Tigers’ fans come together in the spirit of tradition

LAKELAND, Fla. – Most afternoons in March, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland could easily be mistaken for any number of places in Michigan. Ask most waiting in line for the gates to open and you’ll hear the cities of Grand Rapids, Detroit, and numerous smaller towns roll off their lips.

Lions freshman Sydney Drummings adapting to change

ST. LEO, FLA. – Freshman Sydney Drummings has a tall task ahead of her. The 5-foot-11 South Plantation alum is confident in her field lacrosse skills heading into the new year and knows size has something to do with it. “My height, my dominant left hand when cradling and going down the field, my positive energy, […]

Midfielder Genevieve Gignac finishes career as one of St. Leo’s greatest players

ST. LEO, FLA. – Genevieve Gignac is among St. Leo University’s greatest student athletes to have stepped on a soccer field. The five-foot-three midfielder from Ottawa finished her Division II career ranked fifth all-time in games played (72), and sixth in career points (69). What is even more impressive is her work ethic and how […]

Outfielder Connor Crile keeps it in the family

TAMPA, FLA. – From boxing matches in his childhood living room to baseball at the University of Tampa, Connor Crile was born to compete. As one half of a pair of twins, Crile didn’t have to look much further than his brother, Ryan, for an adversary to get those juices flowing. “We did everything together; […]

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Golf Sports

Valspar Championship offers fans the ultimate showcase

PALM HARBOR, FLA. – Beth Bowens has been attending major golf tournaments for more than 30 years across the globe and appreciates the views of the course as much as she enjoys the sport itself. On a Tuesday morning at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, the sun beats down on the players out early to their practice rounds in […]

USF sophomore Evans excelling at mental game

TAMPA, Fla. —  Softball player Lauren Evans has avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with flying colours. Evans, who plays first base for the University of South Florida (USF), has increased her batting average from .266 to .304, and her slugging percentage from .395 to .536. The native of Land O’Lakes, Florida, says a big contributor to […]

Saint Leo’s Gen Gignac determined to push game to next level

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Gen Gignac is ready to do even more work for Saint Leo University. The 20-year-old midfielder will be called upon to take charge for the Lions next season, as first-team All-Sunshine State Conference midfielder Saffron Jordan has returned to England’s Blackburn Ladies.

Johnny Field relies on goals to get ahead in Tampa Bay Rays organization

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Tampa Bay Rays prospect Johnny Field has one key piece of advice for anyone hoping to become a baseball player. Knowing how to set goals has taught the Rays minor-league outfielder how to get the most out of his career. When Field grasped the concept of reaching his full potential, he […]