Posts Tagged ‘Sports’


That’s a wrap: A quick recap of QC sports

Women’s Basketball On Jan 8, The Lady Knights defeated Immaculata 76-60 in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. The game celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first women’s game played at MSG between both tea...
by Albert Roman

Photo courtesy of Michael Balestra
The women's lacrosse team, in spite of early difficulties in terms of recruitment, are eager to put their best foot forward in the new season.

Women’s Lacrosse: Starting Fresh and Ready to Win

Last year, the Queens College Women’s Lacrosse team entered the 2014 season with only six girls on its roster, mostly containing players from other various sports. In his first season, head coach Todd Kaiser was faced with th...
by Tori Bowser


A victory for one is a victory for all

The Knight News would like to congratulate the Women’s Basketball team for its ECC Championship. It is their first championship since 2009. The game came down to the wire with the team defeating the NYIT Bears 65-63. Things w...
by admin



1,000 reasons to love Madison Rowland, the sophomore sensation.

The 1,000th point club is composed of the most remarkably talented and hard-working athletes in their respectable sport. This season Queens College women’s basketball team added one athlete who continues to turn heads in her ...
by Tori Bowser


Lady Knights Fencing eyes upcoming regionals

Queens College’s Lady Knights fencing team defeated Yeshiva University to begin their season on Nov. 16 at The Matt Lampell Invitational. According to the NCAA rules, there are only nine dates competitions can be scheduled on...
by Albert Roman



How I Got to Live Out My Dream of Being a Journalist

On Jan. 4, I woke up around 7:45 a.m. with so much excitement and enthusiasm. I sprung out of bed like never before and did the usual morning routine. I ate a huge bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios (good for your heart). By 9:00 a.m. ...
by Albert Roman

Photo of Kevin Williams Photo by Michael D Balestra

Closing the Gap between Students and Athletes

Queens College offers more than 100 clubs as well as a full athletics program with 19 varsity teams. The fact that QC is a busy place with more than 19,000 students reveals there is a major disconnect between students and stude...
by Tori Bowser


Michael Cohen, a former Queens College graduate, spoke to students about the lessons from his career and gave advice on what students should do.
Photo by Albert Roman

Emmy Award winning alumni returns to inspire

On Sept. 29, Michael Cohen, a Queens College alum, returned to educate students on careers in the sports broadcasting field. Cohen grew up in Kew Gardens, N.Y. and attended Hillcrest High School before attending QC. While atten...
by Albert Roman


Men’s cross country prove they are more than athletes

The Queens College Cross Country team hopes to finish this season stronger than their last where they were third overall in the East Coast Conference. This season’s roster is composed of eight runners including seniors. The s...
by Candice Samuels


Small attendance sports games do not affect QC athletes

For some, college sports are seen as more important than professional sports because college athletes have a determined game that is not motivated by money. The NCAA Tournament is even called March Madness for the excitement it...
by Albert Roman


Alexandra Troiano (left) and Bridget Gleason (right) believe that both men and women benefit from participating in sports and club on campus.
Photo by Brandon Jordan

Pledging to a sports team offers benefits for women

Opportunities for success increase for women who participate in high school athletics as a result of the implementation of Title IX, according to a November 2013 study from Yale Law School. The study comes at a time where cover...
by Brandon Jordan

Anthony addresses crowd at camp that was held on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at Queens College. PHOTO BY: Courtney Obeng

Carmelo Anthony brings basketball camp to Queens College

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony hosted his ninth Citi Camp Melo at Queens College on the weekend of Aug. 3-4. On both days, nearly 350 kids from first to twelfth grade participated in the day long camp, learning and pra...
by Courtney Obeng


QC Women's Lacrosse graduates seven seniors who were only freshman when the program started at Queens College.
Photo by Carla Pennolino

Lady Knights bid farewell to seniors who helped start program

Four years ago, seven women’s lacrosse freshmen first stepped on to the campus of Queens College, they did not know what to expect. Just as these athletes were apprehensive about classes, meeting new friends, and adjusting to...
by Carla Pennolino

Peponakis is in his 23rd year with the men's basketball program.

Men’s basketball coach wants team success on and off the court

Queens College men’s basketball head coach Kyrk Peponakis sits in his office after suffering a tough defeat to LIU Post. His Knights’ winning streak had just been snapped at five games. He is unhappy, but as players dart in...
by Michael Florio



New players look to nix former ways of team

After only winning four games while losing 22 last season, the men’s basketball team said this year they will be an improved group —despite being without their two top scorers from a year ago. Khalil McDonald and Jeremiah M...
by Carla Pennolino