Kean Athletic News

April 14, 2014
Kean Athletics Assists With Young Athlete Program
Union, N.J. (4/14/14) - The Kean University Department of Athletics recently assisted with the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes Program (YAP) in conjunction with the University’s Department of Occupational Therapy on Sunday, April 13, at Harwood Arena.

April 10, 2014
Kelly Bachovchin of Women’s Lacrosse Named Kean Graduate Researcher of the Year
UNION, N.J. (4/10/14) – Women's lacrosse graduate student Kelly Bachovchin was named the University’s 2014 Graduate Researcher of the Year.

February 12, 2014
Schuh Honored at Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration
West Orange, N.J. (2/12/14) - Kean University softball/women’s volleyball senior Katie Schuh was recently honored as the Kean Woman of the Year at Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon at Seton Hall University on Sunday, February 9th.

February 11, 2014
Rec-n-Crew Participates in Build-a-Bike Event
Union, N.J. (2/11/14) – The Kean University Rec-N-Crew recently took part in the inaugural Build-A-Bike Team Building/Charity Event.

February 4, 2014
Rec-n-Crew Participates in Super Bowl Halftime Show
East Rutherford, N.J. (2/4/14) – Members of the Kean University Rec-n-Crew recently participated in a once in a lifetime event as they were involved with the halftime entertainment at MetLife Stadium during the Super Bowl.

January 31, 2014
Athletic Training Volunteers at Special Olympics Winter Games
Vernon, N.J. (1/30/14) – Members of the Kean University Athletic Training staff recently volunteered their services at the New Jersey Special Olympics 2014 Winter Games.

January 24, 2014
Rec-n-Crew Volunteers with Be the Change
Union, N.J. (1/24/13) – The Kean University Rec-n-Crew recently volunteered their time helping the homeless in the Newark area.

January 7, 2014
McKiernan Selected to NCAA Pathway Program
Indianapolis, Ind. (1/7/14) – Associate Athletic Director Jack McKiernan has been selected as a member of the 2013-14 NCAA Pathway Program as announced recently by the NCAA.

October 30, 2013
Football Fans - Bring 3 Canned Goods for Free General Admission
Pitman, N.J. (10/30/13) - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) is creating friendly competition between now and Thanksgiving to help those less fortunate by creating "Cans Across the Conference."

August 12, 2013
Athletic Department Introduces Three New Members of Support Staff
UNION, N.J. (8/12/13) – The Kean University Department of Athletics and Recreation announced the hiring of three new members of the department on Monday; Ngan Chung ’10 and Peter DiStefano will both serve as assistant athletic trainers and Tina Sevastakis will become Kean’s Compliance Officer / Senior Woman Administrator / Director of Student-Athlete Support Services.

July 16, 2013
Former Cougar Chris Eickhorst Participates in MLB All-Star Game Festivities
New York (7/15/13) – Former Cougar Chris Eickhorst has been selected to participate as the bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher as part of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Festivities.

July 15, 2013
Wujciak Promoted to Head Athletic Trainer
Union, N.J. (7/15/13) – Kean University Director of Athletics Chris Morgan has announced that Denise Wujciak has been promoted to Head Athletic Trainer.

July 3, 2013
Chief Athletic Trainer J. Timothy Sensor to Retire After Three Decades at Kean
UNION, N.J. (7/3/13) – J. Timothy Sensor has served Kean University since 1983, and this summer the Cougars will have to finally bid farewell to one of the longest tenured members of the department.

July 2, 2013
NJAC and Skyline Announce All-Academic Squads
New York and Pitman, N.J. (7/2/13) – The New Jersey Athletic Conference and Skyline Conference have announced the 2012-13 All-Academic teams as announced by each conference office.

June 3, 2013
Herget Honored as NJAC Male Athlete of the Year
Princeton, N.J. (6/2/13) - Kean University senior pitcher Kevin Herget capped off his senior campaign as he was honored as the 2012-13 New Jersey Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year at the 14th Annual NJAC Awards Brunch at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday, June 2nd.

May 7, 2013
Kean Honors Yearly Award Winners, Winter and Spring Athletes
Union, N.J. (5/7/13) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its winter and spring athletic teams on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

April 16, 2013
Kean Athletics Assists With Young Athlete Program
Union, N.J. (4/16/13) - The Kean University Department of Athletics recently assisted with the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes Program (YAP) in conjunction with the University’s Department of Occupational Therapy on Sunday, April 14, at Harwood Arena.

