March 5, 2015
Lions fall to top-seeded Sharks in SSC Tournament
The Saint Leo women's basketball team ended the season after a 87-54 setback to No. 25 ranked Nova Southeastern University on Thursday.

March 4, 2015
Women's basketball looks to solve Sharks in SSC Tournament
It'll be the third meeting between Saint Leo and Nova this season.

March 3, 2015
Saint Leo basketball treks to SSC Tournament
The women's basketball team kicks off the SSC Basketball Tournament on Thursday before the men's squad battles on Friday.

February 28, 2015
Sharks edge Lions on Senior Day
The Saint Leo women's basketball squad dropped a 65-61 decision to the visiting Nova Southeastern University on Senior Day.

February 28, 2015
Women’s hoops to face Nova Southeastern in SSC quarters
Lions will get a rematch against the Sharks in Thursday's first quarterfinal game of the 2015 Sunshine State Conference Women's Basketball Championship.

February 27, 2015
Women's basketball Senior Day preview
Two big parts of the Lions' squad this year will be honored for their tenure at Saint Leo.

February 26, 2015
Senior day and a Wounded Warrior game highlight latest Ledger
Both Saint Leo basketball teams will honor the efforts of its seniors on Saturday while Friday features a neutral site Wounded Warrior contest for men's lacrosse.

February 25, 2015
Lions drop road contest at Eckerd
The women's basketball team took a tough loss at the hands of the Tritons, as Eckerd took a 79-55 decision on Wednesday evening. Sophomore Aaliyah Ramirez turned a career-best scoring effort, netting 17 points for the Lions.

February 24, 2015
Women's basketball at Eckerd Wednesday night
The Lions have won their last two and look to end the season on a high note.

February 23, 2015
A trio of home tennis contests featured in Ledger
Tennis will battle the No. 2 NAIA team in the nation while baseball will play three games in three days. Basketball is on the road to round out the mid-week slate.

February 18, 2015
Red-hot Redmond ignites 63-61 win over Tampa
Freshman Mary Redmond sizzled in the Lions victory over the Spartans. The guard totaled 17 points at a blistering 86% shooting mark.

February 17, 2015
Women's basketbal midweek rivalry preview vs Tampa
The Bowman Center should be rockin' for this matchup.

February 16, 2015
Five teams in action for latest Ledger
Baseball hosts Southeastern on Tuesday before a packed Wednesday features men's and women's hoops welcoming Tampa and women's lacrosse at home against Roberts Wesleyan.

February 14, 2015
Women's hoops roll to a 67-62 victory over Lynn
The Saint Leo women's basketball team picked up a crucial SSC win on the road against Lynn University. Guard Chachi Guzman led the way, tallying 30 points in the 67-62 victory.

February 12, 2015
Four Lions' home openers highlight weekend Ledger
The Lions' women's lacrosse, softball and both tennis teams open at home this weekend. Basketball heads to Boca Raton, Fla. while men's lacrosse begins its season on the road at Coker.

February 11, 2015
Women’s hoops comes up short at Florida Southern
Chachi Guzman paces Saint Leo with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Maggie Flynn tallies 12 points versus the Mocs.

February 10, 2015
Lions look to upset Mocs on the road
It was a crushing 81-80 Saint Leo defeat last time these teams met, but now, the Lions want to return the favor.

February 9, 2015
Lions invade Lakeland in latest Ledger
Baseball and both basketball teams head to Lakeland, Fla. to meet Florida Southern College in latest Lions Ledger.

February 7, 2015
Redmond scores 17 in Lions’ setback to #14 Rollins
Kinnara Lewis tallies 13 points and Melissa Jackson hauls down 10 rebounds as Saint Leo women's hoops is upended at home by SSC-leading Tars.

February 5, 2015
Eight teams in action for packed weekend
The latest Lions Ledger features four season openers for Saint Leo tennis and golf. Both basketball teams and baseball will host home events while softball heads to Clearwater, Fla. for tournament play.

February 4, 2015
Saint Leo women's basketball suffers road setback
The Saint Leo University women’s basketball team suffered an 87-71 road loss at the hands of Florida Tech Wednesday night. Chachi Guzman and Mary Redmond combined for 34 points in the Lions effort.

