2013-14 Women's Basketball News

March 18, 2014
Nikki Jessee Resigns as Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Jessee led the Lions for three seasons and posted a 20-win season in 2013-14

March 15, 2014
Manigrasso Tabbed to Daktronics All-South Region First Team
Awards continue to roll in for the senior guard after a historic Lions' season

March 14, 2014
Historic Season Ends as Lions Fall in Regional Quarterfinals
Saint Leo Defeated by Rollins, 56-48, in NCAA South Region Tournament

March 13, 2014
Women's Basketball at Regionals: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses the Lions' first-ever trip to the regional tournament

March 10, 2014
Chachi Guzman Named to SSC Championship All-Tournament Team
The sophomore guard averaged 18 points per game for the Lions in three outings

March 9, 2014
Saint Leo Women’s Basketball Advances to First Ever NCAA Tournament
Lions will face Rollins in the first round on March 14 at Nova Southeastern

March 8, 2014
Lions Drop Tough 80-74 Decision to Tampa in SSC Semifinals
Chachi Guzman pours in a career-high 35 points in the loss

March 7, 2014
Manigrasso, Williams and Guzman Earn All-SSC Honors
Three Lions Receive All-Sunshine State Conference Recognitions

March 7, 2014
Saint Leo Advances to SSC Semis with 67-59 win over Florida Tech
Green has career outing with 23 points and 19 rebounds

March 5, 2014
Saint Leo Defeats Lynn, 70-57, in SSC Tournament First Round
Teresa Manigrasso pours in a career high 34 points

March 4, 2014
SSC Tournament - Coach Jessee's Thoughts vs. Lynn
Saint Leo to face Lynn in the first round of the conference tournament

March 1, 2014
2014 SSC Women's Basketball Championship Pairings Set
Lions Enter Tournament as No. 4 Seed - Will Square Off Against Seventh-Seed Lynn

March 1, 2014
Lions Unable to Hold onto Lead in 76-67 Loss to No. 8 Nova Southeastern
Connelly Earns Double-Double as Lions Close Out Regular Season

February 26, 2014
Lions Topple Tritons, 72-65, in Last Regular Season Road Trip
Green Earns a Double-Double and Manigrasso Scores 19 Points

February 25, 2014
Last road trip at Eckerd: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee talks about the Lions' matchup against Eckerd Wednesday night

February 22, 2014
Lions Break School Record for Wins with Victory over Lynn
A 95-64 Triumph over Lynn also breaks school record for SSC Wins

February 20, 2014
Lions Receive First-Ever South Region Ranking at 7th
Record-breaking season features yet another piece of history

February 19, 2014
Manigrasso’s 30 Points Helps Women’s Basketball Defeat Florida Southern, 82-76
Lions Tie Program Record of Conference Wins in a Season

February 18, 2014
Women's Basketball at Fla. Southern - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee talks about the Lions' road matchup at Florida Southern

February 12, 2014
Spartans Upend Saint Leo, 76-63, in SSC Home Action
Manigrasso scores 23 points in the Lions loss to Tampa

February 11, 2014
PINK DAY vs. Tampa - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee talks about the Lions' matchup with Tampa

February 8, 2014
Team Effort Propels Saint Leo to 90-88 Victory over Barry
Chelsea Williams Collects Career-high 30 Points, Propels Saint Leo to Victory

February 7, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Barry - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Nikki Jessee discusses taking on the Barry Bucs at the Lions' home court

February 5, 2014
Women's Basketball Falls in Road Play to Florida Tech
Willliams' 22 Points Not Enough as Panthers Win 81-63

February 4, 2014
Lions Place 72 Student-Athletes on Fall 2013 Dean’s List
Twelve Student-Athletes Earn a Perfect 4.0 GPA

February 4, 2014
Women's Basketball at FIT - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses the Lions' matchup against the Panthers Wednesday night

February 1, 2014
Saint Leo Falls to No. 13 Rollins in SSC Play
Senior Teresa Manigrasso Earns 1,000th Career Point in the Loss

January 31, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Rollins - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Head Coach Nikki Jessee discusses the Lions' second bout with the SSC rival Tars

January 30, 2014
Manigrasso Tabbed to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Senior Guard Teresa Manigrasso Earns All-District Academic Nod

January 29, 2014
Williams Records 24 Points in SSC Loss to No. 5 Sharks
Saint Leo Falls in SSC Play to No. 5 nova Southeastern, 85-76

January 28, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. NSU - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses the Lions' Wednesday night game at Nova Southeastern

January 25, 2014
Five Double-Digit Scoring Efforts Lead to 79-52 Win over Lynn
Win Secures the Second Winning Season in Saint Leo History for Women’s Basketball

January 24, 2014
Women's Basketball at Lynn - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Nikki Jessess discuess the Lions' upcoming SSC contest at Lynn University

January 22, 2014
Lions Pick Up Win Over Eckerd, Cruise to 13-3 Record
Saint Leo Defeats Eckerd by a 67-63 Score at Home

January 21, 2014
Women's Basketball vs. Eckerd - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses the Lions' upcoming SSC contest against Eckerd College

January 20, 2014
Women’s Hoops Breakdown: The Year So Far
Total Team Effort Boasts Strong Team Success and Bright Outlook for 2013-14 Season

January 15, 2014
Lions Snag Another SSC Victory, Defeat Mocs 79-66
Saint Leo improves to 12-3 on the season with a win over Florida Southern

January 14, 2014
Whiteout vs. Florida Southern - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses Wednesday night's SSC contest against Florida Southern

