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Alumnus baseball player earns two pitching awards

Alumnus baseball player earns two pitching awards

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Corey Gaconi, an alumnus pitcher, earned two accolades for his performance in the 2019 regular season. Gaconi brought home the 2019 Louisiana Sports Writer Pitcher of the Year and the 2018-2019 SLU Male Student-Athlete of the Year award. The university baseball team finished with a 33-27 record in...

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Graduating student-athletes will not only take a diploma after graduation but also memories from past years. Kyle Schimpf, a senior infielder, has enjoyed his time being a part of the baseball team over the years. “I think my favorite memory as being a part of Lion’s baseball was when Cody Gross...

Lions take series win

Lions take series win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

The Lions baseball team improved its record with a 2-1 series victory over Nicholls State University. The first two matches of the series were played at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, and the last was held at Ray E. Didier Field in Thibodaux. In the first battle, the Lions made a 3-1 victory w...

Competing on and off the field

Competing on and off the field

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype requires motivation and commitment for three student-athletes who prove that maintaining a high GPA can be a reality. Noah Vance, a sophomore defensive lineman for the football team, has a 3.0 cumulative GPA. He shared how he maintains his grades. “My whole life h...

A closer look at student-athletes’ superstitions

A closer look at student-athletes’ superstitions

Jennifer Dettwiller, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2018

Superstitions in sports are not unheard of, and players stick to what they know works for their game days. University players from football, baseball and volleyball explained their superstitions leading up to game time. Senior kicker Jonathan Tatum discussed the particular game-day rituals that...