Track and field teams open indoor season at Bucknell, Dec. 2

Track and field teams open indoor season at Bucknell, Dec. 2

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

The men’s and women’s track and field teams open their 2018-19 indoor season at the Bison Opener at Bucknell University on Dec. 2. “Our track and field teams trained on their own all summer,” said Red Flash head coach Doug Hoover.  “Then we began conditioning together in the beginning of...

Athletic director serving as interim head women’s basketball coach

Athletic director serving as interim head women’s basketball coach

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Joe Haigh requested and was granted a leave of absence from his role as Saint Francis head women’s basketball coach on Nov. 13. In his absence, SFU Director of Athletics Susan Robinson-Fruchtl – who previously served as Red Flash head women’s basketball coach from 2007-12 – has assumed interim...

Swimming team to compete at ECAC Winter Championships, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Swimming team to compete at ECAC Winter Championships, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

The swimming team is headed to New York to compete at the ECAC Winter Championships at the Nassau County Aquatics Center from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. This is the second time SFU will participate in the winter version of the ECAC Championship meet. SFU placed 10th out of 17 teams last year at the event....

Men’s Soccer seeded second entering NEC Playoffs

Men’s Soccer seeded second entering NEC Playoffs

Katie Page, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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