Lady Lions soccer receives donation

The 2013 Southland Conference Champion Lady Lion soccer team performed with dignity and pride throughout their season. The team started with a majestic season opener as they defeated Jackson State, and the high determination continued as the Lady Lions ended the season with a tie against Houston Baptist. Although the team fell short in the 2014 NCAA tournament, Lady Lions managed to maintain an overall 14-4-5 standing throughout the season.
Aside from a good season turnout and excellent academic performance within the team, Lady Lions soccer received a $5,100 donation from Sigma Tau Gamma-New Orleans Alumni Chapter. Sigma Tau Gamma is a fraternity at Southeastern whose mission is to share a common commitment of leadership, scholarship and service. Sigma Tau Gamma's connection to the Lady Lions was shown through the funds given to support the soccer team in the future.
According to Head Coach Blake Hornbuckle, Sigma Tau Gamma wants to see Southeastern flourish and shine in both athletics and academics. He also gave overall insight on Sigma Tau Gamma.
"They are very interested in helping further the success of Southeastern and those that strive to represent the university to the best of their abilities," said Hornbuckle. "The group consists of quality people, and they're very motivated."
The donation received from Sigma Tau Gamma will go toward many items and resourceful equipment, which the Lady Lions will use throughout the season. With the new funds, the Lady Lions will use the money for other resourceful, helpful methods to begin the season.
"The funding is supporting the purchase of equipment," said Hornbuckle. "In the future, the donations will help and make sure we have the resources to reach and compete at the optimum level."
Although the soccer season has come to an end, Hornbuckle plans to start the season off right, and with this he and the team plan to take Southeastern by storm when soccer season rolls around.