The Lion's Roar

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

Professional athletes help shape other athletes’ games and character. Evan Pace, a senior catcher for the baseball team, shared how athletes can relate to professional athletes in their particular sport. “They’ve been through what we’ve been through,” said Pace. “Most of the baseball athletes hav...

Southeastern Rugby Club makes a comeback

Southeastern Rugby Club makes a comeback

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

The oldest rugby program in the state of Louisiana made a comeback last semester, successfully reforming after a 13-year break. The rugby club finished its season this spring. Even with their season over, however, the rugby players are scheduled to attend tournaments including one in New Orleans on Marc...

Greek intramurals provide opportunities for bonding and socialization

Greek intramurals provide opportunities for bonding and socialization

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Greek Cup, which is awarded to the Greek intramural team with the most points in sportsmanship and participation, sets apart Greek and non-Greek intramurals. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sports, shared what makes Greek intramurals different from non-Greek intramurals. “The Greeks h...

Coaching football: a new chapter

Coaching football: a new chapter

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

A native of Garyville, Louisiana, Raymond Monica looks forward to joining the coaching staff as the assistant head coach of football for the 2019 season. Monica, who is in his 32nd year of coaching, explained why he took the position at the university. “The main reason I came here was because of coach ...

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Archive, Sports

Gaining two wins and three losses through the 2019 Lion Classic II, the Lady Lions will go into next week's tournament with a 6-6 record. After their game against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Alley McDonald, a junior pitcher, explained that a weak offense led to the 2-1 loss on Sunday. "We...

The university introduces a student health magazine

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

A new year means new resolutions, and a lot of students’ resolutions are oriented towards health and fitness. To advocate for student health, the University Health Center, Recreational Sports and Wellness and the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability will be implementing a new online magazine...

A racket, a serve and over a century of history

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

Intramural sports may promote physical activity and student engagement on college campuses, but their introduction also carries on the history of sports like badminton. The sport originates from battledore and shuttlecock, a game that resembles one in ancient Greek drawings. A more modern version of t...

Cowboys defensive coordinator Lance Guidry becomes a Lion

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

A new defensive coordinator for the football team will head practices this spring with an ambition to pursue the Southland Conference Championship. Lance Guidry, who has been coaching since 1994 and started coaching at the collegiate level in 2000, replaced former defensive coordinator Louie Cioffi in Jan...

Healthy living in sports

Healthy living in sports

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Athletes spend countless hours training and practicing, but when it comes to eating, each individual has a course of action best fit for themselves. For senior baseball players Payton Robinson and Peyton Lee, their dietary habits are different from one another, but they are similarly driven by an ulti...

The men’s lacrosse club grows in numbers

The men’s lacrosse club grows in numbers

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Since the men’s lacrosse club’s inception in 2016, team members constantly strive to make improvements and increase membership. Chris Bourque, men’s lacrosse coach, started playing the sport in 2012 for the North Shore Lacrosse Club along with David DiPiazza, lacrosse club president. “During our ...

Rising to the top

Rising to the top

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ranked among the top 10 coaches under the age of 40 in “Baseball America,” Matt Riser, baseball head coach, looks forward to a successful season in 2019. Although he once aspired to have a career in medicine, Riser chose to pursue his passion. “Coming out of college, I originally planned to p...

Surrounded by the love of dance

Surrounded by the love of dance

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports

The university’s official dance team, the Lionettes, spent last semester dancing three hours a day for three days a week in order to gain and maintain their skills, and over the winter break, they moved to practicing most days from three to 12 hours. Despite the schedule, Lionette Kamryn Chambers feels proud to...