February 3, 2015
Saint Leo hoops both trek to FIT for Wednesday doubleheader
The women's basketball team will face Florida Tech at 5:30 p.m. while the men's team will battle the Panthers at 7:30 p.m.

February 3, 2015
Big road rematch for women's basketball
The Lions head to FIT for redemption after OT heartbreaker a month ago.

January 31, 2015
Saint Leo women's basketball edges Barry
The Saint Leo women’s basketball team edged visiting Barry University 59-54 Saturday afternoon in the Marion Bowman Athletic Center. Kinnara Lewis posted 13 of her 21 points in the second half to fend off a surging Barry offense.

January 30, 2015
Women's hoops to take on Barry
It's Alumni day and the team is ready for a big game in front of a great crowd.

January 29, 2015
Lions in for a busy weekend in latest Ledger
Both baseball and softball kick-off the spring season while basketball begins the second round of SSC action. Swimming is set to host Rollins for senior day.

January 29, 2015
Women's basketball to host a Free-Throw-A-Thon in February
The Saint Leo University women's basketball team will host the fundraiser on February 2nd to raise money to support the program.

January 28, 2015
Sharks coast to 69-55 win over Lions
Freshman Mary Redmond scored 18 points in the loss to NSU Wednesday evening.

January 28, 2015
Women's basketball primer versus Nova
Coach West is looking for a complete effort to secure a road victory.

January 27, 2015
Saint Leo heads to NSU for basketball doubleheader
Both the men's and women's basketball team will battle the Sharks of Nova Southeastern, Wednesday night.

January 24, 2015
Sailfish stifle the Saint Leo comeback
The women's basketball team was edged by PBA after an electric second-half comeback attempt.

January 23, 2015
Saint Leo track and basketball highlight weekend schedule
The Saint Leo track teams open up the season at the University of Florida on Friday while both basketball teams host PBA on Saturday afternoon.

January 23, 2015
Women's basketball to take on the Sailfish at home
The Lions are healthy and ready for a rematch.

January 21, 2015
Jackson posts seventh double-double in loss to Eckerd
Senior Melissa Jackson scored 11 points and grabbed 10 boards to chart her conference-leading seventh double-double of the year. Saint Leo was unable to defeat Eckerd, losing 52-45 on Wednesday evening.

January 20, 2015
Saint Leo welcomes Eckerd for basketball doubleheader
The women's basketball team will host the Tritons at 5:30 p.m. with the men playing at 7:30 p.m.

January 20, 2015
Women's basketball takes on Eckerd Wednesday night
Coach West hopes to keep the momentum going at home after knocking off Lynn this past weekend.

January 17, 2015
Lions duel Fighting Knights to a 54-50 SSC win
The women's basketball team battled Lynn to a 54-50 conference victory. Senior Melissa Jackson spun her sixth double-double of the season.

January 16, 2015
Four teams in action for latest Lions Ledger
Saint Leo swimming travels to Florida Tech while women's basketball hosts Lynn. The Saint Leo men's team will play Sunday for the first televised game in school history.

January 16, 2015
Lions continue SSC grind Saturday vs. Lynn
Coach West thinks her team has a mental toughness about it.

January 14, 2015
Spartans mount a second-half comeback to stun Lions
Guard Kinnara Lewis totaled 19 first-half points as Saint Leo led by 17 at the half. The senior finished with 23 as Tampa came back to win 62-53.

January 13, 2015
Basketball travels to Tampa for Wednesday twinbill
The Saint Leo women's basketball team will face Tampa at 5:30 p.m. while the men's squad will follow with a 7:30 p.m. start time.

January 13, 2015
Women's basketball is pumped for the Tampa rivalry
Coach West's squad looks to take down the Spartans in their house.

January 10, 2015
Lions downed by #10 Rollins on the road, 70-47
Melissa Jackson leads the Lions with 12 points and nine boards, with Gabby Ortiz adding seven points down the stretch.

January 9, 2015
Latest Ledger features basketball doubleheader
Both teams travel to Rollins for next Sunshine State Conference matchup on Saturday.

January 9, 2015
Women's basketball travels to the Tars this weekend
Coach West discusses her team's matchup this Saturday at Rollins.

January 7, 2015
Women's hoops vs. Lynn pushed to a 3 p.m. start
The Saint Leo women's basketball team will now host Lynn at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17th.

