Jan 21, 2016
Jan. 23, 2016
vs. Rollins | 11:00 am
Where: Saint Leo University Aquatic Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
- After the postponement of Friday’s slated competition in Melbourne against both Florida Tech and Lynn, the Saint Leo men’s and women’s swim teams will be back in their home pool on Saturday, Jan. 23, when they host Rollins College.
- This will be the second meeting this season between the Lions and the Tars for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team posted a 176.00-77.00 win at Rollins back on Saturday, Oct. 31, while the women’s team triumphed 167.00-93.00 over the Tars.
- If you could only see one race – women’s edition: the 400 Medley Relay. The Lions will be changing up their lineup a little bit, trying to find the best combination before the upcoming Sunshine State Conference meet in mid-February. “We’ve got only two of our four determined for both our A and B squads, and we’re taking a look at everyone to find the best combination,” said Saint Leo head coach Paul Mangen.
- If you could only see one race – men’s edition: the 100 Individual Medley. Not a commonly-swum event in North America but far more common elsewhere in the world, this event will feature Saint Leo’s Matheus Assis and Pawel Trenda going head-to-head against each other in the pool. Each has been recognized as a national swimmer of the week and each has SSC and Saint Leo records galore to their respective credit – and a case could easily be made that they are the two most accomplished swimmers in program history. They have only raced against each other once before, back in 2014, with Matheus posting the win. This could be epic.
- Meet schedule
200 Medley Relay
100 Individual Medley
** Break **
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200 Free Relay
- The Saint Leo women's basketball team hits the road Saturday to take on No. 10 Nova Southeastern in the second swing of Sunshine State Conference play. The last time these two squads met, back on Nov. 21. The Lions forced the then-No. 4 Sharks in to double-overtime, eventually falling 85-82. Chelsy Springs with 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting, to go with a team-high nine rebounds. Izabell Skoogh logged 22 points with six three-pointers.
- In the last outing, the Lions fell 76-56 at the hand of the University of Tampa. However, Skoogh logged her new career-high of 24 points. She hit seven three-point baskets, another career-best. Springs added 13 points for her 15th double-figure game of the season.
- Springs leads the SSC in both point and rebounds as she averages 17 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game.
- As a team, the Lions are the third-best rebounding team in the conference, grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game.
- Nova has two players averaging double-figures, led by Kayla Wright and Taylor Buie. Wright is averaging 15.0 points, while Buie follows with 13.3. Wright adds 5.3 boards per game.
- The Sharks average 75.4 points per game, while holding their opponents to just 65.8 points on 39.5-percent shooting.
- The Saint Leo men's basketball team is about to head into the second half of the conference season as they head to Nova Southeastern on Saturday. The Lions faced NSU back on Nov. 21 at the Bowman Center. Saint Leo took the game 93-88, behind 26 points from Caleb Stewart.
- The Lions are looking to bounce back after a 86-71 loss at the University of Tampa. Stewart led with 21 point and Tyreece Brice followed with 18 off the bench.
- Marcus Dewberry leads the Lions offensively this season, averaging 19.7 points per game on 46.2-percent shooting from the field. He has amassed over 350 points this season, bringing his career total to 711.
- On the season, the Lions are averaging 85 point per game, while their opponents are averaging 84.1. On the road this season, the Lions are just 1-5 away from the Bowman Center.
- Nova Southeastern is led by Chris Page who is averaging 19.6 points. Harrison Goodrick follows, adding 13.5 points per fame, and a team-best 7.4 rebounds.
- The Sharks are currently on a two-game winning streak, posting wins over Florida Tech and Tampa. NSU is averaging just 78.4 points per game, while their opponents score 98.4 points.