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Defender Oratile Makurube quickly changes directions during a June 15 match between the Regional Ladies Emmarentia Pirates and the Peace Makers Ladies. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK ’26/THE HAWK

Sailing the soccer seas

Maximus Fisher, Sports Writer June 23, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa – Twice a week, 19-year-old Oratile Makurube travels 45 minutes from her home in the township of Soweto to Randburg, a northern suburb of Johannesburg, to play soccer.  Makurube...

Katie Meyer celebrates a win with Stanford soccer fans. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATIE’S SAVE

Turning grief into action: ‘Katie wanted to change the world’

Natalie Nevins March 20, 2024

An absolute force of nature on the soccer field, Katie Meyer, senior captain and goalkeeper for Stanford University’s women’s soccer team, was eagerly waiting on a decision from Stanford Law School...

The cryotherapy chamber at Orange Cryo Wellness in Conshohoken. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATIE CAPPELLETTI ’24

Testing the benefits of cryotherapy

Katie Cappelletti November 8, 2023

Here’s the thing: cryotherapy is cold. Like, shockingly cold. Just seconds after I entered the cryotherapy chamber, my entire body began to tremble. I was shoulder deep in what looked like a seven-foot-tall...

Natalie Nevins ’24 practices grounding on Saint Marys Lawn.
PHOTO: KATIE CAPPELLETTI ’24

Trying grounding as a student-athlete

Natalie Nevins November 1, 2023

Eyes closed, my bare feet skimming the grass, I grounded myself in an enigmatic act of nothingness. The longer my feet stayed connected to the Earth, the farther I was transported into a world...

First-year Juliette Muro brings a Spanish style of play to the Hawks midfield
PHOTO COURTESY OF SIDELINE PHOTOS

Soccer player brings a new brand of ‘fútbol’ to Hawk Hilll

Mia Messina October 4, 2023

Juliette Muro woke up at 6 a.m. Aug. 20, prepared to watch her home country of Spain take on England in the women’s World Cup with her suitemate and teammate, Jailyn Parrotte. Muro, a first-year...

Senior Maddie Anderson attacks the Temple defense Sept. 7, during out of conference play.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SIDELINE PHOTOS

Q&A with women’s soccer A-10 Offensive Player of the Week

Julianna Howell September 27, 2023

Senior Maddie Anderson led St. Joe’s Women’s soccer team to a 3-2 road win against University of Richmond in their second game of conference play. Anderson scored two goals in the final 15 minutes...

Fred King last coached Division I men’s soccer as a volunteer assistant at Harvard University in 2007.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. JOHNS ATHLETICS

Women’s associate head coach steps in to coach men’s team

Riley Frain March 2, 2021

With the spring 2021 St. Joe’s men’s soccer season on the horizon, the team was working hard in the lead-up to their season opener against St. John’s University, a team nationally ranked at No. 21. However,...

Money played collegiately at Rowan University. PHOTO SJU ATHLETICS

Women’s soccer adds former pro to coaching staff

Christopher Kline October 20, 2020

Shelby Money, a college soccer standout, former professional player and seasoned coach, will join the St. Joe’s women’s soccer team as their new assistant coach, working specifically with the goalkeepers...

Dean Vagnozzi previously donated heart monitors to the women’s soccer program. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Father of women’s soccer player makes donation to team

Anthony D'Angelico October 22, 2019

The father of St. Joe’s women’s soccer player senior Gabrielle Vagnozzi made a donation of $27,000 to the women’s soccer team. The money donated by Dean Vagnozzi, a former real estate investor,...

Cuccio (left) and Perrott (right) have held opponents to 0.83 goals against per game this season. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/ THE HAWK

Goalkeepers step up for women’s soccer

Michael Droogan September 10, 2019

Following the graduation of all time wins leader, Grace Bendon ’19, the women’s soccer team has found not one, but two keepers to take her place. Senior Cameron Perrott and freshman Emily Cuccio have...

At the Old Parks Soccer Club in Randburg, South Africa, Head Coach Jayson Francis talks to players on the clubs all-female team before an evening practice.  PHOTO: Carly Calhoun 21

World Cup appearance inspires female soccer players in South Africa

Alex Hargrave July 16, 2019

Randburg, South Africa — While soccer is one of the most popular sports in South Africa, for female players, it is an activity in which gender-based discrimination poses considerable challenges.  The...

Grace Bendon is the winningest goalkeeper in St. Joes womens soccer history. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Goalkeeper leads dialogue on LGBTQ experience

Ana Faguy April 30, 2019

Grace Bendon was a 16-year-old sophomore in high school and a stand-out soccer player when she and her former girlfriend went public with their relationship. “I was nervous about what the upperclassmen...

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