November 05, 2009
On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 the 2009-2010 St. John’s Men’s
Basketball team made a special trip to Staten Island to take part
in the campus’ 4th Annual Spirit Night.
Over 50 alumni and friends of the University gathered in the
Kiernan Suite of the Kelleher Center for a pre-practice reception
with Red Storm Head Coach Norm Roberts. The reception gave alumni
an opportunity to speak with Coach Roberts and ask questions about
the upcoming season.
“This is a wonderful event that really gets everyone in the spirit
of the upcoming basketball season,” said Nicholas A. Legakis
’97SVC, ’07MPS Director, Institutional Advancement, Staten Island
campus. “There’s always a special feeling whenever a new
season is about to begin, and we’re all looking forward to winning
some great games against those really tough BIG EAST
Following the reception, guests moved to the Campus Center
Gymnasium to enjoy the excitement of watching the team practice to
an audience of more than 300 spectators, including alumni, students
and fans from the Staten Island community.
“My family and I have been coming to this for the past few years
and love the fact that we get a one-on-one opportunity to hear what
the Coach has to say,” said Maria Nardini-Gallo’85NDC. “It really
connects our campus with the team that we all want to see