Busy weekend ahead for Saint Leo Athletics

Busy weekend ahead for Saint Leo Athletics

Friday, 3/24

Track at NC State Raleigh Relays
Paul Derr Track | Raleigh, N.C.
Live Results 

Track at Sheraton Spring Break Invitational
Hodges Stadium | Jacksonville, Fla.
Live Results 

Baseball vs. Nova Southeastern - 6 p.m.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Video | Live Stats

#8 Softball at Florida Southern - 7 p.m.
Auburndale Complex | Auburndale, Fla.
Live Stats 

#15 Men's Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern - 7 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Live Stats 

Saturday, 3/25


Track at NC State Raleigh Relays
Paul Derr Track | Raleigh, N.C.
Live Results 

Women's Golf at Babs Steffens Invitational
Victoria Hills Golf Course | DeLand, Fla.  
Live Scoring 

Tennis vs. Embry-Riddle - 12:00 p.m.
Saint Leo Tennis Center | Saint Leo, Fla.

Baseball vs. Nova Southeastern (DH) - 1 p.m.
Thomas B. Southard Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
G1 Live Stats | G2 Live Stats

#8 Softball at Florida Southern (DH) - 1 p.m.
Auburndale Complex | Auburndale, Fla.
G1 Live Stats | G2 Live Stats

Women's Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern - 1 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Video | Live Stats  

Sunday, 3/26

Women's Golf at Babs Steffens Invitational
Victoria Hills Golf Course | DeLand, Fla.
Live Scoring  

#3 Men's Tennis at Barry - 11:00 a.m.
Buccaneer Tennis Center | Miami Shores, Fla.
Live Scores

#15 Men's Lacrosse vs. Young Harris - 12 p.m.
University Turf Stadium Saint Leo, Fla.
Video Live Stats

Monday, 3/27

Women's Golf at Babs Steffens Invitational
Victoria Hills Golf Course | DeLand, Fla.  
Live Scoring 

