Published on November 28th, 2016 | by University Communications0
Athletics – Week of November 28
Saint Leo in the national and regional rankings
Here are the Saint Leo teams that are currently nationally ranked, or are receiving votes in their respective national polls:
|SPORT||NATIONAL RANKING||SOUTH REGION RANKING|
|Men’s golf||No. 7 (GCAA Coaches Poll)
No. 20 (GolfStat ranking)
|Women’s golf||No. 6 (GolfsStat ranking)||—-|
|Women’s volleyball||—-||No. 2 (NCAA Regional Ranking)|
|Men’s swimming||No. 16 (CSCAA Coaches Poll)||—-|
|Women’s swimming||No. 25 (CSCAA Coaches Poll)||—-|
|Men’s tennis||—-||No. 1 (ITA)|
|Women’s tennis||—-||No. 2 (ITA)|
RV= receiving votes
Volleyball to face Florida Southern in NCAA opening round
Saint Leo women’s volleyball will face Sunshine State Conference-rival Florida Southern in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Volleyball South Region Championship, on Thursday, December 1, in West Palm Beach, FL. The Lions, seeded second in the South Region, earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight season and the eighth time in program history. Read the complete release.
Saint Leo ranked 16th in first Learfield Directors’ Cup rankings
Saint Leo Athletics checked in at No. 16 in the first release of the Learfield Directors’ Cup Division II rankings, which came out last Wednesday. The Lions picked up a combined 96.00 points for their performance in the NCAA men’s and women’s cross country championships. Read the complete release.
Cibrone tabbed as SSC Coach of the Year; three named All-SSC
Sam Cibrone, Saint Leo’s head women’s volleyball coach, was named the Sunshine State Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year, giving Saint Leo four SSC coach of the year awards thus far in 2016-17. Three players were also named to the All-SSC teams, including a pair of first team selections. Read the complete release.
Two Lions earn SSC weekly honors
Saint Leo received a pair of Sunshine State Conference player of the week awards when weekly honors were announced last Monday:
– Junior Natalia Garriock was named SSC Women’s Swimmer of the Week after five NCAA “B” cut qualifying marks during the Florida Tech Panther Invitational swim meet.
– Junior Britt Sederholm was tabbed as SSC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week after turning in solid performances for Saint Leo volleyball against Barry, Nova Southeastern, and No. 10 Palm Beach Atlantic.
Women’s hoops to host a “Drop-n-Shop” event
Saint Leo women’s basketball will be holding a “Drop-n-Shop” kids camp December 11, providing some activities for kids while their parents do some holiday shopping. Read the complete release.
Men’s lacrosse adds three during early signing period
Saint Leo men’s lacrosse announced the signing of three prospective student-athletes during the early signing period. Ben Hynek, Justin Taylor, and Will Toman signed National Letters-of-Intent to join the Lions for the 2017-18 academic year. Read the complete release.
The Pride Pass is back for 2016-17!
Do you have friends, family, and neighbors who join you at Saint Leo athletic events? Be sure to encourage them to buy a 2016-17 Pride Pass! The Pride Pass provides discounted admission to all Saint Leo athletic events, or for just selected sports if you want to buy a seasonal Pride Pass. Additional benefits include discounted meals at the Dining Hall. Read the release to learn more!
A reminder that admission is free to all Saint Leo athletic events for all faculty, staff, and students with a valid Saint Leo ID.