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Cameron Moore scores in NYU’s fourth victory of five on Sunday, prior to the game against Purchase College on Tuesday.

Men’s Basketball Sluggish in Midweek Game

December 7, 2016
The men's basketball took on Purchase College on Tuesday.
Tim Kou set the NYU record in the 100-yard breaststroke at the MIT Winter Invitational.

Swimming Highlights Weekend By Michael Thompson

December 5, 2016
Winter sports action this weekend included fencing, wrestling, swimming and diving, and basketball.
Kaitlyn Read was NYU’s top scorer in its victory against New Paltz on Tuesday.

Women’s Basketball Stays on the Ball

November 30, 2016
The women's basketball took on the SUNY New Paltz Hawks yesterday evening at home.
Shaye McGoey was one of four to score in the double figures during NYU’s victory against the Staten Island Dolphins.

Basketball: Women Roll On, Men Split

November 28, 2016
The lady Violets took home two wins while the men fell to Yeshiva University this weekend.

Brooklyn Dodgers MLB star and NYU alum Ralph Branca passed away on Wednesday.

Violet Alum Ralph Branca Passes

November 28, 2016
WSN offers their thoughts on the loss of Violet alum and MLB legend Ralph Branca.
NYU took 75 points to Baruch’s 43 in the women’s basketball, with Amy Harioka leading the offence.

Basketball Continues Early Surge

November 21, 2016
The NYU basketball teams enjoyed a flurry of success as they opened their seasons.
Kaitlyn Read scored 15 of NYU’s 60 points in the first game of the season.

Women’s Basketball Kicks Off Season With Rocky Win

November 16, 2016
The women's basketball team successfully tipped off their season Tuesday against the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Junior captain of NYU’s wrestling team, Raymond Jazikoff, won all four of his bouts in the first dual matches of 2016-2017.

Weekend: Fall Sports Wrap Up

November 14, 2016
The week(end) in NYU sports, featuring the NCAA cross country regional championships, volleyball playoffs and more early season wrestling action.

Senior Nia Sorgente finished in second place in both her women’s diving events on Saturday.

NYU Stands out in Weekend Athletics

November 7, 2016
A recap of Violet weekend sports action, including wrestling, cross country, swimming and diving, and volleyball's finale.
Starting the fencing season strong, sophomore Jacqueline Tubbs placed seventh out of 75 fencers at the Temple Collegiate Open.

Weekend: Volleyball Sputters to End

October 31, 2016
A handful of NYU teams started their seasons, including the grapplers and the DI fencing team, as well as continued efforts from cross country and volleyball.
Sophomore Maddie Pena, determined, makes her way to score final goal off an assist.

Women’s Soccer Team Ride Momentum Into 3-0 Win

October 25, 2016
The women's soccer team hoped to keep the good times rolling on Monday as they headed to Hackettstown, New Jersey to play Centenary College.
Womens volleyball played a close match against Montclair State, with junior Rayne Ellis and two other teammates each achieving double-digit kills.

No End to Skid For Volleyball Over Weekend

October 24, 2016
The NYU women's volleyball team continued their downswing on Friday, dropping in four sets against Montclair State University.
With 56 people competing, junior Alyssa Poentis led all golfers at the NYU Invitational with a score of 77.

Weekend Recap: Swimming Sets Record

October 17, 2016
NYU's fall sports teams enjoyed continued success midway through the semester. Highlights include dominance in swimming and a top-five finish in cross country.
With their fifth straight UAA title from last season, the wrestling team prepares for their first match on November 5.

Preview: Winter NYU Sports

October 13, 2016
A preview of NYU's winter sports teams as they prepare to get underway.
The eight lane, deep water swimming pool at Palladium’s Athletic Facility is open for free swim during select hours throughout the week.

