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Lady Lions host conference tournament for next two years

The Lady Lions softball team plans to host the next two Southland Conference Tournaments despite the recent cancellation of all Southland sporting events due to COVID-19.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

With previous cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the university softball team’s season was cut short. With only a few games under their belt, they planned to host the Southland Conference Tournament this year at North Oak Park. Even though the team will be able to host the next two years, th...

How student-athletes maintain momentum during pandemic

Although the university softball team is finished for the season, maintaining their skill level during off-season is still important for the Lady Lions. The closure of gyms and cancellation of practices has pushed student-athletes to find alternative ways to stay fit for when they are able to play again.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The enforcement of social distancing has put a halt to all university athletics, leaving student-athletes with no choice but to adjust their lifestyles. With the progression of the coronavirus outbreak, workout facilities on and off campus are closed until further notice. These limited res...

Ali McCoy prepares for her senior season

Ali McCoy, a utility player for softball.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2020

The Lady Lions softball team is preparing for their upcoming 2020 season with player Ali McCoy ready to lead the team in her senior year. McCoy, a utility player from Maurepas, shared how she began playing softball when she was a child. “My mom and dad are the reasons that I got into softball,”...

Softball finishes fall season riding six-game win streak

The Lady Lions softball team finished the fall season by outscoring their opponents 106-32. With the only loss of the fall season coming to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Lady Lions finished with a 7-1 record. The next match up will be against the University at Buffalo.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team finished their Fall 2019 season of exhibition games with a 7-1 record. On Friday, Oct. 18, the university defeated Louisiana State University of Alexandria 8-0 and followed by a 9-4 victory over Jones County Junior College. Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, was proud...

Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

Jack Byerley, assistant softball coach, winds up the bat at practice. Byerley, armed with decades of coaching experience from schools around the nation, has recently joined the Lions softball coaching staff.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

A new assistant coach has been hired to train the softball team. Jack Byerley was hired in July of 2019 to assist Rick Fremin, head coach of softball. Byerley started his coaching career from Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Alabama. During his time coaching there, the team won state championships...

Personal development goes beyond the game

Personal development goes beyond the game

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Playing a sport and developing athletic abilities enables athletes to grow beyond just the field. Athletes get an opportunity to advance skills like leadership, maintaining trust and accepting failures and successes while learning to play a sport with their teammates. David DiPiazza, president of the men...

Lady Lions triumph

The Lady Lions softball team beat Lamar University 10-2 and 1-0 with a 5-6 loss in between. The series win brought the Lady Lions' overall record to 24-17.

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 trounced by Warhawks

The Lady Lions softball team lost 4-3 against the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The loss puts the Lady Lions' record at 19-15.

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...

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

During the game against Prairie View A&M University, Maidson Watson, a sophmore infielder, throws the ball to Jaquelyn Ramon, a senior infielder. The Lady Lions started the tournament 1-0 after a 7-0 win against Prairie View.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

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...

Setting his sights on further improvement

Rick Fremin, softball head coach, brought the Lady Lions from 12th place in the Southland Conference to tied for second place between his first season as the head coach and last season. He coaches his players to be tough and aggressive on the field.

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...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Although the tennis team started their season this September, they will continue competition in 2019 along with several other sport teams. The tennis team's first match of the spring semester will be against Tulane University on Jan. 27.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...

Transitioning to college sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 13, 2018

Almost six percent of high school athletes compete at a National Collegiate Athletic Association school, according to the NCAA and face the next level in their athletic career. “So far, my transition into college has been a really good one,” said Sydney Rivers, a freshman forward on the women’s...

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