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Benjamin Michael Davis

Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor

WSN’s most bitter midwesterner is a sophomore in CAS studying Politics who has embraced a lifestyle and schedule founded upon his love of chaos. You can often find him out until 6 or 7 a.m. and awake again by 9 or 10. Why does he average less than four hours of sleep each night? How does he spend these hours awake? Typically by wandering the streets, working on essays he should’ve started weeks ago or loudly questioning why people don’t believe in such obvious inevitabilities as climate change or the Twins winning the next three World Series.

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Ethan Feldman, senior in CAS,  scored a team-high 16 points in the Championship Game of the Hampton Inn Jim Beaudry Classic. (Via NYU Athletics)

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Undefeated Over Thanksgiving Break

Men’s basketball won their only game this week, while the women won both of theirs. Many other sports will return to action this coming weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Dec 2, 2019

Men’s Basketball NYU crossed the .500 mark on Sunday, beating Rosemont College 88-73 to move to 4-3 on the year. The Violets got off to a slow start to the game, trailing 16-11...

Dillan Spector, CAS junior, is one of the three runners from NYU. They competed at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 23. (Via NYU Atheletics)

Three Cross Country Runners Compete in NCAA Division III Championships

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving split their meets, women’s basketball dropped its first game of the year, men’s basketball won both of its games and wrestling competed in the NYS Championships.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 25, 2019

Cross Country Three of NYU’s runners participated in the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday. Steinhardt first-year Siena Moran and CAS first-year Leah Haley ran in...

The womens basketball team during a practice in Feb. 2018. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Basketball Continues to Dominate

The men’s basketball team picked up their first win, three cross country runners advanced to nationals, fencing and soccer fell, women’s volleyball advanced to the ECAC finals and wrestling took home fourth in their tournament.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 18, 2019

Women’s Basketball The Violets continued to run through their opponents this week, beating Farmingdale State on Tuesday and Sarah Lawrence College and Stevens University this...

The women’s softball team and the men’s soccer team will be advancing to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship Tournament. (Staff Photos by Sam Klein and Marva Shi)

Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer Make Postseason

The women’s volleyball team and men’s soccer teams have been selected to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship Tournament, extending their seasons.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 15, 2019

Last week marked the end of the regular season for many NYU teams, but on Monday, it was announced that two teams had made the postseason. Men’s soccer and women’s volleyball...

Stern Senior Honore Collins swims for NYU Womens Swimming & Diving team. (via NYU Athletics)

Swimming and Diving Teams Win NYU Fall Open

Men’s fencing and both basketball teams opened their seasons. Women’s volleyball and both soccer teams finished their seasons. Wrestling and men’s cross country competed in meets this weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 10, 2019

Men’s Fencing The men’s fencing team opened its season at the Temple University Open last Sunday. While there was no team scoring, many Violets were successful. In the foil,...

Stern freshman Haley Holz spikes the ball over the net during a match against SUNY Cortland. (Via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Volleyball Wins Four Straight on the Way to UAA Tournament

Wrestling and fencing opened their seasons, while the soccer teams saw mixed results and the cross country teams competed at the UAA Championships.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 4, 2019

Wrestling The wrestling team placed fourth of 14 teams at the Ithaca College Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Violets ended with 115 points, and the tournament was won...

Dillan Spector is a CAS junior on NYUs cross country team. (Via Twitter)

Cross Country Junior Overcomes Injury and Family Illness

Dillan Spector’s running career has been characterized by his work ethic, which has driven his success through many challenges.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Nov 4, 2019

In this year’s Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, CAS junior Dillan Spector recorded his best 8K race time. The 25 minute and 9 second time was the second best of NYU’s runners...

Christopher Sandoli will be joining NYU’s Track and Field team as an assistant coach for the team’s pole vaulters. (Via NYU Athletics)

Track and Field Hires Decorated New Assistant Coach

Christopher Sandoli will coach the men’s and women’s pole vaulters.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Oct 28, 2019

The indoor track and field season is only a few months away, and on Tuesday the Violets moved to add a new pole vaulting coach to their staff. Christopher Sandoli comes to NYU...

Sophomore Tiffany Luong competes at the NCAA Fencing Championships. (Via NYU Athletics)

Men’s Fencer Competes in Tokyo 2020 Qualifier

Men’s and women’s swimming & diving opened their seasons with wins against Rowan University, and men’s and women’s soccer shut out their opponents this weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Oct 28, 2019

Men’s Fencing CAS senior Grant Williams competed in the NAC North American Cup in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend. The tournament gives out points, which fencers use to...

Three NYU womens tennis team members played in the Oracle ITA Cup in Rome on Thursday. Left to right: Anna Maria Buraya, Karina Jensurd and Anastasiia Balyk.  (Via NYU Athletics)

Women’s Tennis Competes in the Oracle ITA Cup

Both cross country teams finished fifth, women’s volleyball went 2-1 on the week and men’s soccer split their games while women’s soccer dropped both.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Oct 21, 2019

Women’s Volleyball NYU went 2-1 this week with wins against Baruch College on Tuesday and Brandeis University on Sunday. On their senior night, the Violets swept Baruch 25-14,...

