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    Respect, Passion, and Interminable Drive: Jason Posser’s Basketball Journey

    “An education of the game of basketball on the court and of the game of life off the court.” That is what Jason Posser hopes to provide every student-athlete who crosses his path.   After nearly three seasons as assistant coach of the Queens College men’s basketball team, Posser has already made quite an impact. His positive, yet aggressive coaching style helped the 2016-17 Knights end a five-year East Coast Conference (ECC) playoff drought. The coach also assisted in the growth of former QC stars Tyrone Hall, Diego Maldonado, and Tyree White, all of whom received conference honors under his tutelage. In fact, Posser’s motivation and ability to develop athletes…

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    QC Knights Men’s Basketball Recap: Building a Program that Wants to Win

    The Queens College men’s basketball team’s season finished up on Feb. 24 after a blowout loss to the East Coast Conference regular season leaders Bridgeport with a final score of 114-85. That night the Molloy College Lions defeated Mercy College, winning a tiebreaker against the Knights to qualify for the ECC Men’s Basketball Championship tournament. While the final night of the regular season brought disappointment, the Knights can walk away from this season with their heads held high with the hope and belief that they have the ability to come back as a better team next season. The Knights started the season 1-5 before getting a big road victory against…

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    QC Basketball: The Knights Put on a Show at MidKnight Madness

    Queens College students and fans got a chance to see their men’s and women’s basketball teams as they electrified the crowd for MidKnight Madness. To kick off the start of a new season, both teams gave onlookers a chance to see their talent at the teams’ first official practice which featured a skills contest, slam dunk contest and other fan friendly activities. As the teams were being announced, the crowd cheered loud and proud for their Knights while the players and coaches threw t-shirts into the crowd. The two-hour event was filled with music, games, dance shows and food. The crowd was often engaged in all of the games throughout the…

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    A fairytale ending for two players

    Kristin Korzevinski and Mackenzie Rowland achieved a milestone last month—scoring 1,000 career points for the women’s basketball team. Korzevinski and Rowland, both seniors, are the 11th and 12th players to get this honor, respectively. Korzevinski got it at the Jan. 27 match against St. Thomas Aquinas, which the team won 67-58. Meanwhile, Rowland scored 1,000 points three days later in the match against Mercy College. But the road to the achievement was not easy. Rowland played just six games in the 2012-13 season because of a severe injury. Korzevinski also suffered an injury during her sophomore year, missing half of the season. Rowland said she felt proud and surprised with…

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    Inside Queens College athletics

    One-on-one with senior forward Elisabeth Gully. She was named team captain by head coach Elizabeth Naumovski at the beginning of the 2014-2015. At what age did you begin to play basketball, and did you ever see yourself playing in college? I started playing in third grade. I was about eight or nine. I always wanted to play college basketball. My Catholic Youth Organization team used to play at St. John University, and this made me want to play college basketball that much more. Who are some of your inspirations? Some of my inspirations would have to be my mom and my grandmother. They’re the most amazing women I know, and…