News & Notes



News & Notes for the week of 3/27-4/2 (Dylan Balsamo)

By Dylan Balsamo

A-10 Tickets Available

Tickets to the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Championship, to be held at Fordham’s Houlihan Park for the fourth time, are officially available. The Tournament will be held May 22-25. Tickets for a single day are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 18 and senior citizens. All session tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. All tickets are available free to all A-10 students with a valid Student ID. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Fordham Ticket Central Page or by calling the Fordham Ticket Office at (718) 817-4759. Group sale tickets of eight or more people can also be purchased in advance at the Ticket Office.

Men’s Soccer Hires Coaches

Head coach of Men’s Soccer Carlo Acquista announced on Friday two additions as assistants to his coaching staff: Philip Bannister and Richard Ongaro. Bannister has been an assistant under Acquista before, having done so at Adelphi University for two seasons and being on a staff that won 2017 East region Coaching Staff of the Year Honors. Ongaro spent last season at Old Dominion as a volunteer assistant, coaching the goalkeepers, including Mertcan Akar, who was named to the Third Team All-Conference USA squad.

Golf Starts Spring Schedule

Sunday and Monday saw Fordham Men’s Golf officially start their spring season at the Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Collegiate invitational, played at Lafayette College’s Silver Creek Country Club. After the two rounds, the team finished in 14th place overall with a score of 614. Each member of the team improved on their Sunday score on Monday, and the team was led Josh Maradang’s total of 144 that saw him tied for sixth overall. Next for the Rams is the Wildcat Invitational at the White Manor Country Club in Villanova April 8-9.

Mikulski Receives Honor

Fordham pitcher Matt Mikulski has been named this week’s Atlantic 10 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Not only is this Mikulski’s first individual weekly award of the young season, but this is also the fourth consecutive week that this specific honor has gone to a Fordham pitcher, with the last three being one won by John Stankiewicz (two times) and Cory Wall. This week saw Mikulski toss seven scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and striking out 10, snagging his third win of the year.