The Lion's Roar

Charliee Dugas prepares for her final season as a Lady Lion

Charliee Dugas prepares for her final season as a Lady Lion

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Charliee Dugas, a guard for the university’s women’s basketball team, is now entering her fourth season with the team. After playing multiple sports growing up, Dugas reflected on how her family helped her gravitate toward playing basketball. “I was young, and my mama just kinda put me in al...

Lady Lions look to start regular season in right direction

Lady Lions look to start regular season in right direction

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

The women’s basketball team is set to begin the new season. The Lady Lions will face Southern University at New Orleans Lady Knights for an exhibition game Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the University Center. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach for the basketball team, explained how the lessons from last...

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Lady Lions look to bounce back this season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Finishing last season with two wins and 27 losses and with the departure of former Head Coach Jim Smoot, the Lady Lions Volleyball team looks to bounce back during the 2019 regular season. Jeremy White, head coach of volleyball, will be starting his first season with the Lady Lions and described what...

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Soccer looks to improve on 2018 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Head Coach Christopher McBride looks to lead the Lady Lions soccer team to their first conference title since 2015. The Lady Lions soccer team finished sixth in the Southland Conference after the 2018 season with a 7-7-4 record overall. McBride, who is in his fourth year of coaching at the university,...

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Christopher McBride, head coach of soccer, has traveled the world through his love for soccer. McBride entered his third year as the fourth head coach of the Lady Lions soccer team. McBride previously coached at the University of North Alabama and the University of South Alabama. When McBride developed...

Lady Lions triumph

Lady Lions triumph

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team returned from a loss to take a 2-1 series win against Lamar University. The teams competed in North Oak Park on April 12-13. The wins improved the Lady Lions' overall record to 24-17. In the first game, Briahna Bennett, a freshman pitcher, hit a grand slam, and in the...

Lady Lions close spring season with a win

Lady Lions close spring season with a win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

The Lady Lions soccer team beat the William Carey University Lady Crusaders 2-1. Aubree Dillon, a freshmen midfielder, scored the first goal of the match in the first period. In the third period, the Lady Lions secured the 2-1 lead and carried it to the end. Christopher McBride, head coach of soccer,...

Lady Lions trounced by Warhawks

Lady Lions trounced by Warhawks

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team took on the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks to a 4-3 loss. The teams faced off on April 2 at North oak Park. The Lady Lions did not put a run on the board until the 6th inning. With the loss, the Lady Lions fell to a 19-15 overall record. Rick Fremin, head...

Lady Lions fall to Demons

Lady Lions fall to Demons

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

The women's basketball team ended its last home game of the season with a 56-60 loss to Northwestern State University. The Senior Day game was held on March 2 at 1 p.m. in the University Center. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach of women's basketball, discussed the team's preparation for the home contest. "We...

Lady Lions play to fight cancer

Lady Lions play to fight cancer

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019

In the first "Play4Kay" game at the university since 2015, the Lady Lions basketball team fell to the University of New Orleans Privateers 58-61. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach for women's basketball, discussed what went wrong in the match. "We held on for most of the third and fourth quarter, but could...

Setting his sights on further improvement

Setting his sights on  further improvement

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2019

Entering his fourth year as the softball head coach, Rick Fremin aims to continue the Lady Lions’ upward trajectory after setting school records for wins. Though Fremin initially aspired to be a college football coach, he started his softball coaching career at his former high school, Belle Chasse Hig...

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The Lady Lions basketball team lost its second home game of the season 59-47 against Xavier University of Louisiana. The loss ended the Lady Lions' four game win streak on Nov. 30 in the University Center. Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo shared her thoughts on the loss. "We couldn't put the ball in...