Maroon Madness 2018
By Richard Staples | News Content | Molloy Life Media
An army of Molloy College students infiltrated the Quealy Gymnasium on October 18th for the school's biggest event of the year, Maroon Madness.
Maroon Madness never ceases to create memories that will last a lifetime, and there were plenty more created last Thursday. The night began as we were introduced to the rosters for both the men and women's basketball teams for the 2018-2019 campaign. Both rosters ran out to the middle of the basketball court, handing out free giveaways to the roaring crowd in the process.
The basketball teams love to engage in the spirit of competition, and what better way to do that than with a shooting contest? Keeping up with annual tradition, both basketball teams first competed in the Shooting Stars Challenge. Two players from each basketball roster along with one participant from the crowd formed two teams of three. Whoever made the most shots emerged the victor, and it was an intense back and forth.
The fierce shooting continued with the 3 point contest. The competition was highlighted with sharp shooting from Senior Ihnacinse Grace. The talents transferred over from shooting to the dunk contest, as there were electrifying dunks from the likes of Curtis Jenkins and Pano Pavlidis.
Maroon Madness is about showing the best that Molloy College has to offer, and students were treated to amazing performances from the Step Team, Dance Team and Cheerleading Squad. All performers managed to mesmerize the crowd with incredible moves and feats of great athleticism.
Student engagement was prolific at Maroon Madness. Freshman Liam Burden experienced his first Maroon Madness, and made sure that it was not going to be his last. Not only did he compete in some of the student games, but he was fully immersed in the atmosphere. "By far, Maroon Madness was one of the best nights of my life and I already cannot wait for next year."
The night was capped off with an impromptu dance contest, as the basketball teams and those from the crowd hit the middle of the basketball court and showed their best moves. From soca to hip-hop, Quealy could hardly be contained. Maroon Madness 2018 proved once again to be another overwhelming success as students and athletes alike were able to experience first-hand what makes Molloy College unique.