Red Storm

Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Two Johnnies fence for Olympic gold
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 9:57AM

The Red Storm has had a lot to talk about lately. Its women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen; the baseball team broke into the NCAA Super Regionals and had five players drafted by the major leagues; and Maurice Harkless is the first Johnny to be drafted by the NBA [...]

Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
Moe Harkless drafted by Philadelphia 76ers
News Terence M. Cullen 6/28/2012 at 9:05PM

After more than three months of waiting and debating, Moe Harkless is in the NBA. The 6-foot-8 small forward who spent only one year playing at St. John’s was selected 15th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers – becoming the first Red Storm player in 12 years to be a first-round pick. The Jamaica, Queens native [...]

St. John’s asst. coach Mike Dunlap named head coach of Charlotte Bobcats
News Billy Rennison 6/19/2012 at 9:34AM

The pipeline that Steve Lavin has created from St. John’s to the NBA is not for players only. Assistant coach Mike Dunlap has been named as the next head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats — his first head coaching job at the Division I or NBA level. Dunlap, 54, took over Red Storm coaching duties [...]

Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 3:57PM

St. Dominic High School head baseball coach Richard Garrett was sitting at his desk on Tuesday, June 5 when his BlackBerry began “buzzing like a pinball machine.” Immediately he knew what had happened as he saw various texts from assistant coaches and players that read “sixth round.” The text barrage was to let him know [...]

Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
Four Johnnies go in first 6 rounds of MLB Draft
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 3:59PM

The Red Storm is on a roll. As the St. John’s University baseball team swept through the NCAA Division 1 regional tournament with three straight victories, the Johnnies stormed the second day of the 2012 MLB Draft, as four players were selected within the first six rounds. Junior outfielder Jeremy Baltz, who batted .345 this [...]

St. John’s baseball advances to Super Regionals for first time
St. John’s baseball advances to Super Regionals for first time
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/04/2012 at 3:19PM

It’s a bird, it’s a plane— no it’s the “Super” Johnnies. Led by sophomore Frank Schwindel’s perfect 5 for 5 day at the plate, the Red Storm knocked out No. 1 seeded University of North Carolina, 9-5, in the Chapel Hill region and knocked down the doors to its first ever Super Regional tournament. Junior [...]

A basketball player kids have to look up to
A basketball player kids have to look up to
Sports Liam La Guerre 5/23/2012 at 11:17AM

There’s more than one reason for kids to “look up” to 7’3” Curtis Johnson. Johnson, a Queens resident and former Red Storm big man at St. John’s University, will perform in entertainment basketball games at York College on June 4 and 6, to amuse and mentor kids from Pre-K to eight grade. “I just want [...]

Congrats grads!
Congrats grads!
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 5/16/2012 at 1:57PM

St. John’s University graduated nearly 3,000 students on Mother’s Day, May 13, for its 142nd Commencement festivities. “Today is one of my favorite days of the year, when we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our students,” said Rev. Donald Harrington, president of the university. “And, I have to say that in my 23 years [...]

Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
Queens native and St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless declares for NBA Draft
News Billy Rennison 3/19/2012 at 4:41PM

After an award-winning freshman season, Moe Harkless has decided to test the waters of the NBA draft. The Queens native announced his decision on Monday, March 19 at Madison Square Garden alongside his mother Rosa and Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I [...]

Moe Harkless named Big East Rookie of the Week
Moe Harkless named Big East Rookie of the Week
News Billy Rennison 2/27/2012 at 12:10PM

St. John’s freshmen continue to rack up accolades as Moe Harkless was named the Big East’s Rookie of the Week, the conference announced. This is Harkless’ second Rookie of the Week honor and the third time a Red Storm player has taken home the award this year. The Queens native averaged 18 points per game [...]