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Women’s bowling team continues to knock down competitors By Jahmia Phillips Now ranked 14th in the nation, women’s bowling has yet to make a misstep. In fact, they’re perfect. With a record of 10-0 this year, the team is definitely living up to their high national ranking. “It’s a lot different than last year and […]

Blackbird Baseball Makes A Playoff Run

BY ALYSSA GOSPODAREK The Blackbirds know a thing or two about comebacks. After getting trounced 12-1 by Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart in the first of a four-game set in Bridgeport, Connecticut on April 25, LIU’s baseball squad followed-up with two huge wins. With the pair of victories, the Blackbirds improved their record to 20-18-1 […]

Suarez In As Entire Baseball Coaching Staff Fired

BY JUSTIN ELLIS, Sports Editor In an exclusive interview with Seawahaka, Athletic Director John Suarez revealed that he had little alternative but to assume the reins of coaching the Brooklyn Campus’ baseball team after what he terms a “coaching staff incident.” Ten games into the season, Suarez became the interim manager for the Blackbirds following the […]

Where Do We Go From Here?

BY JUSTIN ELLIS For the past three years on Selection Sunday if you were looking for the LIU Men’s Basketball team, they were likely huddled around a television awaiting word about their next opponent. However, that won’t be the case this year. During its three-year run of dominance, LIU managed to build something special as […]

Blackbirds Split Doubleheader

BY JUSTIN ELLIS In the midst of a five-game homestand at the Steinberg Wellness Center, LIU Women’s basketball team has dropped its third-straight Northeast Conference game. The Bryant Bulldogs, despite battling foul trouble for the entire game, topped the Blackbirds 76-66. Junior Letava Whippey had 16 points for the Blackbirds and senior Cleandra Roberts put […]

The Losing Streak Continues To Grow

BY Alyssa Gospodarek LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team dropped a 70-59 decision to the University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 5 in Philadelphia. The loss would extend their record to 0-7. Senior Cleandra Roberts led LIU with 18 points and seven rebounds. Although the Blackbirds caught an early lead, they were not able to overcome a […]

Blackbirds Win At The Buzzer

BY JUSTIN ELLIS After a winless trip to California, the LIU Blackbirds returned home to the Steinberg Wellness Center to compete against Norfolk State. LIU’s four game losing streak would come to a end as junior Gerrell Martin converted a layup just before the buzzer to give his squad a 74-72 win. Martin’s shot had […]

Blackbirds Fail To Tame Lions

BY JUSTIN ELLIS LIU women’s basketball team finished last season with a record of 7-22. On Friday, inside the Steinberg Wellness Center, the Blackbirds looked to put last season behind them – opening the season against the Columbia Lions. But the Blackbirds lost 59-62, which saw LIU turn the ball over an incredible 23 times. […]

A Field Grows In Brooklyn

By Jibril Rahim and Chase Melvin The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have plans to extend its wings in the coming future. School officials announced their field expansion project in July. The plan will include renovating neighboring areas and upgrading field facilities. Though Community Board 2 (CB2) recently recommended approval of the expansion project, some members of […]

Spotlight: Anika’s Still In It to Win It

BY SAMIAH ALAJAHMI Annika Foit is one of LIU Brooklyn’s most celebrated student-athletes. After winning the Northeast Conference Player of The Year last year, dominating in volleyball – while still maintaining a high G.P.A – Foit’s most admirable quality remains her humble attitude. Finding the right college is often a difficult decision, but LIU made […]