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Date Opponent Time

Date Opponent Time

Nov. 2

PHILADELPHIA (EXH.)

3:30 PM

JAN. 14

Nov. 8

LONGWOOD

7:00 PM

jan. 18 georgetown*

2:00 PM

NOV. 10

RIDER

2:00 PM

Jan. 21

at Xavier*

7:00 PM

NOV. 15

WEBER STATE

7:00 PM

Jan. 25

at Providence*

2:00 PM

Nov. 17

at South Carolina

3:00 PM

JAN. 28

CREIGHTON*

7:00 PM

nov. 23 wagner

2:00 pm

FEB. 1

ST. JOHN’S*

2:00 PM

Nov. 29

Savannah State !

4:30 PM

FEB. 9 VILLANOVA*

2:00 PM

Nov. 30

Fresno State/Liberty !

2:30 PM

Feb. 12

at Georgetown*

8:00 PM

DEC. 7

UMASS-LOWELL

2:00 PM

Feb. 15

at DePaul*

5:00 PM

Dec. 9

at Illinois #

8:00 PM

FEB. 18

PROVIDENCE*

7:00 PM

DEC. 21

NJIT

2:00 PM

FEB. 22

MARQUETTE*

2:00 PM

Dec. 28

at St. John’s*

2:00 PM

Feb. 26

at Creighton*

8:05 PM

DEC. 31

STONY BROOK

12:00 PM

March 1

at Butler*

2:00 PM

12:00 PM

MARCH 4

XAVIER

7:00 PM

March 8-11

BIG EAST Championship

jan. 4 butler* Jan. 8

at Marquette*

8:00 PM

Jan. 11

at Villanova* (FOX Sports 2)

2:00 PM

DE PAUL*

7:00 PM

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Seton Hall University

26 Janee Johnson

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New York City

28 Elaine Swaby

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Team Spirit

30 Breanna Jones

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Walsh Gymnasium

32 Brittany Webb

10 Seton Hall Athletics History

34 Alexis Brown

11 The BIG EAST Conference

36 Chizoba Ekedigwe

12 President A. Gabriel Esteban

38 Ka-Deidre Simmons

13 Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons

40 Bra’Shey Ali

14 Pirate Blue Athletic Fund

42 Jasmine McCall

15 2013-14 Coaching Staff

44 Tabatha Richardson-Smith

16 Head Coach Anthony Bozzella

46 Sidney Cook

18 Assistant Coach Stephanie Del Preore

48 Kathleen Egan

19 Assistant Coach Lauren DeFalco

50 Tara Inman

20 Assistant Coach Tiffany Jones-Smart

52 Teresa Kucera

21 Director of Basketball Operations Timothy Gardner

54 Jordan Mosley

56 Center for Sports Medicine

Coordinator of Basketball Operations Marissa Flagg

22 Graduate Assistant Alexandra Maseko

57 Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning Coach Ryan Carr

58 Academic Advising

Women’s Basketball Support Staff

59 H.A.L.L. Program

23 2013-14 Seton Hall Women’s Basketball Roster

60 20th Anniversity - 1993-94 Sweet 16

24 Meet the Pirates S E TO N H A L L GA M E P R O G R A M

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For the Mind We offer more than 60 majors and concentrations taught by 860 full-time faculty, in fiveundergraduate schools with practical, real-world emphasis.

For the Heart We offer a compassionate, divers and collaborative environment that focuses on academic and ethical development.

For the Spirit Our faith and spiritual commitments inspire faculty to educate students to become servant leaders in their personal and professional lives, in their community and in their global society.

In our valued-centered curricula,

Seton Hall Campus Seton hall university is a major catholic university. In a diverse

we focus on academics and devleopment of the individual. Our graduates continue to prove themselves as leaders in their

and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical

professions and communities. Seton Hall

development. Seton hall students are prepared to be leaders in

gives you all the resources you would find

their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.

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programs and extracurricular activities,

in a large university. But, with only 5,200 undergraduates and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, you get the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.


Majors at Seton Hall College of Arts and Sciences Africana Studies Anthropology Art Education Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Broadcasting, Visual and Interactive Media Catholic Studies Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Classical Studies Communication Studies Computer Engineering Computer Science Creative Writing Criminal Justice Economics Electrical Engineering English Environmental Studies Fine Art French German Graphic, Interactive and Advertising Design History Industrial Engineering Italian Studies Italian Journalism and Public Relations Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies Liberal Studies Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Modern Languages Music/Music Education Music Performance Philosophy Physics (B.A.) Physics (B.S.) Political Science Pre-Dental Pre-Law

Pre-Medical Pre-Optometry Pre-Veterinary Psychology Religious Studies Russian Social and Behavioral Sciences Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre and Performance Women and Gender Studies Stillman School of Business Accounting Business Administration Economics Finance Leadership Studies Legal Studies Management Information Systems Management Marketing Sport Management Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations Diplomacy and International Relations College of Education and Human Services Integrated Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Secondary Education Secondary and Special Education Elementary and Special Education with an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology School of Health and Medical Sciences Athletic Training Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant College of Nursing Nursing Nursing for R.N. R.N. to B.S.N. (Online) Accelerated Nursing Program Second Degree Nursing Program

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New York City Seton Hall’s campus sits just 14 miles away from the heart of New York City and with a student-discounted New Jersey Transit ticket students are just a 30-minute train ride away from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. From there, train, bus or walk to the neighborhood of your choice. Time’s Square’s Theater District: plays and musicals. Upper Fifth Avenue, dubbed Museum Mile; venerable institutions like the Metropolitan and the Guggenheim. Visit the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty or head downtown to check out the financial district. Shop on Fifth Avenue or sample some of the greatest restaurants in the United States. 6


New York Pro Sports Teams

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PIRATE SPIRIT What’s in a Name? On April 29, 1931 Seton Hall was trailing regional power Holy Cross by four runs in the ninth inning before a five run rally gave SHU the win and handed Holy Cross their first loss in four years. The outcome prompted a local sportswriter in attendance to exclaim, “This Seton Hall team is a gang of Pirates!” Upon hearing of the proclamation after the game, the SHU team decided that their newfound name was fitting, and that they would return to South Orange and be known as the Pirates thereafter.

Alma Mater Originally written by Charles A. Byrne in 1936, the Seton Hall University Alma Mater was officially adopted by the University in 1937 when the dean read it before the student body. The original music was composed by Nicola A. Montani and was revised by Walter Cohrssen in 1978. A new choral and brass arrangement was added by John Nowik in 2000. The alma mater is frequently sung at Seton Hall men’s and women’s basketball games and it is tradition for the song to be performed after each game.

