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Volleyball coach celebrates milestone of 300 career wins

Sports Editor

The wait is over. The Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s volleyball Head Coach Al Campora reached the milestone of 300 career wins during the final tournament of the season against Ramapo

The Devils defeated Ramapo during the fifth set during a tightly contested match-up. FDU lost their previous two matches to nationally ranked Eastern University and Manhattanville College before notching Campora’s 300th win.

“We played some tough matches in between,” Campora said. “We played Eastern, which is a nationally ranked team. When the team had the opportunity, they came through. The team was a little disappointed they hadn’t beaten Manhattanville here at FDU. I didn’t even know they knew about the record … They did it against Ramapo, which was nice.”
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Expectations are high for women’s basketball this year


Halloween has come and gone, which means that winter sports at Fairleigh Dickinson University are about to start up their seasons.

Most winter sport teams have already begun preseason practices, including the FDU women’s basketball team.

The Devils are coming off of one of their best seasons in school history. They went 24-4 on the season, including being crowned Middle Athletic Conference (MAC) champions, and they also earned a berth in the Division III NCAA playoffs.
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Former FDU kicker continues to chase his dream of playing on Sundays

Sports Editor

For Michael Barnard, his football career has been an unusual road. It all began his junior year in football because of a
misunderstanding with the soccer coach, which led to him quitting the team.

Barnard was a starter for the varsity soccer team at Rancocas Valley Regional High School since his freshman year. When news about Barnard leaving the soccer team found its way to the football coach, he immediately reacted.
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This week in photos: Ultimate Frisbee, Football

Photos by Joe Castillo.

Former FDU sports information director reflects on career

Sports Editor

In 1980, Jay Horwitz accepted a job with the New York Mets organization and began his career working in professional baseball. Since his first day on the job, he has seen it all.

Horwitz currently serves as the vice president of media relations for the Mets, but he is known for the humorous stories he shares about the organization.

But before he became one of the known faces of the Mets franchise, Horwitz served as Fairleigh Dickinson University’s sports information director for the Rutherford and Teaneck campuses. He held that job from 1972 until he joined Major League Baseball.
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Men’s cross country ready to make name for themselves

Sports Editor

Junior communication studies major John Cahill is back for his third year with the Fairleigh Dickinson University cross country team and is ready to take over the team as a second year captain.

Cahill said, “I feel as though because we have a whole new team and I feel as though I’m helping coach them because I know about running, but they are listening and really want to improve their running.”

The program has not been publicized during recent years and it has been tough for them to receive support or even recruits. But, if you look at this team, they are one of the closest organizations on campus.
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FDU Devils men’s soccer team attempts a comeback this season

Staff Writer

Sometimes it’s not about how bad you got knocked down. It’s about how fast can you get up. The fans wait and see how FDU’s men’s soccer team reacts to the next game after losing The Battle of Mad Ave to Drew University.

The men’s soccer team has looked solid, even in their outing at St. Joseph’s College Tournament that was prior to the game against Drew University. The team entered the tournament with a neutral record of 1-1.

The Devils started their tournament against the hosting Golden Eagles at St. Joseph’s College and unfortunately for the host, FDU made themselves at home. According to fdudevils.com, the Devils secured a win with a final score of 5-1 and advanced.
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Sports: Devils football starts season with victory over TCNJ

Sports Editor

The Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham football team got the early season win they needed to help build confidence for their tough 2013 schedule.

Sophomore defensive back Ryan Rodriguez helped clinch the Devils opening week victory when he picked off TCNJ’s quarterback Chris Spellman during the final minute. The interception helped the Devils secure their road victory, beating the Lions 18-12.

Head Coach Brian Surace knows how big this victory is for his team and the FDU community. The school is used to a losing football team, which has led to a lack of school spirit, but Surace believes the atmosphere is building up and a victory like this can build confidence for his team.
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