Last night, motivational speaker and beat-the-odds success story Joe Rhea returned to Molloy College to speak to student-athletes in the Madison Theatre on the school's Rockville Centre campus.At the age of 14, Rhea was paralyzed from the neck down after sustaining a football injury in one of his high school games. Numerous doctors and medical personnel told him to accept the fact that he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. About a week later, some feeling returned to one of his legs and the doctors said if he was prepared to endure enormous amounts of pain and work harder than he could ever imagine, then he might be able to strengthen his body to be able to walk again.Well, Joe Rhea did just that.
Just two years removed from being one win away from capturing the East Coast Conference Championship, Molloy College women's soccer team is in the mix with a 1-1 East Coast Conference record and is 1-5 overall.
The 2012 season for the Molloy men's soccer team ended in a disappointment, finishing with an overall record of 7-10, and 3-6, in the East Coast Conference. The performance by the team was better than what their record showed, six times the Lions lost by just one goal in 2012.
It is the downfall of every college student, the moment when you think about your future and think "what am I going to do with my life after I graduate?" Luckily, the Career Development Center (CDC) is here to help you answer that question.
The Senior Class hosted the second Kan Jam tournament at Molloy College on Sept. 25, 2013. Over 15 teams of two signed up to compete for prizes. Snacks, along with pizza and drinks were supplied at the event for everyone to enjoy.
<i>by Nick Crispino -</i> As students and faculty enjoyed the last days of summer in August, Director of Athletics, Susan Cassidy-Lyke had a problem. The women's tennis team did not have a head coach to call their own. The answer came in the form of a long-time friendship between Senior tennis player Nikki Gloria and Victor Caraballo. "She asked if I wanted to coach and she was really aggressive about," said Caraballo. Within the same day of submitting his application, Caraballo received a phone call to come in for an interview with Cassidy-Lyke. When asked about the meeting, Caraballo said, "we had a conversation and liked where we were going and I said okay." This isn't Caraballo's first go around coaching, he has been involved in teaching the sport for nineteen years.
<i>by Alexa Sussman -</i> On September 15, 2013, Madison Theatre at Molloy College held Poetry Jam, an event featuring Amber Tamblyn, a film/television star and poetry performer, and Derrick C. Brown, poet and president of Write Bloody Publishing. Local poets Peter Dugan, Megan Falley, Vicki Iorio, and Christina Rau were also there to share their poems, both old favorites and new additions.
by Nick Crispino - It was a successful home opener for the Molloy College volleyball team, beating Felician College, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 21-25) at the Quealy Gymnasium, Rockville Centre, on Wednesday night. The win is their third in a row and puts the Lions over .500 on the season with a record of 3-2. Junior outside hitter, Sam Berna, helped Molloy win with a stellar performance, leading the team in points (19), kills (16) and digs (14). Sophomore outside hitter, Cassie Palmer and Junior right side hitter, Shannon Appeal also contributed immensely, earning double digit points on the night. Palmer produced 13 kills and 10 digs for a total of 17.5 points and Appeal contributed 9 kills and 2 blocks giving her 10 points.
<i>by Marilena Rocco -</i> The Welcome Back Bash marks the beginning of another school year at Molloy College. The Welcome Back Bash, a party on the Campus Green, was a welcome to new and returning students.
<i>by Michael Schultz -</i> The first day of classes ended with a "bang!" as Molloy College kicked off the school year with an evening of Laser Tag.