January 7, 2015
Mocs charm an 81-80 victory from the Lions
The Saint Leo women's hoops team fell to Florida Southern by a one-point margin on Wednesday.

January 6, 2015
Lions to host FSC in midweek basketball action
This week's Lions Ledger features two Wednesday night matchups against the Mocs. The Saint Leo women play at 5:30 p.m. while the men follow with a 7:30 p.m. contest.

January 6, 2015
Women's basketball preview versus Fla. Southern
The Lions look to outpace the Mocs in this midweek matchup.

January 3, 2015
Panthers steal 80-78 overtime victory on Jackson's career day
Saint Leo senior Melissa Jackson dominated the paint by scoring 26 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. The Lions were unable to upset Florida Tech, dropping the contest in overtime.

January 2, 2015
Coach West has her Lions fired up for this weekend's matchup
Rested from the holiday break, Saint Leo looks to take down the Panthers of Florida Tech.

December 21, 2014
Lions’ second-half comeback bid falls short versus J.C. Smith
Maggie Flynn nets 13 for the Lions, while Kinnara Lewis goes 6-of-6 at the stripe to finish with 12 points.

December 20, 2014
Bunk rallies Lions past Benedict 77-75
Saint Leo guard Monique Bunk provided the offensive tempo for her team, scoring 32 points in the 77-75 win.

December 18, 2014
Busy weekend for Saint Leo basketball on the Ledger
Both Lions basketball teams will play a pair of contests this weekend with the men hosting Limestone and Evangel while the women will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to play Benedict and Johnson C. Smith.

December 16, 2014
Devils outlast Lions 74-65 in midweek match
Junior Monique Bunk scored a career-high 18 points to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds in her rounded performance.

December 15, 2014
Lions host a pair of midweek matchups to highlight Ledger
Women's basketball will host USciences on Tuesday night while men's hoops will play Miles on Wednesday.

December 15, 2014
A look forward to University of the Sciences
Head Coach Missy West is happy to be home after a couple weekends on the road.

December 13, 2014
Sailfish tackle Lions in regional showdown
The Saint Leo women's basketball team was unable to match the offense of the Sailfish, dropping its third contest of the season 76-63.

December 12, 2014
Coach West previews P.B.A.
Defense is the key in this weekend's matchup.

December 11, 2014
Lions basketball showcased in latest Ledger
Both basketball teams head to the east coast to face Palm Beach Atlantic University on Saturday.

December 9, 2014
Women's basketball is seeking two managers for the spring term

December 6, 2014
Bucs edge Lions 68-67 to open up SSC play
Senior Melissa Jackson posted a pair of career-bests as Barry takes a slim victory over Saint Leo.

December 5, 2014
Head coach Missy West previews the matchup at Barry
She discusses what will be necessary to steal a win from the Buccaneers.

December 3, 2014
Cross country competes at the D-II Fall Festival in weekly Ledger
Both cross country teams travel to Louisville, Ky., while the men's and women's basketball squads begin SSC play at Barry. Swimming heads to Savannah, Ga., for the SCAD Invite.

November 29, 2014
Lions rebound with close win over Cowgirls
Senior Melissa Jackson posted a career-high 16 boards as Saint Leo out-rebounded UPR-Bayamon 40 to 31.

November 28, 2014
Penmen generate 80-60 win over Lions
Southern New Hampshire’s second-half offense surged the victory over Saint Leo at the Eckerd College Thanksgiving Classic, Friday.

November 25, 2014
Basketball on the Ledger for the holiday weekend
Both hoops teams in action as men host a pair of home contests while the women head to St. Petersburg for the Eckerd College Classic

November 20, 2014
Guzman nets 22 as Lions douse the Fire
Five Saint Leo players finish in double digits as women's hoops improves its record to 3-0. The Lions now have a week to prepare for the Eckerd Thanksgiving Classic.

November 19, 2014
Five teams in NCAA post-season highlight the Lions Ledger
Men's and women's hoops continue non-conference play, while Saint Leo's fall teams continue down the NCAA tournament road.

November 15, 2014
Saint Leo conquers Montevallo 77-40 to close Sleep Inn Classic
Junior Chachi Guzman spread nine assists across the offense while picking up six points and six boards in her rounded effort.

