LSU Sport Clubs
The Baseball Club competes within the Gulf Coast East Conference of the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). Baseball begins practice in the fall but their primary season is in the Spring. In Spring of 2016 they became the 2016 Gulf Coast East Champions and made a 2016 Regional appearance taking 3rd place in the Gulf Coast Region.
President: Matthew Mancuso
The newly instated Men’s Club Basketball team will begin its inaugural season this Spring in the NIRSA Club Basketball Conference. The Organization will recruit individuals interested in participating in, supporting, and coaching Men’s Basketball at a competitive level.
President: Parker Jones
Members compete 4-6 times a year against schools like Oklahoma State, Rice, and Tulane, for both team and individual awards within the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). We compete within IHSA Zone 5 Region 4. Under IHSA rules, we are “catch riders” and must compete on the host school’s horses (i.e. we do not bring any horses with us to shows). This makes the rider well-rounded and tests all aspects of your riding ability. We accept all level of experience from beginner to advanced. Horse ownership is not necessary.
Home venue: Ravenwood Stables in Prairieville, LA
President: Carlin Salter
Official Club Site: www.eqteam.lsu.edu
The LSU Ice Hockey Club competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC). The club’s game schedule extends from September to March, and includes opponents from Dallas Baptist, Texas Christian, Arkansas, Tulane, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, and South Carolina. The club placed 8th in SECHC playoffs in 2016.
President: Tyler Chaves
The LSU Women’s Lacrosse Club is for any female who has ever had an interest in women’s lacrosse. There is a place in the club for both beginning and experienced players and there are two divisions of the club: developmental and travel. The developmental team is open to everyone, and everyone has a chance to compete for a spot on the travel team, though it is not required. The club competes in the Texas Women’s Lacrosse League as a part of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates, under the Division II category. The Texas Women’s Lacrosse League includes Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Rice, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Trinity, Austin College, Texas State, Southwestern, Sam Houston State, St. Edward’s and North Texas.
The team competes under the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLA) and the Texas Women’s Lacrosse League (TWLL). The past 2 years the team has qualified for play-offs and traveled to Texas to win their division championship. They won team of the year in 2014 after having a winning season and winning their championship. They are ranked 21st in the country in their division.
President: Erin Esh
Official Club Site: http://lsulacrosse10.wix.com/lsu-website
The LSU Men’s Lacrosse Club competes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and in Division I of the Lone Star Association. The Lone Star Association (LSA) includes Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Rice, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Tulane, Texas Tech, Texas State, and North Texas. The LSA competes in the spring as their regular season. While members of the club have attained personal awards over the years, the teams just achieved their first LSA playoff win in 2015!
President: Thomas O’Brien
Known as the strongest team on campus, the Powerlifting Team at LSU was founded in 1999 by a core group of 11 members. Through several years of hard work and dedication, LSU Powerlifting has grown to be one of the best teams in the country. We are proud of the seven National Championships we have earned and hope to continue this legacy. Though we have achieved great success over the years, we have not lost sight of the main purpose of our team: to mold our members into leaders and give them the opportunities and skills to grow as individuals. We hope that our lifters will take the tools and lessons they learn while with us to help them to be successful in their lives.
The Powerlifting Team participates in 3 USA Powerlifting meets per year including the USAPL Collegiate National Championships. Since 1999, The team has produced 9 Collegiate National Champion Teams, 40 Collegiate National Champion Individuals, and 15+ lifters to go on to compete at the IPF World Championship. Any full time student-undergraduate, graduate, or professional- under the age of 25 can tryout each fall to join them.
Home Venue: LSU UREC Powerlifting Room
President: Nicholas Anzalone
The LSU Quidditch Club’s goal is to give students of all athletic backgrounds a unique competitive experience. Quidditch is a fast-paced, physical game that draws elements from rugby, basketball, dodgeball, and wrestling. The Quidditch club is open to all students who are interested, though spots on the traveling roster are limited.
