The Lion's Roar

Former baseball coaches and lettermen to name All-Decade teams

Senior infielder Preston Faulkner started 15 games for the Lions in the shortened 2020 season and had a batting average of .157. In Faulkner’s sophomore season, the Denham Springs native started all 60 games for the Lions batting .273 with 11 home runs.
November 20, 2020

The university baseball program has been working on a project to name All-Decade Baseball teams from a seven-decade span, starting from the 1950s to the 2010s. The voting and team announcements will take...

Former Lion tries hand at coaching Texas high school football

The 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil passed for a total of 3,791 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Lions in his senior season.  Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas returned to his home state to coach and teach at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas.  Virgil one day hopes to become a head coach at the high school level.
November 20, 2020

After finishing his collegiate career in the Lions’ record books, 2019 alumnus Chason Virgil decided to try his hand at coaching football in the state of Texas. Virgil, a native of Mesquite, Texas,...

Narro finds a silver lining during COVID shutdown

When the NCAA cancelled the 2020 Spring golf season, head coach Jake Narro made sure the team focused more in the classroom. Narro would often times make the team scrimmage one another to stay in shape over the offseason.
November 14, 2020

In the middle of March, the National Collegiate Athletic Association suspended all spring sports for two and a half weeks, leaving many teams with the thought that after the suspension, teams will be back...

Sam Gomez looks to lead Lady Lions to Southland Conference title in 2021

Sam Gomez.
November 13, 2020

Senior middle backer Sam Gomez is preparing to play her final season with the women’s volleyball team in spring of 2021. Gomez began playing for the university during her freshman year in 2017. Over...

High schools find temporary home at Strawberry Stadium

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have been using Strawberry Stadium to play football games. More than 15 games have taken place so far. Andrew
Bechac, deputy director of athletics, believes sharing Strawberry Stadium goes hand in hand with developing the university’s relationship with the community.
November 10, 2020

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have used the university’s facilities to host football games during the fall semester. Due to capacity restrictions, a number of high schools have sought...

Fightin’ Lions Golf Shamble raises proceeds for men’s golf team

Participants in the Fightin’ Lions Golf Shamble pose at the Carter Plantation Golf Course in Springfield, La. The event raised over $11,000 for the university golf team.
October 28, 2020

The 29th annual Fightin’ Lions Golf Shamble was held at the Carter Plantation Golf Course in Springfield, raising over $11,000 for the university golf team. Alongside the Lion Athletics Association,...

Historic Lion football games to re-air during Homecoming Week

Homecoming Football-Hal Mumme
October 20, 2020

With the Lions football season rescheduled until the Spring semester due to COVID-19, this weekend’s Homecoming football game is being replaced with two historic, televised replays. As a part of the...

Caldwell looks to lead Lions to 2021 Southland Championship

Nick Caldwell, sophomore guard/forward, averaged 6.7 points for the Lions in 2020 while also collecting 13 blocks over the season. The Lions went 8-23 in 2020 and also failed to reach the Southland Conference Tournament.
October 16, 2020

After averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 13 blocks for the Lions men’s basketball team in 2020, sophomore guard/forward Nick Caldwell is looking to lead the Lions to a 2021 Southland Conference title. Caldwell,...

Lions men’s basketball promotes Riley Conroy to interim assistant coach

Riley Conroy was coached in college at Tulane University by former NBA Coach of the Year Mike Dunleavy Sr. The Tulane alumnus is currently obtaining a MBA in Sports Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
October 15, 2020

After serving one season as the men’s basketball director operations and recruiting coordinator, Riley Conroy has been promoted to assistant head coach. Conroy was promoted from director of operations...

From New York City to Hammond: Lieberman’s journey

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach and fourth from left, started his coaching career in Florida after graduating from Florida International University. Lieberman was first introduced to head coach David Kiefer over twenty years ago before Lieberman coached with Louisiville legend Rick Patino.
October 9, 2020

Mark Lieberman, associate head coach for men’s basketball, arrived at the university in the fall of 2019 shortly after David Kiefer was promoted to head coach. Lieberman, a New York City native, has...

Lady Lions to start 2021 season in mid February

Ellie Williams, sophomore forward, started 14 of the 17 games she played in for the 2019 season. Williams led the Lady Lions in the 2019 season with four goals, 27 shots and 10 points. Williams is a native of Frisco, Texas.
October 7, 2020

The Southland Conference announced that the women’s soccer season will resume playing in the spring due to the COVID-19 fall sports shutdown. In mid-August, the conference commissioner announced that...

Jordan named to STATS FCS All-American Team

Junior offensive back Ferlando Jordan was named to the STATS FCS All-American third team after achieving various highlights throughout his athletic career. In the future, Jordan plans to become a better version of himself on and off the field.
September 25, 2020

Over this past football season, the team made it to the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. Although they fell short of a championship, many players on this team had outstanding seasons, and the conference...

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