In many ways, the origin of the Pirate nickname is representative of the Seton Hall spirit. On that New England afternoon, the original gang of Pirates did not shy away in the face of adversity. Instead, they continued forward, rising to the occasion and emerging victorious.

Fight Song Although there is no known date for the publishing of the most modern version of the Seton Hall University fight song, the cheer represents a culmination of a number of SHU chants and cheers dating all the way back to the 1920’s. The earliest version of the modern fight song dates back to that era of the 1920 just as athletics were becoming an important tradition in South Orange. One chant closely resembles today’s battle cry.

Big East Conference Seton Hall University has been a proud member of the BIG EAST Conference since 1979, when it helped charter the league as one of seven founding members, along with Boston College, Connecticut, Georgetown, Providence, St. John’s and Syracuse; all prestigious college rich in both athletic and academic tradition. Since Seton Hall joined the BIG EAST as a proud founding member more than thirty years ago, SHU has seen all of its athletic programs grow in national prominence.

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WALSH GYM As the home court of the women’s basketball team, historic Walsh Gymnasium seats 2,600 fans in an on-campus setting. The recently renovated women’s basketball offices, team locker room and Walsh lobby give the facility a modern feel while honoring the gymnasium’s long-standing tradition.  Walsh Gym, like Seton Hall’s library, is named for Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, Fifth Bishop of Newark and former President of the Board of Trustees.

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Seton Hall Athletics NOTABLE ALUMNI Dick Vitale Sports Broadcaster Bob Ley Sports Broadcaster Bill Raftery Sports Broadcaster Andrew Valmon U.S. Olympian/Olympic Track Coach Mary Bryant Former NBA Player / Oklahoma City Thunder Asst. Coach Craig Biggio Former Major League Baseball Player Mo Vaughn Former Major League Baseball Player Samuel Dalembert NBA Player Adrian Griffin Former NBA Player

1882 Seton Hall and St. John’s (which eventually changed its name to Fordham) met for the first football game played between two Catholic affiliated colleges.

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1952 Andy Stanfield wins gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash at the Summer Olympic Games. He won two more gold medals at the 1956 games.

1991 The men’s basketball team won its first BIG EAST title and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second time in three seasons.

2001 For the first time since 1987 the SHU baseball team won the BIG EAST title, defeating Virginia Tech 5-2 in the championship game.

1953 The men’s basketball team defeated St. John’s University to win the NIT Championship, finishing the year with a 31-2 mark and ranked No. 2 in the nation.

1992 The men’s golf team edged Providence and Connecticut by a single stroke to win the first BIG EAST Championship in program history.

2004 The softball program began a two-year reign at the top of the BIG EAST thanks to a dominant pitching performance from Megan Meyer. The Pirates beat Notre Dame, 5-2, in the conference champion-ship game.

1979 On May 31, 1979, the BIG EAST Conference was formally introduced with Seton Hall as one of the founding members of the prestigious conference.

1993 One of the finest years in Seton Hall history, the men’s basketball team won the BIG EAST Championship while the men’s indoor track & field team captured its fourth conference title and the women’s outdoor track & field team won a BIG EAST Championship for the first time.

1982 Led once again by future Olympian Derrick Peynado, the men’s indoor track & field team repeated as BIG EAST Champions. 1986 Ian Hennessy was named the Most Outstanding Player at the BIG EAST Championship as the Pirates beat Syracuse, 3-2, to win their first men’s soccer conference crown.

1931 Seton Hall received its nickname following a baseball game at Holy Cross, when after the SHU squad erased a late deficit a sportswriter in attendance proclaimed the team was a “gang of Pirates!” The moniker followed the team back to South Orange and Seton Hall has been known as the Pirates ever since.

1987 The Pirates won the BIG EAST baseball and men’s soccer titles, with future major leaguers Maurice Vaughn, Craig Biggio and John Valentin leading on the diamond and Hennessy repeating at the conference championship Player of the Year for men’s soccer.

1940 Seton Hall defeated North Carolina and modern-day BIG EAST foe Notre Dame to capture the National Intercollegiate Fencing Championship.

1988 The men’s soccer team completed its hat trick, winning its third-straight BIG EAST Championship, this time under first-year head coach Manfred Schellscheidt.

1941 The Seton Hall fencing team posted a perfect 15-0 record en route to defending their fencing national title.

1989 The men’s basketball team turned in the finest season in school history advancing to the NCAA Championship game where it fell to Michigan in an 80-79 heartbreaker.

1994 The women’s basketball team finished as the BIG EAST runner-up and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in program history, winning a program-best 27 games that season. The women’s track & field team won the BIG EAST indoor title. 1995 Seton Hall women’s basketball was the conference runner-up for a second-straight season and played into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Seton Hall wrestling program finished 18th in the nation. 1996 For a third-straight season the Pirates advanced to the BIG EAST Championship game, losing a tight contest to Notre Dame, 69-58. 2000 With Eugene Smith winning top individual honors the men’s golf team won its second BIG EAST title while the men’s basketball team made a captivating run to the Sweet 16.

2005 Megan Meyer earned BIG EAST Softball Championship Most Outstanding Player honors for a second-straight season as the Pirates repeated as conference champs. Meyer went on to earn Third-Team All-America honors. 2011 The baseball team returned to the top of the BIG EAST by beating St. John’s, 4-2, to complete a perfect conference tournament and secure its third BIG EAST title. 2013 Seven members of the BIG EAST Conference join with Creighton University, Butler University and Xavier University to forge a partnership with the goal of continuing the great tradition the BIG EAST Conference was founded on more than 30 years earlier.


THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE The BIG EAST Conference enters a new era in 2013-14. The league, which has always competed with integrity and sportsmanship at the highest levels of intercollegiate sports, will move forward as a 10-team consortium that is returning to its heritage, focusing athletically on men’s basketball while striding into the future with an eye towards leadership and innovation. The conference will crown champions in 22 sports in 2013-14, the 35th season in its history, with its student-athletes continuing to achieve success in the classroom as well as the athletic arena. In 2012, the seven BIG EAST schools that do not compete in FBS football decided to return to the type of conference alignment that existed when the league was formed in 1979 and quickly surged to national prominence as a college basketball force. On December 15, 2012, these seven institutions (DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University and Villanova University) announced their intention to separate from the footballplaying schools in the previous BIG EAST and form an independent association. On March 20, 2013, the seven schools reached an agreement that enabled them to keep the BIG EAST name and establish a

