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Senior Natalie Nevins runs out as the announcer calls her name for the starting 11 before the Aug. 27, 2023 Drexel game. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATALIE NEVINS

An uphill battle

Natalie Nevins, Copy Editor May 1, 2024

For the past 18 years of my life, a soccer ball has always been at my feet.  From the moment I could hold myself up on my two little legs, I was learning how to kick a ball in the smallest size pink...

Matt Kirchgasser ’24, the women’s basketball team Hawk mascot, flaps his wings during the matchup against
Rider, Nov. 7. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

Q&A with the graduating women’s basketball Hawk

Zach Podolnick and Monica Sowinski May 1, 2024

The women’s basketball Hawk mascot, Matthew Kirchgasser ’24, is retiring after two years of flapping. The Hawk sat down with Kirchgasser to ask about his time as the mascot: The Hawk: Why did you...

Graduate student Colin Yablonski pitches against Delaware, April 23. PHOTO: LEAH CATLYN ’27/THE HAWK

‘Sometimes the script flips’

Mia Messina, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

It was simple. All La Salle’s baseball team had to do was win one game against St. Joe’s to secure a spot in the 2021 Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Just one win would put off the inevitable...

Hannah and Kaylie Griffin have been around St. Joes basketball their entire lives.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CINDY GRIFFIN

St. Joe’s basketball shaped Griffin family’s love for the game

Mia Messina April 24, 2024

When the St. Joe’s women’s basketball team won the Atlantic 10 championship in 2013, members of the program participated in the tradition of cutting down a piece of the net. Alongside the team...

GRAPHIC: MIA MESSINA ’25/ THE HAWK

Student-athlete program normalizes mental health conversations

Natalie Nevins April 24, 2024

When Katie Carnaghi was hired as an athletic trainer at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in 2022, she wanted to tackle an issue at the forefront for student-athletes: their mental...

graphic of a scale with a woman basketball athlete lower than the male athlete

Disparity remains in NCAA basketball revenue distribution

Billy Scott April 24, 2024

College basketball has always been a captivating product for sports fans. The fans are passionate, there’s a nostalgic feel to it and the fan bases are electric. Some would argue that March Madness...

Graphic of a soccer field in a stadium with text reading UNION

‘Soob,’ ‘DOOP’ and ‘U’: Philadelphia Union match day guide

Chris Sletvold April 24, 2024

Soccer is my favorite sport to watch live. The atmosphere and constant action make for a unique experience, even compared to other sports. With the 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season in full swing,...

First-year guard Xzayvier Brown attempts a jump shot against the George Washington defense, Feb. 21. PHOTO: MADELINE WILLIAMS ’26/THE HAWK

‘There’s nothing like a Philly guard’

Mia Messina April 17, 2024
How Philly native Xzayvier Brown made an impact in his first season at St. Joe’s
Graduate student Matt Bohmer attacks the Towson defense, Feb. 23.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

Matt Bohmer sets new men’s lacrosse scoring record

Mia Messina April 17, 2024

It didn’t take long for St. Joe’s lacrosse player Matt Bohmer to find the back of the net in the Hawks’ Atlantic 10 opener against High Point March 30. Less than a minute into the game, attacker...

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