November 14, 2014
Jackson lifts Lions past Armstrong State in season opener
Senior Melissa Jackson rebounded after getting into early foul trouble, scoring 17 points for the home squad.

November 14, 2014
West discusses the Saint Leo Classic presented by Sleep Inn
The Saint Leo women's basketball team opens up the season hosting the Saint Leo Classic. First game is Friday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. and second game is Saturday Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

November 13, 2014
Weekly Ledger features a pair of postseason appearances
The Saint Leo men's and women's soccer compete in NCAA regional play while men's and women's basketball begin season in tournament fashion.

November 6, 2014
Moonlight Madness Highlights
Thank you all who came out to support Moonlight Madness!

October 7, 2014
West releases the Saint Leo 2014-15 women's basketball schedule
The Lions will compete in 26 regular season games and two exhibition matchups for the approaching season.

September 23, 2014
Women's basketball unveils SSC slate for the coming 2014-15 season
The Lions are set to embark on a new campaign after finishing fourth in conference with a 9-7 mark in their last season.

August 26, 2014
Allison Dynes named assistant coach for women's basketball
Head coach Missy West tabs Dynes as the program's top assistant.

August 7, 2014
Women's Basketball to Host September Skills Clinic
Skills clinic will be open to players age 3rd grade to high school seniors

July 15, 2014
Saint Leo Participates in #Chillin4Charity for Kay Yow Foundation
Coaches Missy West and Jen Gellock Participate in #Chillin4Charity, benefiting the Kay Yow Foundation

June 20, 2014
Saint Leo Sees Record-Breaking 120 Student-Athletes on Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Lions Add another Program Best to Already Long List of Accolades for 2013-14 Year

April 23, 2014
Missy West Announced as Saint Leo Women's Basketball Coach
Former Duke Blue Devil and tenured coach, West joins the Lions as the 12th coach in program history

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

March 28, 2013
Saint Leo to Induct 23 into National College Athlete Honor Society

March 14, 2013
Manigrasso Selected to Daktronics Second Team All-South Region
Manigrasso Led the Lions in Scoring with 15.6 ppg

March 10, 2013
Lions' Tournament Run Ends with Loss to Rollins in SSC Finals
Chelsea Connelly and Teresa Manigrasso Named to All-Tournament Team

March 9, 2013
Lions Roll Past Tampa, Earn First Ever Trip to SSC Finals
Chelsea Connelly Posted Career Highs in Scoring and Rebounding

March 7, 2013
Manigrasso Named First Team All-SSC and Newcomer of the Year
Manigrasso is the Seventh Player in Program History to be Named to the First Team All-SSC

March 7, 2013
UPSET! No. 7 Lions Shock No. 2 Lynn in SSC Quarterfinals
Lions Advance to Semifinals to Face Winner of Eckerd/Tampa Game

March 6, 2013
Sunshine State Conference Tournament - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
The Lions Play Lynn on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Kissimmee

March 2, 2013
Saint Leo Earns No. 7 Seed as Pairings are Released for 2013 SSC Women's Basketball Championship
No 7 Saint Leo vs. No. 2 Lynn; Thursday, March 7, 5:00 p.m.

February 27, 2013
Eckerd Tops Saint Leo on Senior Night, 64-62
Chelsea Connelly Notched a Double-Double

February 26, 2013
Women's Basketball vs. Eckerd - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Senior Night | Wednesday | 5:30 p.m.

February 23, 2013
Lions Tripped up by Tars, 87-74
Chelsea Williams Scored a Career High 26 Points

February 21, 2013
Clyburn Selected to WBCA's "So You Want to be a Coach" Program
Senior Elise Clyburn was Selected to the Exclusive Program

February 20, 2013
Lions Fall to Tampa in Overtime, 68-63
Teresa Manigrasso Scored 24 Points in the Loss

February 19, 2013
Women's Basketball vs. Tampa - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee Gives Her Thoughts Going into the Game vs Tampa

February 16, 2013
Manigrasso Comes Up Clutch in 72-70 Overtime Victory over Top SSC Team Florida Tech
Lions Set New Program Record for Conference Wins in a Season

February 13, 2013
Lions Top Florida Southern on the Road, 66-59
Five Lions Score in Double Figures

February 13, 2013
Women's Basketball at Florida Southern: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Coach Jessee's Thoughts Entering Game at Florida Southern

