Upset of Penn State puts men’s volleyball on brink of first EIVA title

Upset of Penn State puts men’s volleyball on brink of first EIVA title

April 22
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The Saint Francis University men’s volleyball team pulled off one of the great victories in Red Flash sports history with a playoff upset of Penn State University in four sets Thursday. Penn State had won 17 consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) titles before the Flash... Read more »

Football Team Wraps Up Spring Drills with Red-White Game

Football Team Wraps Up Spring Drills with Red-White Game

Erik Walker, Contributing Writer
April 21
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The Red Flash football team hosted its spring game on April 15 at DeGol Field, with the Red Team posting a 14-12 win over the White squad. Sophomore running back Byron Johnson was one of the standouts for the Red Team, rushing for 104 yards on seven carries, including a 65-yard burst. “The offensive... Read more »

Lift for Life, 5K Run Scheduled for Saturday

Lift for Life, 5K Run Scheduled for Saturday

Janiece Morton, Contributing writer
April 21
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The Saint Francis Uplifting Athletes chapter will be hosting its third annual Lift for Life event this Saturday, April 23. This year, the organization has added a 5K run. All money raised will be donated to childhood apraxia research and awareness efforts. Registration for the 5K will start at... Read more »

Flash Cheerleading Squad Places Seventh at National Event

Flash Cheerleading Squad Places Seventh at National Event

Angel Creek, Contributing writer
April 21
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The Saint Francis cheerleading team competed at the National Cheerleading Association’s annual event April 10-11, in Daytona, Florida. The team placed seventh at the event, advancing to the second day of competition. “Our weakness was just having a young squad,” said the team’s coach, Tara... Read more »

Robinson Fruchtl Named Saint Francis Director of Athletics

Robinson Fruchtl Named Saint Francis Director of Athletics

Angel Creek, Contributing writer
April 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Former Red Flash women’s basketball coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl has been named the new Director of Athletics at Saint Francis. She will begin her duties on Aug. 1. Robinson Fruchtl replaces Bob Krimmel, who will retire this summer after guiding the athletics department for 11 years. Robinson... Read more »

SFU Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel to retire this summer

Emma Catalano, Contributing writer
April 8
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

“When I look at my opportunities here,” said Bob Krimmel, SFU’s Director of Athletics, “it’s been surrounded by people that cared about the students and wanted our students to have a good experience.” Krimmel announced earlier this semester that he will retire from SFU this summer. He... Read more »

Sports4Kids Day Draws Crowd to Stokes Center

Sports4Kids Day Draws Crowd to Stokes Center

Brandon Behe, Contributing Writer
April 7
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Saint Francis hosted the 10th annual Sports4Kids Day on April 3 at the Stokes Athletics Center. The event is named in memory of former Red Flash volleyball player Alicia Richardson, who died in January 2007. Sports4Kids Day allows area students in kindergarten through sixth grade to play multiple... Read more »

Inaugural ‘Become-That-Someone’ Speaker Motivates Students

Brittany Plaszewski, Contributing Writer
March 18
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Former Army Sgt. Rick Yarosh spoke to Saint Francis University (SFU) student-athletes and other attendees on March 14 at the JFK Auditorium, sharing a compelling story of his experience overcoming serious injuries and creating an organization called H.O.P.E., which stands for “Hold On, Possibilities... Read more »

Villarrial Honored as Top FCS Coach in Northeast

Villarrial Honored as Top FCS Coach in Northeast

Erik Walker, Contributing Writer
March 18
Filed under Sports

The Red Flash football team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in program history last fall and Saint Francis University’s (SFU) head coach was recently honored for his team’s success. Chris Villarrial was presented the Bob Ford Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coach-of-the-Year... Read more »

NEC Player of the Month Gervais looks to play pro tennis upon graduating

NEC Player of the Month Gervais looks to play pro tennis upon graduating

Dani Gryckiewicz, Contributing Writer
March 16
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Danielle Gryckiewicz Gervais started playing tennis at 13 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He trained at Academie Menard Girardin, one of the largest training facilities in Canada. The academy is known for producing players who compete on WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and ATP (Association of Tennis Pro... Read more »

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Contributing Writer
March 7
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History was made at Saint Francis University (SFU) this spring with the enrollment of the school’s first women’s water polo player. Krysta Ponek is a second-semester sophomore who transferred from Utica College in New York state, where she also played water polo. She plans to major in Environmental... Read more »

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