LSU Quidditch is a member of United States Quidditch (USQ), and competes in the Southwest region against teams such as Texas A&M, Baylor, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and two-time defending national champs University of Texas-Austin. Playing in the SEC of the sport prepares LSU well for USQ Nationals, finishing in at least the Sweet 16 each of the last four years. Tournaments occur year round, culminating with Nationals in April in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The team recently won the Hub City Cup Championship in 2015.
President: Joseph Devereux
The LSU Rowing Club is for anyone who has ever had an interest in rowing. There is a place for both beginning and experienced rowers. All boats compete against other collegiate and club teams and we travel several times a semester for Regattas. Rowing is a powerful and graceful sport and builds teamwork and strong friendships.
The Rowing Club competes in the American Collegiate Rowing Association and Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association. During the Fall 2016 semester, the LSU Rowing Club will participate in the Head of the Brazos Regatta (Waco, TX), the Head of the Colorado Regatta (Austin, TX), and the Head of the South Regatta (Augusta, Georgia). They also compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and the American Collegiate Rowing Associate Championships.
Home Venue: LSU Lakes
President: Brian Razin
The LSU Rugby team is part of the Red River Rugby Conference. Included in the conference are SEC foes, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The club has a long history of competitive success throughout the Deep South and, since 1996, the Texas Rugby Union. The Tigers are coming off multiple successful seasons where they have consistently ranked in the Top 20. In 2008-2009, the team advanced to the Elite 8 of the Division I National Rugby Tournament in Berkeley, CA. Recently, the Tigers finished 3rd in the Mid-South Conference of the Collegiate Premier Division, which analysts labeled as the toughest division in the country.
LSU Rugby has a long tradition of success. With double-digit winning streaks in 1976, 1983, 1991, and 1997. The ’97 season saw 22 straight victories in a 25 game season. Also a 14 game winning streak in the 2015, in the first year at the D1a level. Finished 2015 as the number 14 team in the country but reaching 12th at one point in the season, with a 14-1 record along with a Red River Championship. Coached by former USA Rugby player and LSU Rugby alumni, Bob Causey. Current All-American: Cam Falcon
President: Jarod Cusimano
Official Club Site: lsu.edu/urec/womensrugby
The LSU Women’s Rugby team is available to any female who has a desire to learn to play rugby. No previous knowledge of rugby is necessary. They can teach you everything you need to know! They travel and compete with other teams in the Southeastern United States and are a part of the True South Rugby Union and the South Independent Women’s Collegiate Conference. In 2016 they placed 3rd in their division, were the Mardi Gras Tournament Champions and were Top 5 in the Nash Bash Tournament in 2015.
President: Angelina Boskovich
The LSU Running Club focuses not only on training for races, but supporting all fitness levels. Whether couch-to-5K or running the Boston Marathon we simply want to share our passion for running. The club is composed of students at LSU wanting to compete and represent LSU in races. While running is an individual sport we believe training should be social and supportive. Most of our members compete in races of their choosing with several key local races as our focal point of the season.
Home Venue: LSU Lakes, UREC track/weight room
Official Club Site: lsu.edu/urec/menssoccer
Our mission is to create a competitive men’s soccer program for the student body at LSU. We also teach the players on the team the importance of team work, communication, leadership, etc. We won the inaugural Texas Collegiate Soccer League (Louisiana Conference) in 2010 and reclaimed our title back in 2012. Our team is a regular contender in NIRSA Region IV, playing in the finals three out of the last four years, winning it all in 2012 which automatically qualified us to compete in the “Championship Division” of the NCCS National Soccer Championships for the first time in LSU school history. We are always considered among the best in the state of Louisiana and our team certainly can compete against some of the best quality teams around the nation. Our players are dedicated student-athletes who care a lot about soccer and have pride in representing LSU.
President: Jacob Vinson
The Women’s Soccer Club competes in the Louisiana branch of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League (TCSL) and is a regular at the NIRSA Region IV Championship Tournament. Players from the club generally come from competitive high school and club backgrounds, and the club competes year round, with league play in the fall semester and various tournaments throughout the spring semester. The team practices twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 PM at the University Recreation Center Field Complex and compete in weekend games.
President: Mathilde Kepper
LSU Club Table Tennis is one of the newest Sport Clubs at the UREC. Founded in August 2015, the team trains a good number of students in the basics of table tennis in preparation to compete in local tournaments.