February 9, 2013
Green Notches Double-Double in Loss to Barry
Keishara Green Scores Career High 15 Points

February 8, 2013
Saint Leo Celebrates 27th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Chelsea Connelly was the Recipient of the 2013 Elaine Evans Spirit of Saint Leo Award

February 7, 2013
Lions to “Play 4Kay” against Barry on Saturday, February 9
Ticket proceeds from the women's basketball game will be donated directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

February 6, 2013
Lions Drop Conference Game at Lynn, 68-58
Lions' Second Half Comeback Comes up Short

February 2, 2013
Lions Fall in Conference Action to Nova Southeastern, 78-63
Teresa Manigrasso Scores Career-High 31 Points in Effort

January 28, 2013
Manigrasso Named SSC Player of the Week
After Leading the Lions to Two Big SSC Wins, Manigrasso is Awarded Conference Player of the Week

January 26, 2013
Lions Win Second Straight, Top Tars 52-48
Kinnara Lewis Scores 17 Points in the Win | Chelsea Connelly Grabs 16 Rebounds

January 25, 2013
SSC Claims Highest DII ASR Rate for Sixth Straight Year
Saint Leo Contributes to another Year atop the List

January 23, 2013
Green Leads Lions to 53-47 Victory Against Eckerd
Keishara Green Tallied 10 Points and 11 Rebounds

January 19, 2013
Lions Come up Short Against Florida Tech, Fall 74-62
Chelsea Williams Led the Lions in Scoring with 20 Points

January 16, 2013
Women's Basketball Knocks Off No. 15 Tampa, 64-44
Teresa Manigrasso Paves Way With 23 Points

January 12, 2013
Lions Drop Conference Game to Barry, 81-68
Chelsea Connelly Notches Another Double-Double After a 11-Point and 11-Rebound Performance

January 10, 2013
SSC to Host "Professional Women in College Sports" Forum
Nikki Jessee and Jen Gellock to Share about Careers in College Athletics

January 9, 2013
Lions Earn Second SSC Victory in 56-46 Win Over Florida Southern
Chelsea Connelly Notches 10 Points and Nine Rebounds in the Win

January 5, 2013
Women's Basketball Falls to Lynn, 68-51
Chelsea Connelly Notches Double-Double With 13 Points and 10 Rebounds

December 30, 2012
Lions Fall in Final Non-Conference Game, 64-51
Offense Struggles in Final Game of the Saint Leo Classic

December 29, 2012
Chelsea Williams Leads Lions to 60-55 Win Against Ursuline
Williams' 23 Points and 16 Rebounds too Much for Arrows to Handle

December 19, 2012
Women's Basketball Drops Double Overtime Thriller to Valdosta State, 69-64
Lions Come Back from 14-Point 2nd Half Deficit, Fall in 2OT

December 10, 2012
Women’s Basketball Drops Regional Contest to PBA, 68-56
Manigrasso Adds 16 Points in Regional Loss

December 3, 2012
Chelsea Williams Nets Women's Basketball Weekly Honors
Lions Earn First POW Honor Since 2008

December 1, 2012
Lions Top No. 17 Nova Southeastern in SSC Upset, 73-69
Chelsea Williams and Kinnara Lewis Led Saint Leo's Offensive Attack

November 27, 2012
Women’s Basketball Continues to Assist the Community
Lions Beautify Saint Leo

November 26, 2012
Lions Roll in Non-Conference Game, Beat Warner 92-43
Christina Granville Notched 14 Points and 11 Rebounds in the Win

November 21, 2012
PBA Rallies to Edge Saint Leo, 81-79
Manigrasso Scores Career-High 25 in Defeat

November 17, 2012
Lions End Saint Leo Invitational with 73-66 Win
Saint Leo Defeats Lindenwood and Improves Record to 3-1

November 16, 2012
Lions Upend UPR-Bayamon To Open Home Action, 72-39
Lions Led by 16-Rebound Night from Chelsea Connolly

November 16, 2012
Women's Basketball Hosts Home Invitational: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Lions Prepare for Puerto Rico-Bayamon and Lindenwood

November 13, 2012
Jessee Tabs Shawn Brown as Assistant Coach
Local Coach Joins Lions’ Bench