new conference entity beginning on July 1, 2013. The schools also assumed the old conference’s long-term agreement with Madison Square Garden to host the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Championship, one of the premier events in college athletics. The schools also announced the addition of three distinguished institutions that share the same academic and athletic values -- Butler University, Creighton University and Xavier University -- and forged a landmark, long-term broadcast partnership with FOX Sports. The television agreement will help usher in the new BIG EAST era and afford the conference’s schools broad national exposure. Fox Sports and its new national cable network, Fox Sports 1, have the television rights to all BIG EAST games in all sports. BIG EAST men’s basketball teams have enjoyed extraordinary success over the years. Georgetown, Marquette and Villanova have won the national championship, and DePaul, Providence, St. John’s and Seton Hall have all made it to the Final Four. The BIG EAST placed three men’s basketball teams in the Final Four in 1985 – Georgetown, St. John’s and Villanova -- the only time this has occurred in NCAA history. Over the past 10 years, Butler, Georgetown, Marquette and Villanova have each reached the Final Four, with Butler making

two trips (in 2010 and 2011). Xavier has also advanced to the Elite Eight twice and the Sweet 16 three other times. BIG EAST student-athletes have achieved recent success in other sports, as well. A BIG EAST team has won the NCAA women’s cross country championship three of the last four years (Villanova won twice and Georgetown once), with one runner-up finish (Providence). Creighton’s men’s soccer team has reached the NCAA College Cup in each of the past two seasons. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 34 national championships in six different sports, and 137 student-athletes have won individual national titles through 2012-13. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence, St. John’s, Georgetown, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College, which formed the original seven-school alliance. While the membership has evolved, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad-based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a steadfast emphasis on academic integrity. BIG EAST student-athletes sport significantly high graduation rates, and the league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes.

The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for the conference and BIG EAST student-athletes. The BIG EAST was the brainchild of Dave Gavitt, who was the conference’s first Commissioner and served until 1990. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first fulltime employee and the right-hand man to Gavitt for 11 years, took over from Gavitt and was commissioner until 2009. John Marinatto was the third commissioner of the BIG EAST, serving from 2009-2012, when he was succeeded by Mike Aresco. Val Ackerman, who previously served as President of USA Basketball and the founding President of the WNBA, was named the BIG EAST’s fifth Commissioner on June 26, 2013. BIG EAST institutions are now located in seven of the nation’s top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. The BIG EAST has moved its headquarters from Providence, its original location, to New York City.

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Starting in 2007, Esteban was provost and chief academic officer of Seton Hall. In that office, he oversaw eight colleges and schools, University libraries and enrollment services. He has spearheaded the University’s strategic planning and campus master plan initiatives, collaborated with faculty and academic leaders on enhancing and adding undergraduate and graduate programs, establishing academic priorities and strengthening the centrality of academics at Seton Hall. He has also led the strategic changes in the enrollment management and financial aid strategies that will position the University through the current economic environment. When he was chief academic officer, Seton Hall won more international faculty fellowships and student scholarships (including the first-ever Rhodes Scholarship, as well as numerous Fulbrights) than ever before.

A. GABRIEL ESTEBAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Gabriel Esteban was appointed 20th president of Seton Hall University in January 2011, after serving as interim president for six months. He has charged the University¹s more than 900 faculty and 1,800 employees and nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students to aspire to excellence in scholarship and service and is committed to the institution’s 155-year Catholic mission. 12

Prior to his leadership positions at Seton Hall, Esteban was provost and dean of faculty at The University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Esteban also served as dean of the College of Business and tenured professor of marketing at the University of Central Arkansas. During that time he served as chairman of the Conway (Arkansas) Area Chamber of Commerce and of the Women’s Shelter for Central Arkansas. He was associate vice president of academic affairs at Arkansas Tech University and an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Victoria. Esteban was also a fulltime instructor at the College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines. He received a doctorate in administration from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California at Irvine and a master of science in Japanese business studies from Chaminade University in Honolulu. Esteban earned a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Dillman, Quezon City. He also received specialized training in leading transformation and change at Harvard University’s Graduate School

of Education in addition to private sector work experience in the Philippines and Japan Currently, Dr. Esteban is a founding board member and vice chairman of the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities, a new national organization established to advocate on behalf of minority-serving institutions that have significant numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander American students. He is also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, a voluntary, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, restoration and maintenance of the health status of individuals and of the New Jersey community. Esteban has served American higher education in a number of national roles, including membership on the Accreditation Review Council of the Higher Learning Commission and work as team chair and consultant-evaluator. He serves as a board member of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) Commission and the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), and has been selected to serve on the national task force for Voluntary System for Accountability (VSA) sponsored by American Association of State Colleges and Universities. For the past seven years, he has been an invited speaker and faculty member of the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education offered by Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. He is the first lay president of Seton Hall in a generation and a devoted fan of Pirate athletic programs. He and his wife, Josephine, have a daughter, Ysabella, who is an undergraduate student at the University.


PATRICK G. LYONS DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Patrick G. Lyons was named Director of Athletics and Recreational Services at Seton Hall University on February 22, 2011. Since his arrival, Lyons has been dedicated in his efforts to implement his vision for Seton Hall’s athletics and recreation department by introducing a number of initiatives designed to enhance the college experience for Seton Hall’s 14 NCAA Division I athletics programs and the student body as a whole. In Lyons’ two full years as Director of Athletics, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund, Seton Hall’s athletic fundraising vehicle, experienced the most success in its history. Pirate

Duane Bailey Deputy Director of Athletics

Blue received record contributions in consecutive years to fund critical initiatives to help ensure the Pirates will remain competitive in the BIG EAST conference and at a national level. When Lyons arrived at Seton Hall, he established improvements and upgrades to the Pirates’ athletic and recreation facilities as a primary goal. Thanks in large part to contributions to Pirate Blue and a commitment from the University to make athletics and recreation a priority for the student-body, Seton Hall has begun a large number of those enhancements. Among the most elaborate of the projects is a two-tiered student fitness center that is scheduled to be completed in 2014. With the help of the Pride & Excellence Campaign, a fund raising initiative Lyons launched to support facility enhancements, several other projects have come to fruition. The men’s basketball locker room and women’s basketball coaching suite were each renovated during the 2011-12 academic year. In March 2013, Owen T. Carroll Field, home to Seton Hall’s baseball and soccer programs, received a state-of-the-art LED video scoreboard. Five months later, Seton Hall opened its new training room, a cutting-edge on-site medical facility for student-athletes that features three 14-foot in-ground Hydro Worx tubs. In November, 2013, construction was completed on the Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence. The upgrade modernized and doubled the space dedicated to academic advisement services for student-athletes. Committed to enhancing the student-athlete experience, as well as personal and professional development, Lyons was the driving force behind the introduction of the H.A.L.L. (Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders) Program in 2013. Built on five components (Leadership Development, Student-Athlete Welfare Enhancement, Academic

