News & Notes



News & Notes for the week of 4/24-4/30 (Dylan Balsamo/The Fordham Ram)

By Dylan Balsamo

Team Success at Penn Relays
This weekend saw the Fordham Rams Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams compete at the Penn Relays, and it became a weekend to remember. In the distance medley, the women’s team of Laurel Fisher, Sarinnagh Budris, Aidan Moroz and Katarzyna Krzyzanowski not only won the college division event, but they did it in historic fashion, setting a school record time of 11:34.28. The record for Fordham had been set in 2009, with a time of 11:58.63. The team won the event by a mere .16 seconds, as Krzyzanowski just edged out the last runner for Yale.

Rams to the NFL
Two Fordham Football players signed contracts with NFL teams shortly after the completion of the 2019 NFL Draft, as defensive back Dylan Mabin signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders, and tight end Isaiah Searight signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mabin missed three games this past season but still managed to record 42 total tackles, with 36 solo tackles, and be named first team All-Patriot League. Searight is also a first team All-Patriot League player and received Fordham’s RIch Marrin FCRH ‘65 LAW ‘68 Most Valuable Player Award.

Honor Announces Transfer
On Monday night, Men’s Basketball freshman guard Nick Honor announced over Twitter his plan to transfer to Clemson University next season. This move came just hours before it was announced that Honor had been named the 2019 Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Rookie of the Year for his work with Fordham this season. Honor said over Twitter, “I would like to thank the Fordham community and coaches for giving me the opportunity to play college basketball.”

Szumilo Heads to FDU
Fairleigh Dickinson University announced on Friday that their new Women’s Basketball head coach would be Fordham’s associate head coach Angelika Szumilo, effective immediately. Szumilo has spent the last seasons at Fordham, working under head coach Stephanie Gaitley. Szumilo and Gaitley have worked together for a total of 16 seasons, including Gaitley’s head coaching tenures at Monmouth and LIU Brooklyn.