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Golf team prepares for first spring invitational

The Southeastern golf team takes a picture after the 2019 David Toms Intercollegiate Tournament in Baton Rouge. The Lions golf team will start their 2020 spring season on Feb. 17 with the LaTour Intercollegiate tournament in Thibodaux.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

After over three months of absence, the university golf team is preparing to return to the field for their first tournament of the Spring 2020 semester. The golf team is traveling to Thibodaux to face Nicholls State University in the LaTour Intercollegiate from Feb. 17-18. Jake Narro, head golf c...

Scelfo reflects on 2020 signing class

Frank Scelfo, head coach of football.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The university football team added nine more players to their roster after the Feb. 5 National Signing Day period. Of the nine players that signed, five were on the offensive side of the ball and four were on the defensive side. After signing 16 recruits in December, head coach Frank Scelfo focused...

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Karlee Kraft, a sophomore pitcher/utility player, is met by her team at home plate after she hit her first home run of the season against Alabama State University.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Lady Lions softball team concluded the 2020 Lion Classic with five victories, taking the lead in every game of the opening tournament at North Oak Park on Feb. 7-9. In game one versus Buffalo, the Lady Lions took an eight-run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, enforcing the mercy rule with a ...

Lady Lions bring home fifth win in a row

Senior guard Tyler Morrison dribbles down the court. The Lady Lions won their fifth game in a row by defeating Incarnate Word 58-44.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Lady Lions defeated the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Feb. 8, with a final score of 58-44, extending their win streak to five and securing their eleventh win of the season. The game was held to raise cancer funds and awareness, promoting the #Play4Kay initiative, named after Kay Yow, North Carolina ...

New complex built for beach volleyball inaugural season

The new beach volleyball complex features three courts, along with a berm for spectators to watch from. The complex will also host the Lion Up Beach Bash on March 20.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2020

Over the past five years, beach volleyball has been the fastest growing sport in NCAA history. Now the university has a beach volleyball team of its own. The first home game at the recently constructed court isn’t until March 20 for the Lion Up Beach Bash, but the season will start much earlier...

Aminat Jubril: A journey from Lagos to Hammond

Senior center Aminat Jubril first arrived to America and played women's basketball at Pensacola State College. In her final year of eligibility Jubril chose to attend Southeastern.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Not all student-athletes spend the entirety of their athletic careers at the same school. Some of them do not even spend it all in the same country. Aminat Jubril, a center for the women’s basketball team, has been at the university for the past two years. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Jubril first came to...

Eli Johnson prepares for final season entering senior year

Eli Johnson prepares for final season entering senior year

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Standing at 5’10” and 195 pounds, university baseball player Eli Johnson is entering his final season. Johnson has been on the team for two years coming into the 2020 season. Before becoming a Lion, Johnson, a senior infielder, spent some of his time playing in Washington. “I went to junior colle...

Southeastern basketball splits weekend series with UNO

Senior guard Charilee Dugas defends in the Lady Lions Feb. 1 73-57 victory over the University of New Orleans. The Lady Lions next game will be on Feb. 8 against the University of Incarnate Word.

Gerard Borne and Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporters

February 4, 2020

The university men’s and women’s basketball teams competed against the University of New Orleans on Feb. 1 at the University Center. Competing first at 1 p.m. were the Lady Lions, who extended their streak to four wins after defeating the Privateers 73-54, the longest Lady Lions win streak since ...

Lady Lions prepare for 2020 softball season

The Lady Lions softball team finished the 2019 season with a 34-23 overall record. The team also finished with a total batting average of .315. Southeastern will begin its 2020 regular season against University of Buffalo on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at North Oak Park.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

After attaining a record of 34-23 in 2019, the university softball team is seeking to mirror its achievements in the upcoming season. With the season beginning on Feb. 7, players and coaches have noticed a surge of energy throughout the team, including head softball coach Rick Fremin. “I think this g...

Frank Scelfo signs contract extension to be head coach through 2024

Frank Scelfo received the 2019 Southland Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the Lions to an 8-5 record and a playoff appearance. In Scelfo’s second season, the Lions also finished with the top-ranked offense in the Southland Conference.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

In the 2019 season, head football coach Frank Scelfo doubled the Lions’ win total from the previous season and reached the second round of the FCS Playoffs. Along with leading the football team to the playoffs, Scelfo also picked up the 2019 Southland Conference Coach of the Year award. Due to his suc...

Lady Lions defeat Sugar Bears and extend winning streak

Senior center Aminat Jubril makes a layup and scores two points for the Lady Lions against the UCA Sugar Bears at the women's basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

The university women’s basketball team defeated the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the University Center. With a final score of 63-42, the Lady Lions increase their streak to three consecutive wins. After finishing the first half with a tied score, the Lady Lions...

How athletes stayed motivated over winter break

Junior forward Pape Diop, native of Ziguinchor, Senegal, dunks the ball in the 79-74 victory over Southern University at New Orleans

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

As the 2019 fall semester came to an end, university basketball players prepared to practice, travel and compete throughout the winter break. With several practices and games scheduled, the men’s and women’s basketball teams shared their thoughts and struggles of playing throughout winter break. ...

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