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The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Lions sports achievements in 2022

Lions’ sports achievements in 2022

Kate Oborina , Staff Reporter January 15, 2023

2022 was a productive year for Southeastern athletes.  Golf, baseball, volleyball and football were the most successful teams this season at SLU. These sports brought the Southland trophy to Southeastern...

Cicily Hidalgo goes up for an attack during the NCAA Tournament First Round match against Minnesota.

No. 8 Minnesota defeats Southeastern in NCAA Tournament

Troy Allen, Staff Reporter December 6, 2022

Coming off a Southland Conference Championship win, the Lady Lions came up short in their playoff match versus Minnesota.  Junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome led the way with thirteen kill shots....

Lady Lions celebrate on the court at the UC after winning the first Southland Conference Title in school history. (Nov. 20, 2022)

SLU wins three straight sets to oust top seeded HCU for Southland Conference Crown

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Southeastern defeated Houston Christian 3-1 (16-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16) in the championship game of the Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the University Center, claiming...

SLU players celebrate on the court after advancing to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship game. The team beat HCU in the semifinals on Saturday 3-1 (25-22, 27-29, 25-22, 25-21). (Nov. 19, 2022)

Southeastern volleyball takes down #3 McNeese to reach first-ever Southland Conference Championship

Troy Allen, Staff Reporter November 20, 2022

The Southeastern Lady Lions beat McNeese 3-1 to advance to the finals of the Southland Conference Tournament. SLU was led by junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome, who had 23 kill shots. Following her was...

Junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome in midair preparing to hit the ball into UIWs side of the net while her fellow Lady Lions watch in anticipation. (Nov. 12, 2022)

Lady Lions’ volleyball team completes regular season unbeaten at the UC

Samantha Sims and Chase Gispert November 15, 2022

The Lady Lions Volleyball team continued their undefeated home season at yesterday’s senior night game against UIW. This was the last contest of the regular season before the squad moves on to the Southland...

Hailey Giaratano and Taylor Bell on the court just before tip-off vs. LSUA in SLUs 2022-23 season opener at the University Center. (Nov. 7, 2022)

Last Week in Sports: Nov. 2 – Nov. 10, SLU athletics in full tilt with silverware on the line

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Southeastern football continued its winning ways in the state of Texas this past Saturday (Nov. 5) by beating the Lamar Cardinals 47-31 behind 527 yards of total offense.  The Lions never trailed during...

Junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome gets ready to serve during a set of SLUs 3-0 win over UNO on Thursday night at the University Center. (Oct. 27, 2022)

Last Week in Sports: Oct. 26-Nov. 1 – Southeastern escapes McNeese with narrow victory on the road

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

SLU football topped McNeese on the gridiron Saturday 28-27 in Lake Charles.  Since 2019, the Lions are 4-1 vs. the Cowboys, with all five contests being decided by one possession. In fact, neither...

Sophomore Outside Hitter Cicily Hidalgo attempts kill shot in SLUs victory over UNO at the UC on Thursday. (Oct. 27, 2022)

Lady Lions roll past UNO in dominant fashion

Troy Allen, Staff Reporter October 28, 2022

The Lady Lions volleyball team dominated in a 3-0 victory over UNO Thursday at the University Center led by junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome; she had sixteen kills and seven digs.  Both teams entered...

SLU sophomore tight end Ivan Drobocky posing for a picture on the sidelines during an Aug. 27 scrimmage before the season started.

Last Week in Sports: Oct. 19-25 – Lions roar back with 4th quarter surge to upend Gamecocks

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

Southeastern football enjoyed its much-needed bye after a disappointing Homecoming loss vs. Texas A&M-Commerce two weeks prior.  The Lions came into Burgess-Snow Field at 3-3, needing a win to...

Junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome gets a spike to give Southeastern a one-point advantage during the teams victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday night at the University Center. (Oct. 20)

Lions get a colossal bounce-back win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Troy Allen, Staff Reporter October 21, 2022

Junior outside hitter Kailin Newsome led the way with 18 kills in SLU’s 3-1 (15-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-23) victory over Texas A&M-Corpus; she also led the team in aces with three.  The Lady Lions...

Senior midfielder, Mya Guillory, attempts to cross the ball to a teammate in the box during Southeasterns 2-0 loss to Houston Christian on Sunday. (Oct. 16)

Last Week in Sports: Oct. 12-18

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor in Chief October 19, 2022

Southeastern’s golf team took part in its fourth and final tournament of the fall season in just a month’s time on Monday and Tuesday in Killen, Ala. The Green and Gold placed sixth out of 10 schools...

Southeastern senior running back Jessie Britt hurdles Texas A&M-Commerce defenders on a carry during Saturdays football game at Strawberry Stadium. (Oct. 8)

Last Week in Sports: Oct. 4-11

Chase Gispert, Sports Editor October 12, 2022

SLU football saw its three-game winning streak snapped as Texas A&M-Commerce came into Hammond, pulling off the upset 31-28 on Homecoming weekend (Oct. 8).  In their first season in the FCS and...

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