St. John's Lacrosse started the season on Friday before the snow hit... but the attempt to start the season on a high note and wipe the taste of a poor spring last year was not successful, as the Red Storm fell to Rutgers 19-11. Rutgers held possession and won 10 more faceoffs.
St. John's switched goalies in the first half, benching junior Joseph Danaher for redshirt freshman Michael O'Keeffe, who staunched some of the bleeding. He allowed nine goals in 40 minutes, compared to 10 goals in 18 minutes for Danaher.
St. John's attackman Eric DeJohn was named to the Big East honor roll this week. The Johnnies next play Jacksonville at 3 PM on February 18th for the home opener.
St. John's women's basketball defeated Georgetown on Sunday after falling to Villanova at home on Friday night. Danaejah Grant scored 20 points and was named to the Big East honor roll this week. The women's team faces Xavier this Friday in Cincinnati.
Senior pitcher Thomas Hackimer was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) watch list for the "Stopper of the Year" award. Hackimer, with a sidearm delivery, was drafted by the New York Mets last season but chose to return to college for another year.
Freshman softball pitcher Madison Morris pitched a no-hitter in her first game with the Red Storm, knocking off Valparaiso last Saturday. She earned Big East honor roll honors, along with teammate Brittany Garcia.