Swimming Convincing, Golf Caps Season in Second Place

October 11, 2016
A roundup of NYU sports action, including volleyball, golf, cross country and the swim team's season debut.
This past Sunday, up-and-coming MLB star, Miami Marlins pitcher, Jose Fernandez passed away due to a boating accident.  Over the course of four seasons, Fernandez went 38-17 with 589 strikeouts.

Jose Fernandez Found Dead in Boat Wreck

September 26, 2016
Former WSN sports editor Mike Thompson reflects on Miami Marlins deceased pitcher Jose Fernandez.
Today, the women’s volleyball team won 3 to 0 against St. Joseph’s College in Long Island.

Volleyball Continues Mid-Season Tear

September 21, 2016
The women's volleyball team stayed hot with a 3-0 win against St. Joseph's College in Long Island.
Women’s volleyball competed twice this past weekend at Stevens Institute of Technology, winning both games.

Violet Volleyball Lengthens Win Streak

September 19, 2016
The NYU women's volleyball team continued their hot streak this weekend at the Ducks Classic, hosted by Stevens.
The men’s golf team, through a strain to perform consistently, finished fourth in the Lake Placid Invitational this weekend.

Golf Struggles Through Week Two

September 12, 2016
The NYU men's golf team competed in Lake Placid this weekend at the Middlebury/Lake Placid Invitational.
Over the weekend, the women’s volleyball team took three matches at the Hawk Invitational in New Palts, NY.

Violet Volleyball Wins Big

September 12, 2016
The NYU women's volleyball team played four away games this weekend.
NYU Men and Women’s golf competed this past weekend at the St. Lawrence University invitational and both teams finished first in their respective tournaments.

Golf: Women Steamroll in Opener, Men Squeak By

September 6, 2016
The NYU men's golf team struggled to start their season, while the women's team stood strong.
Volleyball Serves Up Inconsistency to Start Season

Volleyball Serves Up Inconsistency to Start Season

September 6, 2016
The women's volleyball team fought hard to start their season off on the right foot.
What to Watch For in NYU Sports This Fall

What to Watch For in NYU Sports This Fall

August 28, 2016

In a flash, the NYU fall sports schedule is upon us, with a slew of teams and athletes ready to retake the field for another season. From cross country to volleyball, take a look...

One of the key moments of the semester occurred when the facilities at Coles Sports Center closed for renovations and facilities opened at 404 Fitness for NYU students to continue their workouts.

Notable Moments From Sports This Year

May 2, 2016
After three months of action this semester, there are a number of highlights and moments that define this season in NYU sports.
The distance between campus and NYU Baseballs home field, MCU Park in Coney Island has proven to be a difficult factor to overcome for the team to manage.

Going the Distance: Baseball’s Commute to Coney Island Places Strain on Student-Athletes

April 26, 2016
The life of a student athlete is even more difficult at NYU, where nothing seems close.
Women’s tennis took seventh place at the UAA championship.

The 2016 Season Comes to and End for Tennis

April 25, 2016
The tennis season came to a close in Florida, as the Violets were in UAA Championship competition.
Junior Eric Tarakjian was one of the low scorers over the weekend.

Golf on the Back 9 of Their Season

April 25, 2016
The spring season winded down as the men and women of NYU's golf program resumed play in Liberty League Championship action.
Errol Spence Jr. defeats Chris Algieri in five rounds at the Barclays Center on April 16.

An Errorless Win for Errol Spence Jr.

April 19, 2016
Errol Spence Jr. lived up to the hype on Saturday night, thoroughly outclassing Chris Algieri in a fifth round TKO.
Freshman softball player Diana King has been leading her team up at bat this season, and is also doing extremely well pitching.

Inside the Numbers: Diana King

April 19, 2016
With the final month of the softball season underway, freshman Diana King leads the way as the team's offensive spark.
Junior Mikaela Santos, sophomore Kristin Lee and freshman Jenni Bluetling won eighth place in a three-way tie.

