The Lion's Roar

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...

Track and Field team wins championship

The indoor track and field team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament for the First time since 2014. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Southland sporting events have been cancelled through March 30.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Led by head coach Corey Mistretta, the university men’s indoor track team clinched a spot at the top of the Southland Conference. The team had not accomplished this goal since 2014. With the team placing second in the conference last year, Mistretta explained how incoming recruits and redshirt runner...

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Miss Title Town Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, right, hands out band-aids at a tabling event for  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, aims for success whether running at a meeting, competing on a stage or studying for a test. A track scholarship, the athletic training program and warmer weather brought Walker from Jefferson City, Missouri to the university. “It was an adjustmen...

Underdogs and life lessons: Mistretta’s coaching approach

Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, has been coaching since 2004. He began coaching at the university as the assistant coach in 2014. Mistretta is acknowledged for his loyalty and dedication by his fellow coaches.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

For Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, entering the coaching profession was meant to be. With his dad being a football coach and his love for sports, Mistretta always knew that coaching would be a part of his life. “My dad was my high school football coach, so coaching has been in my...

Coaching opposite genders

Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, works daily with female student-athletes, and prefers the work over coaching male athletes.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 19, 2018

Coaches work to connect with their athletes to optimize their training, and gender differences can be one of multiple factors that stand in their way. Although minimal women coach male sporting teams, 58.8 percent of head coaches for women’s teams are men according to the University of Minnesota’s...