Athletics in a Flash: Fall 2022

University Communications & Marketing | 01/04/2023
This past athletic season has been deemed historic at Saint Francis University. For the first time in Red Flash history, all five Fall teams competed in Northeast Conference (NEC) postseason play after their respective 2022 season with one team clinching an NEC championship title.

Saint Francis Wins Fourth-Consecutive NEC Tournament Championship

The Saint Francis softball team won its fourth-consecutive NEC Tournament Championship with a 12-4 win in five innings against LIU (27-8, 25-7 NEC) on Saturday. The win earned the Red Flash earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament Regional. The team (40-8, 22-2 NEC) was selected to travel to No. 12 Texas (39-11, 12-6 Big 12) This will be Saint Francis' fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, previously traveling to Arizona in 2017 and 2018 and Michigan in 2019.

SFU to Compete Virtually in Special Olympics Unified Sports® National Championship

During the week of April 12-16, 2021, Saint Francis University will participate as one of more than 30 teams from across the country in the first ever Special Olympics Unified Sports® Virtual College Championship Week. The teams will compete across a series of 15 challenges that require team members to connect with each other and spread a message of inclusion through social media. Through its partnership with ESPN, Special Olympics is hosting the week as a way for Special Olympics Colleges to compete against others while adhering to social distancing and in-person restrictions that many

In the News: Ty Stewart's efforts to get out the vote featured on WTAJ

In the news: With less than 50 days until the election, Saint Francis University red-shirt sophomore Ty Stewart is working to get his fellow classmates signed up to vote. On top of classes and the Red Flash back to practice, Stewart has been going around campus urging people to sign up to vote at, a non partisan voting campaign. Read the full story here:

Northeast Conference Postponement of Fall Sports 2020

Editors note: This message was shared with the University Community today from Fr. Malachi Van Tassell. Dear Saint Francis University Community, I am disappointed to share the news that last night the Northeast Conference (NEC) Council of Presidents voted to postpone all fall sports athletics competition and championships. The Council agreed to reconvene again by October 1 to evaluate the public health crisis and competitive options moving forward. Details of the announcement may be found on the athletics website. For our Red Flash student-athletes and coaches, who have eagerly awaited the

Blackmon Wins NEC Player of the Year 2020

Redshirt senior Isaiah Blackmon (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte) was named the third Northeast Conference Player of the Year in program history on Tuesday, joining Mike Iuzollino (1990-91) and Keith Braxton (Glassboro, N.J./Delsea) (2018-19) before him. "I am extremely happy for Isaiah," said Saint Francis head coach Rob Krimmel . "He has had to overcome so much adversity in his career and for him to win this award is a credit to his character perseverance, and work ethic. Isaiah will be remembered as one of the greatest scorers in Saint Francis history, but his ability to impact the game in a

Women's Tennis alum Steph Miller joins Peace Corps

David Halstead, Assistant Director, Athletic Communications | 08/08/2019
Saint Francis women's tennis alum Steph Miller has had a service-minded attitude for much of her life. She developed and cultivated that mindset as a team captain for the Red Flash and now has the opportunity to share her gifts with the world. Miller, who graduated in the Spring of 2019 with a major in International Human Rights (pre-law) and Spanish with a minor in International Business, has accepted a role working in youth development with the Peace Corps and will spend the next two years serving in Costa Rica. She will primarily serve families and youth/children, but also public schools

Faith and Franciscanism in Athletics

The Catholic Franciscan faith creates the foundation of all things Saint Francis University, including the University’s approach to collegiate athletics. Saint Francis University proudly has a team chaplain for each of its 22 Division I intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as its marching band and cheerleading programs. SFU is one of the only schools in the nation that has a Sports Chaplain program, and the only one where every program has its own chaplain to represent their respective team. "Student-Athlete Development’s Chaplain Program is designed to round out the overall experience and