April 8, 2013
Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
Union, N.J. (4/8/13) - The Kean University Department of Athletics recently inducted its 2013 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored just under 200 student-athletes in conjunction with its National Student-Athlete Day Celebration on Monday, April 8, at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.

January 29, 2013
Seidel Honored by NJAIAW
South Orange, N.J. (1/27/13) – Kean University women’s soccer senior Carly Seidel was recently honored as the Kean Woman of the Year at the 21stAnnual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon at Seton Hall University on Sunday, January 27th.

January 24, 2013
McCue Joins Cougar Staff
Union, N.J. (1/24/13) – The Kean University Department of Athletics announced the hiring of Jon McCue as the Assistant Sports Information Coordinator as part of a department restructure.

December 11, 2012
Kean Athletics Honors Fall Teams
Union, N.J. (12/11/12) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its six fall athletics teams and over 200 student-athletes at the annual Fall Awards Night on Tuesday evening as the department presented its athletic letters and most valuable player honors.

October 18, 2012
Cans Across the Conference
Pitman, N.J. (10/18/12) - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) is creating friendly competition between now and Thanksgiving to help those less fortunate by creating "Cans Across the Conference."

September 13, 2012
Dr. Bakker Named Faculty Athletics Representative
Dr. Rich Bakker has been named as the Faculty Athletics Representative beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. The faculty athletics representative is a member of the institution’s faculty or administrative staff who is designated to represent the institution and its faculty in the institution’s relationships with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Conference).

August 15, 2012
Athletic Training Participates in Lincoln Tunnel Challenge
Weehawken, N.J. – Members of the Kean University Athletic Training staff recently took part in the Special Olympics Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge.

August 13, 2012
Athletics Department Volunteers With Special Olympics
Union, N.J. - The Kean University department of athletics volunteered and assisted with several activity stations at the 3rd Annual Special Olympics Young Athlete Program (YAP) held in April.

July 17, 2012
Athletic Training Volunteers With N.J. Special Olympics
Ewing, N.J. (6/10/12) – Members of the Kean University Athletic Training staff recently volunteered their services at the New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games 2012.

July 16, 2012
Kean Honors Award Winners, Winter and Spring Athletes
UNION, N.J. – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its winter and spring athletic teams on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. During the evening, the department presented its annual D’Angola Awards, Scholar-Athlete Awards, Big Blue Award and Hoffman Memorial Award, while also presenting

July 2, 2012
Kean Places 61 Student-Athletes on NJAC All-Academic Team
Pitman, N.J. (7/2/12) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently had 61 student-athletes named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Academic Teams.

April 26, 2012
Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
UNION, N.J. (4/27/12) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently inducted its 2012 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored more than 150 student-athletes in conjunction with its National Student-Athlete Day Celebration on Monday, April 23, at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.

January 13, 2012
Athletic Training Participates in Jingle Run
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Kean University Athletic Training Club recently participated in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis on Sunday, December 4, at Battery Park in New York City.

December 16, 2011
Kean Athletics Honors Fall Teams
Union, N.J. (12/16/11) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its six fall athletics teams and over 200 student-athletes at the annual Fall Awards Banquet on Thursday evening as the department presented its athletic letters and most valuable player honors.

December 12, 2011
McKiernan Presented NJSIAA Service Award
Edison, N.J. (12/12/11) – Associate Athletic Director Jack McKiernan was recently awarded with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA) annual Service Award that was presented during their recognition program held at Pines Manor on December 5th.

October 11, 2011
NJAC Cans Across the Conference
Pitman, N.J. (10/11/11) - The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) is creating friendly competition between now and Thanksgiving to help those less fortunate by creating "Cans Across the Conference."

August 22, 2011
Kean Names Chris Morgan New Director of Athletics
UNION, N.J. (8/22/11) – Kean University has named Chris Morgan the new Director of Athletics and Recreation. Morgan, who has served in the same position at Division II Goldey-Beacom College since 1999, will begin on September 1.

July 12, 2011
Kean Places 60 Student-Athletes on NJAC All-Academic Teams
PITMAN, N.J. (7/12/11) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently had 60 student-athletes named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Academic Teams.

