Men’s Soccer seeded second entering NEC Playoffs

Men’s Soccer seeded second entering NEC Playoffs

Katie Page, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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The Red Flash men’s soccer team will travel to Long Island this week to compete in the Northeast Conference Tournament. SFU is seeded second in the tournament and will face No. 3 seed Bryant in semifinal action on Friday at 11 a.m. at Long Island University.  Top-seeded LIU will face No. 4 seed...

Men’s Basketball preps for games against college hoops royalty

Men’s Basketball preps for games against college hoops royalty

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Picked as the preseason favorite in the Northeast Conference, the men’s basketball team will look to pull of some monumental upsets in an incredibly challenging non-conference schedule. The team opened the season on Tuesday night, falling 82-67 at the University of Buffalo despite 19 points and...

Kovatch not done in Loretto just yet

Kovatch not done in Loretto just yet

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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At an AAU tournament, a player caught Red Flash head women’s basketball coach Joe Haigh’s eye. She wasn’t the best on the team, but he could see her potential. He circled her name in his big book of recruits and moved on to the next game, not really thinking about recruiting Jessica Kovatch. In...

Red Flash Men’s, Women’s Cross Country Teams finish runner-up at NEC

Red Flash Men’s, Women’s Cross Country Teams finish runner-up at NEC

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The SFU men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second at the Northeast Conference Championships at Bryant University on Oct. 27. “Everyone had a great race and we had a lot of personal bests this weekend, even with the course in bad condition from all the rain,” said senior Hannah...

Auction to raise money for athletics teams

Auction to raise money for athletics teams

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The annual autumn Athletics Auction and Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Stokes Center. The money raised at the auction helps fund SFU’s athletics teams. “Items being auctioned off were donated by the athletics teams, alumni, corporate sponsors and members of...

Women’s Soccer seeks third straight NEC Championship

Women’s Soccer seeks third straight NEC Championship

Camryn Tirado, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The Red Flash women’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Northeast Conference Tournament as the No. 2 seed. SFU will be seeking its third consecutive NEC championship and will face No. 3 seed Mount Saint Mary’s in semifinal action on Friday at 4 p.m. at Central Connecticut State. The team finished...

Gonner named head bowling coach

Gonner named head bowling coach

Camryn Tirado, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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The Athletics Department has hired Andrew Gonner as the new head bowling coach. Gonner previously served as the head men’s and women’s bowling coach at Clarke University in Iowa. “Clarke University was a really good school and taught me a lot about my coaching style,” Gonner said. While...

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Men’s volleyball player Hayden Herc has been selected to represent Saint Francis on the Loretto Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for providing services to area residents. “We are excited about the opportunity for Hayden, not only to represent SFU Athletics, but also the entire...

FAM program now in fifth year at SFU

FAM program now in fifth year at SFU

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


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FAMs have been helping student-athletes at Saint Francis since the 2014 Fall Semester. A Faculty Athletics Mentor – or FAM – is a faculty member who a student-athlete can go to if he or she has any academic questions or needs some motivation. FAMs also attend games, send inspirational emails,...

Athletics hires softball, swimming head coaches

Athletics hires softball, swimming head coaches

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


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The Saint Francis softball and swimming programs will both be under the direction of new head coaches in 2018-19. Jessica O’Donnell was announced as the new softball head coach in July and Kyle Almoney was hired as the head coach of the swimming program earlier this month. O’Donnell takes over...

Saint Francis suspends men’s tennis program for 2018-19

Saint Francis suspends men’s tennis program for 2018-19

Katie Page, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


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Saint Francis has suspended its men’s tennis program as a cost-saving measure in conjunction with the recent restructuring of the University. The suspension was announced in early August. Members of the program were notified about a week before they were scheduled to return to campus. The University...

Former SFU soccer star playing professionally in France

Former SFU soccer star playing professionally in France

Camryn Tirado, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


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Former Saint Francis soccer standout Gabi Morales signed a contract last month to play with ASPTT Albi, a professional team in France. The team recently opened its season and is 1-1 through two matches. This is Morales’ second opportunity with a professional team in Europe. She began her pro career...

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