Marist Sports: Season Highlights for Volleyball, Basketball, and more

Welcome to the Red Fox Roundup! 

This is a new Foxtales series designed to recap the biggest moments of the week for the Red Fox Division I Athletic Department.

Football

The 2014 Marist football season came to a close this past Saturday, November 15th with a game against the Davidson University Wildcats.

Senior running back Emmanuel Onakoya rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter against Davidson.

Senior running back Emmanuel Onakoya rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter against Davidson.

On Senior Day, several members of the Class of 2014 helped Marist earn its impressive 38-7 victory over PFL competitor Davidson. After a slow start to the season (Marist lost the first five games of the season), the Red Foxes came back to win four out of the last six games. A few of the top members of the 2014 Red Fox football team will graduate in the spring, leaving behind some impressive numbers:

– Wide Receiver Armani Martin finished his Red Fox career with a record 19 touchdowns
– Running back Atiq Lucas combined for 23 touchdowns over his Red Fox career (fourth in program history)
– Linebacker Paul Sakowski had a team-high eight tackles on Saturday, giving him 285 tackles over his four year career (second in program history)

Read more about Marist’s final game of the 2014 season here.


 

Volleyball

Marist Volleyball will be heading to the MAAC Championship tournament this weekend as the first seed. Photo credits to Marist Athletics.

Marist Volleyball will be heading to the MAAC Championship tournament this weekend as the first seed. Photo credits to Marist Athletics.

On Saturday, November 15th, the Red Fox volleyball team clinched the top seed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship tournament following their 3-0 sweep against Saint Peter’s University. Clinching the top seed guarantees that Marist will receive a first-round bye in the MAAC Championship tournament. In addition, after defeating the Rider Univeristy Broncs 4-1 on Sunday the 16th, the Red Foxes won the MAAC regular season title. Read more about Marist’s final regular season victory here. Last year, Marist fell in the championship match to Fairfield University, who is ranked fourth going into the postseason. Following an incredible 23-5 record (the Red Foxes were 8-1 at home), the Red Foxes hope to keep their three-game win streak rolling as they head into the postseason. The MAAC tournament will be held in Orlando, Florida. Marist’s first game will be against the winner of #8 Iona vs #9 St. Peter’s on this Thursday, November 20th at 5:00pm EST.

 


 

Basketball

Basketball season is right around the corner! Marist’s 2014-15 basketball season opens with the men’s team taking on Army on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm in McCann Arena. Under new head coach Mike Maker, the men’s basketball team fell 75-72 in the first game of the season against Bucknell University.

Sophomore Khallid Hart scored a career-high 33 points in Marist's season opener against Bucknell University. Photo credits to Marist Athletics.

Sophomore Khallid Hart scored a career-high 33 points in Marist’s season opener against Bucknell University. Photo credits to Marist Athletics.

Sophomore Khallid Hart shined brightly for Marist, scoring a career-high 33 points in the 2014-15 season opener for the Red Foxes. Read more about the first game of the men’s basketball season here. The men’s basketball team will look to rebound on Saturday night at their home opener against Marist’s Hudson Valley rival Army. The first 1,000 students in attendance on Saturday will receive a free Marist t-shirt! Make sure to get out to McCann Arena on Saturday evening to support your Red Foxes!

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