November 10, 2012
Women’s Basketball Falls to Ave Maria, 69-58
Chelsea Connelly Collects Season’s First Double-Double

November 9, 2012
Lions Overturn Virginia Intermont in Season-Opener, 68-45
Teresa Manigrasso Leads Team with 23 Points

November 8, 2012
Women's Basketball at Tampa Classic: Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Lions Prepare for Season-Opening Tournament

November 6, 2012
Women's Basketball Season Outlook
Nikki Jessee Discusses Her Team's Upcoming Season

October 26, 2012
Women’s Basketball Reveals 2012-13 Schedule
Lions to Compete in 26 Regular Season Games

October 2, 2012
Learning with the Lions: Dr. Carol Walker
Dr. Carol Walker, the Faculty Athletic Representative at Saint Leo University, discusses Her Role with Student-Athletes

September 25, 2012
Saint Leo to Host "An Evening with Lions' Basketball"
Coach Randall and Coach Jessee to Formally Kick-off 2012-13 on Tuesday, October 23

September 19, 2012
Women’s Basketball Contributes to the Community
Jessee and Company Lend Hand to Coastal Cleanup

August 29, 2012
Disaster Yields Updated Bowman Center
By Kyle LoJacono, The Laker

August 22, 2012
Jessee to Speak at USF Coaches Clinic
Lions’ Head Coach to Lend Instruction to High School Coaches

August 3, 2012
Stretch Internet Rejoins Saint Leo University as the Lions' Streaming Partner
Lions Announce Partnership with Premier Streaming Company

July 30, 2012
Managrasso Fills Out 2012-13 Women’s Basketball Roster
Teresa Manigrasso Joins Lions from St. Peters College

July 9, 2012
2013 SSC Basketball Championships to be Held at Kissimmee's Silver Spurs Arena
Lions’ Men and Women Look for Postseason Success

June 25, 2012
Reidy Named Under Armour Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year
Saint Leo Athletics' Top Administrator Earns Well-Deserved Honor

June 21, 2012
Saint Leo Places 95 Student-Athletes on Spring SSC Honor Roll
Lions Continue to Impress in the Classroom

June 9, 2012
Jessee Announces Three Additional NLI Signings
Three Signees Bolster Lions’ Roster

May 29, 2012
Gellock Selected Newest Women’s Basketball Assistant
Gellock to Assume Duties on July 2

March 23, 2012
2011-12 Women's Basketball Season Reflections - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Lions' Coach Discusses the Year That Was

March 19, 2012
Leadership Saint Leo Student-Athlete Graduation Ceremony March 25th
15 Lions to be honored at Ceremony in TECO Hall

March 7, 2012
Nikki Jessee Announces Summer Camp Dates
Women’s Basketball to Host Three Summer Camp Sessions

February 25, 2012
Williams Nets 23; Lions Drop Regular Season Finale to Barry, 71-51
Connelly Collects Fourth Double-Double

February 22, 2012
Lions Drop Double Overtime Contest to SSC foe Eckerd, 65-61
Lewis Pours in Game-High 19 Points

February 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball Nipped By Sharks, 69-57
Clyburn Paces Lions with Career-High 14 Points

February 15, 2012
Women's Basketball Drops Road Contest to Florida Southern, 83-64
Connelly Nets Career-High 21 Points in Loss

February 11, 2012
Women’s Basketball Falls to Rollins in SSC Road Contest
Williams and Lewis Collect Nine Points Apiece

February 10, 2012
Women's Basketball Preview vs. Rollins - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Saint Leo @ Rollins, 2 P.M., Warden Arena

February 8, 2012
Women’s Basketball Upends Tampa in SSC Tilt, 74-68
Lions Collect First Conference Win in Win Over Tampa

February 7, 2012
Women's Basketball Vs. Tampa - Coach Jessee's Thoughts
Saint Leo vs. Tampa, 5:30 p.m., Marion Bowman Activities Center

February 4, 2012
Saint Leo Falls in SSC Contest with Florida Tech, 87-46
Chelsea Williams Posts 12 Points in Loss to Panthers

February 1, 2012
Women’s Basketball Falls to Fighting Knights, 62-52
Williams Leads Lions with 16 Points

January 30, 2012
Saint Leo University to Induct Five at 2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony
Former SID and Four Student-Athletes will be Inducted in March 1 Ceremony