Golf Warms Up For Liberty League Championships

April 18, 2016
With the Liberty League Championship looming, NYU golf teams competed in New York and Massachusetts this weekend.
Freshman Benedict Teoh had a double victory against University of Rochester.

Lai, Shiyanova Power Tennis against Rochester

April 18, 2016
NYU's tennis teams stayed loose Saturday against the University of Rochester.
NYU Mens Tennis were defeated 5-4 on Wednesday, April 13, by Stevens Institute of Technology.

Women’s Tennis Bounces Back, Men’s Team Continues to Struggle

April 14, 2016
Wednesday's tennis results were mixed. The women improved to 7-2 against TCNJ while the men fell to Stevens.
A pair of home runs from Adrian Spitz led the offensive barrage for the Violets in a blowout win over John Jay College on Tuesday.

Vokulich Gem Leads Violets to Fifth Straight Win

April 13, 2016
Explosive hitting and stellar pitching spearheaded a dominant victory for the NYU baseball team against John Jay.
Qizhi Wong was the NYU Men’s golf team’s top performer on Saturday.

Golf Dodges Inclement Weather, Plays Well

April 11, 2016
Families gathered and seniors were honored at the NYU Spring Invitational in Bloomfield, NJ this weekend.
Costis Gontikas of the NYU Men’s Basketball Team played in the Gotham Hoops Invitational on Saturday.

Top 10 Things You Missed in Sports Last Week

April 11, 2016
The rain couldn't damper some of the great news from NYU sports this week.
NYU sports played several games over the week, with NYU Baseball beating St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn 13-0.

Friday Wrap-Up: Baseball Trends Up, Volleyball Ends Regular Season on High Note

April 8, 2016
Inclement weather affected some, but not all NYU sporting events over the last two days.
Cat Li performed exceptionally at the NYU Womens Golf teams meet finishing 5th out of 71 golfers.

Women’s Golf Continues Ascent, Men’s Team Falters

April 6, 2016
NYU golf has been busy the last several days, with action on the east coast and down south.

Tough Weather Plagues Golf in Hershey

April 4, 2016
The men's golf team traveled to Hershey, PA for first round action in the Hershey Cup.
Sophomore Chase Corbett finished the game last night with a career high of 12 kills.

Volleyball Overpowered by Rutgers-Newark

March 31, 2016
In a valiant effort, the NYU volleyball squad fell to a dominant Rutgers-Newark team.
Mickey Bak, Grant Williams, Daniel Sconzo, Hans Engel, Philip Shin participated in the NCAA Fencing Championships over the weekend.

Fencing Takes 13th at Nationals in NC

March 28, 2016
The fencing season came to an end over the weekend as a group of Violets competed at the NCAA Championships in Massachusetts.
Colin LaPorte helped NYU win over Nazareth College and Bard College in Brooklyn.

Volleyball Dispatches Nazareth, Bard to Get Back on Track

March 28, 2016
The Violets reigned supreme as they hosted a three-team UVC Crossover.
Karissa Zubulake pitched excellently for the NYU Womens Softball teams win against Rutgers-Newark.

NYU Softball’s Winning Streak Continues

March 25, 2016
The bats stayed hot for the NYU softball team, who made it four wins in a row against Rutgers-Newark.
As the NYU Mens Hockey teams season wraps up, we look forward to their next season.

Hockey Season Comes to an End: What to Look Back On & What to Expect

March 23, 2016
The NYU hockey team's failure to win a second straight championship shouldn't overshadow the highlights from a remarkable season.
NYU’s Women’s Golf team placed third at the Jekyll Island Womens Collegiate Invitational.

Golf Takes Third Place Post-Spring Break

March 21, 2016
The women's golf team continued its spring slate in Georgia at the Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Invitational.
NYU’s Men’s Swimming team finished their season in 9th place.

