Lions Break into National Poll at No. 25

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The Saint Leo softball team, winners of 13 of their last 14, have entered the NCAA national rankings at No. 25. This past weekend the Lions finished off a three-game sweep of Eckerd for their fourth consecutive series win.

Saint Leo has a 34-14 overall record and sits in first place atop the Sunshine State Conference standings with a 14-4 conference record.

Prior to the sweep of Eckerd, Saint Leo dropped the series-opener against Rollins College but battled back in games two and three to win the series and remain in control of the conference race.

The Lions are third in the conference with a team batting average of .287, second in RBI with 192, and lead the conference in triples with 11.

In the Lions' sweep of the Tritons last weekend, two statistical accomplishments were reached with head coach John Conway earning his 300th career win and the Lions breaking the all-time single season steals record. The Lions lead the conference with 134 stolen bases.

With two conference series remaining, at Lynn and at Florida Southern, the Lions are in control of their own postseason destiny.

On Friday the Lions travel to Boca Raton where they will take on the Lynn Fighting Knights in a three-game series.

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RANK SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES) RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Indianapolis (16) 38-2 400 1
2 Armstrong Atlantic 35-6-1 370 3
3 Valdosta State 30-8 359 4
4 Southeastern Oklahoma State 36-7 354 5
5 West Texas A&M 34-7 335 2
6 Humboldt State 36-12 314 7
7 Central Oklahoma 33-7 299 8
8 California (Pa.) 23-1 268 10
9 Grand Valley State 27-3 250 12
10 Texas Woman's 36-10 243 15
11 North Alabama 36-12 240 11
12 Colorado Mines 33-4-1 220 9
13 North Georgia 36-11 193 6
14 Georgia College 34-13 188 21
15 Tampa 25-8 165 16
16 Sonoma State 32-12 163 17
17 Caldwell 31-4 155 NR
18 Fort Hays State 35-7 142 14
19 Midwestern State 34-12 95 22
20 Shippensburg 25-6 79 NR
21 St. Martin's 30-11 74 23
22 Rollins 39-8 63 18
23 Columbus State 36-16 59 24
24 New Haven 26-8 47 NR
25 Saint Leo 34-14 26 NR