News & Notes



By Dylan Balsamo

Dylan Balsamo, Assistant Sports Editor

Slattery Qualifies for Trials
Fordham alumnus Thomas Slattery, GSB ‘18, has officially qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials after finishing in eighth overall with a qualifying time of 2:18:35 at the Chevron Houston Marathon. Five weeks prior, at the CIM Marathon in Sacramento, Slattery’s time of 2:19:09 was short of the Olympic “B” standard by those final nine seconds. “The opportunity to race at the Trials has been one of my biggest goals throughout my running career and I truly owe it to my support system for encouraging me to roll the dice once again after coming so close in Sacramento,” Slattery said after qualifying in Houston. He will compete at those trials on Feb. 29 in Atlanta.

Hot Stove Event is February 6
The 2020 Fordham Rams baseball season, the 161st year of the sport being played at the university, will kick off on Feb. 6, when the team will host its annual Hot Stove Event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The team is coming off of their successful 2019 campaign, which saw an Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and a spot in the NCAA Regionals. The event will feature members of the Fordham team, as head coach Kevin Leighton,gives insights on the state of the program and the forthcoming season. To purchase tickets, please contact Kara Field at [email protected]

Etienne On Haitian Team
Fordham midfielder Danielle Etienne has once again been called up to the Haitian Women’s Senior National Team to take part in CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying and the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. Etienne was previously named to the squad back in October to help the Haitian team earn a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Championship. “We are proud of Dani and her call up to the senior team,” Fordham head coach Jessica Clinton said of Etienne. “She’s worked hard to put herself in that position to earn a call up and a cap. Dani has also created a new set of Haiti Soccer fans here at Fordham and we can’t wait for her to kick off on January 28th.”

O’Brien New Associate Trainer
Fordham University announced on Tuesday morning that Thomas O’Brien, MPS, ATC, CES would be promoted to the position of associate athletic trainer. O’Brien had previously been an assistant athletic trainer at the university since August 2018. Before O’Brien first arrived at Fordham, he had spent two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at St. John’s, where he attended to members of both the women’s volleyball and men’s tennis squads. Since arriving at Fordham, he has worked primarily with the men’s basketball team and the golf program.

—Compiled by Dylan Balsamo