Saint Leo College captured second place in its Marriott Classic last weekend and set a couple of school records in the process. Sunday's 5-0 win over West Florida was the Monarchs' 11th this season, a new high for the soccer program, and also guaranteed a second straight winning season, another first. It also was coach Fran Reidy's 50th career win.
After losing 4-2 Saturday to Queens (N.C.) College in what Reidy said was "our worst game in terms of intensity," the Monarchs were spurred by three Sam Koleduk goals (including the 75th of his career) in Sunday's shutout win. Koleduk, Geoff Chisolm and Todd Debolt earned all-tournament honors.
Koleduk now has 14 goals, best in the Sunshine State Conference, and his 38 points ties him with North Florida's Chris Dunn for the SSC lead. Chisolm, who scored a goal Saturday, is fifth with 23 points.
The Monarchs have a big game with Lynn University, eighth-ranked in the NAIA, at home Friday at 3:30 p.m., and play Davis & Elkins College at 2 p.m. Sunday.
PHCC volleyball: The Pasco-Hernando Community College Conquistadors (31-4) rolled past Manatee and South Florida Community College last week, dropping only one game and clinching the Suncoast Conference championship.
PHCC also surpassed last year's win total in coach Carol Kidman's first year.
Hitter Gina McGee, who was the nation's leader in kill efficiency last week, improved that mark from .552 to .561 and will likely remain first. Debbie Snare was ranked second in hitting efficiency last week. Setter Ardell Diaz was sixth in assists.
PHCC will play in Winter Haven against Polk CC at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and will travel to Bradenton for the Manatee Tournament Oct. 28-29.
Saint Leo volleyball: The Monarchs went 3-3 last week, including 3-2 at the Jacksonville State University Tournament, boosting their record to 16-14, the most wins since 1986 and just two off the school record. With games remaining against Eckerd and Flagler, two teams they already have defeated, the Monarchs stand a good chance to at least tie the record.
Jill Sanders was selected to the all-tournament team, her third such designation at a tournament this year.
The Monarchs played Monday night at Florida Southern University and play Thursday at the University of Tampa.
Saint Leo men's basketball: Coach Todd Smyly reported that all is well after the first official week of practice for the Monarchs. The lone casualty has been former Miami Senior star Antonio Sanders, who was dismissed for disciplinary reasons and will transfer after the semester.
Smyly said he has been surprised by the play of Greg Calhoun, who only played seven games last year before injuring his back. "We really weren't expecting much from him," said Smyly.