January 27, 2012
Sunshine State Conference Hosts "Professional Women in College Sports" Symposium
Erika Brennan Serves on Panel to Help Guide Female Student-Athletes

January 25, 2012
First National Bank of Pasco ROARwards Ca$h Jackpot Rolls On
Two $125 Winners Already Claimed their Checks

January 25, 2012
Women’s Basketball Falls to Barry 59-49
Connelly Collect Third Double-Double of the Season

January 23, 2012
45 Lions Earn Spot on Fall President’s Club
Soesemann Recognized As Seven-Time Recipient

January 23, 2012
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship – Nominations Being Accepted
Link to Nominate Deserving Saint Leo Student-Athletes Inside

January 21, 2012
Women’s Basketball Falls in SSC Road Contest to Nova SE, 74-45
Williams and Hill Record Double-Digit Performances

January 20, 2012
Sunshine State Conference again Posts Highest ASR in NCAA Division II
Saint Leo Helps Conference Maintain Top Spot Nationally

January 18, 2012
Women’s Basketball Drops SSC Road Game to Tritons, 79-56
Chelsea Connelly Leads Lions with 19 Points

January 14, 2012
No.11 Rollins Surges Late to Upend Saint Leo, 60-41
Hill Leads Lions with 12 Points

January 11, 2012
Lions Battle, But Fall Short to Mocs, 59-44
Chelsea Williams Leads Club with 12 Points

January 7, 2012
Women’s Basketball Downed by Florida Tech, 97-62, in SSC Action
Hill Posts Team-Best 18 Points in Loss

January 4, 2012
Jessees Make History; Lions Upended by Rival Spartans, 61-30
Connelly and Green Led the Lions with Seven Points

January 1, 2012
WTSP Channel 10 to Highlight Historical Coaching Match-Up Tonight
Local Television Station to Preview SSC Showdown

December 31, 2011
Lions Drop SSC Heartbreaker to Lynn, 56-54
Connelly Posts Second Consecutive Double-Double in Loss

December 28, 2011
Lions Fall Short to Maryville (Mo.), 65-56
Three Lions Score Post Double Figure Point Totals

December 19, 2011
Women's Basketball Falls to No.23 Delta State, 59-47
Chelsea Williams Tallies Team-High 16 Points in Loss

December 18, 2011
Women's Basketball Dealt 86-59 Setback to Alabama-Huntsville
Three Lions Post Double Figures in Loss

December 13, 2011
Newberry Trips-Up Saint Leo, 59-46
Lions Fall For the First Time In 2011-12

December 9, 2011
Sunshine State Conference to Host "Professional Women in College Sports" Forum
Saint Leo’s Erika Brennan to Address Female Student-Athletes

December 7, 2011
Judy Sweet to Highlight 2012 Saint Leo University Girls & Women in Sports Day
26th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, February 2nd

December 3, 2011
Women’s Basketball Extinguishes Fire, 54-40
Lions Early Run Sparks Team to Victory

November 30, 2011
Saint Leo Denies Warner in Non-Region Clash, 65-57
Lions Begin Season 5-0

November 29, 2011
Women’s Basketball Recognizes Saint Leo Professors
Story by Katie Gwinn

November 26, 2011
Women’s Basketball Outduels Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 52-38
Christina Granville Registers 11 Points in Victory

November 23, 2011
Defense Reigns Supreme in Lions 60-37 Triumph
Saint Leo Out-Rebounds Bayamon, 51-37

November 19, 2011
Lions Cool-Off Blazers in South Region Showdown, 55-43
Hill Nets 17 in Win

November 18, 2011
Come Support the Lions on Saturday!
Saint Leo vs. Valdosta St. 11/18/11

November 15, 2011
Basketball Game Times Changed
Teams Announce Wednesday Time Changes

November 15, 2011
Women’s Basketball Inks Abbey Steudler for 2012-13
Lions Begin Building 2012-13 Class

November 11, 2011
Women’s Basketball Sinks Argos in Season-Opener, 63-56
Three Lions Score in Double Figures

November 9, 2011
A Season of Change: 2011-12 Women's Basketball Season Preview
Nikki Jessee Prepares Her Squad for the 2011-12 Season

October 27, 2011
Family Feud Adds to Already-Roaring Conference Rivalry
Story by Katie Gwinn

