The Lion's Roar

Senior pitcher Heather Zumo winds up for a pitch during the Lion Classic opening series. She pitched the seventh no-hitter in Southeastern history against South Dakota in the first game of the season.

Heather Zumo opens senior season with a no-hitter

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 23, 2021

Senior pitcher Heather Zumo began her final season with the Lady Lions by throwing a no-hitter against South Dakota in the Lion Classic tournament, allowing the team to secure their first win of the 2021...

Junior infielder/pitcher Briahna Bennett prepares to swing in Thursday night's game against South Dakota. The Lady Lions' season opener concluded with a 11-0 victory against the Coyotes.

Lady Lions softball reemerges 3-2 after halted season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 14, 2021

Skills were put to the test this week as the Lady Lions softball team reemerged for its 2021 season under less than ideal weather conditions. The team battled through cold climates and heavy rains in...

Senior guard Charliee Dugas saw her final season get cut short due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Dugas finished her career averaging 10 points, one assist, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Lady Lions.

Senior athletes miss their final seasons due to COVID-19

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter August 24, 2020

Universities across the nation have had to put a halt to their athletic programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the sudden cancellation of games, tournaments and seasons, many senior student-athletes...

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.

Lady Lions host conference tournament for next two years

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...

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.

How student-athletes maintain momentum during pandemic

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...

Ali McCoy, a utility player for softball.

Ali McCoy prepares for her senior season

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...

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.

Softball finishes fall season riding six-game win streak

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...

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.

Byerley steps in as new assistant softball coach

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

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,...

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