Whittington Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Whittington Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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The Athletics Department recently announced that Keila Whittington has been named head women’s basketball coach at the University. Whittington was formally introduced as the eighth coach in program history on April 25 at a press conference in the Stokes Center. She comes to Loretto after serving...

Maureen Malloy helps preserve sports memories

Maureen Malloy helps preserve sports memories

Andre Wolford, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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Maureen Malloy, or “Mo” as she is fondly recognized around campus, has worked in dining services for decades at the University. However, she does much more than help run Torvian Dining Hall. Dating back to the 1970s, Malloy has served as a mother figure to many student-athletes and coaches...

Lift-for-Life raises money for rare disease research

Lift-for-Life raises money for rare disease research

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The football team conducted its annual Lift-for-Life event at DeGol Field House on April 7. The event was led by Rob Long, a former Syracuse University punter who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer during his collegiate career. Long, who is now cancer-free, is affiliated with...

Football team plays Spring Game on Saturday

Football team plays Spring Game on Saturday

Katie Page, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The football team will play its annual Spring Game on April 13 at noon. “This is an opportunity to see how players handle our new schemes and to see how our new coaches interact with their players,” said head coach Chris Villarrial. “It is also a time for the guys to compete against each...

Norton rewriting softball record book

Norton rewriting softball record book

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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Softball player Hayley Norton has had a busy spring. In addition to her studies, practices and games, she has also been rewriting the Red Flash Softball record book. Entering the team’s doubleheader against Pitt on April 9, Norton holds school records in career hits (220), home runs (51) and...

Bowling team wraps up season

Bowling team wraps up season

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The bowling team closed the 2018-19 season at the Northeast Conference Championship in late March. Led by first-year head coach Andrew Gonner, the Red Flash enjoyed a strong regular season and entered the NEC Championship as the top seed before falling to Fairleigh Dickinson and Mount Saint Mary’s. Against...

Women’s Basketball falls to RMU in NEC finals

Women’s Basketball falls to RMU in NEC finals

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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The women’s basketball team ended its season by falling to top-seeded Robert Morris, 65-54, in the NEC Championship on March 17. “It was a great season and one that no one really expected,” said senior Jess Kovatch. “Toward the end, we kind of figured it was now or never, and we really started...

Cheerleading team to give fans glimpse of Nationals routine

Cheerleading team to give fans glimpse of Nationals routine

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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The cheerleading team will host a “Nationals Showcase” on March 31 in DeGol Arena at 2 p.m. to give the University community a glimpse of the team’s routine, one that it will perform at the national championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, during the first week of April. “The showcase is the...

Men’s Basketball closes season at NIT; memorable night for NEC title game

Men’s Basketball closes season at NIT; memorable night for NEC title game

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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The men’s basketball team closed its 2018-19 season with a 89-72 loss at Indiana on Tuesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. It was SFU’s first appearance in the NIT since 1958. SFU (18-15) closed its schedule as co-regular-season champs of the Northeast Conference,...

Women’s Basketball Advances to NEC Championship Game with Win Over Sacred Heart

Women’s Basketball Advances to NEC Championship Game with Win Over Sacred Heart

March 15, 2019


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The women's basketball team played a complete game for 40 minutes to upset second-seeded Sacred Heart, 68-60, in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals on Thursday night in Fairfield, Connecticut. NEC Player-of-the-Year Jess Kovatch led the Red Flash with 23 points and seven rebounds, while...

Men’s Basketball Falls to Fairleigh Dickinson in NEC Title Game

Men’s Basketball Falls to Fairleigh Dickinson in NEC Title Game

March 13, 2019


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The men's basketball team lost to Fairleigh Dickinson, 85-76, on Tuesday in the Northeast Conference Championship in front of a capacity crowd of 2,610 fans at the Stokes Center. It was SFU's first home championship game appearance since March of 1991. Saint Francis opened the game on an 11-2...

Kovatch Earns NEC Player-of-the-Year Award for Second Straight Season

Kovatch Earns NEC Player-of-the-Year Award for Second Straight Season

March 11, 2019


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Senior women’s basketball player Jess Kovatch has earned the Northeast Conference’s 2018-19 Player-of-the-Year award. Kovatch earns NEC Player-of-the-Year honors for the second consecutive season. She becomes just the fourth player in league history to capture the award in back-to-back years. The...

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