Swimming Builds a Standard of Success

March 21, 2016
The swimming season came to an end over the weekend at the NCAA Championships in Greensboro, NC.
Shuaib Jewon

Shuaib Jewon

March 10, 2016

When CAS sophomore Shuaib Jewon is at NYU’s Leslie eLab, his love for fun and teamwork is at its peak. One Friday, he led a meeting to discuss the latest ideas for CastMe, a...

Olivia Mould pitched exceptionally for NYUs Womens baseball team.

Softball Looking to Small Ball Their Way to a Better Start

March 9, 2016
The young NYU softball team experienced mixed results in its first day off UAA action.
Senior Phil Bueno led the mens volleyball team against Stevens Tech.

Men’s Volleyball Falls Victim to Stevens Institute of Technology

March 3, 2016
With momentum on their side, NYU's volleyball team sought revenge against the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Terence Crawford remained on a tear in the boxing world with a win at the Madison Square Garden Theater over the weekend.

Terence Crawford Makes His Big Apple Debut

March 1, 2016
New Yorkers welcomed Terence Crawford with open arms in his Big Apple debut.
Junior captain John Messinger was one of four national-qualifying NYU wrestlers.

Four Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals

February 29, 2016
With the regular season over, NYU's wrestlers now looked to make a name for themselves at the NCAA East Regionals in Virginia.

Volleyball Bounces Back With Win Against NJCU

February 29, 2016
The men's volleyball looked to avoid a letdown on Thursday against New Jersey City University.

Lafayette Hall

February 25, 2016

Residency: Upperclassmen Estimated yearly cost: $11,052 - $18,494 Low-cost rooms available: Yes Commute to class: 25 minutes Nearby subways: J, Z, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 Shuttle:...

NYU baseball pitcher, Marshall Kramsky, is back after a long recovery following a Tommy John surgical procedure.

To the Operating Table and Back Again: Marshall Kramsky’s Tommy John Recovery

February 25, 2016
Marshall Kramsky made history this summer, becoming the first NYU baseball player ever to undergo Tommy John surgery.
NYU Mens volleyball obtained a much needed win against Vassar today.

Men’s Volleyball Serves Vassar in Much-needed Win

February 24, 2016
The men's volleyball team finally earned a much needed win against Vassar.
Junior Wayne Yuan won 2-0 at the Tri-Match last Thursday.

Grapplers Take One Step Forward, One Step Back

February 22, 2016
The UAA Champion NYU Grapplers finished their regular season with mixed results on Thursday.
NYU mens volleyball was defeated by Stevens Institute of Technology in three straight sets.

Volleyball Gets Swept By Cross-River Rival

February 18, 2016
The men's volleyball team hoped to climb above .500 for the first time since the start of February against Stevens.
Men’s track and field competed in Boston at Boston University’s Valentine’s Invitational.

Track Has Record Setting Day at Valentine’s Invitational

February 16, 2016
Boston University played host to record-breaking day by NYU's track and field teams.
Freshman Grant Williams led the mens fencing team with 8-0 in sabre.

Fencing Foiled at Historical Meet But Focusing on Future

February 11, 2016
NYU fencing looked to take back the Martin Preschel Memorial Award from Columbia at the Historical Meet.
Daniel Rieger led a group of four Violets in the mile, placing sixth with his time of 4:23.26.

Track Does Better Than Score Indicates

February 8, 2016
The men's and women's track teams were fully reunited this weekend at the NYC Metro Championships.
Although Amir Khan is a gifted boxer, he may face some big challenges going against Canelo Alvarez.

