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Senior Valentin Lenz and sophomore Colett Rampf earned Sunshine State Conference Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for their performances at the Disney Classic. This is Rampf’s eighth Runner of the Week for her career, and fourth of this season. Her second place finish in the Disney Classic 5K race was only 2.9 seconds behind winner Sophia Meehan of Johns Hopkins University, with a time of 17:44.40, which was good enough to help the women’s team finish third overall as a team. This time also set a record as the fastest true 5K race in Saint Leo…

As the playoffs turn to the championship series for each league, enough time has passed to reflect on the rough season had by the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though the Rays finished 80-82 on the season, fourth in the American League Eastern Division, the team did prove they were undervalued at the beginning; as many industry experts, as well as The Lion’s Pride itself, projected 90-plus losses for the Rays this year. The Rays were in first place in late June, with an outstanding starting rotation, and a bullpen that had the second lowest earned run average in the American…

Saint Leo University’s Men’s Soccer team earned the out-right Sunshine State Conference regular season title with their 1-1 draw against Barry University on Oct. 31. This is the team’s first regular season title since 2013, and their third overall. This gives the Lions the number one seed in the conference tournament. As there are only six teams in the tournament they also earned a bye, allowing them an extra three days of rest and practice before taking on the winner of the 4-5 game. The University will host both the semifinals and the finals. The Lions will compete against either…

The Saint Leo Lions men’s and women’s cross country teams cruised through the NCAA Division II Cross Country South Regional Championships on Nov. 7, with both teams qualifying for the National Championships on Nov. 21, in Joplin, Missouri. The men’s team finished first, winning their first Regional Championship in the University’s history. The women’s team finished second, with Sophomore Colett Rampf finishing in first place in the individual race. This is the third straight year the men’s team has qualified for the National Championships, and Kent Reiber, head coach of the Lions, expressed his pride in the team. “Wow… we’ve…

On June 3, former University of South Carolina-Aiken head coach Vince Alexander was named the new head coach of the Saint Leo Lion’s men’s basketball team. With 287 career wins (as of Nov. 16), Alexander brings a winning mentality, and a depth of experience to the Lions. Following 10 successful years at USC-Aiken, the question was: why Saint Leo? For Coach Alexander, there were many reasons. “First and foremost my wife has family in this area, and that was very attractive to us; to be able to get close to her family. She’s followed me around for the last 18…

Over the last several years women in sports have garnered a great deal of attention. It has been noted that women are striving for equality in athletics and are working hard to show their strength. Ronda Rousey is one of the most recognized female athletes in the world. In addition to Rousey, there are many other recognized female athletes including Serena Williams, Brittney Griner, Alex Morgan and Hillary Knight. These women are inspirations to girls everywhere. Rousey endured a tough childhood, including speech problems and her father’s suicide. According to RollingStone.com, Rousey’s father broke his back while sledding with his…

After many remarkable performances last Fall, this Spring the Saint Leo Swimming teams will enter the most important period of their season. For both the Women and Men the upcoming term is crucial as the teams will have a chance to capture multiple championship titles. Despite the performances of last Fall, the real challenge for both teams begins this Spring. Women, as well as Men, will take part in several championships races in which they will try to pursue victory. Apparently, the athletes are on a good way to achieve their goals. After the races that the teams participated in…

On Jan. 23, 2001, April Holmes heard five words that would change the course of her life; those five words were: Did. You. Get. Her. Leg. This is what she heard as she was being loaded into an ambulance. Holmes vividly recalls that time and how she lay there contemplating life and death. “I didn’t know if I was going to live, had no clue if I was going to die. All I knew was that I was underneath this platform with this train on my leg and I knew I needed some help,” said Holmes. Saint Leo University welcomed…

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