Pace Goes Pink

Saddle up! The Pace Equestrian team is the next to go pink as they host their annual horse show on November 6 at Fox Hill Farms in Pleasantville, NY. Pace Goes Pink t-shirts will be on sale for $5 and proceeds will benefit the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center of White Plains Hospital. >>Read More

Saddle up! The Pace Equestrian team is the next to go pink as they host their annual horse show on November 6 at Fox Hill Farms in Pleasantville, NY. Pace Goes Pink t-shirts will be on sale for $5 and proceeds will benefit the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center of White Plains Hospital. >>Read More

Pace Football Tackles Pancreatic Cancer

On October 29, the Pace Football team goes purple as they take on Bentley in a fundraising game to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The Pace University Football Team is proud to announce their affiliation with The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The Setters will take on Bentley University on October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and a portion of the ticket-sale proceeds will go to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. Representatives from the Foundation will be in attendance, accepting donations for pancreatic cancer research and giving out purple bracelets throughout the game. They will also provide the athletes with metal pins and bracelets prior to the game.

Pace Football and The Lustgarten Foundation will work together to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer by heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients and their families and friends. Pace Football Head Coach Chris Dapolito commented, “The Pace Football program is honored to partner with the Lustgarten Foundation. We are aware of the excellent work they have been doing and we are excited about being a part of their team.”

Marc Lustgarten, a graduate of Pace University, inspired the establishment of The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in 1999. A Cablevision Vice Chairman and Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Lustgarten died at age 52 following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. Lustgarten joined Cablevision in 1975 as assistant general counsel and quickly became instrumental in helping transform what was then solely a Long Island cable television system into a broad-based entertainment and sports colossus.

On April 1, 2012, Pace Football will also participate in The Lustgarten Foundation’s Third Annual Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, in Rye, NY.  The Foundation also hosts several other annual fundraising events that include the Grand Gourmet, the Marc Lustgarten Memorial Golf Outing and the Holiday Rock and Roll Bash. For more information, go to www.lustgarten.org.

In addition to their affiliation with the Lustgarten Foundation, Pace Athletics partnered with Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) to establish a breast cancer awareness campaign for the 2011-2012 school year benefiting the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center. T-shirts with a Pace Goes Pink logo and the phrase “Fighting Cancer Together” will be sold for $5 throughout the year. For more information about the partnership and fundraising games, click here.

Madness Ensues

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Following the Pace goes Pink volleyball event, enjoy some pizza, meet the women’s basketball team, get a free Madness t-shirt, and enjoy some contests and prizes! \

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Following the Pace goes Pink volleyball event, enjoy some pizza, meet the women’s basketball team, get a free Madness t-shirt, and enjoy some contests and prizes! >>Read More

Taking You Out to the Home Games

Once you’re done unpacking your boxes, it’s time to pack the stands. This weekend, Pace football, volleyball, and soccer are at home.

If you’re still mourning the FIFA Women’s World Cup finish, then goooooooooooooooooooo check out the women’s soccer team put up some points against Assumption on September 10. Is football your first round pick? Then you’re going to want to get to the Setters home opener versus Stonehill on Saturday, September 10, which will also include a balloon release following the game in a symbol of peace and hope and in remembrance of the students and alumni lost on 9/11. Also on September 10, the women’s volleyball team gets ready to serve, spike, and kill against Wilmington in the morning, before heading off to an away game against USciences in the afternoon.

For more on Pace Athletics, visit http://www.pacesettersathletics.com.

Celebrating Senior Setters

A round of appaws as the Setters lacrosse and softball teams send their graduating students off at upcoming Senior Days on the PLV Campus.

It’s going to be a Senior Weekend beginning on April 30 as the Setters lacrosse team faces off against Bentley University at 1:00 p.m. Stop by and see the seniors as they look to get the ball out of the pocket and into the net at their last games of the season.

On May 1, the Pace softball team looks to give the Merrimack Warriors the battle of their lives at their Senior Day at 12:00 p.m.

Also, on Saturday, April 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pace Field on the Briarcliff Campus, Pace Football hosts its Alumni Day, featuring a 7 on 7 flag football game and BBQ by the Pace Football Parent Association.

Rough, Tough, Powderpuff!