Khan vs. Alvarez Boxing Fight Announced

February 5, 2016
Amir Khan is finally getting his chance against an elite fighter in Canelo Alvarez, but is he biting off more than he can chew?
Wrestling Looks to Extend Hot Streak, Falters Late

Wrestling Looks to Extend Hot Streak, Falters Late

February 4, 2016
The wrestling team looked for their fourth straight win against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday.
How to Trick Your NYU Friends Into Watching the Super Bowl

How to Trick Your NYU Friends Into Watching the Super Bowl

February 2, 2016
Hosting a Super Bowl party and wondering how to appeal to the not-so-sporty NYU crowd? WSN Sports has you covered!
Williams went 3-0 in sabre on Sunday, when NYU took on Boston College, Brown University, Haverford College, MIT, Hunter College and host Brandeis University at the Eric Solee Invitational in Waltham, MA.

Fencing Thrills in Dominant Wins

February 1, 2016
NYU fencing's weekend action featured a potentially historic outing by the men's team at the Eric Sollee Invitational.
Winter Storm Jonas Snows in Athletics

Winter Storm Jonas Snows in Athletics

January 26, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas took no prisoners, leaving NYU's athletic schedule in a state of disarray.
The mens swimming and diving team had a dominant showing last season.

Swim Team Wins Big at Home

January 25, 2016
With a blizzard baring down on the east coast, the men's swimming and diving team was able to fit in a meet against the U.S. Marine Merchant Academy.
Hockey Looking to Defend National Title

Hockey Looking to Defend National Title

January 25, 2016
NYU's hockey team, boosted by the return of senior goaltender Sam Daley, looks to finish strong this season and repeat as National Champions.

Boxing’s unexpected beauty

December 8, 2015
Sports is a matter of perspective, especially one as violent as boxing.
Another game, another win for basketball

Another game, another win for basketball

December 7, 2015
Another day, another win for the undefeated NYU women's basketball team.

Women’s basketball trounces New Paltz to continue undefeated

December 3, 2015
The NYU women's basketball stayed hot, marching to 6-0 against SUNY New Paltz.
Senior Riley Wurtz finished with eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in Saturday’s game versus Johns Hopkins.

Women’s basketball eats over Thanksgiving break

November 30, 2015
NYU's women's basketball stayed undefeated with two victories during the Thanksgiving break.
NYU Men’s Basketball team plays Arcadia University in the championship game on Sunday November 22nd, 2015.

Read, Udine lead basketball to 4-0 weekend

November 23, 2015
NYU's basketball teams hosted the NYU Tip-Off Classic and looked to successfully defend their home court.
Co-captain Evan Kupferberg dribbles inside area while being surround byPurchase College players.

Basketball brings in first victories of season

November 16, 2015
NYU's men's and women's basketball teams opened their seasons with impressive victories
Frank Bozzi and the Violets won the NYU Fall Invitational over the weekend.

Violet swimming still perfect after Fall Invitational

November 9, 2015
NYU's men's and women's swimming and diving teams looked to stay undefeated against Stevens Institute of Technology and SUNY New Paltz.

Where to watch the Mets

October 29, 2015
With the Fall Classic moving back to Queens, ticket prices are astronomical. But that's no excuse to miss the big series.
Senior co-captain Megan Dawe has received preseason All-American accolades, and the NYU womens basketball team is ranked #5 in the nation in a preseason poll by Womens DIII News.

What to expect from winter athletics

October 20, 2015
With November approaching, NYU's winter sports season is ready to kick into full gear.
Sophomore Angela Yang lead the team, finishing second in the competition.

Women’s golf ends season strong

October 19, 2015
The NYU women's golf team finished in second at the Ann S. Betchelder Invitational over the weekend, continuing their strong run of form.
Alyssa Poentis was NYUs low scorer, helping the Violets place 2nd overall at the Williams College Invitational.

NYU golf teams on solid track

October 13, 2015
The NYU men's and women's golf teams continued their strong season, remaining consistent in their top finishes thus far in the season.
NYU Tennis player, Alice McGinty, is a freshmen from Barcelona, Spain.

Globetrotting freshman hits NYU tennis courts

October 9, 2015
Freshman Alice McGinty brings her unique sense of culture and experience to this year's Lady Violets tennis team.
 Christopher Nolte (left) and Hartej Gill (right).

