Harrisburg Houdini from Seton HallDavies entered Seton Hall in 1938 on a baseball scholarship, but Russell persuaded him to concentrate on basketball after seeing him practice once. Never a high scorer—his best college average was 11.8 points a game—Davies was a consummate passer and play-maker.” Known as the “Harrisburg Houdini”, Davies led Seton Hall to 43 consecutive victories from 1939 into 1941. His spectacular ...
Seton Hall men’s soccer wins the Big East TournamentIn 2001: Seton Hall men’s soccer wins the Big East Tournament for the first time.
women’s soccer team wins the Big East TournamentIn 2004: Seton Hall women’s soccer wins the Big East Tournament for the first time.
Seton Hall men’s basketball wins the Big East TournamentIn 2016: Seton Hall men’s basketball wins the Big East Tournament for the first time since 1993.
Seton Hall baseball opens its new stadiumIn 2020: Seton Hall baseball opens its new stadium, Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field, after a major renovation.
History of the Pirates
The Seton Hall Pirates have a long and storied history in NCAA sports. The school, founded in 1856, has competed athletically since its inception and is now one of the most successful programs in college athletics. From basketball to baseball to track & field, the Pirates have earned numerous national championships and conference titles throughout their years of competition.
In basketball alone, Seton Hall has won five Big East regular season titles (1991-92 through 1995-96), three Big East Tournament Championships (1993–94 through 1995–96), as well as two NCAA National Championships (1989 & 1991). Led by legendary coaches such as P.J Carlesimo and Tommy Amaker during those championship runs made them one of the premier college teams at that time, with future NBA stars like Terry Dehere leading on-court play for many years afterward, too!
Furthermore, they also had great success over the past few decades with other sports, including baseball, where they’ve won four Big East tournament championships since 2000; softball, where they’ve appeared multiple times at super regionals; men's soccer which was ranked #1 nationally during 2013 season before losing out narrowly on penalty kicks against Notre Dame in round 16 games; women's tennis who reached semi-finals back 2010/11 season, etc.
As you can see from the above stats, it is clear that the Pirate athletic program continues to be among the best collegiate programs today, even after more than 160+ years of history! With current head coach Kevin Willard leading the charge for the Basketball team this upcoming 2021/22 seasons, there are high hopes amongst fans that we may yet again witness some magical moments similar to or better than what was achieved under his predecessors mentioned earlier. Therefore if you're a fan looking forward to watching top-notch competitive sports, then look no further – Seton Hall Pirates could be your team!
College Sports Established
South Orange, New Jersey
Seton Hall University
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1979 - Present / Big East Conference
1903 – 1979 / Independent
Pirates - The Seton Hall Pirates is a familiar name for sports fans. But do you know where this nickname comes from? Let’s look at the origins of this NCAA team and its namesake.
Seton Hall University was founded in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley, who named it after his aunt Elizabeth Ann Seton – an American saint canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975. The “Pirates” nickname originated shortly after World War II when students began to refer to themselves as such due to their school's location near New York City's harbor and proximity to sea-faring vessels like pirate ships!
The university adopted the moniker officially on April 10th, 1954, during a meeting between then Athletic Director John J McDevitt and President Robert L Keating; both men agreed that “pirates” was an appropriate mascot for their seafaring school community. This decision solidified what had been referred to casually among students for some time: The Seton Hall Pirates were born!
Today, these pirates are known for their athletic prowess and resilience throughout difficult times - just like those swashbuckling sailors of yore! From basketball championship wins (in 1953 & 1989) until now – Go SHU!!
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