October 14, 2011
Women’s Basketball Unveils 2011-12 Schedule
Lions to Host 16 Home Games

October 7, 2011
Women’s Basketball Competes in Buddy-Olympics
Lions Partner-Up In Team Bonding Showcase

September 13, 2011
Women’s Basketball Donates Time to Women’s Shelter
Lions Spend Saturday Morning Helping Those in Dade City

August 25, 2011
Former Lion Shines in CBC Championships
Guerero Earns First Team Honors

June 8, 2011
Jessee Announces Additional Signing of Shalisa Hill
SAINT LEO, Fla. – In addition to last week’s four signings, Women’s Basketball Coach Nikki Jessee has announced the signing of the team’s fifth Lion as transfer Shalisa Hill will join Saint Leo for the 2011-12 season.

June 2, 2011
Jessee Announces 2011-12 Incoming Class
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo Women’s Basketball Coach Nikki Jessee has announced the signings of Rachel Burnett (Largo, Fla.), Christina Granville (Clewiston, Fla.), Kinnara Lewis (Miami, Fla.), and Sarah Winans (Mount Prospect, Ill.) to National Letters of Intent. The quartet, consisting of three freshmen and one transfer, will hit the floor for the Lions in 2011-12.

May 25, 2011
Jessee Tabs Jessica Cooley as Assistant Coach
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women’s basketball coach, Nikki Jessee, has announced Jessica Cooley as the team’s first assistant coach, it was announced Wednesday. Cooley joins the Lions as a recent graduate of Northwood University (FL) where she competed for four seasons under the tutelage of legendary basketball coach Rollie Massimino .

April 11, 2011
Saint Leo University Selects Nikki Jessee Next Head Women's Basketball Coach
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University Director of Athletics, Francis X. Reidy, has announced the selection of Nikki Jessee as the next head women’s basketball coach for the Lions. Previously, Jessee served as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Sunshine State Conference perennial contender the University of Tampa. Jessee is the 11th coach in program history.

March 3, 2011
Williams Named to Conference All-Freshman Team
SAINT LEO, Fla. – Lions’ freshman forward Chelsea Williams became the first Saint Leo women’s basketball player since 2004 to be named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Freshman team, it was announced Thursday by SSC Commissioner Jay Jones.

February 26, 2011
Women's Basketball Sees Season, Era Come to An End with Loss to Barry
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s basketball team (9-18, 1-15 SSC), despite holding as much as a five point lead in the second half, fell to the Barry University Buccaneers (12-13, 5-10 SSC), 62-49, Saturday afternoon from a emotion-filled Marion Bowman Activities Center.

February 23, 2011
Lions Fall to Eckerd in Final Road Contest, 74-45
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s basketball team concluded its 2010-11 road slate with a 74-45 loss to the Eckerd College Tritons, Wednesday evening from the McArthur Center.

February 16, 2011
Spartans' Perimeter Shooting Prevents Lions' Upset; Fall, 60-48
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s basketball team (9-16, 1-13 SSC) could not keep pace with the perimeter shooting of the University of Tampa Spartans (18-5, 10-3 SSC) as they torched the nets for 11 three-point field goals in taking down the home standing Lions, 60-48, Wednesday evening from the Bowman Center in Sunshine State Conference action.

February 15, 2011
Olds Bows Out after Six Seasons as Women's Basketball Coach
SAINT LEO, Fla. – “The Lord will place upon your heart when it’s time to go, and I now know that time has come for me.”

February 15, 2011
Lions to Host Spartans in WBCA Pink Zone Event
SAINT LEO, Fla. - On Wednesday, the Saint Leo women’s basketball team will play host to the University of Tampa. Aside from the usual festivities normally associated with the rivalry that is Saint Leo/Tampa, the Lions and Spartans will participate in the annual WBCA ‘Pink Zone’ Game in hopes of raising awareness and funds for the Kay Yow Foundation.

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Women's Programs Place 4th in SSC Mayor's Cup Trophy
The fourth-place finish is the highest-ever for Saint Leo women's programs

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Cover It Live to Tip-Off Tonight in Tampa with Conference Basketball

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CoverItLive Follows Basketball to Lynn for Key SSC Contests Tonight
Men's and Women's Team Prepared for Tough Road Showdowns