Robinson Fruchtl Named Saint Francis Director of Athletics

Robinson Fruchtl Named Saint Francis Director of Athletics

Angel Creek, Contributing writer
April 21, 2016
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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...

SFU Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel to retire this summer

Emma Catalano, Contributing writer
April 8, 2016
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...

Sports4Kids Day Draws Crowd to Stokes Center

Sports4Kids Day Draws Crowd to Stokes Center

Brandon Behe, Contributing Writer
April 7, 2016
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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...

Inaugural ‘Become-That-Someone’ Speaker Motivates Students

Brittany Plaszewski, Contributing Writer
March 18, 2016
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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...

Villarrial Honored as Top FCS Coach in Northeast

Villarrial Honored as Top FCS Coach in Northeast

Erik Walker, Contributing Writer
March 18, 2016
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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...

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, 2016
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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...

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Contributing Writer
March 7, 2016
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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...

SFU Field Hockey Standouts to Participate in Junior Pan-American Games

Brittany Plaszewski, Contributing Writer
February 13, 2016
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Field hockey players Shannon Pereira and Brianna Govia have been chosen to represent their respective countries in the upcoming Junior Pan-American Games. The Games are a qualifier for the Junior Women's World Cup, which will be contested in Chile, beginning Nov. 23. Govia will represent her native...

Swim Team Preps for NEC Championship

Swim Team Preps for NEC Championship

Erik Walker, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
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The Red Flash swim team has had an up-and-down 2015-16 season, but enters the postseason with momentum after sweeping its three meets in January. The team will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in the Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 24-27, and head coach Rory...

Freshman Kovatch Lighting Up Northeast Conference

Freshman Kovatch Lighting Up Northeast Conference

Janiece Morton, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
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Red Flash freshman basketball player Jessica Kovatch has been named the Northeast Conference’s (NEC) Rookie-of-the-Week 11 times this season, more than any player in conference history. Kovatch leads all NCAA Division I freshmen in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game, after netting 25 in a...

Remillard Appointed Faculty Athletics Representative

Jordan Gorsuch, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Academics, Sports

Religious Studies associate professor Art Remillard was recently appointed to serve as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) by SFU president Rev. Malachi Van Tassel, T.O.R. Remillard will look to facilitate the work of the University’s Athletics Advisory Board (AAB), while also serving as...

Ice Hockey Club Hopes to Gain Varsity Status in Future

Ice Hockey Club Hopes to Gain Varsity Status in Future

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Sports

The SFU Ice Hockey Club hopes to some day become a varsity program at the University. The team is currently 2-2. It defeated Pitt-Bradford before a big win on the road at West Virginia. The club’s players push their bodies to the max, sometimes playing up to 35 minutes during games due to the...

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