The John Jay Community Comes Together For Homecoming 2018

The John Jay Community Comes Together For Homecoming 2018

The John Jay Community Comes Together For Homecoming 2018

On December 11, John Jay’s Athletics Department hosted its annual Homecoming celebration which brought together almost 1,000 students, alumni, faculty, and staff, at the doghouse. The moment the doors opened there were plenty of pre-game festivities set up to entertain the crowd, including the official Bloodhound Jameson, who took photos with attendees. The Alumni Skybox was packed with people excited to cheer on their fellow John Jay community members and get a glimpse of the 2018-19 men’s and women’s basketball teams. For the second straight year, the game began with a ceremonial tip-off by President Karol V. Mason. Then the women’s team took to the court. Facing off against Sarah Lawrence College, the women used a strong fourth quarter to propel them to a 62-48 win, their fifth of the season. Freshman Katie Healy was named “Player of the Game” after her amazing performance with a season-high and game-high 21 points, season-high and game-high 18 rebounds, a team-high four steals, and three assists. The men’s team played afterwards. Going up against Bard College, the men came out with the same enthusiasm as the women, playing a tremendous game.


Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at Homecoming

Following the women’s phenomenal performance, the Athletics Department honored all of the existing Hall of Famers in attendance as part of a Hall of Fame Rededication Ceremony. Each Hall of Famer was presented with a brand new plaque courtesy of the Athletics Department. After this, the 2019 Hall of Fame Class was unveiled. This class includes two coaches, four players and a championship team, all representing five decades and four different sports programs. These Hall of Famers will be inducted on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in a ceremony at John Jay College. Continuing with the recognitions, student-athletes from rifle, women’s soccer, and women’s cross country were also honored for their successes. Reflecting on Homecoming, Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations Brandon Fieland, discussed the Athletics Department’s delight about the event’s success. “It was great to see the entire John Jay College community come together for a fantastic night of festivities and basketball,” said Fieland. “Bringing back many alumni and Hall of Famers, as well as announcing the Hall of Fame Class of 2019, capped off the night.”

More scenes from Homecoming:

Members of the Hall of Fame at Homecoming
Members of the Hall of Fame at Homecoming

John Jay students holding up signs of encouragement
John Jay students holding up signs of encouragement

Students watching with excitement
Students watching with excitement

A men’s basketball player making a jump shot
A men’s basketball player making a jump shot

John Jay students cheering on fellow classmates
John Jay students cheering on fellow classmates

Students supporting the players
Students supporting the players

Members of the 2019 Hall of Fame Class with existing Hall of Famers
Members of the 2019 Hall of Fame Class with existing Hall of Famers

The men’s basketball team playing while everyone watches
The men’s basketball team playing while everyone watches