CSI HOSTS BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME ON SEPTEMBER 24


The College of Staten Island Baseball Program will host their 2nd annual CSI Baseball Alumni Game. The game will be held on Friday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at the CSI Baseball Complex.
The teams will be split up as follows: those who last played in a year that ends with an odd number vs. the players with an even ending graduation year. An MVP reward will be awarded to a member of each team.
There is no close date for registration but the earlier the better so a head count can be made for shirts and food purchases.
Any questions please contact CSI Head Coach Mike Mauro at 347-288-5609 or Associate Head Coach Neil Barbella at 917-597-1733. The game will serve as a fundraiser as well as a way to unite the alumni over the years.
A $50 donation will be asked for and includes a CSI baseball alumni hat and shirt.
Registration and batting practice will begin at 6:00 pm followed by a 7:00 pm game start.
Come reconnect with your old teammates and coaches for a fun game followed by food and beverage at game’s end.
Everyone’s welcome! Fans are welcome to come cheer on the teams. Admission is free as are all CSI Baseball games during the season.




MEDGAR EVERS SEES VICTORY OVER DOLPHINS IN WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL


The College of Staten Island women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to the Medgar Evers Cougars Tuesday night in Brooklyn, NY. The Dolphins fall to a 0-5 record and a 0-3 CUNYAC record. The Cougars extended to a 3-3 overall record and a 2-1 CUNYAC record.
 
The Dolphins had a tough first set tallying just one kill on 13 attempts finishing with a score of 25-13. CSI gained some momentum in set two with four kills, two apiece from Vasiliki Stergioula and Joanna Tepedino; however, Medgar’s nine kills gave them the win, 25-20. CSI’s worst set game in the third where three kills were struck on 24 attempts. The Cougars also rendered a small number of kills (4) but came through with the 25-12 win.
 
Tepedino marked four kills and fives digs while Stergiuola and Kaitlyn Flynn combined for four kills.
 
The Cougars were led by Lennise Noralez and Charita Henry who had five kills apiece. Natina Smith had six assists and five service aces.
 
CSI suffered with 13 service errors as the Cougars tallied 16 service aces.
 
The Dolphins will face the Baruch College Bearcats in conference play on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm in the CSI Sports and Recreation Center.




WOMEN'S SOCCER NABS BOTH CONFERENCE WEEKLY HONORS


The College of Staten Island women’s soccer program grabbed both weekly City University of New York Athletic Conference honors this week, the first to kick off the 2010 season, as Dolphins captain Lauren Neglia was named Player of the Week, while freshman forward Demi-Jean Martorano was named Rookie of the Week.  The two helped anchor a 2-0 week for CSI, one that saw them out-score their opposition by a 13-1 count.
Neglia, a versatile midfielder, has been a stalwart to the attacking midfield, and the senior turned in a pair of outstanding games a week ago.  In CSI’s 9-1 winner over NYU-Polytech, she grabbed her first goal of the season on a strike from outside the box and to the right of goal, bending a ball in on a free kick to pad CSI’s lead to 5-0.  She added another on a breakaway 17 minutes later before assisting on a Natalie Tombasco tally in the closing minutes.
In CSI’s weekend 4-0 win over the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Neglia was equally up to task, knocking home a corner kick assist from Christina Sgarlato just 11 minutes in to give CSI a 2-0 advantage.  Early in the second stanza Neglia uncorked a corner kick of her own for an assist to have another exceptional game.  Neglia finished her week with eight shots.
Martorano, a freshman standout from Staten Island’s New Dorp High School made quite the early impression for the Dolphins, scattering 13 shots total and a pair of goals in each contest.  The attacking forward notched her first collegiate goal just 5:19 into her first game, converting a Polytechnic turnover into a one-on-one strike to get CSI off to a 1-0 lead against the Fighting Blue Jays.  Martorano wasn’t done there, blasting in a shot from the right of goal mouth at the 24th minute to add to the lead.
The striker got her first game-winning goal of the year in the win against CMSV.  Her goal at 8:16 was all CSI needed, but for extra measure, Martorano tallied another in the 51st minute to put CSI 3-0 in that contest.  
The Player and Rookie of the Week honors are the first ever in CSI Women’s Soccer history, as the CUNYAC has introduced the awards this year.  The Dolphins will resume their season tonight, when they travel to Madison, NJ, to take on FDU-Florham in out-of-conference play at 7pm.




