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Jeff Stapleton to Become Athletic Director Following Marilyn McNeil’s Retirement

Jeff StapletonMonmouth University will welcome a new Athletic Director on July 1 after Dr. Marilyn McNeil has held the position for the last 28 years. The name is Jeff Stapleton, the current Deputy Athletic Director who has served the University for 31 years in a variety of roles.

“This job was so attractive because there are so many wonderful people in this office,” Stapleton said. “Our coaching staffs, administration, and student athletes are second to none and as good as anybody out there. They make it great to come to work each day.”

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Women's Soccer Advances to MAAC Championship

Women's SoccerOn Saturday, April 9, the Monmouth University Women’s Soccer team defeated Niagara in their MAAC Quarterfinal match at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn.

Under the bright lights, the Hawks took control from the very start of their 5:00 game against the Purple Eagles of Niagara with junior forward, Lauren Karabin scoring in the 69th minute of the game. Sarina Jones pursued a throw in which Karabin settled and turned on the bounce, beating Niagara’s sophomore goalie, Clara Bornet.

Throughout the entirety of the game, Bornet was forced to make 11 saves in the game since Monmouth built a 30-4 advantage in shots. The ladies in blue and white had 12 corner kicks, eight of which occurred after halftime, to the Purple Eagles’ one.

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Football Wins Second Consecutive Big South Title

Football Wins 1The Monmouth Football team secured their second consecutive Big South Championship on Saturday with an overwhelming victory of Kennesaw Stare by a score of 42-17 at Kessler Stadium.

The Monmouth defense did a great job of limiting the second-ranked rush attack in the nation as they only allowed 161 on 48 total attempts.

They also were able to pressure the opposing quarterback a ton as they recorded six sacks as a team. Because of this dominant defensive play, the Hawks did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter when the game was already in garbage time.

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Baseball Extends Winning Streak to Eleven Games

BaseballMen’s baseball is coming off a weekend that featured four contests that all resulted in victories against Siena on Monmouth’s home turf.

Monmouth competed against Siena on doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday and, out of the four games, outscored their opponent 26-1.

On Friday, the Hawks’ arms were lights out as they retired 24 batters via the punch out while only walking two. Senior right-handed pitcher Dan Klepchick threw a gem as he tossed a complete game shutout while only giving up three hits, earning his second win of the campaign.

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Football Cruises Past Gardner-Webb for Second Win

Football CruisesOn Saturday, April 3, the Monmouth University Football team (2-0, 2-0 Big South) committed a major defeat of 48-19 over Gardner-Webb (2-1, 0-1 Big South) at Ernest W. Spangler Stadium.

Monmouth only allowed 52 yards in the second half, with redshirt sophomore running back Juwon Farri running for a career-high of four touchdowns. Not to mention, he racked up 124 yards rushing yards.

Throwing a pair of touchdown passes for his second consecutive week was superstar freshman quarterback, Tony Muskett. Reserve running back Romeo Holden averaged 10.2 yards per carry in his first ever 100-yard game and scored his first touchdown.

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MU Swimming Returns to the Steadman Natatorium

MU SwimmingOn March 30 and 31, the men and women’s swim team hosted the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Spring Invitational home at the Steadman Natatorium. This was the team’s first competition since last year in February 2020.

Due to COVID-19 safety and capacity restrictions, Manhattan College was the only visiting team in the natatorium. After the two-day meet, other teams from the MAAC who competed at their facilities combined their results to virtually score the meet.

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Field Hockey Begins Campaign Undefeated

Field HockeyMonmouth field hockey quite literally shutout the competition this past week with a perfect 3-0 record, outscoring their opponents by a score of 6-0 in three games.

Junior goalkeeper Kate O’Hogan was the leader of the Hawks, earning America East Defensive Player of the Week after recording three shutout victories in net.

This was O’Hogan’s third Defensive Player of the Week honor of her career after recording four total saves against America East competition.

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Men’s and Women’s Golf is in Full Swing

Mens and Womens Golf 1Men’s golf competed at the Battle at Rum Pointe in Ocean City, Maryland while the women’s team competed in the second Monmouth Spring at the Jumping Brook Country Club.

The men‘s outing at Rum Pointe lasted two days. The highlight for them came on the second day when they posted the lowest score in the field on Sunday with a 295.

It was a historic day for the men’s team, as this was the first time that they broke 300 since playing at Bucknell in October of 2019. The Hawks were able to finish in a tie for fifth place at the event.

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Monmouth Football Flashes in Return to Kessler

Monmouth Football 1On Mar. 27, in West Long Branch, the Monmouth University football team (1-0) defeated Charleston Southern (0-2) 35-17 in their 2021 spring season opener at Kessler Stadium.

Every position seemed to dominate on Saturday. Junior running back, Juwon Farri, ran for 119 yards on a career-high 33 carries and three touchdowns.

As for freshman quarterback, Tony Muskett, he made quite the impact throwing for 297 yards on 18-of-26 passing and two touchdowns. Head Coach Kevin Callahan was very impressed with how Muskett managed the game, the way he got the team into the proper plays, as well as changing the plays.

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Cross Country Finshes Up, Track Season Begins

Cross Country  FinishesThe Cross-Country team recently finished up their brief season at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships (MAAC) on March 5 at Seaview Golf Club in Galloway. Both the men and women broke expectations, earning some of the lowest scores ever as a team in Monmouth history.

The men placed second as a team with 77 points, marking the first time as a team they got second in the MAAC conference. The women also had an outstanding performance, earning fourth place with a new school team record low of 83 points.

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Monmouth Softball Begins the Season 3-1

Monmouth SoftballSoftball won three out of four games this past weekend against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rival Canisius, starting the season with an impressive 3-1 record.

They played two double headers on Saturday and Sunday. In their first game since March 2020, Monmouth defeated Canisius by a score of 5-4 in nine innings. They followed that with an 11-0 loss in six innings that ended early due to the mercy rule.

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