and Athletic Success Initiatives, Community Enrichment, Spiritual Growth), the H.A.L.L. Program’s mission is to serve as the catalyst that transforms high school graduates into student-athlete leaders, and then leaders in the professional world. Seton Hall student-athletes have enjoyed tremendous academic success during Lyons’ tenure as well. The cumulative grade point average for student-athletes is currently at an all-time high. In addition, over his two full years at the Hall 330 Seton Hall student-athletes have earned BIG EAST Academic All Star recognition; 159 in 2011-12 (68 percent of student-athlete population) and 171 in 2012-13 (73 percent of student-athlete population). In 2012-13, under first year head coaches, the men’s soccer and softball teams returned to the BIG EAST Championships for the first time since 2007 and 2009, respectively. The Pirates’ baseball team garnered a spot in the national rankings, rising as high as #19 with 37 wins, the most since 2000. Volleyball also recorded a banner year posting its highest win total (18) since 2003. Lyons has instituted a number of new events to help honor both its current and former student-athletes. In addition to the annual SAAC Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, Seton Hall held its first annual Senior Awards Banquet in 2011-12 as a way to recognize its graduating seniors. He also refined annual Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony by hosting it in conjunction with a golf tournament at the Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, N.J. Seton Hall’s student-athletes have exhibited success in a number of ways off playing field as well, through community service initiatives and professional development opportunities. The Pirates’ community outreach programs demonstrated outstanding involvement from

Jimmy O’Donnell Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick Senior Associate Athletics Director Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA

every varsity program in the last two years, as Seton Hall’s student-athletes participated in an array of activities to benefit the community. Seton Hall also instituted an Annual Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, providing its student-athletes with a chance to learn from and meet speakers from across the sports landscape. Lyons arrived at Seton Hall after spending seven years as Iona College’s Director of Athletics, establishing its department as one of the top programs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He was the chief administrator for the Gaels’ 21 NCAA Division I athletics programs. Lyons’ student-athlete centered vision was incorporated into several initiatives at Iona. Working closely with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Lyons emphasized a community service element for all of Iona’s 400+ student-athletes and also displayed a deep commitment to student-athlete development and academic standards through additional support services and facilities in both the compliance and academic services offices. A native of Providence, R.I., Lyons was a two-sport standout in hockey and golf. One of the most prolific scorers in school history, Lyons tallied 80 goals and 90 assists during his 86-game career and led all of NCAA Division I hockey in goals per game during the 1995-96 season. He captained the golf team during his junior and senior seasons and in 1996, received the Joseph O’Connell award, given annually to Iona’s most outstanding student-athlete. In 1999, Lyons earned his master’s degree in teaching from Iona and earned an MBA from the Hagan School of Business in 2004. Lyons has also served as an adjunct professor in both the Biology department at Iona and the Sports Business Management program at Manhattanville College. Lyons is married to the former Rachel Cintolo, DNP, who is a member of the faculty at Rutgers University.

Bryan Felt Associate Athletics Director

Mary Gross Secretary – Director’s Office S E TO N H A L L GA M E P R O G R A M

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PIRATE BLUE ATHLETIC FUND Recognizing Seton Hall University’s long and distinguished athletic history, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund was founded in 1985 by Pirate legend Richie Regan ’53 as the University’s athletic fundraising vehicle. Through annual contributions, Pirate Blue enables the University to fund critical initiatives such as recruiting, travel, equipment, facilities, and academic advising. The funds raised through Pirate Blue are essential in allowing Seton Hall to remain competitive in the BIG EAST Conference. Pirate Blue members have a special connection to the Seton Hall athletic program, as they receive exclusive benefits and invitations, while also playing a key role in the continuing advancement of our student-athletes.

BRYAN FELT Assoc. Athletics Director

JAY JUDGE Asst. Athletics Director

JOSHUA KARP Assistant Director

REYNA SALVATORE Graduate Assistant

MARY LAVERTY Secretary

Development / External Affairs

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COACHING STAFF

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Bozzella, a 1989 graduate of Seton Hall University, is the fourth women’s basketball coach in Seton Hall history. He has 21 years of collegiate head coaching experience, spending the last 11 seasons at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he resurrected the Gaels’ program into a perennial contender in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

ing three MAAC title games and earning four WNIT berths over the past seven seasons.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to come home and coach at this great University,” Bozzella said. “Seton Hall has always been a very special place to me. This is where I grew up, met my wife and now I have a beautiful family that I look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with. With the leadership of President Esteban, Pat Lyons and the support from all the staff, this is a school where we have a great opportunity to be very successful.”

He has coached a pair of MAAC Players of the Year, most recently Damika Martinez in 2013, seen four of his players earn MAAC Rookie of the Year accolades, and has had 21 players named All-MAAC since 2006.

Over the past eight season’s Bozzella’s impact at Iona really began to take shape. During that stretch he posted a 138-116 overall record, reach-

ANTHONY BOZZELLA HEAD COACH Anthony Bozzella was named the new head women’s basketball coach at Seton Hall University by Director of Athletics Pat Lyons on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

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With a 20-13 overall record in 2012-13, Bozzella recorded his third 20-win season at Iona, reached the MAAC championship game for the third time and guided the Gaels to their fourth WNIT appearance.

“We are excited to welcome Tony back to the Seton Hall family to lead our women’s basketball program,” Lyons said. “He brings a wealth of experience to his alma mater after enjoying a plethora of success at his previous three head coaching stops. Tony emerged as the unanimous selection by the committee in a thorough search process. We believe his track record mentoring student-athlete success both on and off the court will continue at Seton Hall University. “

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Bozzella’s 85-56 record in the MAAC over the past seven years is the second best mark in the league. He was named the Co-MAAC Coach of the Year in 2005-06, when he guided the Gaels to their first winning season in 23 years, tying for third place in the MAAC standings before advancing to the semifinals in the conference tournament. Exceptional academic achievement was a trademark for Bozzella during his tenure at Iona. He boasted a 100 percent graduation rate for all the players he recruited in addition to seeing 64 student-athletes earn MAAC All-Academic honors. The Iona women’s basketball program boasted a perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) score in five of his last six seasons and received four-straight NCAA APR Public Recogntion Awards, including most recently for the 2011-12 academic year.

ZZELLA Prior taking the reins at Iona for the 2002-03 season, he commandeered an amazing turnaround in just two years at the head coach at Long Island University. There he coached a team that had not posted a winning record in 21 years to the Northeast Conference championship in just his first season, earning an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. In his second season at LIU the Blackbirds went 18-12 and reached the conference championship game for a second-straight year. Bozzella received his coaching start at Southampton College of Long Island University. In a similar fashion to the way resurrecting programs would come to define his career, Bozzella took over a program that never had a winning season and turned them into a consistent winner. It took him just three seasons to guide Southampton to the first winning record in program history and that started a streak of six-straight winning campaigns, culminating with a program-record 20-9 season in 1999-00.

