Athletics

Spring 2020

Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Giving back to the community is something that’s ingrained in Pace’s student-athletes, and community and civic engagement is something that the Setters pride themselves in. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams donned their pink tees in support of finding the cure for a disease that affects more than 3.8 million people nationwide. The teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and worked to raise more than $1,500 for the...
Pace, Men’s Lacrosse Coach Tom Mariano

Men’s Lacrosse Coach Takes the Lead

Coming off of his sixth season at Pace, Men’s Lacrosse Coach Tom Mariano has been named to a two-year term as President of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) following three years on the organization’s board of directors. “It’s an honor to represent all the schools and players in college lacrosse,” said Mariano. “The USILA traces our lacrosse history back to 1882.” Based in Louisville, Kentucky, USILA is an association of member institutions and organizations with...
From Left to Right: Brandon Jacobs ’21 and Peyton Wejnert ’20 of the Men's basketball team, and Jackie DelliSanti ’20 and Lauren Schetter ’21 of the Women’s basketball team

Setter All-Stars

Brandon Jacobs ’21 Men’s Basketball Jacobs broke three different program records for assists this past season, including the school’s all-time mark (475) which had stood for over 20 years. He also snapped his own single-season assists record, while dishing out a new program-best—19 in a single game. Peyton Wejnert ’20 Men’s Basketball Named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, Wejnert finished an illustrious career slotted sixth in program history with more than 1,700 career points and more...
Matt Day, Meredith (Dunbar) Day ’03, Kerry Winn, and Mike Winn with the late Joe O’Donnell.

Leaving a Legacy

Inducted into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016, former Director of Athletics Joe O’Donnell oversaw one of the most successful eras in Pace Athletics history, which included 27 NCAA tournament appearances, involving three NCAA Regional Championships, three NCAA Elite 8 runs, and three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. O’Donnell had added women’s soccer in 1998, hiring now-Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Associate Athletics Director Mike Winn. When O’Donnell passed away last summer, Coach Winn and...

Fall 2019

Maral Javadifar

A Woman’s Place

From the basketball court to the NFL sidelines, Maral Javadifar’s got game. Her maturity, her focus, and her determination to succeed was what originally made Maral Javadifar ’12 stand out to the Pace University Athletics Department. Javadifar, still in high school and just a prospective student-athlete for the Pace Women’s Basketball team, was recovering from what could have been a career-ending torn ACL when she was recruited by Coach Carrie Seymour and Assistant Coach Patrina Blow. Amid her own concerns that she wouldn’t be able to play basketball at the...
Dan Wirchansky Pace University baseball team pitcher.

A Major Year

Just weeks after walking the stage at graduation, Pace baseball pitcher DAN WIRCHANSKY ’19 got the call of a lifetime: he had been selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. Wirchansky, who graduated in May, becomes the 12th player under head coach Hank Manning to be selected in the draft. “This is well-deserved for Danny,” said Manning. “He had a great career here at Pace, and his numbers prove that. He can not only pitch at an extremely high level, but he is...
Riley Manning-Burns was named an honorary member of the team and presented with a jersey and game ball at a celebration at Ianniello Field House with the team.

10 Things to Inspire You - Fall 2019

1. One Team, One Dream Pace Football welcomed a new teammate whose hustle and heart will serve the Setters well this season. Through a partnership with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at improving the quality of life for children battling brain tumors and other cancers, Riley Manning-Burns was named an honorary member of the team and presented with a jersey and game ball at a celebration at Ianniello Field House with the team. “There is no chemotherapy, radiation treatment,...

Spring 2019

Pace University Field Hockey Team

A Setter Season to Remember

For Pace Athletics, 2018 was no ordinary year. Three teams saw unprecedented success, elevating their programs and setting the stage for even greater achievement. In its fourth year as a program, Field Hockey made a remarkable run to the NCAA Division II Final Four, winning the Northeast-10 Conference’s regular season championship along the way. NE-10 Coach of the Year Kayte Kinsley guided the Setters to the nation’s best overall record at 18-3. On the gridiron, Football posted its best record...

Fall 2018

Setter Support

Athletes are only as strong as the teams that stand alongside them. And there’s a brand new team in town, ready to make the Pace Setters soar to new heights: The Pace Athletics Alumni Board. Created to serve as a leadership group for the Setters Club, the inaugural Pace Athletics Alumni Board is composed of alumni and parents committed to enhancing the experience of nearly 500 varsity athletes and helping them excel in the classroom, in competition, and in the community. The group will partner...
Michael Bohlander, Jackie Burd, Jody Hill, Robert Kranz, and Dan Mulholland at the 17th annual Hall of Fame ceremony

Claim to Fame

Pace Athletics celebrated another class of sports superstars at its 17th annual Hall of Fame ceremony. The class of 2018 inductees were Michael Bohlander ’02 (Baseball), Jackie Burd ’05 (Softball), Jody Hill ’94 (Women’s Basketball), Robert Kranz ’68 (Men’s Basketball), and Dan Mulholland (Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach 1983–1999, Men’s Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach 2014–present, and Assistant Football Coach 1984–1993). Additionally, the 1999 Men’s Lacrosse team—led by Mulholland—was honored as...

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