The Lion's Roar

Former university soccer player awarded 2020 Steve McCarty Award

Caroline Lee

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

July 24, 2020

A student-athlete alum was awarded the 2020 Steve McCarty Award by the Southland Conference for her outstanding performance. Caroline Lee, a former soccer player for the university, is the recipient of this award due to her dedication to serving others and other notable qualities. The award is given t...

Student-athletes reflect on their time as Lions

Kyle Schimpf, a senior infielder, works with one of the assistant coaches during practice. Schimpf, like many other graduating seniors, has made memories at the university during his time as a student athlete.

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...

Destined to compete

Daisha Nickelson, a sophomore hurdler on the track and field team, runs her event, the 100-meter hurdles, at the Strawberry Relays. Nickelson’s love of playing sports led her to pursue being a college athlete.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

From a competitive nature to passion, different factors contribute to student-athletes’ decision to play at the collegiate level. Kia Coleman, a freshman jumper on the track and field team, knew she was meant to be an athlete from an early age. “I knew since when I was racing on the playground ...

The methods to manage time as a student-athlete

While student-athletes perform on the field, their time off the field involves managing their academics and athletic responsibilities such as away games and practices.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

The requirements that come from being a full-time student-athlete, such as traveling for away games and daily practices, call for practical ways to maximize time. Whether by filling a planner to the brim with notes and reminders, taking advantage of multiple online classes, or employing other methods,...

Student-athletes admire the work ethic of pros

The men’s basketball team stretches to warm up before the game against Sam Houston State University. Athletes are commonly viewed as role models to both athletes and non-athletes alike.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Professional athletes help shape other athletes’ games and character. Evan Pace, a senior catcher for the baseball team, shared how athletes can relate to professional athletes in their particular sport. “They’ve been through what we’ve been through,” said Pace. “Most of the baseball athletes hav...

Senior student-athletes gaining and leaving a family

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 19, 2018

Senior student-athletes prepare to leave their Lion family as they enter their last season. According to Kyla Williams, a senior forward on the women’s basketball team, her time as a Lady Lion has helped her grow. “With each year leading up to my senior year, I have learned so much not only...

Student-athletes finding their fire

Kyle Schimpf, a senior infielder, runs to home plate to score against the University of New Orleans. Athletes may find inspirations from a number of sources including professional athletes.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

When kids are young, they watch superhero movies, play with legos or watch athletes play their favorite sport. Some student-athletes watch their favorite professional athlete to get inspired. Mimicry is a common thing throughout sports teams and is often noticeable among young athletes. When growing...

A day in the life of Ashailee Brailey

For Ashailee Brailey, a senior general studies major, the daily life of a student-athlete requires both constant basketball practice and studying.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 11, 2018

Juggling classes, a social life and academics becomes the daily performance for a student-athlete. Ashailee Brailey, a senior general studies major, plays as a guard in women’s basketball. She discussed her preparation on the day of home games. “We’ll have an early morning practice, just...