank-Met series, Derek Jeter, Paul O’Neal and Tino Martinez had played in all the games, between the two teams (regular, season and World Series).
The U.S. Open was close and very exciting. The ultimate winner Retief Goosen blew the win on Sunday and had to go 18 holes Monday to beat Mark Lewis. El Tigre was a non factor throughout. On to the Buick Open right here in NY.
Teaser Answer: Tony Perez and Ted Williams are the Hall of Famers who hit homers in their last at bat.
Teaser Question: Derek Jeter is second all-time in hitting in 14 consecutive World Series games. Who is in first place?