Setter Sports

The Football season comes to an end…zone, while Pace Basketball tips off.

One season ends, the other begins. We’re not talking about the coming of winter. We’re talking about our Pace Setters football and basketball teams. Both the field and the court will be filled with blue and gold this week!

Saturday, November 9, will be a sad day in Setterville as Pace Football bids adieu to its season and seniors with the annual Senior Day game. Seniors will be recognized on the field prior to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. against St. Anselm. The game will also mark the annual faculty/staff appreciation day.

The Setters women’s basketball team will officially open their 2013-14 season with three straight home games. Five of their first six games will be at home as they host three non-conference tilts to tip-off the season. Pace opens the season with Queens College on Saturday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m. and plays Assumption College in a non-conference game three days later on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Setters wrap up their home stand on Saturday, November 16 as they host LIU Post at 1:30 p.m. Coach Carrie Seymour is just as excited as you are. “I can’t wait to get on the court with this year’s team—we’re going to use our depth, athleticism, and versatility to play an exciting style of basketball!” she says.

How about men’s hoops? Well, they’re opening up their season with three road games and won’t play their first game at the Goldstein Fitness Center until November 23, but more on that in the coming weeks.

Taking You Out to the Home Games

Football pinks up the Pace, soccer kicks cancer to the curb, and volleyball digs the 80s.

Pace Goes Pink
Football returns home on Saturday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m. against Bentley University. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to this game as the Pace Football team will be joining the “Pace Goes Pink” campaign to benefit Northern Westchester Hospital’s Breast Institute. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), in partnership with the student group Colleges Against Cancer, will be selling the 2013 edition “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirt throughout the game for $5. This game will also feature Take a Kid to the Game Day with all children 12 and under receiving a free ticket to the game as well as the opportunity to participate in a halftime skills competition and Sophomore Appreciation Day as an installment of the programming specifically for sophomores throughout the month of October. That’s a three-for-one deal!

The Women’s Soccer team will also kick cancer to the curb with their own Pace Goes Pink fundraising game as they take on SCSU on Wednesday, October 16, at 3:30 p.m. on the Briarcliff Field.

Dig 80s
It’s going to be raining cool cats and hot dawgs in Westchester as the Setters Volleyball team takes on the Nebraska Kearney Panthers on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Gym. And that’s not all, big hair and blue eyeliner are back as part of the totally awesome 80s night. That’s right, dress up like your favorite Golden Girl, rock the Flock of Seagulls or Miami Vice, or bust out the legwarmers and leotards we know you have in your closet a la Flashdance. The fan wearing the best 80s attire will win a prize—tubular.

Next up for Volleyball: The Setters take on St. Rose as they host Youth Day on Saturday, October 19. All youth in attendance will meet the players and get autographs after the game. Plus, all fans get a free team photo.

Plus, for all you hoops fans Midnight Madness is happening this month. Stay tuned for more info next week!

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The football team may have kicked off the season a few weeks ago, but home is where the heart is, so head to the field as the Setters hosts their home opener on September 15.

You’ve barely unpacked your boxes, but it’s time to put the pictures down, put on your blue and gold, and pack the pound as the Pace Setters football team takes on the New Haven Chargers in their home opener at 1:00 p.m. on September 15 at the Pace Field in PLV.

The game will also recognize Pace’s partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. Pleasantville Firefighters and Color Guard will be on hand for the opening ceremony.

At halftime, there will be a tailgate social media contest at halftime sponsored by and drumline and cheer/dance performance. There will also be a limited edition Pace Football camouflage t-shirt giveaway, AFCU Student “Fast Cash” giveaway to one Pace student ($50), and more!

Prior to the game, Kappa Alpha Psi will host a tailgate, which you can read more about here.