November 13, 2012
Framingham State University is enjoying a stellar fall athletic season highlighted by record-breaking campaigns for the football and volleyball teams.
The football team is 10-1 on the season and recently defeated Salve Regina to become New England Football Conference (NEFC) Champions and earn an invite to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in school history.
"I’m so proud of the school, and these kids who worked so hard,” Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Tom Kelley said following the team’s 28-16 victory in the championship game.
The team is scheduled to take on SUNY Cortland in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, November 17.
The volleyball team finished the season as Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season and tournament champions, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The team fell in the opening round of the tournament to Connecticut College, but still ended a highly successful season with a 24-10 record.
The FSU men’s and women’s soccer and cross country teams also enjoyed highly competitive seasons, as each team qualified for championship tournaments.
“I’d like to congratulate all our athletic coaches and student athletes on terrific seasons this fall,” Framingham State President Timothy J. Flanagan said.
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.