Published on August 29th, 2016 | by University Communications0
Athletics – Week of August 29
It’s season opener week for Saint Leo Athletics!
Saint Leo’s five fall sports will begin regular season competition this week to kick off the 2016-17 athletic year! Men’s and women’s soccer will both be making their home opener this week, and we invite you to come out and support the Lions! All home games will be at the Saint Leo Soccer Field.
Thursday, September 1 – Women’s soccer hosts Valdosta State, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 2 – Men’s soccer hosts Young Harris, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 – Men’s soccer hosts Wingate, 2 p.m.
Monday, September 5 – Women’s soccer hosts Mississippi College, 11 a.m.
In addition, women’s volleyball will open its 2017 campaign at Nova Southeastern’s 2016 Shark Invitational in Davie, FL, while men’s and women’s cross country will be at the Southeastern University Fire Short Course Invitational.
For complete schedule of upcoming events and past results, check our events calendar at www.SaintLeoLions.com
Reidy recaps 2015-16 and looks ahead to 2016-17 in “Legacy of the Lions”
Saint Leo Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy recently provided a recap of the great moments from the 2015-16 season, covered the many changes taking place with the Lions athletic program, and gave a look ahead to 2016-17 in a video entitled “Legacy of the Lions.” View the complete video.
Sunshine State Conference releases preseason polls
The Sunshine State Conference began releasing its preseason coaches polls last week, giving fans a glimpse inside the competition for fall 2016.
– Saint Leo picked to repeat as SSC regular season champions
– Volleyball tabbed third in SSC poll
– Lions finish fifth in SSC preseason women’s soccer poll
Men’s golf picked no. 1 in Division II preseason coaches poll
Saint Leo men golf, who begin their 2016-17 season as defending national champions, were picked first when the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released its Division II preseason coaches poll last week. Read the complete release.
Athletics rounds out its coaching and support staffs for 2016-17
There will be many new faces around Saint Leo athletics this year, as the Lions filled some vacancies on the support staff and several coaches welcomed new assistants on board:
– Saint Leo announces three additions to support staff
– Henriksen joins cross country/track staff
– DiRaimo added as final piece to women’s basketball staff
– Montana tabs Loreto Alonso to join women’s tennis staff
– Ramos rejoins Saint Leo volleyball