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Volume 11, Issue 37

FINAL ISSUE … This is the final issue of Snake Bytes for the 2011-12 school year.  To keep up with Moccasin athletics during the summer, go to www.fscmocs.com.  Snake Bytes will resume in the fall. 

On a personal note, this also is my final issue of Snake Bytes.  For those of you who have not yet heard, I am retiring at the end of June.  I’ve enjoyed keeping you up to date on Moccasin athletics the past several years and I want to thank all of you for your support of Moccasin athletics – Bill Turnage.

WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM IS RUNNER-UP AT D-II CHAMPIONSHIP … The women’s golf team gave FSC its top NCAA finish of the 2011-12 school year, claiming the runner-up spot at the Division II Championship in Louisville, Ky.  The second-place finish was the fifth in program history for the women’s golfers to go with four national titles.  Nova Southeastern won the championship for the fourth straight year to continue the Sunshine State Conference’s dominating streak in women’s golf.  Since the women’s Division II Championship was first conducted as a separate tournament in 2000, an SSC team has won every tournament (FSC 4, Rollins 5, NSU 4).  M.J. Audette concluded her four-year career for the Moccasins with a seventh-place finish.  It was the third top-ten finish in her career (4th in 2010, 10th in 2011) and marked the 17th straight year the Moccasins have had an individual finish in the top ten at the national tournament.

MEN CLAIM SHARE OF SSC MAYORS’ CUP AWARD; WOMEN ARE FOURTH … The FSC men’s program earned a share of the 2011-12 Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cup competition, while the women’s program was fourth.  The award is sponsored by the mayors of the nine communities where SSC schools are located. The men shared the title with Florida Tech.  Points are awarded for a team’s final standing in seven sports for the men and nine for the women.  The Moccasins won the men’s SSC Basketball Tournament and had runner-up finishes in cross country, swimming and golf.  FSC and Florida Tech each had 34.5 points.  The men have won or shared the Mayors’ Cup Award 12 times, the most by any SSC school.  The FSC women, who have won the award 11 times, also the most of any SSC school, compiled 40.5 points to finish behind Rollins (47), Nova Southeastern (46) and Tampa (43).  The women won a share of the SSC regular season basketball title, had third-place finishes in swimming and golf and a share of third-place in volleyball.

POST SEASON HONORS CONTINUE TO FLOW … While athletic competition for the 2011-12 school year has concluded for the Moccasins, postseason honors continue to flow.  Listed below are the most recent postseason awards received by Moccasin student-athletes.
Women’s Golf – M.J. Audette, National Golf Coaches Association second-team All-American; Megan Kiley, honorable mention All-American.
Women’s Lacrosse – Megan Asper, Division II All-Rookie Team & second-team All-South Region; Lorianne Hoover, Division II-All-Rookie Team; Katie Hammerer, second-team All-South Region.
Softball – Karlyn Scott, first-team Academic All-America; Christine Clark, second-team Daktronics All-South Region.
Baseball – Mike Snyder, first-team ABCA All-South Region, first-team Daktronics All-South Region, first-team All-SSC; Austin Chubb, first-team All-SSC; Cory Jensen, first-team All-SSC, second-team Daktronics All-South Region, first-team Academic All-District; Keith Curcio, second-team All-SSC; Nick Krolczyk, second-team All-SSC; J.J. Downum, ABCA South Region Gold Glove Team.
Swimming – Bruce Janzen and Anna McIntyre, first-team Academic All-District.

MOCCASIN MEDIA GUIDES AVAILABLE ONLINE … FSC’s 2011-12 media guides for the Moccasin athletic teams can be viewed at this location - http://issuu.com/fscmocs/docs. Meanwhile, the 2010-11 media guides currently are available at the same location.

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