LORETTO - In response to changes within the membership of the Northeast Conference, St. Francis University Director of Athletics Bob Krimmel took a moment on Friday to reaffirm the Red Flash's commitment to the Conference.
St. Francis is a charter member of the NEC, now in its 32nd year of competition.
"With the acceptance of Quinnipiac and Monmouth into the MAAC, the Northeast Conference has lost two members, however ten committed members remain as part of this all-sport conference including Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary's - our two closest geographical partners," Krimmel said.
"I believe we are well-positioned to continue our leadership and to help shape the Northeast Conference into a stronger entity moving forward."
In a relationship that spans parts of four decades, St. Francis student-athletes have thrived academically and athletically within the Northeast Conference. During the fall semester two Red Flash teams earned NEC regular season championships and SFU was the only league school to advance to postseason competition in six sports. As a result, St. Francis currently ranks No. 2 in the Commissioner's Cup Standings, which represent the overall performance of all athletic programs.
Red Flash student-athletes have accomplished this while performing at a 3.0 in the classroom for what is expected to soon be a 28th consecutive semester.
"We are proud of the Northeast Conference's 32-year heritage and our continued commitment to be a leader in academic achievement, athletic success and community partnership," NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris said. "Our institutions are entirely dedicated to providing a forum for student-athletes to develop and grow as scholars and athletes."