July 8, 2011
Kean Mourns the Loss of Abner Benisch
Union, N.J. (7/8/11) – The Kean University Athletic family mourns the recent loss of Abner Benisch, namesake and member of the Kean University Athletic Hall of Fame.

June 6, 2011
Jones Earns NJAC Top Honor
PRINCETON, N.J. (6/5/11) – Kean University senior forward Jonathan Jones capped one of the most successful seasons in program history as he was honored as the 2010-11 NJAC Male Athlete of the Year at the 12th Annual NJAC Awards Brunch at the Hyatt Regency on Sunday, June 5th.

May 5, 2011
Kean Honors Winter and Spring Athletes
UNION, N.J. (5/4/11) – Kean honored its winter and spring athletic teams on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. During the evening, the department presented its annual D’Angola Awards, Scholar-Athlete Awards, Big Blue Award and Hoffman Memorial Award, while also presenting its athletic letters and most valuable player awards to the winter and spring athletes.

April 13, 2011
Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
UNION, N.J (4/13/11) – Kean University recently inducted its 2011 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored more than 165 student-athletes in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day.

April 13, 2011
Kean Athletics Assists with Young Athlete Program
UNION, N.J. (4/13/11) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently assisted with the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes Program (YAP) in conjunction with the University’s Department of Occupational Therapy on Sunday, April 10, at Harwood Arena.

December 21, 2010
Athletic Training Club Participates in Jingle Bell 5K
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (12/12/10) – The Kean University Athletic Training Club recently participated in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis on December 12th, as the group retained their college division title, while helping raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.

December 21, 2010
SAAC Collects Toys for Local Children's Hospital
UNION, N.J. (12/21/10) – The Kean University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently conducted a toy drive and donated more than 150 items to the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

December 20, 2010
SAAC Donates Canned Goods to Community FoodBank of NJ
UNION, N.J. (12/20/10) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently collected more than 300 canned good items as part of the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Cans Around the Conference initiative.

December 13, 2010
Kean Honors Fall Athletes
UNION, N.J. (12/13/10) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its six fall athletics teams and nearly 200 student-athletes at the annual Fall Awards Banquet on Tuesday, December 7, as the department presented its athletic letters and most valuable player honors.

November 1, 2010
Kean Inducts 2010 Hall of Fame Class
UNION, N.J. (11/1/10) – The Kean University Department of Athletics inducted five former student-athletes into the Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame as member of the 2010 induction class on Friday, October 29.

September 23, 2010
Kean Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Class
UNION, N.J. (9/20/10) – The Kean University Benisch Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee announces the five former student-athletes to be inducted as part of the 2010 class.

June 28, 2010
Track and Field Dropped from Intercollegiate Level
Union, N.J. (6/28/10) – Kean University has announced that men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field will no longer compete at the intercollegiate level.

June 7, 2010
Beyruti Earns NJAC's Top Honor
PRINCETON, N.J. (6/6/10) – Senior Melissa Beyruti was honored as the 2009-10 NJAC Female Athlete of the Year at the recent NJAC Awards Brunch held at the Hyatt Regency on June 6.

May 5, 2010
Kean Honors Winter/Spring Athletes at Banquet
UNION, N.J. (5/5/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its winter and spring athletic teams on Monday, May 3, 2010, at Kean's Wilkins Theater.

April 26, 2010
Join Athletic Training Club at Local 5K Race
UNION, N.J. - The Kean Athletic Training Education Program and Athletic Training Club will be volunteering at the Roosevelt Intermediate School’s 2nd Annual 5K Race to Conquer Childhood Obesity through ING Run for Something Better on May 2nd.

April 13, 2010
Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
UNION, N.J. (4/13/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics inducted its 2010 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored more than 160 student-athletes in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day on Monday at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.

December 15, 2009
Kean Donates Canned Goods to Community FoodBank of NJ
UNION, N.J. (12/14/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently collected more than 450 cannned good items as part of the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Cans Around the Conference competition among the conference’s 10 schools.

December 15, 2009
Kean Honors Fall Athletes
UNION, N.J. (12/15/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its six fall athletic teams and nearly 200 student-athletes at the annual Fall Awards Banquet on Monday, December 14, as the department presented its athletic letters and most valuable player honors.

