August 27, 1987 |
Marion Ahrens Von Rosenstiel, who demanded ingenuity, resourcefulness and the utmost in creativity from her English composition students at Holy Family College, died Aug. 17 while visiting her grandchildren in Seattle. She was 73 and lived in Abington. Known as Mrs. Von at the school where she taught since 1964, Von Rosenstiel was widely known for her assignments, which ranged from a homework research project requiring 200 words about an onion to a demand that students write about a thunderstorm raging outside the classroom.
March 24, 1998 |
South Jersey high schools contributed three of the top four scorers on the Holy Family women's basketball team, which reached the NAIA Division II quarterfinals. Lenape's Andrea Jack earned first-team all-Northeast Region Independent honors, and Gloucester Catholic's Erin Eliasen was named a second-team player. A sophomore center, Jack was second on the team in scoring with an average 11.8 points and led the team in rebounds with 8.3 per game. She was second on the team in blocked shots with 33 and contributed 50 steals.
January 16, 2002 |
Holy Family has the No. 1 women's basketball team in the NAIA Division II. The Tigers, who ran their record to 15-0 last night with a 78-57 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Georgian Court in Lakewood, N.J., assumed the top spot yesterday for the first time in school history. The Tigers were ranked second last week. Holy Family finished with 472 points in the national poll, 14 more than No. 2 Sterling, Kan. (15-0). Hastings, Neb., (18-1), which was ranked No. 1 last week, dropped to third with 454 points.
March 17, 1995 |
With no place to grow on its Northeast Philadelphia campus, Holy Family College is staking its future on a cornfield in the suburbs. The private college in Torresdale - which Money magazine recently ranked among the 20 best commuter schools in the nation - has purchased 154 acres for a branch campus in Bucks County, only minutes from Interstate 95. Until recently the SPS Technologies corporate office compound, the site in Newtown Township includes...
March 9, 2014 |
Holy Family ended Bloomfield's three-year reign as conference champions as the Tigers defeated the Deacons, 62-51, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference semifinals on Friday afternoon in Caldwell, N.J. The Tigers 21-9) were led by Alberto Munoz, who finished with a game-high 17 points. Ervin Ezell (Deptford), who was named to the all-CACC second team earlier in the week, finished with 13 points and five boards, while Isaiah Gans (Redemption Christian Academy) added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
January 9, 2002 |
Before taking over as the head women's basketball coach at Northeast Philadelphia's Holy Family College, Mike McLaughlin was one of the biggest losers in all of sports. As a member of the sad-sack Washington Generals, the laughable, lovable opponents of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, McLaughlin played three years and more than 500 games without ever winning. Once. The Generals have since changed their name to the New York Nationals, but not their fortunes. McLaughlin, meanwhile, now in his seventh season with the Tigers, has a team that loses, seemingly, about as often as the Globetrotters.
November 29, 1988 |
The Holy Family men's basketball team, in its third season, has moved out of its infancy and into its formative years. If the early part of this season is any indication, the Tigers will not have an awkward adolescence. With a starting lineup of three sophomores, a freshman and just one senior, Holy Family won its first four games of the 1988-89 season by an average of 26.7 points. The biggest of those victories, according to head coach Dan Williams, came against Rutgers-Newark, which fell 80-65 in the final of Holy Family's tip-off tournament.
March 8, 2000 |
Jen Jakubowicz wasn't sure what to expect from the Holy Family women's basketball team this season. The Tigers, after all, had six new faces on their roster who would have to grow accustomed not only to one another, but to the other returning players. How that mix would come together, senior guard Jakubowicz said, "I had no idea. " Jakubowicz, a quick 5-foot-10 guard, smiled during a lull in practice last week when she recalled how long ago that seems. Holy Family - 31-3 and seeded fifth among 32 teams - opens the NAIA Division II national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, today when it faces St. Joseph's College (22-4)
February 25, 2011 |
IT HAD BECOME relatively clear in recent days that the Holy Family basketball saga was not going to end with a happily ever after. So, suspended coach John O'Connor met off-campus with his players last night and told them he was resigning. The resignation, which O'Connor said was agreed to by him and the university, stemmed from an early-morning practice incident on Jan. 25. Holy Family sophomore Matt Kravchuk was injured during a rebounding drill when the coach grabbed a ball out of his hands.
February 23, 2011 |
HOW MANY OF US would want our lives to be judged on a few seconds of video? That is where John O'Connor, a basketball coaching lifer, finds himself today. That he grew up in the Northeast, went to Archbishop Wood and then Penn State, coached at Bishop McDevitt, Germantown Academy, Villanova, Drexel, Lafayette and Georgia Tech, is all a footnote in his world at the moment. The first-year Holy Family coach has been suspended by the school, pending an investigation. There was an incident at practice last month.