The PLV Campus takes it to the field for a Powderpuff football game on April 16 to raise money for the DJ Dream Fund to help children without resources play sports.

There’s a flag on the play. Delay of game…registration. Sign up today to kick it on the field as the Student Athletic Advisory Commitee (SAAC) and Alpha Phi Alpha host the PowderPuff Football Game on April 16 on the PLV Campus. Registration will cost $10, and each participant will receive an “I Am #12” t-shirt and sweatband. All proceeds from the event will go to the DJ Dream Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing Pace football player DJ Henry’s love of sports by providing resources that will help promising children throughout Massachusetts participate in sports. Email Rich Bonhomme to register!

There will also be a BBQ and deejay after the game so stop by and show your support.

Pace Takes Action to Aid Japan Relief Efforts

In less than 24 hours you lost your belongings, home, pets, and family members in an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami… If you survived one of the largest earthquakes recorded, wouldn’t you need help getting your life back together?

You’ve heard about the free calling centers located on the NYC and PLV campuses to help the community get in touch with their loved ones; Well, now SDCA and Athletics are working to raise money and collect clothing and aid kits to send to Japan.  

Until April 8, there will be large bins outside of the Goldstein Fitness Center and SDCA office for clothing donations.

In addition SAAC, Student Activities, the Accounting Society, and Pace Staff will be having a bake sale on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 in the Kessel Well during common hour to raise money for the relief effort in Japan. Any and all donations are appreciated and welcomed for the effort. Read more here.

And Bingo Was His Game-O!

If B-I-N-G-O is your kind of game-o and you’re interested in winning an iPad, iPod, Flip Video cam, and more, you’re going to want to head to the Goldstein Gym as SAAC hosts Bingo Night to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation on March 29!

Pace’s student-athletes don’t just work hard on the field and court; they’re now giving hope and joy to children with life-threatening diseases and helping to make their wishes come true. And on March 29, you can help them just by playing a little bingo!

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to present Bingo Night in the Goldstein Gym on the PLV Campus. The event will raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the country’s largest wish-granting organization, which makes one sick child’s wish in the U.S. come true every 40 minutes.

Students are able to purchase as many Bingo cards as they would like. Each card is $3.00 or 2 cards for $5.00. Prizes include an iPad, iPod, Flip cam, Pace gear, gift cards and more, so come out and support SAAC at this awesome event. If you need more convincing, check out this video of student-athletes telling you why you should get your bingo on!

Marching Into Madness

The Pace women’s basketball team is in the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. On March 11, jump on the fanbus with the Setters as they head to Bentley to take on the Franklin Pierce Ravens.

They’re in! The Pace women’s basketball team has earned an at-large bid as the #6 seed to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament, marking the 15th time the Setters have been selected to the NCAA Tournament in school history. The ladies will take on the #3 seed Franklin Pierce Ravens in the opening round of the tournament at Bentley on March 11 at noon. And we want you to jump on the fan bus with the Setters as they travel to Bentley’s Waltham, Massachussetts campus. The fanbus leaves the Goldstein Fitness Center at 8:00 a.m. and there’s a sign up sheet at the front desk for all those interested in hitting the road to support the Setters!

Will the Ravens soar to victory or will our Setters be able to take out five birds with one ball? This is what March Madness is all about!

Spring Sports Round-up

Spring has almost sprung and with it comes the best of Setters sports. Catch the baseball season opener, take a swing at tennis, and be sure to see the women’s basketball team in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs.

The basketball season winds down and heats up as the women’s basketball team goes up against St. Anselm in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs this Sunday, February 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center. Be sure you’re there to support your Setters as they make their way through the playoff season.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams have the home court advantage as they go up against Franklin Pierce this Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasantville. And if you have the chance, check out Setters tennis Friday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Adelphi.

But don’t forget about the other Setters sports coming your way this spring—take yourself out to the ball game for the season opener on  Sunday, February 27, where Pace and Bloomfield play a doubleheader starting at 11:00 a.m. And check out our winning lacrosse team, who travel to Worcester, MA on March 19 for their Northeast-10 Conference opener against Assumption College after showing they don’t Mes-a-round with their 11-7 win over Mesa State.

Click here for more of the latest information on all your Setters teams.

