St. Francis players reflect on college careers as school shuts down athletic program

Two former student-athletes from St. Francis College weigh in on their experiences as the program is set to shut down after this year.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2023, 2:28 AM

Updated 421 days ago


Student-athletes at St. Francis College will be bidding farewell to their school’s athletic program as it nears its final days.  
In 2017, Larry Moreno, Brooklyn native and star basketball player for title-winning Brooklyn Law & Tech High School, opted to stay in his home borough to play at St. Francis.  
Last year, the school had to find a new home gym as it moved operations out of its long-time Remsen Avenue home. This was just one of many ups and downs for Moreno, who dealt with injuries and more during his tenure at St. Francis.  
“The situation we had to deal with was pretty tough, we were practicing and playing in a different school, it was tough,” said Moreno.  
Moreno will graduate this May and hopes to kickstart a career in content creation – something he’s already familiar with. He’s already gained fame online, with some of his Instagram videos over the past few years currently having millions of views.  
Track and field athlete Wagner Elancieux graduated from St. Francis in 2018, and says that the school’s program helped him fine camaraderie and a community that he could rely on. He was devastated when he learned his alma mater’s athletic program would be no more after this year.  
“It was sad, that’s the kind of thing you look back on and you kind of want to still be a part of that,” said Elancieux. 

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