Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the Chestnut Hill College community as they came out in large numbers to support the sprint football team in their home opening win over the Cornell Bears, 29-24.
When Mike Pearson, head sprint football coach, first got the job in November 2014, he had a two-year plan in mind to build the program from scratch.
Most 21-year-olds don’t expect to be told they can no longer pursue their lifelong passion, but that is what happened to Dexter Harris ’16, who was diagnosed with a blood-clotting disorder two years ago. He was told he could never play basketball again.
Thanks to the $30,000 NCAA CHOICES grant received by the College in 2012, student-athletes have been able to promote alcohol education programs on campus, as well as attend conferences around the country, as several CHC student-athletes did at the end of January.
As a result of a successful inaugural season, seven student athletes, sophomore Domoree Hill, and freshmen, Raevon Floyd-Bennett, Brian Layden, Jon Baldwin, Kevin Meredith, Kevin Clancy and Dasantae Callis, were given all-CSFL distinction as honorable mentions on the conference-wide team.
With the addition of two new athletic programs earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College saw the need to increase the offerings in the Jack and Rosemary Murphy Gulati Complex Fitness and Recreation Center to better suit the needs of its athletes and the entire campus population.
Julian Fernandez ’11, new head men’s soccer coach and four-year star of the team when he was a student, did something he had never accomplished as a player — he took the team to the program’s first-ever playoff victory and all the way through to the conference championship.
The inaugural sprint football season may be over but the excitement and uncommon excellence it brought to the College is still very much felt among the students, the athletes and everyone else on campus.
Against their CSFL and CACC rival, Post University, Chestnut Hill College orchestrated a stunning come from behind victory in their road-debut.
Chestnut Hill College kicked off its sprint football season in front of a crowd over 600 strong, treating those in attendance to a home opening rout of Princeton University, 48-13.
The greenest members of the Chestnut Hill College men's soccer team paved the way for a red-hot second half in the team's home opener opposite University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as it was the freshmen thay tallied all three goals en route to giving first-year head coach Julian Fernandez, his inaugural victory.
On Saturday, September 5th, on a day that could only be described as having that perfect football weather, the Chestnut Hill College Griffins traveled to Penn Park to take part in an organized practice/scrimmage with the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.
Building off of a strong foundation established by the program's only ever head coach, Bob Spratt, the baseball team capped off the 2015 season, the best in the program's eight year history, with a record in wins, their first ever ranking in the NCWBA Poll and their second trip to the CACC Championship in the past three years.
A team of faculty and staff led by William Ernst, Psy.D., was selected as a winner in the NCAA's 'Mind Matters' Challenge
One year after announcing the addition of sprint football as the College's newest athletic offering, the team of coaches and players, alongside a supportive College community, has been preparing for its first-ever home football game, against Princeton University on September 19.