Joseph Burlison (second from left) broke one of three records today for NYU. (via NYU Athletics)

Men’s Golf Puts up Back-to-Back First-Place Finishes, Historic Performance on Sunday

Women’s golf finished their season on a high note, women’s soccer split their matches, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball continued to win and men’s cross country ran in the Metropolitan Championships.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Oct 15, 2019

Men’s Golf The Violets finished their fall season strong, with two straight first place finishes this week, the latter breaking school records. Last Sunday, NYU closed out...

The NYU Men’s soccer team warming up at a practice on Randall’s Island. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Men’s Soccer Wins Fourth Straight, Moves Back to .500

Men’s golf tied for second on day one of their tournament this weekend. Women’s volleyball went 2-1. Both cross country teams ran in the Paul Short Invitational, and both soccer teams beat Case Western Reserve.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Oct 7, 2019

Men’s Golf After one day of the Liberty League Fall preview this weekend the Violets sat in second place. Their combined score of 302 on the par-72 course was second to the...

Staff Rants and Raves: Sports

Staff Rants and Raves: Sports

See what our staff has to say about one of NYU’s least favorite things.

Rants On Trying — And Failing — To Be Good By Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor I played baseball for eight years growing up. It was one of my favorite sports; it consumed...

CAS junior Coco Kulle returns a shot at a Sept. 22 tournament. (via NYU Athletics)

Three Women’s Tennis Players Advance to Nationals

Women’s tennis and men’s and women’s soccer were very successful this week, while men’s and women’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s cross country and women’s volleyball had average performances.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Sep 30, 2019

Men’s Golf The Violets finished up the Williams College Fall Invitational last Sunday, ending up in fourth place of 25 teams. NYU shot 301 on the second day to bring their...

NYU Mens Varsity Soccer competes at an NYU-NJCU match. (via NYU Athletics)

Men’s Soccer on a Winning Streak After Slow Start

This past weekend, the men's soccer team snapped its five game winless streak and women's volleyball recorded its first UAA win of the season. See how the rest of the Violets did in our weekly sports update.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Sep 23, 2019

Men’s Golf The Violets finished off the Duke Nelson Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 15, shooting 288 on the day and 579 for the tournament. This was more than enough to win the...

Sophomore Oliver Kleban takes a shot in a September 2018 game against John Jay. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Soccer Takes Home Opener by a Wide Margin

This weekend, the women’s volleyball and soccer teams picked up big wins, while the golf and tennis teams did well in multi-day tournaments, and men’s soccer ended its losing streak.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Sep 16, 2019

Women’s Volleyball  The women’s volleyball team continued its winning ways this weekend, sweeping every match that they played in the Kean Invite. The team is now 10-1...

Nazzarine Waldon of NYU Women’s Volleyball spikes the ball against Hunter College. (Staff Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Volleyball Picks up Three Wins, Now 6-1 on the Season

Over the weekend, women's volleyball and women's soccer pulled out wins to continue their impressive starts to the season. Meanwhile, the men's soccer team has yet to win a game this season.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Sep 9, 2019

Women’s Volleyball The now 6-1 Violets easily picked up three wins before narrowly falling to Springfield College on Saturday. NYU started the week with a win against Arcadia...

First-year Siena Moran has been the top NYU finisher at all three meets this fall, leading the Violets to a ninth-place regional ranking. (Staff Photo by Sam Klein)

Women’s Cross Country Team Has Five Top 10 Finishers

A recap of everything NYU athletics from August 30 to September 2.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Sep 3, 2019

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team started off this season on a low point, but has been making improvements in its two games so far. In their first game of the year, the Violets...

Graham Chatoor, swimmer for the NYU men’s team, competed at the 2019 Pan American Games. (via NYU Athletics)

NYU Swimmer Breaks Trinidad and Tobago Record at 2019 Pan American Games

CAS sophomore Graham Chatoor broke a national record while representing Trinidad and Tobago in two races.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Aug 24, 2019

relax after the school year ended, CAS sophomore and NYU men’s swimming team member Graham Chatoor was preparing for yet another test — the 2019 Pan American Games. Representing...

New sports facilities are included in the layout plan for the in-progress NYU building on Mercer St. (Graphic via NYU)

New 181 Mercer Facility to House Basketball and Wrestling Teams

The new building will serve as home to many varsity teams, including wrestling, basketball and fencing.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor Aug 24, 2019

Just around the block from the Angelika Film Center, yet another construction project is underway at 181 Mercer St. Tucked between Bleecker and Houston Streets, NYU’s latest...

A rendering of the new  Global Cyber Center that will be on 17th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea. (Courtesy of NYCEDC)

NYU Fights for Cyber Security

Benjamin Michael Davis, Contributing Writer Oct 22, 2018
As companies continue to transition to digital content and records, many look for innovative ways to protect their now-online content from hackers and other threats.