CSI TENNIS ROLLS IN CUNYAC OPENER


For the second time this season the College of Staten Island women’s tennis team followed up a tough loss with a big win, this time scoring a critical, 7-2, winner over visiting Baruch College in both team’s CUNYAC openers at the CSI Tennis Center.  CSI evened to 2-2 overall on the season and 1-0 in the CUNYAC, while the Bearcats, last year’s CUNYAC Postseason Championship runner-up, fell to 0-3, 0-1, respectively.
The Dolphins got going on the right foot early, posting up an early 2-1 advantage after doubles play, in what amounted to three one-sided matches.  CSI took flights one and three.  At No. 1 Doubles, the team of senior Gabriella Villarruel and freshman Ilona Stoyko scored an 8-0 win, while the pair of Yelena Rasporskaya and Qing Li took an 8-3 set over at the No. 3 position.  At No. 2, Baruch got on the board with Natasha Gregorio and Anna Komar’s 8-1 win over CSI’s Nancy Almazo and Justine Kuna.
It was in singles play, however, that CSI stormed ahead to get the decisive win.  Kuna scored a quick 6-, 6-0 winner to put CSI up 3-1, and shortly after, both Villarruel and Rasporskaya won identical, 6-3, 6-1, matches to clinch the win.  CSI also added wins at No. 2 (Stoyko over Naraine, 6-0, 7-5) and at No. 4 (Li over Komar, 6-2, 6-4).
The win was an impressive one for the women’s tennis team, who had never taken a match over the Bearcats since Head Coach Paul Ricciardi took over the reigns.
“They are a very fine tennis program, and although this could be a down year for them, I am really high on how we are playing right now,” the skipper said.
CSI will go back to work on Friday, when they travel to York College to take on the Cardinals in another CUNYAC test, at 4pm.Boxscore




WOMEN'S SOCCER SHINES VS. MT. ST. VINCENT


The College of Staten Island women’s soccer made it a perfect two-for-two in their opening week of play, going on the road today to turn back the Dolphins of the College of Mount St. Vincent by a 4-0 count.  CSI, which scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of play are now 2-0 to start their season while MSV fell to 0-3.
The Dolphins, who scattered nine goals in their opener over NYU-Polytechnic, wasted little time against MSV, grabbing the lead at the 8:16 mark of the first half, as freshman striker Demi-Jean Martorano forced a turnover just outside the box and uncorked a shot passed MSV keeper Kara McNiss to give CSI the lead that it ultimately would never relinquish.
The gritty game only saw a total of 9 shots in the first half, with CSI holding six of those shots.  Still, CSI made their opportunities count, and just 3:25 after Martorano’s goal, captain Lauren Neglia knocked in her third of the season off of a Christina Sgarlato corner kick, placing a ball in the far post to give CSI a commanding 2-0 advantage just 11:41 into the game.
While Victoria Donegan made one lone save in the half, the Dolphins took a 2-0 lead into the locker room.  In an almost carbon copy of the first half, CSI scored another pair of quick goals in the second frame.  Despite only up three shots on goal in the half, CSI made their shots stand.
At the 50:14 mark, Martorano struck again slicing a shot through the box off of a Neglia corner kick to make it 3-0.  Just 1:43 later, at 52:07, midfielder Paige Buono, who did an outstanding job of ball possession all game, came through with an unassisted tally, heading a ball down in the box and striking passed McNish for the 4-0 win.
CSI senior keeper Danielle McLaughlin came in with just over 16 minutes left to share the shutout win with Donegan, with each grabbing two saves in the effort.  CSI out shot MSV, 11-9 (8-3 on goal).
Head Coach John Guagliardo was pleased with the comprehensive effort.
“Our defenders in the back did an outstanding job, and our midfield really anchored play,”  he said.  “This was a nice effort and one to build on for next week.”
CSI will be back in action on Wednesday, September 15, when they travel to Madison, New Jersey, to take on FDU-Florham for a 7pm contest.Boxscore




