Southeastern to Host Lionette Reunion, Unveil National Championship Banner Saturday
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana is set to unveil a commemorative banner Saturday at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Nicholls in the University Center honoring the Lionettes’ 2018 UDA National Championship.
The Lionettes, Southeastern’s dance team, earned the first gold medal in program history at the 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships, beating out dance teams from St. John's, Saint Joseph's, North Dakota State, Northern Arizona and Central Connecticut State in the Division I Hip Hop finals.
Members of the gold-medal squad are Re'jon Alexander, Kylie Ballard, Breigh Blouin, Bailey Boudreaux, Raegyn Bouza, Abi Collins, Alexis Duplessis, Zyria Guillory, Katherine Hernandez, Bailey Kelly, Kyleigh Lane, Emily Leeper, Madelyne Miley, Cailin Sampey and Ally Serigne. The Lionettes were coached by Paige Hall.
In conjunction with the banner unveiling, the Lionettes will hold an alumni reunion in the University Center’s St. Tammany Room at 3 p.m. between games of Saturday’s Southland Conference doubleheader.
Former squad members interested in attending are asked to RSVP at www.LionSports.net/LionetteReunion. Members registered by noon Friday will receive free admission and the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for family members.
With the 2020 UCA & UCA College Cheerleading and Dance National Championships set for Jan. 17-19 in Orlando, Florida, Southeastern’s cheer and dance squads will perform their 2020 nationals’ routines during each of the next three home basketball games.