Track Notes
  • The Saint Leo track team will be sending athletes to both the Raleigh Relays at NC State and to the UNF Sheraton Spring Break Invite at the University of North Florida over the weekend.
  •  At UNF on Friday, Josh Sickinger will be running the 3000M Steeplechase, Anthony Deleva will be racing in the 10,000M run, and both Laura Tobin and Fatima Abu-Rumman will be racing in the 10,000M run. 
  • At the Raleigh Relays, Colett Rampf will be racing in the 3000M Steeplechase, while Niclas Bez will run the 1500M race, and Rafal Matuszczak will compete in the 10,000M run. 
Baseball Notes
  • The Saint Leo baseball team hosts No. 13 Nova Southeastern Sharks for a three-game Sunshine State Conference series on with the first pitch on Friday night at 6 p.m., and the doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
  • The Lions are 14-11 on the season, most recently going 2-1 at Rollins. Saint Leo has 308 hits on the season and 25 home runs. Saint Leo is third in the nation in double plays with 27, and they are tied with Lynn atop the SSC rankings. The Lions also rank eighth in the nation in total hits with 308 and are third in the SSC.
  • Dylan Harris is currently third in the nation in total hits with 51 and is second in the SSC. Harris is also tied with Alex Mata for seventh in the nation for total doubles with 12. Mata is 12th in the nation for runs batted in as the senior has 34 RBIs.
  • Mata is currently two doubles away from breaking the Saint Leo doubles record. He has 60 career doubles, and Trevor Hall (1999-02) holds the record with 61.
  • Nova Southeastern is currently 17-10 on the season, and are 9-5 on the road while being just 5-4 in SSC play. 
  • The Sharks' Joe DiBenedetto has a 4-2 record on the season with six starts. He has pitched 36 innings and has 4.00 ERA. He has given up 40 hits. Jancarlos Cintron has 113 at-bats and has a .664 slugging percentage. He has nine doubles and six dingers.
Softball Notes
  • No. 8 Saint Leo (25-7, 6-3 SSC) heads to Auburndale, Fla. to take on Florida Southern for a three-game series (March 24-25).
  • The Lions won their last series at Lynn 2-1 after dropping game one 1-0 and winning the final two games 4-1 and 7-4, respectively. The Lions posted a 4-1 record last week after sweeping then-No.18 Caldwell on March 14, 5-0 and 12-3.
  • Last week, Saint Leo saw Alison Mitts move to 6-3 after a 2-0 week where Stephanie Adkins moved to 13-3 after a 1-1 week. Sara Neuman rounded out the pitching core with a 1-0 record to move to 5-0 on the season. Mitts worked 14 innings on the week where Adkins led the group with 15 innings pitched. Neuman appeared in two games with 5.2 innings of work.
  • From the plate, Rachael Heath led the team with a .533 batting average on 8-of-15 from the plate. Heath finished with a .533 slugging percentage with one RBI and a .588 on-base percentage. Michelle George was second on the team in average with a .412 going 7-of-12 from the plate where she recorded 11 putouts in left field for the Lions. George led the team in RBI with seven on the week with three doubles and one triple from the box.
  • Samantha Ohmie and Ciera Schumaker both hit home runs in the two games against Caldwell, where Schumaker started game one off with a two-run homer in the first inning followed by Ohmie's game two three-run walk-off homer in the fifth inning.
  • On the year, Danielle Bottley leads the team in batting average with a .395 where Kacie Kelly and Rachael Heath lead the team in hits with 40 apiece. Samantha Ohmie’s .565 slugging percentage leads the team as she stands in second in RBI with 24 behind Ciera Schumaker’s team-leading 25 RBI.
  • In the circle on the year, Adkins leads the team in ERA (1.01), wins (13), strikeouts (110), innings pitched (97.1) and is tied for fewest runs allowed with 18. Neuman is standing in second in ERA with a 1.63 where Mitts is at 1.92. Mitts has fanned 51 batters where Neuman stands at 27.
  • Florida Southern comes into the series with a 13-13, 4-8 SSC record having dropped their last four contest including their SSC series at Barry (3-1, 9-1, 2-0). 
  • On the year, the Moccasins are led by Erica Morrissey who owns a .359 batting clip with 28 hits on the year and 16 RBI. Leah Pemberton leads the team in RBI with 17 as Shannon Bell holds the hitting title with 33 on the season.
  • In the circle, Brandi Jones leads the team in ERA with a 1.53 where Kelli Gault leads the team with a 5-2 record. Jones has pitched 78 innings and holds 40 strikeouts on the season. 
Men's Lacrosse Notes
  • The No. 15 Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team hosts both Florida Southern and Young Harris over the weekend. The Lions open Sunshine State Conference play with FSC on Friday evening at 7 p.m. They will then host Young Harris on Sunday at 12 p.m.
  • The Friday night game will feature free pizza for students in attendance, and Sunday’s game will be Military Appreciation Day.
  • The Lions raked in the awards this week as Jake Gilmour was named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Thomas Tatarian was named Defensive Player of the Week. Tatarian then also earned USILA/BSN Sports DII National Defensive Player of the Week honors as well.