Golf teams stay course for season

September 28, 2015
The men's golf team was in action over the weekend, competing in the Liberty League Championships.

‘Money’ Mayweather will return if the pay is fair

September 27, 2015
Floyd Mayweather's controversial career is allegedly over, but does the public believe him?
The Violets finished second at the NYU invitational over the weekend.

Women’s golf shows progress at Invitational

September 21, 2015
The NYU women's golf team finished second at the NYU Invitational over the weekend.
Kristin Lee set two NYU records at the SLU Invitational.

Women’s golf team has record-breaking tournament

September 8, 2015
The men's and women's golf teams competed at the St. Lawrence Invitational over the weekend.

Women’s basketball takes competition to Italy

August 28, 2015
The NYU women's basketball team takes a trip to Italy.

Baseball, softball improve as season draws to a close

April 30, 2015
As the baseball and softball teams approach the end of their season, they look to finish strong and build for next year.
Wladimir Klitschko is the reigning heavyweight world champion.

Boxer Klitschko defends title at MSG

April 28, 2015
Wladimir Klitschko defended his boxing title...again. This time it was on American soil.

Welcome to 2015, Mets fans

April 24, 2015
The 2015 Mets: Is their hot start for real? Can they hold pace and give Flushing fans hope for the first time in nearly a decade?
Garcia won a close match against Peterson by a majority decision.

Boxers face off during televised NYC event

April 14, 2015
Primetime boxing was back in New York City over the weekend
David Wagner had three hits in the first game.

Baseball goes 1-2 against St. Joseph’s

April 12, 2015
The baseball team had an up and down weekend as they won and lost big.
Tremblay started both contests, striking out six in each. Game two was a complete-game one-hit shutout.

Softball shuts out, baseball strikes out

April 8, 2015
The baseball and softball teams are now well into their season and looking to improve on their underwhelming records.
Mixed results for baseball on weekeend

Mixed results for baseball on weekeend

April 6, 2015
NYU baseball played an exciting three game series against Skidmore College over the weekend.
Womens tennis claimed multiple victories at the UAA championships in Florida. (Courtesy of NYU Athletics)

Tennis teams win some, lose some

April 2, 2015
The NYU men's and women's tennis teams both looked to improve their records yesterday, travelling to The College of New Jersey.
Thangirala won his #1 singles match.

Sports Recap: March 27-29

March 30, 2015
The Violets struggled in what was a busy weekend in sports.
Klein led the Violets with 21 total kills during Saturdays two matches.

Volleyball earns high seed for playoffs

March 9, 2015
Volleyball righted the ship this weekend with two 3-0 sweeps against PSU Behrend and Bard College.

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey brings attention to women’s MMA

March 5, 2015
Champion Ronda Rousey is bringing attention to women's mixed martial arts.

Benson’s volleyball career back from brink

March 3, 2015
Junior volleyball star Nick Benson, who was academically ineligible in his sophomore season, has helped the Violets get over a tough beginning to their season.

Basketball teams salute seniors

March 2, 2015
NYU men's and women's basketball were both victorious on Family Day, where they honored their seniors in their final home game.
The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will begin on May 2nd

Pacquiao, Mayweather fight brings attention back to boxing

February 24, 2015
The long awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has finally been scheduled for May 2.
Austin Campitelli won multiple Diver of the Meet honors for her recent victories at the UAA Championships at Emory University. Despite her national success, she dreams of going to medical school to work in pediatric care in developing countries.

Freshman diver excels in, out of pool

February 17, 2015
Campitelli's immediate impact puts Violets over the top.
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Violets win, jump above .500

December 1, 2014
Men's basketball dispatched MCLA by a score of 82-72.
The Knicks have struggled early on as they transition to a new season.

New system leads to Knicks struggles

November 13, 2014
The Knicks are experiencing growing pains at 2-7. Can they turn it around?