Setter Spirit

The Setters don’t just go out onto the fields and courts each day with their heads in the game. They go with their hearts. For the second year in a row, the lacrosse team makes one teenager a part of the team.

One honorary Setter is returning for the second straight season! The Pace Lacrosse team will participate in the Friends of Jaclyn Program and welcome Jeremiah back to the team during the 2011 lacrosse season.

Established in 2005, the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation works to improve the quality of life of children who are diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors. FOJ matches a child in need of love, support, and friendship with a college or high school sports team based on geographic basis, the child and family’s needs, and the team, coach, and athletic director’s commitment to the foundation’s goals.

And Jeremiah is the perfect fit for Pace. He joined the Setters last season and attends most practices and all games, including traveling to road games. An avid fan of lacrosse, he has been a fixture on the Pace sidelines as he provides inspiration and support to the team. Head Coach Dave Carty said, “Jeremiah has been a tremendous addition to the Pace Lacrosse family and a remarkable person. He has taught our team the meaning of true courage and will continue to be an inspirational leader for our team.”

Pace opens the 2011 season against Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, February 18. The Setters’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 against Franklin Pierce University at 1:00 p.m. so mark the date on your calendar to come out and show your support for Jeremiah and the lacrosse team.

Get in the Pink Zone

On February 16, the Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams play some hoops for hope as they host the annual WBCA Pink Zone game.

It’s time to get in the zone, as the Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Le Moyne Dolphins in the annual WBCA Pink Zone to benefit breast cancer research on February 16 in PLV. The women’s game will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Twin Jewelers of PLV will have a booth at the game showcasing select items from their store and raffling off a piece of pink jewelry at halftime during the women’s game. Flour and Sun Bakery will have free cupcakes at the gate, Nu Zeta Phi will be selling goods to contribute to the fundraiser, and other student organizations will be present as well.

All proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow Foundation for breast cancer research. The 2011 edition of the Pace Athletics Pink Zone t-shirt will be on display in the lobby and available for purchase for $5.00. In addition, pink Pace Athletics wristbands will be on sale for $2.00. All gate money, wristband and t-shirt sales, as well as raffle contributions will go to the foundation.

This year, Pace Athletics will be offering specials to students who check in on their Foursquare app. Check in and show your phone at the ticket gate and you’ll  receive 2 free pink Pace Athletics wristbands with the purchase of a 2011 edition of the Pink Zone t-shirt.

And don’t forget: If you’re looking for something sooner, pack the pound on February 5 at the annual White Out game!

Welcome to the White House

Well, sort of. On February 5, let’s pack the pound as the Setters men’s and and women’s basketball teams host their annual White Out game.

You’ve waited patiently for a year and it’s almost here!

On Saturday, February 5, the Pace men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Greyhounds of Assumption College in a NE-10 Conference match-up beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center in PLV.

This game marks the annual “white out” for the 2010-11 season. All fans will be given a free “TRUE FAN” t-shirt at the gate. This year’s tee emphasizes Pace Athletics’ use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare) as a way to highlight  athletic teams and players throughout the year.

The game will also feature a return of the Band for Youth Arts Drum Line and a performance by the Pace Athletics Dance team. And make sure to stay tuned for more information on February 16’s WBCA PinkZone to benefit breast cancer research.

Prefer to get out onto the court, field, etc. as a player? Intramural sports registration is upon us. Sign up for indoor flag football and soccer in PLV by February 4, and basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, whiffleball, and badminton by March 11.

Nothing But Net

The men’s and women’s basketball teams look to kill one bird with two games next Tuesday, as the Setters take on the River Hawks.

It’s going to be a dog eat hawk day on January 25,  as the Pace men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the UMass.-Lowell River Hawks. Tip-off at the Goldstein Fitness Center in PLV is 5:30 p.m. for the women’s game and 7:30 p.m. for the men’s game.  Come out and show your support for our Pace Setters!

Also coming up soon is a big white-out! On February 5, a dog vs. dog showdown takes place in PLV as the Pace Setters men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Assumption Greyhounds in a NE-10 Conference matchup beginning at 1:30 p.m. This game will also be the annual “white out,” where all fans will be given a free “True Fan” t-shirt. Check out the schedule for a list of all athletics games this semester.

Got Spirit? Let’s Hear It!