Bozzella and his wife, Maria, met at Seton Hall University and have been married for more than 20 years. They currently reside in Melville, N.Y., and have two children, Samantha, 17, and Joseph, 14.

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She comes to Seton Hall from Bridgeport University where she served three seasons as the head coach for the Purple Knights. Del Preore also had prior coaching stints with Stevens Institute of Technology and Caldwell College and was a standout player collegiately at Marist College. In three seasons at Bridgeport Del Preore posted a 43-42 overall record, going 18-10 overall and 12-6 in the East Coast Conference during her final season in 2012-13 while coaching a pair of First-Team AllECC selections. In just her first season at Bridgeport she guided the team to 17-14 overall record and advanced to the ECC championship game. Del Preore went to Bridgeport after spending two years as an assistant coach at Stevens, acting as the interim head coach for the Ducks to end the 2009-10 season.

STEPHANIE DEL PREORE ASSISTANT COACH Stephanie Del Preore, a native of Livingston, N.J., begins her first season as an assistant coach at Seton Hall University.

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Collegiately Del Preore was a standout studentathlete at Marist College where she scored 1,114 points and pulled down 670 rebounds, averaging 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 109-career appearances. She graduated in 2004 as the program’s sixth all-time leading scorer and ranked fifth in career rebounds. She was a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Rookie selection in 2000-01 and went on to earn Second-Team All-MAAC honors in 2003-04 when she was also named the Most Valuable Player of the MAAC Tournament while leading the Red Foxes to an NCAA Tournament berth. Following her collegiate career Del Preore played professionally for Club Irlandesas in Leioa, Spain, for one season, leading the team in scoring, rebounding and minutes. Her prep career at Livingston High School ended with her leaving the school as its all-time leading scorer (1,809 points) and rebounder (1,454 rebounds).


She will work primarily with Seton Hall’s guards and will also serve as the Pirates recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining Head Coach Tony Bozzella’s staff at Seton Hall, DeFalco spent three seasons in the same capacity working with Bozzella at Iona College, and she served three seasons as a graduate assistant coach with the women’s basketball program at Sacred Heart University. As an assistant coach at Iona DeFalco’s specialization was with the Gaels’ guards while she also aided in recruiting and scouting duties. In her first season with Iona the Gaels went 1318 overall and 8-10 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), falling in the second round of the MAAC Tournament. During her second year Iona would post a 20-win season, going

20-13 overall. The Gaels advanced to the MAAC Championship game and earned a berth into the WNIT, the fourth postseason appearance in program history. Collegiately DeFalco starred for four seasons as a player for Bozzella at Iona, helping guide the Gaels to several of the most successful campaigns in program history. She graduated as Iona’s alltime leader in three-point field goals and games played. During DeFalco’s junior and senior seasons Iona made back-to-back appearances in the MAAC Championship game and earned consecutive berths to the WNIT in 2007 and 2008. A native of New Brunswick, N.J., DeFalco was a prep basketball star at Immaculata High School before attending Iona.

LAUREN DeFALCO ASSISTANT COACH Lauren DeFalco is in her first season as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Seton Hall University.

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She previously spent four seasons on the sidelines as an assistant coach for her alma mater, Saint Peter’s University, serving as the interim head coach during the 2012-13 season. At Saint Peter’s Jones-Smart worked with the team’s guards in addition to taking on scouting and administrative duties as well as overseeing the program’s academic success. As the academic coordinator she helped the team achieve fourstraight semesters with a team GPA over 3.0. Jones-Smart was a Third-Team All-MAAC selection in 2005 after she led Saint Peter’s in scoring with

TIFFANY JONES-SMART ASSISTANT COACH

Tiffany Jones-Smart begins her first season as an assistant coach at Seton Hall University.

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13.9 points per game and she ranks eighth in program history in scoring average (12.9 ppg) and first in three-point field goal percentage (.419). She played professionally in Gottingen, Germany and Enschede, Holland, from 2006-07, before beginning her coaching career. Jones-Smart graduated with a dual degree in criminal justice and psychology while maintaining a 3.4 grade point average. Jones-Smart was inducted into the Twinsburg High School Hall of Fame in January 2012.


TIM GARDNER

MARISSA FLAGG

DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS

COORDINATOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS

Tim Gardner is in his first season as

Marissa Flagg begins her first season

the Director of Basketball Operations

as the Coordinator of Basketball

for the Seton Hall University women’s

Operations at Seton Hall University.

basketball staff. Gardner comes to Seton Hall from Iona College, where he spent the previous two seasons in the same capacity with the Gaels working under current Seton Hall Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tony Bozzella. In his role as Director of Basketball Operations Gardner will help coordinate travel and community service projects, handle video duties and assist with academic advising in addition to additional operational administrative duties. Prior to joining the staff at Iona, Gardner spent six seasons at Kean University in Union, N.J., where he was women’s basketball program’s the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He also oversaw athletic and recreation facilities, intramurals and events at Kean. During his six seasons as an assistant coach at Kean the women’s basketball team posted an overall record of 147-35, winning three New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championships while making five NCAA Tournament appearances in-

cluding three trips to the section finals and an additional year advancing to the section semifinals. Gardner is a graduate of the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2003. He currently resides in Livingston, N.J., with his wife Stephanie.

Flagg was a standout player for Seton Hall head coach Tony Bozzella at Iona College from 2006-11. During her senior season for the Gaels she started in 29 of her 30 games played, averaging 6.6 points and 3.5 assists per game, ranking third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in assists and fifth in steals.

During her prep career Flagg starred at Cardozo High School in Queens, N.Y., where she scored more than 1,000 points for the Lady Judges. Flagg graduated from Iona in 2011 with a degree in criminal justice. She earned a Master’s of Business in Administrationin Public Relations from Iona in 2013.

Following graduation Flagg played one full season of international basketball, averaging 10 points, six assists and four steals per game for the San Juan Warriors in San Juan Puerto Rico in 2011, leading the league in steals and assists. While pursuing her Master’s of Business in Adminstrationin Public Relations at Iona Flagg was a customer service representative for the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a student associate for the Madison Square Garden - Garden of Dreams Foundation. She was also the head coach of the St. Anthony’s High School (Melville, N.Y.) freshman girls’ basketball team for the 2012-13 season.

