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EXCELLENCE Marcus Ruh | Class of 2013 Green Bay, Wisc. | Business Administration

Our Story 325 Student-Athletes 39 All-Conference Players 8 NCAA Tournament Teams & Individuals 3 Sunshine State Conference Players of the year 2 Freshman of the Year 2 Newcomers of the Year 2 All-Americans 1 Coach of the Year No. 1 in the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Mayor’s Cup

E xcellence | Respect | Community | Integrity | Personal D evelopment | Responsible S tewardship


RESPECT “RESPECT your efforts,

respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” - Clint Eastwood Matt Obermeyer | Winter Springs, Fl | Marketing



“There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

Heather Petronis | Northfield, N.J. | Psychology

Our Sports, Our Core Values, Our Family Director of Athletics | Francis X. Reidy Baseball | Sean O’Connor

Women’s Lacrosse | Lesley Graham

Men’s Basketball | Lance Randall

Men’s Soccer | Keith Fulk

Women’s Basketball | Nikki Jessee

Women’s Soccer | Ged O’Connor

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country | Melissa Miller-Mangen Softball | John Conway Women’s Golf | Erika Brennan

Men’s & Women’s Swimming | Paul Mangen

Men’s Golf | TBA

Men’s & Women’s Tennis | James Bryce

Men’s Lacrosse | Brad Jorgensen

Volleyball | Sam Cibrone

E xcellence | Respect | Community | Integrity | Personal D evelopment | Responsible S tewardship

Our Success


• 2nd place in Sunshine State Conference • Taed Moses Named Honorable Mention All-America

Men’s Basketball

• First conference championship in program history • 2nd straight NCAA Regional berth • First NCAA Tournament victory • Marcus Ruh Division II Capital One Academic All-America of the Year

Women’s Basketball

• Best conference season in program history • Reached Sunshine State Conference Tournament championship • Teresa Manigrasso All-SSC & Newcomer of the Year

Women’s Golf


Men’s Lacrosse


Women’s Lacrosse

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Soccer


• Finished season ranked No. 21 in the nation • Clare Connolly qualified for NCAA South Regional • Matt Obermeyer conference Player of the Year and Academic All-Region • Seven All-Conference Selections • Dave Moore Freshman of the Year • Five All-Independent Selections • Finished with winning record in just second season

• Chris Lavie named All-South Region Cross Country Second Team • Total of 14 runners participated in NCAA • Former player, Steven Alvarez (’94), Regionals inducted into Saint Leo Athletics Hall of • Carl Dunne advanced to NCAA Nationals Fame • Men’s team named a Division II All-Academic Team

Men’s Golf

• Nick Brothers qualified for NCAA South Regional

• Team GPA of 3.22 • Team captain, Andrea Lott, president of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

• First conference championship in program history • NCAA Regional appearance • Seven All-SSC Selections • John Conway Coach of the Year • Five men’s swimmers qualified for NCAA Nationals • Men and women finished fourth at SSC Championship • Two All-Conference Selections • Third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance • Finished season ranked No. 8 in the nation • Three All-Conference selections • Second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance • Hosted NCAA South Regional • Advanced to NCAA South Regional Championship • Finished season ranked No. 8 in the nation • •

Sami Vierk selected to All-Newcomer Team Sami Vierk named Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention


INTEGRITY “Keep true, never be

ashamed of doing right, decide on what you think is right and stick to it.”

- George Eliot

Chelsea Connelly | Morganton, N.C. | Psychology

Our Facilities

Opened in the fall of 2012 as the home of the men’s and women’s lac teams, this facility features a state-of-the-art turf surface that is playabl round. The new turf playing surface sits atop a new 740-space parking g that is accessible for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Marion Bowman Activities Center

University Turf Stadium University Field

Home to the Lions men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, as well as the additional offices for coaches and support staff.

Saint Leo Tennis Center

Completed in 2011, the intimate soccer setting has proven to be a difficult place for opponents to play

Completed in 2006, the home of Saint Leo men’s and women’s tennis includes eight hardcourt surfaces. The courts were resurfaced in 2011 to the style of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Lake Jovita Golf & Cou

Thomas B. Southard Stadium


crosse le year garage


Marion Bowman Aquatics Center Named after the college’s fifth president, Southard Stadium is widely considered one of the finest surfaces in the Sunshine State Conference

25 yards in length and six lanes wide, the home of the men’s and women’s swimming teams is also available to the general student population and becomes a popular place on the Saint Leo campus

Located right next door to campus, the prestigious Lake Jovita Golf Club is the home to Saint Leo men’s and women’s golf. With two separate 18-hole courses, Lake Jovita offers ample practice space for the teams


Opening in the spring of 2011, the enclosed softball complex includes a state-of-theart playing surface, locker room, and hitting facility

University Softball Stadium


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT “Be the change you want to see in this world.” - Ghandi

Ari Foreman | Tinton Falls, N.J. | Sport Business

Sports Medicine

Our Support

Our sports medicine department is led by an excellent team of certified athletic trainers in an athletic training facility that consists of the latest medical technology to rehab our athletes.

Strength and Conditioning

Remodeled in the summer of 2012, the Saint Leo fitness center includes state-of-the-art training equipment for each of our 17 sports.


The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a tutoring and study center available for all students in the Student Activities Building. Various academic resources can also be found in the Cannon Memorial Library

NCAA Eligibility Center The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics. Please visit for more information

Our Events

• Lions Fore Lions Golf Tournament | Fall 2013

Annual community golf tournament raising awareness and support of Saint Leo Athletics

• An Evening with Lions Basketball | Winter 2013

Fundraiser for the men’s and women’s basketball teams and way to tip off the seasons

• Girls & Women in Sport Banquet | Winter 2014

Annual night of celebration, honoring our women’s sports teams and athletes

• Hall of Fame Induction | Spring 2014

Annual event held to honor and induct new members into the Saint Leo Athletics Hall of Fame

• Spirit of Saint Leo Golf Tournament | Spring 2014

Annual golf tournament with corporate sponsors, donors, and coaches that serves as the primary fundraiser for Saint Leo Athletics

• Green & Gold Awards | Spring 2014

An ESPYs style award ceremony for Saint Leo Athletics and our way of acknowledging the successes of the year



the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Taed Moses | Valrico, Fla. | Sport Business

1997..... Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. is appointed President 2,167.... Enrollment at University ............. Campus 1889..... Year founded 77......... Average temperature 50-50.... Male to female ratio 244....... Average sunny days per year 56......... Countries represented 18,700.. Tuition per year 18......... Average class size 44......... U.S. states represented 50......... Academic programs 190....... Instructional faculty 71,000.. Alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 61 countries 38......... Percent minority students 10......... Countries to study abroad 30......... Minutes from Tampa 90......... Minutes to Orlando 16:1...... Student to faculty ratio

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