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Lois Elman

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LIU Wins Northeast Conference on its way to NCAA Tournament

Long Island University’s volleyball team caps another successful Northeast Conference season by going undefeated in conference play, winning the conference tournament and earning its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Kyle Robinson, who was named NEC Coach of the Year, has built one of the most successful programs at LIU.

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Desyre Blackburn running in stride for Seton Hall 

Growing up with Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters in the neighborhood, Desyre Blackburn was destined to run.

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Fairleigh Dickinson aims for NEC title

With a 5-3 record, Fairleigh Dickinson currently sits atop the women’s soccer standings in the Northeast Conference.

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Hofstra Aims for Another Championship

“We’re off to a good start with this new coaching staff,” said Adama Aja, a middle blocker on Hofstra’s volleyball team.

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Fierce battles in WNBA conference finals

Although the first round of the WNBA playoffs was pretty simple—only one of four match-ups going to three games—the conference finals have been much more competitive.

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Liberty search for consistency

It’s been a tough stretch for the New York Liberty.

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Pondexter near perfect in huge Liberty win

“It was important that the players have a good game under their belts so they know that if they play with that kind of energy [they can win],” said New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer after the team defeated the Washington Mystics 81-64 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.

St. John’s concludes satisfying season of track and field

For the 23rd consecutive year, St. John’s University track and field was represented at the NCAA championships. The 4x400-meter relay team finished 23rd at the NCAA East Regional, and thrower Danette Hinton capped off a tremendous senior season with a 29th-place finish (out of 48 competitors) in the hammer throw.

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Williams savors final St. John’s track meets

St. John’s senior sprinter Corrine Williams is collecting memories, souvenirs and lots of photos

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Olympians celebrate Figure Skating in Harlem’s successful year

A nonstop downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of five high school seniors during Monday night’s Figure Skating in Harlem gala at Trump Rink in Central Park, their final night with the program that has been an integral part of their lives since elementary school.

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Ups and downs for NY-NJ teams in postseason play

St. John’s guard Aliyyah Handford scored 27 points to keep the game alive, but the Red Storm’s first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament came down to Briana Brown’s 3-pointer.

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Fordham heads to the big dance

Eight Division I women’s basketball teams from the New York-New Jersey area are headed into postseason play, and four are headed to the NCAA Tournament.

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Brooklyn’s Ralph Green makes his mark at Paralympics

“I consider myself to be an ambassador of this sport,” said Ralph Green, 36, who competed in alpine skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, last week. “You have great camaraderie amongst competitors

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Columbia’s Ward to participate in renowned coaching program

Columbia University point guard Taylor Ward posted 16 points in the final game of her collegiate career, a loss to the Princeton Tigers