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Maseko appeared in 93 games during her fouryear career at Seton Hall, making 68 starts. She started all 31 games for the Pirates during her senior campaign in 2012-13, ranking third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding. Maseko scored a career-high 16 points in a victory over Pittsburgh on Jan. 5, 2013, and recorded three double-doubles. During her senior season she helped lead Seton Hall to five BIG EAST victories, the team’s most since 2007, and the Pirates reached the second round of the BIG EAST Championship for the first time since 2009. Seton Hall also earned signature victories over Rutgers and St. John’s during its 2013 conference campaign.

ALEXANDRA MASEKO GRADUATE ASSISTANT Alexandra Maseko is in her first season as a graduate assistant for the Seton Hall University women’s basketball program. Maseko was a four-year letterwinner at Seton Hall, graduating in May 2013 with a degree in political science. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Diplomacy from the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

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An exemplary student-athlete at the Hall, Maseko was selected as one of seven finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship in her native country of Zimbabwe during the fall of 2012. She is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, and was tabbed as one of Seton Hall’s nominees for BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2013. Additionally Maseko was the Seton Hall Freshman Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2010 and was the recipient of the Pirates’ Top-Ten Student-Athlete Cumulative GPA award in 2011 and 2012.

Margeritte Carlson Assistant Athletic Trainer

coaches and athletic trainers, he adapted exercise prescriptions, assessed goals and researched/ selected equipment and recovery supplements for the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

RYAN CARR STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Prior to joining Iona, Carr spent half a year as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Princeton University, managing similar responsibilities. Before landing with the Tigers, he served his alma mater, the University of Hartford, for nearly six years, serving the last two and a half as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Ryan Carr enters his first year as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Seton Hall. Carr joins the Pirates after nearly two years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College.

At Hartford, Carr implemented strength and conditioning protocols for all teams and designed individual programs for six sports.

For the Gaels, Carr designed and implemented year-round strength and conditioning protocols for 21 athletics programs. A daily communicator with

A former standout soccer player for the Hawks, Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and has four physical fitness certifications.

Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick Senior Associate Athletics Director/ SWA

Matt Geibel Director of Academic Support Services

Vincent Novicki Associate Director / Athletics Communications


ROSTER

ROSTER BREAKDOWN

2013-14 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER

BY ELIGIBILITY

No. Name Pos. 0 Sidney Cook F 1 Tabatha Richardson-Smith F 3 Chizoba Ekedigwe C 4 Jasmine McCall G 5 Alexis Brown G 10 Jordan Mosley G 11 Ka-Deidre Simmons G 14 Elaine Swaby F 15 Brittany Webb C 21 Kathleen Egan G/F 22 Teresa Kucera F/G 23 Tara Inman G 24 Bra’Shey Ali F 44 Janee Johnson F 55 Breanna Jones F

Ht. 6-2 6-0 6-5 5-9 5-8 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0

Cl. RS-Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. RS-Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. RS-So. Sr. Gr.

Hometown (High School) Parkton, N.C. (South View) Bay City, Texas (Bay City) Laurel, Md. (St. Vincent Pallotti) Manalapan, N.J. (Manalapan) Jacksonville, Fla. (Potter’s House Christian Academy) Orlando, Fla. (Timber Creek) Newark, N.J. (Malcolm X. Shabazz) Paterson, N.J. (John F. Kennedy) New York, N.Y. (ASA) (St. Michael Academy) Aberdeen, N.J. (St. John Vianney) Schwabisch Hall, Germany (Theodor Heuss Gymnasium) Holmdel, N.J. (Holmdel) Plainfield, N.J. (Nazareth (N.Y.)) Matthews, N.C. (Gulf Coast CC) (Providence Day) Springfield, Va. (Episcopal)

2013-14 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 24 Bra’Shey Ali F 5 Alexis Brown G 0 Sidney Cook F 21 Kathleen Egan G/F 3 Chizoba Ekedigwe C 23 Tara Inman G 44 Janee Johnson F 55 Breanna Jones F 22 Teresa Kucera F/G 4 Jasmine McCall G 10 Jordan Mosley G 1 Tabatha Richardson-Smith F 11 Ka-Deidre Simmons G 14 Elaine Swaby F 15 Brittany Webb C

Ht. 6-0 5-8 6-2 5-10 6-5 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-8 6-1 6-4

Cl. RS-So. Jr. RS-Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Gr. Fr. So. Jr. So. RS-Jr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown (High School) Plainfield, N.J. (Nazareth (N.Y.)) Jacksonville, Fla. (Potter’s House Christian Academy) Parkton, N.C. (South View) Aberdeen, N.J. (St. John Vianney) Laurel, Md. (St. Vincent Pallotti) Holmdel, N.J. (Holmdel) Matthews, N.C. (Gulf Coast CC) (Providence Day) Hampton, Va. (Hampton) Schwabisch Hall, Germany (Theodor Heuss Gymnasium) Manalapan, N.J. (Manalapan) Orlando, Fla. (Timber Creek) Bay City, Texas (Bay City) Newark, N.J. (Malcolm X. Shabazz) Paterson, N.J. (John F. Kennedy) New York, N.Y. (ASA) (St. Michael Academy)

Seniors (4): Janee Johnson, Breanna Jones, Brittany Webb, Elaine Swaby Juniors (4): Alexis Brown, Chizoba Ekedigwe, Jordan Mosley, Ka-Deidre Simmons Sophomores (3): Bra’Shey Ali, Jasmine McCall, Tabatha Richardson-Smith Freshmen (4): Sidney Cook, Kathleen Egan, Tara Inman, Teresa Kucera

BY POSITION Guards (5): Alexis Brown, Tara Inman, Jasmine McCall, Jordan Mosley, Ka-Deidre Simmons Forwards (6): Bra’Shey Ali, Sidney Cook, Janee Johnson, Breanna Jones, Tabatha Richardson-Smith, Elaine Swaby Guard/Forward (2): Kathleen Egan, Teresa Kucera Centers (2): Chizoba Ekedigwe, Brittany Webb

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Chizoba Ekedigwe Chiz-OH-buh Eck-uh-DEEG-WAY Janee Johnson JAN-AY Bra’Shey Ali Brah-shay Ka-Deidre Simmons Kah-DEE-druh Teresa Kucera KU-chair-ah Tara Inman tear-ah Anthony Bozzella BO-zell-ah

Head Coach: Anthony Bozzella (Seton Hall ‘89) - First Season Assistant Coaches: Stephanie Del Preore (Marist ‘04), Lauren DeFalco (Iona ‘08), Tiffany Jones-Smart (Saint Peter’s ‘06) Director of Basketball Operations: Timothy Gardner (Maryland ‘03) Coordinator of Basketball Operations: Marissa Flagg (Iona ‘11) Graduate Assistant: Alexandra Maseko (Seton Hall ‘13) S E TO N H A L L GA M E P R O G R A M

