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...

Students, alumni prepare for Red and White Game

Hakeem Kinard, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Red Flash Football alumni drafted teams for the Red and White Game this Friday, April 27, 2018. Team Drayer and Team Duncan clash at 6:30 p.m. at Degol Field. Former Red Flash quarterback Zach Drayer selected All-American Kamron Lewis with his first pick. “I feel great about the team I picked,”...

Bower sisters dominate softball together

Abijah Howell, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Two sisters, one team, the same goal: however, where one journey ends, the other begins. Sisters Mikayla and Alexis Bower have both impacted Saint Francis’ Softball program. For Alexis, the journey was successful from the start. She was unstoppable her first year, being named rookie of the year,...

SFU Women’s Basketball hosting Think Pink game

SFU Women’s Basketball hosting Think Pink game

Hakeem Kinard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Red Flash Women’s Basketball will host its 11th annual Think Pink game Saturday, February 17. A pink-out at Degol Arena will raise money for breast cancer awareness. The Flash will sport their pink uniforms against Sacred Heart on February 17 at 4 p.m. The 16-8 (11-1) Red Flash will take on a 9-15...

Women’s Basketball defends Degol

Abijah Howell, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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After an unexpected loss to Robert Morris on Saturday, January 13, Saint Francis University Women’s Basketball couldn’t wait for the opportunity to get revenge on the team that knocked them out of first place in their conference. In their previous meeting, junior guard Jessica Kovatch contributed...

Kovatch breaks conference and school record

Kovatch breaks conference and school record

Hakeem Kinard, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Junior phenom Jessica Kovatch drained 302 career 3-pointers to break the Northeast Conference record. Kovatch scored 32 points and made eight 3-pointers against Robert Morris Saturday afternoon. The conference record was previously held by a Saint Francis alumna, Alexa Hayward. Hayward, Class of 2015,...

Men’s basketball hits century mark in win over American

Men’s basketball hits century mark in win over American

Jim Gonsauls, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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One game after an impressive team performance at Louisville, the Red Flash men’s basketball team returned to Loretto to successfully defend their home court on Wednesday, Nov. 29, against American. The Red Flash reached the 100-point mark for the first time this season, defeating the Eagles, 100-89. Three...

Red Flash season tip-off ends in defeat

Deon Baker, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


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As the Red Flash comes back from California, they are now 0-2. Red Flash Men’s Basketball fought against a hard two teams from the West Coast Conference. November 11, they matched up against one of the top 25 teams in the county, Saint Mary’s from Moraga, California. Tip-off was at 5pm, and Red Fla...

Both men’s, women’s basketball teams tabbed to win NEC

Both men’s, women’s basketball teams tabbed to win NEC

Teresa Narduzzi, Staff writer

November 5, 2017


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For the first time in Red Flash history, both the men’s and women’s basketball programs are ranked No. 1 in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches’ poll. The SFU men’s team finished the 2016-17 season with a 17-17 record.  Sophomore guard Keith Braxton from Glassboro, New Jersey, and...

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