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SPOTLIGHT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
724.738.2199
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Flag football team captures third at championships

The intramural sports championship flag football team at Slippery Rock University, No Speed Limit, added to its fall semester success by finishing third out of 80 intramural sports flag football teams entered in the NIRSA Region 1 Flag Football Championship.

The tournament was conducted earlier this month at the University of Maryland.

In the round robin segment, No Speed Limit beat St. John's Lexington 49-6 and Stevenson University 33-7. Moving to the playoffs, The Rock entry defeated Mount St. Mary's University 39-0 in the first round, and Suffolk University 25-6 in the second round.

In the semifinals, eventual runner-up East Carolina University eliminated the SRU squad by a score of 39-7. University of Massachusetts defeated ECU to capture the championship.

The SRU team had earlier won the Pennsylvania west championship in the PIRSA State Championship defeating California University of Pennsylvania for the championship.

Team members are: Anthony Frangione, a safety management major from Bethel Park; Trevor Litwiler, exercise science, Linesville; Barney Spix, marketing, Leechburg; Pat Matusz, secondary education, Greenville; Andrew McCall, exercise science, Greenville; Jaymee Sheppard, history, Hermitage; Chad Pallodino, early childhood education; Wilmington; Desmond Reed, sport management, Warren, Ohio; Joe Antrilli, finance, North Huntington; John Bossle, student affairs in higher education, Rising Sun, Md.; D.J. Chisom, early childhood, Midland; and Corey Slater, health and physical education, Mars, Pa.

Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.