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MEET THE PIRATES

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JOHN JOHNSON

44 JANEE

SENIOR / FORWARD / 6-1 HOMETOWN: MATTHEWS, N.C. HIGH SCHOOL: PROVIDENCE DAY

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NSON

PIRATE PROFILE Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences-Psychology and Graphic/Ad Arts Favorite professional sports team: Celtics – 2011-12 Favorite Athlete: Ray Allen My favorite movie is: A Beautiful Mind & The Great Gatsby My favorite TV show is: Bob’s Burgers, Scandal & Breaking Bad Before every game I: Listen To Beyonce When I was a kid, my favorite toy was: Barbies What is your favorite candy: Kit-Kats One phone app I can’t do without: Pinterest

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SWABY

14 ELAINE

SENIOR / FORWARD / 6-1 HOMETOWN: PATERSON, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: JOHN F. KENNEDY

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Social & Behavioral Science, Minor in Psyhology Favorite Professional Sports Team: Miami Heat If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: Invisibility Why Seton Hall: Campus size, education, close to home My Favorite Movie Is: Drumline My Favorite Tv Show Is: Scandal Before Every Game I: Take a nap When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Chicken Limbo What Is Your Favorite Candy: Skittles & Snickers One Phone App I Can’t Do Without: Bank of America

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JONE JONES

55 BREANNA

GRADUATE / FORWARD / 6-0 HOMETOWN: SPRINGFIELD, VA. HIGH SCHOOL: EPISCOPAL

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PIRATE PROFILE

Major: Biology, Minor In Environmental Studies Favorite Athlete: I’m My Favorite Athlete If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: To Fly Why Seton Hall: I Transferred From Hampton, Which Was Blue & White And Also The Home Of The Pirates, So I Wanted To Keep That Up. I Also Like Being Close To A Metropolitan Area, But Still In The Suburbs. My Favorite Movie Is: The 5Th Element My Favorite Tv Show Is: Once Upon A Time Before Every Game I: Listen To My Game Playlist On My Ipod

When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Super Soaker What Is Your Favorite Candy: Chocolate, Almost Everything Chocolate

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15 BRITTANY

WEBB

SENIOR / CENTER / 6-4 HOMETOWN: NEW YORK, N.Y. HIGH SCHOOL: ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Criminal Justice Favorite Professional Sports Team: LA Lakers Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: Super strength My Favorite Movie Is: Friday My Favorite Tv Show Is: Law & Order SVU Before Every Game I: Pray When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Etch-A-Sketch What Is Your Favorite Candy: Sour Worms Facebook Or Twitter: Facebook

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brow BROWN

5 ALEXIS

JUNIOR / GUARD / 5-8 HOMETOWN: JACKSONVILLE, FLA. HIGH SCHOOL: POTTER’S HOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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wn PIRATE PROFILE

Major: Liberal Arts, Minor in Public Relations Favorite Professional Sports Team: Miami Heat Favorite Athlete: Lebron James

If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: X-Ray vision Why Seton Hall: Big East My Favorite Movie Is: Baby Boy My Favorite Tv Show Is: Scandal Before Every Game I: Take a Nap

When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Legos What Is Your Favorite Candy: Snickers

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EKED EKEDIGWE

3 CHIZOBA

JUNIOR / CENTER / 6-5 HOMETOWN: LAUREL, MD. HIGH SCHOOL: ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI

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DIGWE

PIRATE PROFILE Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences, Minor in Sociology Favorite Professional Sports Team: Boston Celtics Favorite Athlete: Candace Parker If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: Invisibility – so i can spy on people Why Seton Hall: The Big East and small enough distance away from home My Favorite Movie Is: Inception Before Every Game I: Listen to Lana Del Ray and Theophilus London on my ipod What Is Your Favorite Candy: Smarties One Phone App I Can’t Do Without: Tumbler My First Concert: Coldplay in D.C.

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SIMM SIMMONS

11 KA–DEIDRE

RS-JUNIOR / GUARD / 5-8 HOMETOWN: NEWARK, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: MALCOLM X. SHABAZZ

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MONS PIRATE PROFILE

Major: Broadcasting

Favorite Professional Sports Team: Miami Heat

If I Could Have One Super Power, It Would Be: Invisibility Why Seton Hall: Close to Home

My Favorite Movie Is: Twilight – The Whole Series My Favorite Tv Show Is: Scandal Before Every Game I: Tweet

When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Gameboy What Is Your Favorite Candy: Now And Laters My First Concert: Keyshia Cole

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ALI

24 BRA’SHEY

RS-SOPHOMORE / FORWARD / 6-0 HOMETOWN: PLAINFIELD, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: NAZARETH (N.Y.)

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ALI


PIRATE PROFILE Major: Social & Behavioral Science Favorite Professional Sports Team: L.A. Lakers Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: To Fly Why Seton Hall: Close to home, good school, and to help change the program My Favorite Movie Is: Love & Basketball My Favorite Tv Show Is: Fresh Prince of Bel Air When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: A basketball What Is Your Favorite Candy: Now and Laters Facebook Or Twitter: Neither

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Mc McCALL

4 JASMINE

SOPHOMORE / GUARD / 5-9 HOMETOWN: MANALAPAN, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: MANALAPAN

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Sports Management Favorite Professional Sports Team: New York Knicks Favorite Athlete: Derrick Rose If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: To fly Why Seton Hall: Close to home, academics, and great sports program My Favorite Tv Show Is: Law & Order Before Every Game I: Call my parents When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Yo-Yo What Is Your Favorite Candy: Candy corn Facebook Or Twitter: Facebook

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RICH RICHARDSON-SMITH

1 TABATHA

SOPHOMORE / FORWARD / 6-0 HOMETOWN: BAY CITY, TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL: BAY CITY

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HARDSO PIRATE PROFILE

Major: Communications

Favorite Athlete: Kevin Durant

If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: To fly

Why Seton Hall: Good size campus, great academics, away from home My Favorite Movie Is: Baby Boy & Friday

My Favorite Tv Show Is: House of Payne Before Every Game I: Listen to music

What Is Your Favorite Candy: Snickers Facebook Or Twitter: Instagram My First Concert: B.O.B

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COO COOK

o SIDNEY

RS-FRESHMAN / FORWARD / 6-2 HOMETOWN: PARKTON, N.C. HIGH SCHOOL: SOUTH VIEW

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Communications/Public Relations Favorite Professional Sports Team: Brooklyn Nets Favorite Athlete: Lebron James If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: To have any super power at any time My Favorite Movie Is: Bridesmaids My Favorite Tv Show Is: Bob’s Burgers Before Every Game I: Read a note my mom gave me When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Buzz Lightyear doll Facebook Or Twitter: Neither My First Concert: Rihanna – Diamonds World Tour

