Published on January 30th, 2017 | by University Communications


Athletics – Week of January 30

Sunshine State Conference spring preseason polls unveiled

Saint Leo’s spring sports teams open their 2017 seasons starting this week, with baseball, softball, and men’s lacrosse all beginning play and women’s golf resuming competition. The Sunshine State Conference began unveiling its spring preseason polls, with several Saint Leo teams predicted to finish among the top third of the league:
Softball picked to repeat as SSC champions
Men’s tennis tabbed for third in SSC preseason ranking
Women’s tennis slotted third in SSC preseason poll

Get ready to follow Saint Leo’s spring teams which begin action this week!
Baseball – Facebook: /SLUBaseball  | Twitter: @SaintLeoBase
Softball – Facebook: /SaintLeoSB | Twitter: @SaintLeoSB
Men’s Lacrosse – Facebook: /SaintLeoMenslax  | Twitter: @SaintLeoMLax
Women’s Golf – Facebook: /SaintLeoGolf | Twitter: @SaintLeoWGolf

Home Webcasts This Week at

Wednesday – WBB vs. Florida Southern, 5:30 p.m.
MBB vs. Florida Southern, 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Men’s lacrosse vs. No. 7 LIU Post, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Baseball vs. West Alabama, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – Baseball vs. West Alabama, 3:00 p.m.

Softball picked No. 17 in NFCA preseason rankings

Saint Leo softball will open its 2017 campaign among the top Division II programs in the nation, after the Lions were ranked 17 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) preseason ranking. Read the complete release

Dewberry named SSC Men’s Hoops Player of the Week

For the second time this season, Saint Leo senior Marcus Dewberry has been tabbed as the SSC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, after averaging 27.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the Lions’ victories over Florida Tech and Embry-Riddle. Read the complete release

Swim teams earn CSCAA Scholar All-America team honors

Both the Saint Leo men’s and women’s swim teams earn CSCAA academic honors for having a 3.00-or-better team GPA in the Fall 2016 semester. Read the complete release

Mata named to NCBWA Preseason All-South Region team

Saint Leo senior Alex Mata was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-South Region team. Mata, a consensus All-South Region pick and All-SSC selection a year ago, is coming off a season in which he batted .388 with 23 doubles and 55 RBI for the Lions. Read the complete release

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