December 1, 2009
SAAC Holds Holiday Toy Drive
Union, N.J. (12/1/09) – The Kean University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is holding a toy drive to benefit “Making Headway”, a foundation dedicated to the care, comfort, and cure of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.

November 9, 2009
Free Fan Bus to Montclair State for Kean Students
Union, N.J. (11/9/09) – Kean University is happy to announce that they will be providing free fan buses for any Kean student on Saturday, November 14th as the Cougars travel to take on Montclair State University in the (NJAC) Football Championship.

October 30, 2009
Cans Across the Conference Competition
Pitman, N.J. (10/30/09) – The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) is creating friendly competition between now and Thanksgiving to help those less fortunate by creating “Cans Across the Conference.”

September 21, 2009
Kean Mourns the Loss of Hall of Famer Paul Mertz
Union, N.J. (9/21/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics mourns the loss of Paul Mertz, who recently passed away at the age of 48. Mertz was inducted into the Kean Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

July 29, 2009
Joba Chamberlain Spotted at Kean
Union, N.J. (7/29/09) – New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain recently took some time out of his busy schedule to take part in a recent POWERADE commercial that took place on the campus of Kean University.

June 16, 2009
Kean Has 59 Student-Athletes Earn NJAC Academic Honors
Pitman, N.J. (6/16/09) - The Kean University Department of Athletics placed 59 student-athletes on the New Jersey Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Teams, as announced by the NJAC on Tuesday morning.

June 1, 2009
Kean Athletes Among Honored at NJAC Awards Brunch
PRINCETON, N.J. (5/31/09) – The New Jersey Athletic Conference hosted its 10th Annual Awards Brunch at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Sunday, May, 31, and 12 student-athletes, one head coach and one team from Kean University were recognized among the 132 individual honorees and 24 teams.

May 6, 2009
Kean Honors Athletes at Annual Awards Banquet
UNION, N.J. (5/5/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its winter and spring athletic teams on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. During the evening, the department presented its annual D'Angola Awards, Scholar-Athlete Awards, Big Blue Award and Hoffman Memorial Award. In addition, the University also awarded its athletic letters and most valuable player awards to the winter and spring athletes.

April 6, 2009
Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
UNION, N.J. (4/6/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics inducted its 2009 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored more than 150 student-athletes in conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day on Monday afternoon at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.

January 24, 2009
Kean Inducts 2008 Hall of Fame Class
UNION, N.J. (1/24/09) – The Kean University Department of Athletics enshrined four individuals and one team at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Saturday, January 24, at Downs Hall.

December 10, 2008
Kean Honors Fall Athletes
UNION, N.J. (12/10/08) – The Kean University Department of Athletics honored its six fall athletic teams and nearly 200 student-athletes at the annual Fall Awards Banquet on Tuesday, December 9, as the department presented its athletic letters and most valuable players honors.

November 21, 2008
Student-Athletes Make Elizabeth A Little Greener
Elizabeth, N.J. (11/21/08) - This year, Kean University launched a new “Blue Goes Green” initiative. KU is taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint and promote sustainability on campus and beyond. The Kean Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), recently took part in a community service project that combined this initiative as well SAAC’s dedication to giving back to the community by cleaning a local athletic facility in downtown Elizabeth, N.J.

August 29, 2008
Kean Announces 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class
Union, N.J. (8/29/08) – The Kean University Department of Athletics has announced that four former standouts as well as one team are apart of this year’s induction class into the Kean Athletic Hall of Fame and will formally be inducted on January 24, 2009.

June 24, 2008
Kean Has 48 Student-Athletes Earn NJAC Academic Honors
PITMAN, N.J. (6/24/08) – The Kean University Department of Athletics placed 48 student-athletes on the New Jersey Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Teams, as announced by the NJAC on Tuesday morning.

May 2, 2008
Cougars Enter Championship Weekend
Union, N.J. (4/30/08) – The Kean Athletic Department will be busy this week as all five spring teams compete in their respective conference tournaments.

May 1, 2008
Kean Honors Student-Athletes, Coaches at Annual Awards Banquet
UNION, N.J. (4/29/08) – The Kean University Department of Athletics celebrated one of the most successful years in recent history at its annual Spring Sports Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 29.

