College Round-up: Three Red Storm stars pick up Big East soccer honors

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The St. John’s women’s soccer team defeated Rutgers for the first time in program history, shut out Seton Hall for the first time since 1994 and tied No. 14 Villanova in a pretty decent week of Big East soccer.

The reward? Three players, Dominica Reina, Courtney Rett and Tina Fogg, earned Big East honors.

Reina, a sophomore forward, was named co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goals against Rutgers and Seton Hall. Reina now has 11 goals, including five game-winners.

Rett, a junior defender, earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors, anchoring a Red Storm defense that notched two shutouts and scored the game-tying goal at Villanova.

Fogg, a senior goalkeeper, was named Goalkeeper of the Week after allowing just one goal in 290 minutes. After recording back-to-back shutouts, she made a career-high 15 saves against the Wildcats.

St. John’s (8-4-4, 2-3) can clinch a Big East tournament berth this weekend when the Red Storm hosts Virginia Tech Friday at 4 p.m. and Georgetown in the regular season finale Sunday at 1 p.m.

Molloy 5, Queens College 2. Chivon Noonan had two goals and Lauren Catania had a goal and two assists for Molloy (5-7-1, 4-3) in a New York Collegiate Athletic Conference match Saturday in Rockville Centre. Queens drops to 4-7, 2-4.

Men’s Soccer

St. John’s 1, Syracuse 1. Andre Schmid scored the game’s first goal off Chris Corcoran’s cross in the second minute, but the Orangemen tied the match in the 84th minute when Guido Cristofori found Jarret Park, who beat Red Storm keeper Billy Gaudette.

Syracuse (7-5-2, 3-3-1) outshot the Red Storm, 20-11, the first time St. John’s didn’t have an advantage in shots this season.

Medgar Evers 2, York 1. Sekou Forbes and Atiba Amoroso scored for Medgar Evars (8-7-1, 4-2-1 CUNY), while York drops to 5-4-1, 3-3-1, in the conference.

Oops, we did it again

St. John’s scored the first touchdown of the game, when Matt Millheiser hit Matt May for a 33-yard pass, but Duquesne, the top-ranked Division I-AA team in the nation, reeled off 63 unanswered points in a 63-7 drubbing Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

It was the Red Storm’s fifth consecutive loss.

Millheiser was intercepted three times and St. John’s (1-5, 1-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) netted five yards on 32 carries against Duquesne (7-0, 4-0), which was led by Kyle Postell, who rushed 22 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

After three straight road games, St. John’s returns home to face St. Peter’s (5-3, 4-1) Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Commitments, Part II

Caitlin Kennedy, a 5-foot-10 forward on the St. Francis Prep girls’ basketball team, has verbally committed to Stonehill College, according to Terriers coach Ton Finn. Kennedy averaged 14 points and nine rebounds a game for St. Francis Prep, which went 21-8 and captured its third straight CHSAA Class B championship.

Fore the record books

St. John’s sophomore Jaclyn Sanders carded a final round four-over par 76 to earn individual honors at the Rutgers Invitational, held at the Rutgers University Golf Course this weekend.

Sanders, who finished the 36-hole tournament at nine-over par 153, is the first individual winner for the St. John’s women’s golf program, in its first year.

Sanders finished three strokes ahead of Rutgers’ Jeannine Mondesandro, to lead the Red Storm to a third-place finish, two strokes behind champion Georgetown and one behind Boston College.

Freshman Christin Thomson earned her second top-10 finish of the young season, finishing tied for ninth at 18-over par 163.

The Red Storm concludes its fall season when the team travels to Reston, Va. to play in the Georgetown Hoya Classic on Oct. 25 through Oct. 27.

Reach Associate Sports Editor Dylan Butler by email at or call 229-0300, Ext. 143.

Posted 7:25 pm, October 10, 2011
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