Former McNeese softball star Piancastelli talks Athletes Unlimited, Olympics & more

Erika Piancastelli has been busy since playing her final collegiate game in 2018. The former McNeese State University star catcher completed her collegiate career as a four-time First Team All-Southland Conference selection and still holds a slew of conference records. Born in Italy, Piancastelli moved to California as a child and would later find herself in Lake Charles, La. for college ball. It wasn’t long … Continue reading Former McNeese softball star Piancastelli talks Athletes Unlimited, Olympics & more

McNeese: Dunn to enter transfer portal

The decision was announced via his own Twitter account late Friday night. McNeese State University defensive back Darion Dunn is set to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Dunn was named to Southland’s First Team All-Conference squad in July. Continue reading McNeese: Dunn to enter transfer portal

McNeese athletic facilities rocked by Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura, a category 4 storm that struck southwest Louisiana and East Texas this week, left behind severe wind damage and flooding in the Lake Charles area. Most notably, perhaps, is the damage strewn across the campus of McNeese State University. The athletic facilities in particular have suffered immense damage that will unfortunately take some time, effort and money to repair. Below, check out some … Continue reading McNeese athletic facilities rocked by Hurricane Laura

McNeese announces postponement of fall sports

Press release from mcneesesports.com: LAKE CHARLES – McNeese State University has elected to suspend all intercollegiate sports competition for the fall semester with an intent to play in the spring, Interim Director of Athletics Heath Schroyer announced on Thursday. This follows an announcement made Thursday morning by the Southland Conference Board of Directors to suspend all league-only competition for its schools in the sports of football, volleyball, … Continue reading McNeese announces postponement of fall sports

Former McNeese infielder Peterson entering seventh MLB season

When the 2020 Major League Baseball season gets underway July 24, former McNeese State University standout Jace Peterson will begin his second stint with the San Diego Padres. The 30-year-old Lake Charles native was selected by the Padres with the 58th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, making his major league debut with the club in 2014. After his rookie season in ’14, Peterson … Continue reading Former McNeese infielder Peterson entering seventh MLB season

Dunn earns Preseason FCS All-American honors

HERO Sports has released its Preseason All-American selections for the FCS and nine players from the Southland Conference made the cut. Senior Darion Dunn was the lone McNeese State player to make the list, earning Third Team honors at defensive back. Dunn is coming off a season in which he earned All-Southland Conference First Team honors, registering 42 combined tackles, picking off a team-high five … Continue reading Dunn earns Preseason FCS All-American honors

McNeese’s Rasbeary named to SLC All-Academic team

The Southland Conference released its 2020 Baseball All-Academic teams Thursday morning. With a 3.60 grade point average as a criminal justice major, Clayton Rasbeary was the lone McNeese State player to make the cut, earning a spot on the All-Academic First Team. The senior outfielder hit four homers, drove in a team-high 20 runs and scored 15 runs in his 17 starts this spring. According … Continue reading McNeese’s Rasbeary named to SLC All-Academic team

McNeese terminates search for new AD

Press release from McNeese State athletics website: McNeese State University has terminated the search for a Director of Athletics and no timetable has been set to open a new search. “This was a very thorough search and many highly qualified candidates applied for this position,” McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel said. “However, after carefully consideration, we have decided to terminate this search and leave the … Continue reading McNeese terminates search for new AD

McNeese’s Orgeron coming off breakout junior season at QB

In his first year as the McNeese State University football squad’s starting quarterback, Cody Orgeron led the Cowboys to a 7-5 record last fall. The rising senior, son of 2019-20 national champion LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, completed 58% of his 348 pass attempts for 2,628 yards, 24 touchdowns and just nine interceptions in his 12 games. He also used his legs for 482 yards … Continue reading McNeese’s Orgeron coming off breakout junior season at QB