Attention NYC students! It’s your turn to put your paws in the air for the Pace Setters Men’s Basketball team as they travel to your campus for a night of sports and spirit. >>Read More

It’s time to break out your foam paws and blue and gold as the Pace Setters Men’s Basketball team travels to the NYC Campus to take on the Nyack Warriors in what’s sure to be a great ball game at the big Spirit Night on December 14. The cheerleaders and T-Bone will be pumping up the crowd and there will be performances by DJ Spynfo and the Astronomical Kid.  All students who attend the game will be entered into a raffle to win some great prizes, and there will be additional giveaways, face painting, popcorn, and more!

To get you in the Setter spirit, how about a friendly banner competition? SDACA will provide the supplies and the free pizza; all you have to do is bring your student org or office to the Student Union on December to get started on your banner. The banners will be displayed at Spirit Night and judged — first, second, and third place prizes include pizza parties. Every org who participates will receive SAC points.

Bball and Vball= Must-See Ball

The #7 Setters Volleyball team is on the road looking to serve up a big win against #2 seed New Haven in the NCAA Tournament this afternoon. On November 19, the Setters basketball team will look to light up the scoreboard in their home opener against St. Thomas Aquinas.

At 2:30 p.m. on November 18, the Setters Volleyball team looks for redemption against the second seed University of New Haven Chargers at the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship’s East Region at Dowling College.

On November 19, Men’s Basketball goes for the W at their first home game of the season against St. Thomas Aquinas. The first 50 fans to arrive will get a 2010 schedule magnet, and halftime will include a performance by Youth Arts Drumline.

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will also host back-to-back games against Southern Connecticut State and St. Rose on November 23 and 28, respectively. Check out the full schedule of games happening all season here.

And make sure to check out what you missed on the Pace Athletics YouTube page.

Setter Storm

Forget the cats; it’s raining dogs this week all over the PLV Campus. Get out your umbrellas, folks. The forecast calls for a two-day Setter Storm.

The storm sets in at 7:30 p.m. on November 12, as the women’s basketball team hosts their season opening tournament against  Bridgeport. First 50 fans to arrive receive a 2010 schedule magnet. The rain continues on November 13 as they continue the tournament against Queens at 7:30 p.m. 

Also on November 13, the Pace football team takes on Merrimack at their big Senior Day game at 12:00 p.m. All Pace students are invited to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) free Pig Roast and BBQ in the parking lot beginning at 12:00 p.m. Right after, the water keeps on flowing as Pace swimming and diving hosts Swim for Pink an American Cancer Society benefit, against Le Moyne and Assumption at 2:30 p.m.

After that, it may stop raining dogs for a little bit. We said maybe.

Celebrating DJ Henry’s Life

On October 29, buses will leave the PLV Campus to take students to DJ Henry’s memorial service in Boston. On October 30, the football team goes back out on the field to honor their lost teammate and play their hearts out for him. >>Read More

Pace students who registered for the free buses will leave the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center in PLV at 9:00 a.m. for DJ Henry’s memorial service being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center on October 29, what would have been DJ’s 21st birthday. If you haven’t yet, please share your memories of DJ Henry here.

For those who cannot attend the memorial service, the Pace Football Team will resume the season on October 30 in PLV, after cancelling last week’s game against Bentley. A short ceremony will be held before the 1:00 p.m. game against New Haven, which will include bagpipers leading the team out onto the field.  Additionally, the first play on defense for Pace will only have 10 players to honor DJ.

As teammate and senior linebacker Jonfrey Sanchez said during the press conference, “DJ is Pace Football.” Please come out and show your support on October 30.

Can You Dig It?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pace Athletics is going PINK in a big way. Join the Setters as they dig for a cure! >>Read More

On October 22, you are invited to Dig Pink with Pace Volleyball at 7:00 p.m. Join the team in the fight against cancer as they take on Southern Connecticut. Donate $2 at the door and receive two pink Pace Athletics wristbands. All proceeds go to the Dig Pink Fund to fight breast cancer!

And that’s not all. Pace Soccer is kicking cancer out of town on October 28 as they take on Mercy in a 3:00 p.m. game. All fans who donate $2 to the American Cancer Society at the game will receive two Pace Athletics wristbands, popcorn, and soda for the game!

Come out and show your Pace Pride!