Author Vincent Pensabene

“Defense wins championships” is an old cliché in football, but maybe it is time to retire it once and for all after Super Bowl 52. The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles competed on the biggest stage in American sports as the Eagles won by a score of 41-33.  Several offensive records were broken as the Patriots’ defense looked like it reverted to the beginning of the season, and the Eagles had trouble stopping the passing game. In the 98 years of the NFL, no game in history had more combined yards than this year’s Super Bowl (1,151); this…

The Saint Leo Lions’ swimming team had a great week as both sophomore Matija Rafaj and senior Natalia Garriock were named Sunshine State Conference Male and Female Swimmers of the Week for the week of Jan. 22-28. This was Rafaj’s first and Garriock’s third time winning the award this season. Rafaj joins teammates sophomore Henrik Dahrendorff (Dec. 20) and freshman Georgios Veliadis (Jan. 22) as the only male swimmers to win the award for the Lions this season. The only other Saint Leo women’s swimmer to win the award this season was Cecilie Holten (Nov. 6) The swimming program had…

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, many organizations around the world help raise awareness for the cause. The National Cervical Cancer Coalition, NCCC, make it their mission to spread the word across the United States about cervical cancer, especially the importance of detecting it. NCCC provides many resources to educate those who are unfamiliar with this type of cancer. According to Women’s Health, it is recommended to get a vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV) because many cervical cancer cases are caused due to a woman contracting the infection. Also, regular pap tests can help early detection of…

Coach Brad Jorgensen is in his fourteenth season at Saint Leo University as the head coach for the Men’s Lacrosse program. He has been the head coach of the program since its inception. Jorgensen has seen the success of the program and holds a 102-81 record at Saint Leo. This year, the team has a similar goal: compete for the conference championship and clinch a spot in the NCAA tournament. This team has an enormous amount of veteran presence as there are 15 seniors on the team and coach Jorgensen sees it helping out the team throughout the season.…

Saint Leo Athletics had a goal of raising more than $100,000 during its first Athletics Giving Challenge that began Oct. 16. The campaign ended Nov. 17 and clearly passed its goal with a total of $112,141 that was raised for Saint Leo Athletics from 1,082 donors. Saint Leo’s director of athletics, Francis X. Reidy was appreciative of the support the challenge received. “The generosity of the alumni, parents, and other supporters of Saint Leo Athletics has been most gratifying, and will have a tremendous impact on the experience of our approximately 375 student-athletes.” Baseball led all of the Saint Leo…

On Nov. 8, a few of the Saint Leo Lions brought home some hardware as senior Colett Rampf, and sophomore Ronald Cheserek were both awarded as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Athletes of the Year. Kent Reiber was also named the USTFCCCA South Region Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Rampf is no stranger to this spotlight as she is now a three-time USTFCCCA South Region Women’s Athlete of the Year award winner, after winning the award for her previous two seasons. She has become the first three-time runner of the year winner…

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