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EGAN EGAN

21 KATHLEEN

FRESHMAN / GUARD/FORWARD / 5-10 HOMETOWN: ABERDEEN, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: ST. JOHN VIANNEY

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Undecided Favorite Professional Sports Team: Yankees Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: Invisibility Why Seton Hall: My sister graduated from here and the coaching staff My Favorite Tv Show Is: Grey’s Anatomy Before Every Game I: Sing When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: My Madeline doll house What Is Your Favorite Candy: Reese’s My First Concert: Hilary Duff

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INMAN

23 TARA

FRESHMAN / GUARD / 5-9 HOMETOWN: HOLMDEL, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: HOLMDEL

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Undecided Favorite Professional Sports Team: Knicks Favorite Athlete: Carmelo Anthony If I Could Have One Super Power It Would Be: Freeze Time Why Seton Hall: Coaching staff & campus My Favorite Movie Is: Coach Carter My Favorite Tv Show Is: Family Guy When I Was A Kid, My Favorite Toy Was: Barbies What Is Your Favorite Candy: Smarties My First Concert: Hannah Montana

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KUCERA

22 TERESA

FRESHMAN / GUARD/FORWARD / 6-1 HOMETOWN: SCHWÄBISCH HALL, GERMANY HIGH SCHOOL: THEODOR HEUSS GYMNASIUM

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KUC


PIRATE PROFILE Major: Undecided Favorite professional sports team: New York Knicks Favorite Athlete: Usain Bolt If I could have one super power it would be: Fly Why Seton Hall: I loved the team My favorite movie is: The Hunger Games Before every game I: Listen to music When I was a kid, my favorite toy was: Cars What is your favorite candy: Chocolate Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

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MO MOSLEY

1O JORDAN

JUNIOR / GUARD / 5-9 HOMETOWN: ORLANDO, FLA. HIGH SCHOOL: TIMBER CREEK

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PIRATE PROFILE Major: Psychology Favorite professional sports team: Venus & Serena Williams – doubles tennis Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams If I could have one super power it would be: Super genius Why Seton Hall: Academics, coaches, team My favorite movie is: Silver Linings Playbook My favorite TV show is: Scandal When I was a kid, my favorite toy was: Bike What is your favorite candy: Lemon Heads My first concert: The Roots & Lauryn Hill

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CENTER FOR SPORTS MEDICINE The recently completed Center for Sports Medicine reopened in July 2013 after an extensive augmentation and renovation of the previous space. The new facility provides an outlet for Seton Hall student athletes to benefit from cutting-edge medical care without ever leaving campus. Perhaps the most significant advancement, the brand-new Hydrotherapy Room features three 14-foot inground Hydro Worx tubs, allowing the dedicated athletic training staff to best serve the studentathletes’ rehabilitation and recovery. Of these tubs, one is a “Polar Plunge” for cold therapy, one is a “Thermal Plunge,” for heat therapy and the third includes a state-of-the-art underwater treadmill. The third tub operates with variable water depths and includes a video system to monitor the student-athlete’s progress on the treadmill both above and beneath the water line. The training room is adorned with Seton Hall’s marks and also includes new treatment areas, tables and taping stations. It also includes an on-site office for the Pirates’ physicians.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The 2,500-square foot varsity weight room inside the Richie Regan Athletics Center received a complete overhaul including a new appealing design, state-of-the-art equipment and marquee amenities. The equipment comes from the Power Lift Company of Jefferson, Iowa and is regarded as highly durable, technologically advanced and of the highest quality in the industry. Dramatic improvements were made aesthetically to the facility as well, including graphics portraying current athletes and Seton Hall greats from yesteryear, expanded office space to allow for future additions to the strength and conditioning staff, flat screen televisions, and digital surround sound.

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ACADEMIC ADVISING LIFE SKILLS MISSION To provide life skills support in the areas of academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service through the distribution of NCAA, BIG EAST Conference and Seton Hall resources. Seton Hall University’s Life Skills program will provide on-going educational opportunities to student-athletes to further develop these areas and make our student-athletes into successful leaders of the future. ATHLETICS EXCELLENCE Seton Hall is committed to excellence in all areas and strives to provide its programs with the resources to succeed on the field of competition. The Department of Athletics will seek out top professionals to serve as coaches, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists who can impart expert knowledge and direction to the student-athletes. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Seton Hall provides a comprehensive academic support program for its Student-Athletes. Specifically, the Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes provides tutoring, review sessions, study groups and writing development for Seton Hall student-athletes, as well as regular interaction with faculty. CAREER DEVELOPMENT Seton Hall provides a comprehensive career development program for its student-athletes in conjunction with The Career Center at Seton Hall University. Components of the program range from resume writing and interviewing techniques, to the graduate school application processes, seminars from business leaders within the Seton Hall community and education on post-graduate scholarship opportunities. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Seton Hall provides several seminars on different personal topics throughout the year. Workshops vary from sports nutrition to hazing prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, and business etiquette.

ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER Named after former Pirate baseball student-athlete, coach, administrator and loyal supporter, Charles W. Doehler; the Academic Center for Excellence opened in the fall of 2013 and highlights Seton Hall’s commitment to the success of its student-athletes both on and off the playing field. The new space features a main study area, two group meeting spaces, two private tutoring rooms and offices for the department’s full-time academic advisors. The renovation created a state of the art environment to enhance students’ academic and personal development.

MATT GEIBEL Director

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AMANDA DIDONATO Associate Director

RYAN WESTMAN Academic Advisor

MARISSA MUOIO Graduate Assistant

KIRBY GROVES Graduate Assistant


H.A.L.L. PROGRAM Seton Hall University is committed to the growth and wellbeing of our student-athletes. We have created The H.A.L.L. Program (Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders). The H.A.L.L. Program works in conjunction with the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program by focusing on building leaders within the Seton Hall community while enhancing the quality of the student-athlete experience as a whole. The mission of the H.A.L.L. Program is to over the course of the student-athletes’ time at Seton Hall University, be the catalyst that transforms high school graduates into student-athlete leaders, and then leaders in the professional world. The H.A.L.L. Program consists of five different components, each beneficial in their own way in aiding in the development of a future leader. The five components are Leadership Development, Student-Athlete Welfare Enhancement, Academic and Athletic Success Initiatives, Community Enrichment, and Spiritual Growth. Each of these components will provide the studentathletes with the skills and resources necessary to face and overcome potential challenges, on and off the playing surface, and to be as successful as they possibly can be inside the classrooms and in their future.

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