The 2017-2018 basketball season signaled a big step onto the national stage for Marist and it’s athletic department. The school, along with all of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference counterparts, began broadcasting all basketball games on ESPN3.
From beyond the grave, James J. McCann continues to perpetuate Marist Athletics through his foundation, the James J. McCann Charitable Trust.
The football team has a field, the basketball teams have a court, but the track team has to trek to Vassar College to practice during the spring season. The athletic department has not given any direct explanations to the program as to why this is the case.
Overall, Marist finished the year with a 20-14 record, finishing second in the MAAC standings and runner-up in the MAAC tournament.
The top seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated the second-seeded Marist Red Foxes in the MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship game by a final score of 67-58 this afternoon. Marist’s record following the defeat is 20-13 overall, and while they lost today, their season will continue, as they earned a WNIT berth by being a conference finalist.
The Marist women’s basketball team defeated the third-seeded Siena Saints on Sunday in the semi-final round of the MAAC tournament by a score of 67-51. The Red Foxes move on to the MAAC finals in Albany where they will take on the number-one seeded Quinnipiac.
Fitzpatrick not only leads the league in minutes played, she also led Marist in steals with 36, and played a key role in the team’s number one field goal percentage at 37.1-percent.
The second-seeded Marist women’s basketball team defeated the seventh-seeded Manhattan Lady Jaspers by a score 84-60 in the quarterfinal round of the MAAC tournament at the Times Union Center on Friday afternoon.
Tim Murray called Ausanio in a panic searching for a new head coach, after a late August resignation left the team without a skipper. Murray asked Ausanio to bail the team out during the 2009 season. Ten years later, Murray’s panicked hire has worked out pretty well.
Coming off of a strong win in their home opener against the University of Vermont, Marist Women’s Lacrosse was unable to continue their undefeated streak. Although they fell short, the Red Foxes put up a fight against the equally as aggressive UMass Minutemen, losing 19-10.