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    QC Knights men’s basketball season preview: ready to embrace the challenge

    In his first season with the Knights, head coach Matt Collier was at the helm of a great turnaround season for the Queens College men’s basketball team. Under coach Collier the Knights experienced their best all-around season in years, finishing 13-13—their best overall record in six seasons. They also have 10 wins in East Coast Conference games, which is their most in three seasons and above all making the ECC tournament. Now Collier has the task of building off of last year and continuing to put the program on the right track to success, but this season’s task will have plenty of new challenges. Last year the Knights’ roster sported…

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    QC inducts latest class into Athletics Hall of Fame

    On Oct. 14 seven former students were honored at the fifth annual Queens College Athletics Hall of Fame induction dinner. Their legacies were cemented into Queens College forever, or as one new inductee would say, they “put it in the books!” Held at the Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, New York, alumni, current students, friends and family of the Queens College athletic community honored some of QC’s most successful athletes and recognized figures in the sports community. New York Mets broadcaster Howie Rose received special recognition as the Madden Award recipient. The Madden Award honors a former student that has excelled in athletics or contributed to the professional…

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    Inside Queens College Athletics

    One-on-one with Queens College Head Athletic Trainer Daniel Hernandez. He joined QC as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2013. Why did you decide to become a physical trainer? When I first got into physical therapy, I was in high school. In my junior year, I saw how beneficial it was to be an athletic trainer, and, at the time, I was looking into careers and I knew I liked sciences and math. I really hate an office, formal setting. I don’t like sitting at a desk; I find it is unsettling. When I realized this setting was very active, I went into my undergraduate [to] declare [a physical therapy major]…

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    Men’s baseball ready for successful season

    Queens College men’s baseball team began their season Feb. 25 with an 11-10 defeat against Dominican College at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Knights entered the season looking to improve from last season, when they finished with a record 13-22. Head coach Chris Reardon, in his third season as coach, is impressed with the team’s performance so far. “We’ve had pretty good starting pitching and the bullpen has been really solid. Our hitting has been pretty consistent, and we’ve faced some pretty good competition to this point. Even though we’ve had a below .500 record, we’ve been in most of the games. Our opponents to this point have been regionally ranked…

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    Knights close out historical season

    The women’s basketball team made history with a 76-64 victory over Holy Family in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division II East Regional on March 13 at Bentley University. It was the team’s third appearance and first victory in the NCAA tournament. Junior Madison Rowland scored 31 points, including 20 in the first two quarters, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Head coach Elizabeth Naumovski won 20 games for the third consecutive season. She felt proud of her team’s performance. “We knew we could do it, but knowing you can do something and actually doing it are two different things. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in that…