January 11, 2014
Lions Pick Up Pivotal Road Victory Over Barry, 78-65
Team effort improves to Saint Leo to 11-3 on the season

January 10, 2014
Women's Basketball at Barry: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Nikki Jessee discusses this weekend's upcoming matchup against Barry

January 8, 2014
Spartans Defeat Lions in SSC Play, 70-55
Lions record now 10-3 on the season

January 7, 2014
Women's Basketball at Tampa - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Head coach Nikki Jessee discusses Wednesday night's matchup at Tampa

January 4, 2014
Lions Upended by Panthers in 2014 Debut
Florida Tech Defeats Saint Leo, 50-49 in SSC Play

January 3, 2014
Saint Leo vs. Florida Tech - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Head Women's Basketball coach Nikki Jessee discusses the upcoming SSC matchup

December 21, 2013
Saint Leo Falls in AT&T Hoops Classic Championship
Lions Notch first loss of 2013-14 in battle with Alaska-Anchorage

December 21, 2013
Saint Leo at Alaska-Anchorage - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Nikki Jessee discusses the AT&T Hoops Classic Championship Game

December 20, 2013
Lions Improve to 10-0 with Alaskan Victory over Brevard
Chelsea Connelly Named AT&T Hoops Classic Player of the Game

December 18, 2013
Women's Basketball Travels to Alaska for AT&T Hoops Classic
The Lions will face Brevard in the first game of the tournament

December 16, 2013
Women's Basketball in Alaska - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee discusses the Lions' upcoming trip to Alaksa

December 10, 2013
Lions Receive Votes in Latest WBCA Top-25 Poll
Saint Leo Earns Most Votes of Unranked Teams

December 9, 2013
Manigrasso Earns SSC Player of the Week
Senior guard leads Lions to 8th and 9th straight victories

December 7, 2013
Lions Knock Off No. 16 Rollins in SSC Opener, 66-57
Saint Leo improves to a perfect 9-0 with Saturday's win

December 6, 2013
Saint Leo at Rollins - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Head Coach Nikki Jessee discusses the Lions' first SSC contest on Saturday

December 3, 2013
Second Half Surge Propels Lions to Eighth-Straight Vicory
Lions Remain Undefeated with a 75-62 Win over Flagler

December 2, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Flagler: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Women's Basketball Head Coach Nikki Jessee discusses the team's upcoming game against Flagler

November 30, 2013
Lions Improve to 7-0; Capture Best Start in Program History
Saint Leo Defeats Valdosta State by a 67-52 Score

November 29, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Valdosta State: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee Discusses a Saturday Matchup Against Valdosta State

November 26, 2013
Lions Cruise to 6-0 with Victory over Cowgirls
Saint Leo defeats UPR-Bayamon by a 79-53 score Tuesday night

November 26, 2013
Women's Basketball vs. UPR-Bayamon: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Nikki Jessee discusses tonight's matchup

November 21, 2013
Lions Soar to 5-0 with 102-80 Win Over Seahawks
Ashlin Gross Collects First Career Double-Double and Career-High 18 Points

November 20, 2013
Women's Basketball 2013-14

November 19, 2013
Jessee Adds Two More to 2014-15 Roster
Jessee Announces the Signing of Mary Redmond and Rachel Harrell

November 15, 2013
Jessee Signs Top Notch Player, LaQuinta Jefferson
Coach Jessee Adds to Roster for 2014-15

November 15, 2013
Lions Cruise to Perfect 4-0, Defeat Webber 85-69
Saint Leo Goes Undefeated in Their Own Saint Leo Classic Tournament

November 14, 2013
Lions Outlast Tough St. Augustine's Squad, Earn 77-67 Victory
Seniors Teresa Manigrasso, Erin Higgins, and Chelsea Williams Step Up Big in Win

November 14, 2013
Saint Leo Classic: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Head Coach Nikki Jessee discusses upcoming games against St. Augustine's and Webber

November 11, 2013
Saint Leo Claims 92-89 Win Over Flagler in First Road Game
Five Lions Shoot in Double Digits in Monday Night Win

November 11, 2013
Women's Basketball at Flagler: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee Discusses the Lions' First Road Contest of the Season

November 9, 2013
Lions Open Season with 83-53 Win Over Visiting Sailfish
Chelsea Williams and Chelsea Connelly Both Collect 17 Points in the Effort

November 8, 2013
Women's Basketball Home Opener: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee Discusses the Lions' Opening Game Against Palm Beach Atlantic

October 23, 2013
Women's Basketball Tabbed 5th in SSC Preseason Poll
Lions Receive First-Place Votes in SSC Preseason Coaches Poll

October 22, 2013
Jessee Finalizes 2013-14 Roster with Five Additions
Women's Basketball Solidifies Roster with 12 Players

October 18, 2013
Jessee Unveils 2013-14 Regular Season Schedule
Women's Basketball to Compete in 26 Regular Season Contests

October 7, 2013
Women's Basketball Hosts Free Clinic for Local Kids
Saint Leo Team Gives Gift of Basketball

September 25, 2013
Lions Aid Less Fortunate by Performing Local Community Service
Saint Leo Women's Basketball Serves Local Shelter

September 19, 2013
Lions to Host Free Skills Camp, Sep. 28
Women's Basketball to Host a Free Skills Clinic for Girls Ages K-12

September 19, 2013
Jessee Announces Andrell Smith as Assistant Coach
Women's Basketball Adds USF Standout to Coaching Staff