Southeastern earns five Southland Conference championship titles during historic 2013-2014 season
Monday, August 4, 2014
The 2013-2014 season was the most successful in school history for Southeastern Athletics with the Lions and Lady Lions winning five Southland Conference championships – the most by any league institution. Prior to that, Southeastern had never won more than three league titles in the same athletic year.
Southeastern's football team earned 10 wins in a row on the way to an 11-3 record and its first-ever Southland Conference championship – the program's first league title of any kind since 1961. Southeastern's stellar season netted it the No. 4 national seed, and the university advanced to the quarterfinals in its first-ever trip to the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
The Lady Lion soccer team continued to build on its winning tradition by earning its seventh league championship. Southeastern defeated Stephen F. Austin in the conference championship match to earn its second berth in the NCAA Championships.
The men's track and field team took home the indoor league title in February and, in May, pulled off the first sweep in school history when it rallied to take the outdoor championship, edging Stephen F. Austin by one point in a thrilling finish.
Also in the spring, the Lion baseball team won the Southland Conference Tournament championship and its first NCAA Regional berth in 20 years. Southeastern's victory over Bryant in the Baton Rouge regional gave the program its first regional victory since 1992.
While football, soccer, track and baseball brought home conference championships, several other programs – including men's golf, volleyball and women's tennis – boasted outstanding seasons or individual accomplishments. The men's and women's basketball teams are also poised for excellence in the upcoming season with the recent appointment of new head coaches.
According to Director of Athletics Jay Artigues, the Lions and Lady Lions are ready to build on the past year's historic success in the coming season.
"We won the most conference championships in school history in 2013-2014, but that's not a record I want to stand for long. Next year, we're shooting for six or more. We are going to continue to get better and improve in everything we do on and off the field," said Artigues.
Read more about the Lions' historic 2013-2014 season and plans for the upcoming athletic year.