April 14, 2008
Kean Inducts Charter Class into Chi Alpha Sigma
UNION, N.J. (4/14/08) – The Kean University Department of Athletics inducted its charter class into Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, on Monday afternoon.

January 28, 2008
Ioviero, Augustine Tabbed With Honors
Metuchen, N.J. (1/28/08) – Head baseball coach Neil Ioviero and former Cougar pitcher Joe Augustine (Highland Park, N.J.) have been selected as the New Jersey Sports Writers Association College Baseball Coach and College Baseball Pitcher of the Year respectively.

January 18, 2008
Kean Joins "Think Pink" Campaign
Union, N.J. (1/18/08) - Join the Kean University women's basketball team and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) "Think Pink" initiative on February 9, 2008 as the Cougars take on Rutgers-Newark in Harwood Arena at 1 p.m.

January 14, 2008
Sensor Presented 2008 Cramer Award
Valley Forge, Pa. (1/14/08) – The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) in association with Cramer Products presented Kean University Chief Athletic Trainer J. Timothy Sensor this year’s Cramer Award at the recent convention held in Valley Forge, Pa.

January 3, 2008
Kean University to Host 2008 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Baseball Regional
Philadelphia, Pa. (1/3/08) – The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee in conjunction with the annual American Baseball Coaches Association Convention announced this evening that Kean University will be the host of the Mid-Atlantic Regional of the 2008 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. Kean University will host this year’s regional tournament at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J.

November 16, 2007
Kean Raises $4,000 In Think Pink Campaign
Union, N.J. (11/16/07) – The Kean University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), raised more than $4,000 in support of breast cancer awareness during home contests in the month of October.

October 31, 2007
UConn's Auriemma Addresses Kean Student-Athletes
UNION, N.J. (10/30/07) – The Kean University Department of Athletics hosted University of Connecticut Head Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma on Tuesday, October 30, to speak to the University’s student-athletes on what it takes to be a champion and being successful on and off the playing field.

October 22, 2007
Kean Blue Thinks Pink
Help Kean University support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this week at women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball action. Kean encourages all fans to wear pink to the games and all teams will wear pink t-shirts during warm-ups and pink shoelaces in their game shoes.

October 18, 2007
McKiernan Joins the NCAA National Baseball Committee
Union, N.J. (10/18/07) - Kean University Associate Athletic Director Jack McKiernan has been appointed to the NCAA Division III National Baseball Committee. McKiernan is the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative – one of eight regional representatives throughout the country.

October 12, 2007
Catch Football, Men's & Women's Soccer via Live Stats This Saturday
Union, N.J. (10/12/2007) - Can't get to the games this weekend? Take advantage of live stats offered for both teams at home and on the road this Saturday.

September 18, 2007
Kean University Now Featuring Live Stats
Union, N.J. (9/18/07) - The Kean University Athletic Department is happy to announce that beginning this fall all home events will feature "live stats".

June 28, 2007
Kean Releases Fall Sports Schedules
UNION, N.J. (6/28/07) – The Kean University Department of Athletics has released the 2007 fall schedules for field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, tennis and volleyball.

April 26, 2007
Kean Honors Student-Athletes, Coaches at Annual Awards Banquet
UNION, N.J. (4/25/07) – The Kean University Department of Athletics celebrated one of the most successful years in recent history at its annual Spring Sports Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 25. During the evening, the department presented its annual D’Angola Award, Scholar-Athlete Award, Big Blue Award and Hoffman Memorial Award, while also honoring the Kean Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of the Year. In addition, the University also awarded its athletic letters and most valuable player awards to the winter and spring athletes.

April 13, 2007
Cougars Raise Money For Habitat For Humanity
Union, N.J. (4/13/07) – The Kean University Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), held their first ever Student Athlete Ball on Friday, April 13th, with all proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity.

April 3, 2007
Kean Launches New Athletics Website
UNION, N.J. – Kean University, the third largest college or university in the state of New Jersey, announces the launch of a newly redesigned Department of Athletics and Recreation website, www.keanathletics.com.

April 3, 2007
Barry Selected to Attend NCAA Conference
UNION, N.J. (3/29/07) – Kean University freshman Jenni Barry has been selected to attend the 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference, which will be held May 27-31, in Orlando, Florida.