Bring on the SSC! Women’s lax prepares for league play in 2015

Bring on the SSC! Women’s lax prepares for league play in 2015

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women's lacrosse will have its sights on a new goal as it begins its 2015 season.

A conference championship.

The Lions will begin their inaugural season playing a Sunshine State Conference slate this spring with four league games. Saint Leo's first SSC game will be at home on Wednesday, April 1, when the Lions host the University of Tampa at University Stadium.

"We are really looking forward to our first year as a conference sport," said Saint Leo head women's lacrosse coach Lesley Graham. "Even though it is the inaugural season for Sunshine State Conference women's lacrosse, the talent in our league is second-to-none and we are working every day to make it to the conference championship game."

"These games will be hard fought battles against worthy opponents.  It's nice for the players to now have the opportunity to receive recognition for their accomplishments throughout the season with conference accolades," said Graham. 

Saint Leo will take to the road for its next two SSC games – Friday, April 3, at Rollins College, and Tuesday, April 7, at Florida Southern College.

The Lions complete the SSC regular season on Wednesday, April 22, when they host Florida Tech.

The SSC Women's Lacrosse Tournament will begin on Friday, April 24, with semifinal game, followed by the championship on Sunday, April 26. All games will be played at the site of the higher seed.

The complete Saint Leo women's lacrosse schedule will be released at a later date.

"Pride Pass" season tickets are available for Saint Leo women's lacrosse, giving fans access to the full 2015 slate.

The $20 "One Season Pride Pass" offers admission to all home women's lacrosse games, plus additional admission to all home men's lacrosse, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's golf events this spring. The $50 "All-Season Pride Pass" provides admission to all home athletic events for the 2014-15 academic year. Both Pride Passes offer discounted meal passes in the Saint Leo University Dining Hall, with a price of $5 on the days of regular season home athletic events and $8 on all other days. For more information about the Pride Pass, contact Associate Athletic Director Chris Lahey at 352-588-8223 or christopher.lahey@saintleo.edu.

Saint Leo University students, faculty, and staff, as well as children under 12 years of age, are admitted free to all regular season home athletic events.

For more information on the Saint Leo women's lacrosse program, visit SaintLeoLions.com. Also, be sure to 'Like' the Lions on Facebook and 'Follow' Saint Leo Athletics on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

Saint Leo Women's Lacrosse
2015 Sunshine State Conference dates

Wed, Apr. 1 - vs. Tampa - 7:00 pm
Fri., Apr. 3 - at Rollins - 7:00 pm
Tues., Apr. 7 - at Florida Southern - 7:00 pm
Wed., Apr. 22 - vs. Florida Tech - 7:00 pm 

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