Director of Athletics to Resign in March

Director of Athletics to Resign in March

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 13, 2019

Susan Robinson Fruchtl, SFU’s Director of Athletics and former head women’s basketball coach, has announced her plans to resign from her position in March 2020. Robinson Fruchtl was head coach of the Red Flash women’s basketball team from 2007-12, before leaving the University to serve as head...

Women’s Soccer Raises Money for Children at Soccer Without Borders Game

Women’s Soccer Raises Money for Children at Soccer Without Borders Game

Taemar Willis, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The women’s soccer team held its annual Soccer Without Borders charity game on Sept. 27. The team faced off against NEC rival Bryant, falling 2-0 to the Bulldogs. Soccer Without Borders is a foundation that helps empower refugees around the world who have been subjected to violence, impoverished con...

Men’s Soccer Hosts FDU for NEC Home-Opener

Men’s Soccer Hosts FDU for NEC Home-Opener

Avery Papalia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The men’s soccer team will host FDU on Sunday at 2 p.m. The team is coming off a Northeast Conference split in New York last weekend. SFU lost 3-2 in overtime at Long Island before a 2-1 win at Saint Francis-Brooklyn last Sunday. The team is 4-4 overall and 1-1 in league play entering the game against t...

Swim Team Hosts Liberty Saturday in Lone Home Meet of Season

Swim Team Hosts Liberty Saturday in Lone Home Meet of Season

Amelia Laudenbach, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The swim team will look to make a splash in its home-opener and senior-recognition meet when it hosts Liberty on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. The Stokes Natatorium will be filled with friends and family as SFU hopes to secure a win in the program's only home meet of the 2019-20 season.   “Liberty is a fast team and I think they w...

Football to Focus on Fundamentals During Bye Week

Football to Focus on Fundamentals During Bye Week

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The football team enters its bye week this weekend following a 16-6 win over Bryant last Saturday in its NEC opener.  The Red Flash are 3-2 with an impressive season-opening win against Lehigh in a nail-bitter and a blowout against Merrimack. The Red Flash also learned lessons in losses to James Madis...

Women’s Volleyball Wins Home-Opener

Women’s Volleyball Wins Home-Opener

Hunter Becker, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The women’s volleyball team secured its first win of the season last weekend against Merrimack, the newest member of the NEC. SFU (1-12) has struggled with injuries this season, but head coach Sara McMullen felt confident that once the team had its starting lineup healthy, the tide would turn.  ...

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Duquesne, 2-1

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Duquesne, 2-1

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The intensity could be felt after SFU’s men’s soccer team brought Duquesne’s undefeated season to a screeching halt in a 2-1 victory on Sept. 24 at the Soccerplex. The Dukes’ Zach Hall scored the first goal of the game 15 minutes into the match. “Duquesne came in undefeated,” said SFU...

Renovations Completed at Stokes Center

Renovations Completed at Stokes Center

Phee Allen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The DeGol Arena in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center underwent renovations this past summer and has a new look entering the 2019-20 academic year. According to A.J. Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations, the cost of the renovations was around $1 million.  Th...

Three New Head Coaches Join Athletics Staff

Three New Head Coaches Join Athletics Staff

Hunter Becker, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Athletics Department has hired three new head coaches entering the 2019-20 academic year: Keila Whittington (women’s basketball), Ellie Davis (women’s soccer) and Phil Hurley (swimming).  The women’s basketball team finished 16-17 last season and advanced to the NEC championship game u...

SFU to Celebrate 50 Years of “Modern Era” of Football

SFU to Celebrate 50 Years of “Modern Era” of Football

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Following its 42-14 victory over Merrimack, the SFU football team looks forward to this week’s game against Columbia, as well as another special event being held in conjunction with the game. “We are celebrating 50 years of modern football,” said Director of Athletics Susan Robinson Fruchtl....

SFU Enters World of Esports

SFU Enters World of Esports

Noah Brunhuber, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

A relatively new type of collegiate athletics experience - Esports gaming – is being introduced at Saint Francis this fall. The goal of this initiative is to attract future students, as well as provide new opportunities for currents students to compete at a high level of competition in a collegiate spo...

Eight New Members, One Team Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight New Members, One Team Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Avery Papalia, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Athletics Department inducted eight new members and one team into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony on July 26 during Alumni Weekend. The 2000 men's cross country team was inducted into the Hall of Fame, becoming only the sixth team to achieve this distinction.  Individuals inducted in the 201...

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