PIONEERS SPOIL DOLPHINS HOME OPENER; HAND CSI 3-0 LOSS


William Paterson University scored a straight-set, 25-14, 25-11, 25-8, win over the College of Staten Island in women’s volleyball action tonight, spoiling the Dolphins home opener under first-year head coach Melissa Quiles.  The Dolphins are now 0-2 to start the season, while the Pioneers have run their season-opening win skein to 4-0.
The visitors were crisp from start to finish, earning a host of attacks and scoring blocks of points via the service.  In the opener, WPU nursed a thin, 9-8, advantage, before the Pioneers called for timeout, and they regrouped to score the 25-14 win.  The Pioneers whipped up 10 kills in the frame next to just two errors.
WPU was more effective in games two and three, out-killing the Dolphins, 17-10, and committing just four attack errors to the Dolphins’ 16.  In the meantime, the visitors piled up a game-total 17 service aces, compiling 24 assists to the Dolphins’ 13.
Leading the way for WPU was Michelle Leeder, who gathered 9 kills to go with a pair of service aces and three digs.  Jillian Bronowich was deadly behind the line, serving up 12 aces to go with four digs, while the Pioneers were paced defensively by Kim Runge who notched 12 digs next to five kills.  The Dolphins were paced by Joanna Tepedino’s five kills on 12 attempts.  Danielle Ponsiglione garnered 11 of CSI’s 13 service aces, while frosh Vasiliki Stergioula pulled off six digs.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday afternoon to open their CUNYAC season.  The team will travel to York College to face both Lehman College and John Jay College, beginning at 1pm.  The games will be heard live on CSI SportsNet.




WOMEN'S TENNIS NAB FIRST WIN OVER FARMINGDALE, 5-4


The Dolphins took their first victory of the season in an extremely close match against Farmingdale State College, 5-4, on Wednesday evening. CSI evens out to a 1-1 overall record.
Starting doubles off with two losses didn’t bring CSI down. The team of Qing Li and Tara Colao defeated their opponents 8-5 in the last match of doubles.
Gabriella Villarruel won by a score of 6-3, 6-4 in first singles while Ilona Stoyko defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-3 in second singles to bring CSI ahead by one match. Nancy Almazo dropped third singles by scores of 2-6, 3-6 as Qing Li came back with the win in an invigorating match as she fell the first set 1-6 and came back strong with a 6-3 and 10-3 finish. Justine Kuna finished 5th singles with a win, 6-4, 3-6 and 10-4, as she was the last player to finish the entire game and settle the teams tie-breaker. tara Colao dropped the last singles spot in a well fought match 2-6, 6-3 and 9-11.
I’m very excited about of first win,” says happy head coach Paul Ricciardi, “I’m so proud of the effort these women put in tonight, this is definitly a good indication of what is to come.”




CSI WOMEN COAST TO WIN OVER NYU-POLYTECH


The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team got off to a promising start to the 2010 campaign, coasting to a 9-1 win in their season and home opener against the NYU-Polytechnic Fighting Blue Jays.  The Dolphins, who outshot their opponents 46-1, will start their season 1-0 while the Fighting Blue Jays, playing in their first intercollegiate contest as a varsity program, begin their season 0-1.
The Dolphins wasted little time, hitting paydirt at the 5:19 mark when freshman Demi-Jean Martorano scored her first career tally, grabbing a turnover  and striking one in from the left side of the goal mouth passed NYU-Poly keeper Catherine Mistretta.
Less than three minutes later, CSI made it 2-0 on a Paige Buono hammer-home shot via a Natalie Tombasco entry pass.  By the time the first half was said and done, Tombasco scored her own goal at 11:15, Martorano added her second at 24:13, and captain Lauren Neglia came in unabated for another to make it 5-0 at the half.
CSI added four more markers in the second half, including another first career tally, this time by Cassandra Black at 56:33.  NYU-Poly did get a great highlight at the 86:01 mark, when Annamarie Smith corralled a would-be clear-out attempt and struck her pass for a goal behind CSI’s Danielle McLaghlin to came in to play the second half.  Six different scorers cracked the scoring column for CSI, who also owned a 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.
CSI is back in action on Saturday, when they travel to the College of Mount Saint Vincent for a 12 Noon non-conference contest.Boxscore