President: Ali Al Isawi
LSU Club Tennis is a selective, competitive, co-ed tennis team comprised of LSU students that compete as part of the USTA Tennis on Campus Southern Section. We travel to several tournaments as well as compete in the Southern Championships every year. They placed 2nd in 2014 in the Southern Section and received nationals bid in 2013 and 2014. This past year they finished 4th at Southerns and qualified for the National Championships held in Cary, North Carolina.
President: Derek Daigle
Official Club Site: LSU Triathlon Club on Facebook
The LSU Triathlon team is part of the South Midwest Collegiate Conference (region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) Team practices are held throughout the week on a team and individual basis. The club is composed of students at LSU wanting to compete and represent LSU in athletic competitions against other colleges and universities, not only in the SEC, but across the country. The triathlon team competes in triathlons during the year, as well as the SMW Regional Championship and the USAT Collegiate National Championship in the Spring semester. They welcome members of all athletic ability, from beginner to elite triathletes. Interested members do not need to have raced in a triathlon before, but should show dedication to reaching that goal. To work toward our goals, we practice four times a week, offer training and technique clinics, and support and encourage our teammates. In addition to practices and races, club members participate in fundraising and social events.
Home Venue: Practices are held at the UREC pool/track/weight room, LSU lakes, & the “split” off of River Road
President: Denise Davies
The LSU Ultimate Frisbee Club competes in the College Division of Ultimate Players Association Championship Series. Over their storied club history, the Ultimate Frisbee club has qualified twice for Nationals, have a 2-time Regional Champions title, and have won Sections 12 of the last 13 years. In 1998, Brian Harriford won the Callahan Award as the UPA National College Player of the Year.
President: Mark Graham
LSU Women’s Ultimate team is growing exponentially! Currently they are 21 girls strong and are always accepting new members to join, whether they’re experienced or not. During the fall semester the team primarily conditions and builds team chemistry. During the spring semester they compete in multiple tournaments with universities throughout the Gulf Coast Conference which ranges from Texas to Alabama. They qualified for Regionals in 2015 and were awarded Player of the Year in the 2015 Conference with one player making the first team all-section and two players making second team all-section. Anyone is encouraged to join and no experience is necessary. Come try out and join our Ultimate family!
President: Inah Hong
The LSU Volleyball Club competes throughout the school year in the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (SIVA) and the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF). The club schedules competitions with other club teams throughout the state and region beginning in the fall and culminating in the spring with SIVA tournament play. The LSU Men’s Volleyball club has qualified for Nationals every year, is nationally ranked 18th in Division III, and were SIVA Championship Runner-ups.
The team is comprised of men of different backgrounds, majors, and ages, that share a common love for volleyball. The LSU Men’s Volleyball Club strives to compete locally and nationally at the highest levels of our abilities to admirably represent our club and university.
President: Ross Teichman
The LSU Volleyball Club competes throughout the school year in the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. The club schedules competitions with other club teams throughout the state and region beginning in the fall and culminating in the spring with SIVA tournament play. The teams were ranked 3rd and 9th at the SIVA National Championships in Spring 2016. As a team they have performed over 60 hours of community service in the Baton Rouge area.
President: Frances Thompson
The LSU Water Polo Club holds practices at the LSU Natatorium from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. traditionally Tuesday and Thursday nights. All levels of experience are permitted to train with us and range from highly seasoned to novice. If you qualify as “competitive” you will be able to participate in tournaments against other schools, while all other levels are eligible to partake in scrimmages. They are currently recruiting for the Fall semester and have found that many formerly competitive swimmers especially enjoy the sport. The team promotes physical fitness, character and camaraderie as our growth extends beyond just the water polo-related activities of our organization.
The team placed 4th in the CWPA’s Texas Division during the Fall 2015 season. The team has had several players recognized as Texas Division’s “Player of the Week” throughout the club;s existence. Rocky Carnicle was the Texas Division’s league MVP in 2014.
Home Venue: Home practices are held at the LSU Natatorium.
President: Ridge Porter
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