The Saint Leo University women’s soccer team’s 2016 schedule includes nine home games at Saint Leo Field.
Saint Leo opens the 2016 season with an exhibition against Webber International (Florida) University in Babson Park on Aug. 20. Following the trip to Babson Park, the Lions will travel to face Stetson University on Aug. 28.
The Lions open the home portion of their schedule with five consecutive home games starting on Sept. 1 against Valdosta (Georgia) State University. Conference play begins with a home matchup against Eckerd College on Sept. 14.
“It is a challenging schedule with 14 regional games in total, but we are excited for the upcoming season and competing in the best league in the nation,” head coach Ged O’ Connor said, in a release. “We have a great start with five home games and are looking forward to playing in front of the Lions’ fans.”
The Lions return 17 players to the team that finished 7-8-2 and 3-5 in the Sunshine State Conference last season. The Lions advanced to the postseason making the SSC tournament quarterfinals.
The 2016 Sunshine State Conference tournament will begin on Nov. 2.