  • Saint Leo is averaging 16.88 goals per game and allowing just 7.50 per game.
  • Gilmour is leading the Lions in points so far this season with 46 as the junior has tallied 21 goals and dished out 25 assists. Fellow junior Kyle Pauwels is at 41 points per game, having scored 34 goals and added seven assists.
  • Junior Jake Bye leads the team in caused turnovers with 14 while adding 16 ground balls.
  • Florida Southern enters the game with a 5-4 record, averaging 10.44 goals per game while allowing 9.78 per game. Cody Dyer leads the team with 23 points with 18 goals and five assists. Matt Lalli has 124 saves on the year with a 62.0-save percentage.
  • Young Harris enters with a 5-6 overall record but is 4-2 on the road. They are allowing 10.00 goals per game while scoring 11.45 themselves. Bevan Pate has 44 points for the Mountain Lions with 22 goals and 22 assists.
Women's Golf Notes
  • Saint Leo women’s golf returns to action after 18 days off the course when they head to the three-days Babs Steffens Invitational in DeLand, Fla. at Victoria Hills Golf Course hosted by Stetson University March 25-27.
  • In their last outing, the Lions took second out of 12 teams at the Pirate Women’s Invitational (March 6-7) after climbing three spots over the final round to finish with an 892 (+28) total. Marie Coors paced the Lions with a third place finish with a one-over, 217. Coors fired off rounds of 76-73-68 to jump four spots on the final day.
  • Izzy Lawrence was second on the team as she tied for ninth with a 223 (+7) just ahead of Amanda Jakobsson who tied for 11th at 224 (+8). Margine Arguello and Vilde Eriksen rounded out the five golfers as Arguello tied for 24th with a 223 (+17). Eriksen tied for 26th to keep all five golfers inside the top 30 with a 234 (+18).
  • Alexandra Velez played as an individual and tied for 39th at 240 (+24).
  • On the season, Coors leads the way with a 72.00 stroke average over 16 rounds of golf. Jakobsson, Eriksen, and Arguello round out the top four, respectively, as Jakobsson owns a 75.19 average, Eriksen with a 75.43 and Arguello at 75.94.
  • Starting Five: Marie Coors, Izzy Lawrence, Amanda Jakobsson, Margine Arguello, Vilde Eriksen.
  • The Course: Victoria Hills Golf Course … par 72, 5,907 yards
  • The Field: 10 teams … Boston University, Brown, Butler, Dartmouth, Elon, Florida Atlantic, Saint Leo, Seminole State (Fla.), Stetson, Xavier
Tennis Notes
  • The Saint Leo tennis teams host Embry-Riddle on Saturday morning, and the men’s team heads to Barry on Sunday afternoon to round out the weekend.
  • The Saint Leo men’s team is currently 6-2 on the season and were ranked No. 3 in the nation in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. The men have three individuals ranked as Thomas Grinberg is currently the No. 14 ranked individual, while Jaime Bueno was ranked at No. 33. Vincent Suillerot fell in at No. 45.
  • The Saint Leo women’s team is No. 29 in the latest ITA rankings, Marie Beugre-Guyot, is currently No. 23 in the singles rankings.
  • Embry-Riddle’s women’s team is 2-7 on the season and is not ranked in the ITA rankings.
  • Embry-Riddle is No. 10 on the men’s side, led by No. 18 Juan Ortiz Couder in the singles ranking. They have the No. 7 doubles pair in Carlos Becke and Deepak Vishavkarma.
  • Barry’s men’s team is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, led by Ahmed Triki who is the No. 2 singles player in the nation. They also have Carlos Gomez who is ranked 11th, and Pierre Montrieul at No. 26. Nico Dreer falls in at No. 46. The Bucs also have No. 4 doubles pair in Triki and Montrieul and the No. 25 pair in Gomez and Vivien Versier. 
Women's Lacrosse Notes
  • The Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team hosts No. 5 Florida Southern on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
  • The Lions are currently 5-4 on the season and are looking to bounce back from a 10-8 loss to Colorado Mesa.
  • Saint Leo is averaging 13.22 goals per game this season while giving up 10.22 per game. The Lions add 11.89 draw controls per game.
  • Caroline Fraser leads the way with 28 points as the senior has 15 goals and 13 assists. Nine different players have tallied 10-plus points as well. Kaylah Walstad is at 17 with nine goals and eight assists, while Katherine Larson has 16 points on 16 goals. Leslie Ferguson had 12 goals with three assists, while Kelsey Burns and Abbie Ross both have 12 goals and two assists. Sabrina Sanacore has 11 goals with two assists, while Lexie Walstad has nine goals and three assists. Both Delaney Chrisco and Emily Pittenger have 10 points, Chrisco with nine goals and one assist, while Pittenger has seven goals and three assists.
  • Defensively, Amanda Coppolo leads the team with 13 caused turnovers and has grabbed 17 ground balls, while Chrisco has added 10 caused turnovers and added 14 GBs and a team-high 17 draw controls.
  • Florida Southern enters Saturday’s game with an 11-2 record and a nine-game win streak on the line. The Mocs score 16.62 goals per game, while only allowing 8.77. Their leading goal scorer is Kendall Kerge who has put 34 in the back of the net. Meghan O’Brien has 49 points with 32 goals and 17 assists.