2017-18 Florida Southern Athletics News

  • VanDerLaan Earns Hal Smeltzly Award, O'Brien Named Lois Webb Award Winner
    August 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – 2018 NCAA Division II men’s golf all-American John VanDerLaan and women’s lacrosse all-American Meghan O’Brien have been named as the recipients of the Hal Smeltzly (men’s) and Lois Webb (women’s) Awards as Florida Southern College’s Most Outstanding Male and Female student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • 105 Moccasins Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 16, 2018
    CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College had 105 student-athletes named as D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients, the D2 Athletic Directors Association announced on Thursday.
  • Florida Southern Places 169 Student-Athletes on SSC Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll
    June 26, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College place 169 student-athletes on the SSC Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll, the Sunshine State Conference office announced on Tuesday morning, placing the Moccasins second among all 11 SSC member institutions. In addition, the Mocs had a conference-best 60 student-athletes finish with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the spring semester, nearly twice as many as second-place Florida Tech (36).
  • Florida Southern Mourns the Passing of Hal Smeltzly
    June 15, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College athletics, and the entire campus community are mourning the loss of former Director of Athletics Hal Smeltzly, who passed away on Friday at the age of 86
  • Florida Southern Finishes Fifth in Learfield Director's Cup Standings
    June 14, 2018
    CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College has finished fifth in the annual Learfield Director's Cup standings, it was announced on Thursday morning. The fifth-place finish is the highest since the Moccasins grabbed fourth during the 1999-2000 academic year, and cements Florida Southern's place as one of the nation's top Division II athletic programs.
  • Browning, Volleyball Honored at Polk County All-Sports Awards Banquet
    June 12, 2018
    LAKELAND - Florida Southern's Logan Browning and the Moccasin Volleyball team were honored as the Polk County Male Collegiate Athlete and the Polk County Female Collegiate Team of the Year, respectively, by the Central Florida Polk County Sports Marketing Association. The awards were presented at the 2018 Polk County All-Sports Awards Banquet Tuesday at the RP Funding Center.
  • FSC Athletic Communications Earns Multiple CoSIDA Awards
    June 11, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IN - The Florida Southern College athletic communications office has been recognized for its work in the areas of graphic design and video production, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Friday, June 8. The athletic communications staff earned three different awards in the Publications and Digital Design Contest, taking first and fifth place in the Video Feature - College category and seventh in the Infographic Athlete - College contest.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Continues Tradition of Strong Academics
    May 26, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College has long been known for is excellence in the arenas of athletic competition, but Moccasin student-athletes are also shining in the classroom as well as Florida Southern boasts three NCAA Division II Elite 90 award recipients this year. The Elite 90 program honors the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAA's 90 championship events, and the Mocs have claimed three Elite 90 awards this
  • Florida Southern Captures 2017-18 SSC Men’s and Women’s Mayors’ Cups
    May 22, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern College has won the 2017-18 men’s and women’s Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cups. The wins mark the 10th time an institution has won both Mayors’ Cups in the same academic year.
  • Florida Southern Mourns the Passing of John Rodda
    May 01, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – The Florida Southern College community is saddened at the loss of former Moccasin baseball assistant coach John Rodda, who passed away on Monday at the age of 62 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Moccasin Scholar-Athletes Recognized at Awards Banquet
    April 26, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College recognized its student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff at its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet Thursday night. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests attended the event at the George W. Jenkins Field House
  • Heavy Storms Alter Tuesday Schedules
    April 10, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Due to heavy storms and rain that swept through Central Florida on Tuesday, contests involving Florida Southern College beach volleyball, women's lacrosse, and men's tennis have been postponed. The Moccasin beach volleyball team was slated to play at Tampa at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but that match has now been moved to April 23 at 7 p.m. in Tampa.
  • Florida Southern Inducts Five New Hall of Famers
    March 23, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College inducted five new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday evening during its 16th annual Hall of Fame Banquet at Jenkins Field House. The five-member class included Pete Meyer (baseball), Jordan McAfee (volleyball), Matt Stauch (men's golf), Mary O'Sullivan (women's swimming), and David Jenkins (honorary).
  • Five Named to Athletics Hall of Fame
    March 09, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College Athletics will place five new inductees into the FSC Athletics Hall of Fame during its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, March 22. This year’s class includes three former Moccasin student-athletes, a former head coach, and one honorary inductee.
  • 76 Moccasins Named to Fall SSC Honor Roll
    March 07, 2018
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A total of 651 student-athletes, inlcuding 76 from Florida Southern College, have been named to the 2017 Fall Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll; it was announced Wednesday, March 7th by Commissioner Ed Pasque. A total of 142 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the fall semester.
  • Mocs Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day
    February 07, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball helped to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting several local students for "A Day in the Life of the Mocs", where the group spent time with Moccasin student-athletes at class, convocation, lunch, and an afternoon volleyball clinic.
  • eSports 101
    January 31, 2018
    Curious about our new eSports program? Learn eSports 101 with head coach Nate Carson!
  • Jonathan Glass Returns to FSC as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
    January 29, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College athletic communications will welcome back a familiar face when Jonathan Glass begins his duties as assistant director of athletic communications on Monday, Feb. 5.
  • Gear Up for the Holidays and Get 15% Off!
    November 23, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Black Friday is here and it's time to gear up for the holidays by grabbing Florida Southern Moccasins gear for your friends and family! In order to help you show your Mocs pride, we've got an exclusive deal for you!
  • Special Events and Promotions Help Kick Off Home Hoops
    November 17, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's and women's basketball kick off their home schedules tomorrow night against Sunshine State Conference rival Palm Beach Atlantic, and the evening is set to be filled with special events, giveaways and a very special halftime recognition. The action gets underway with the women's game at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Earns NCAA Academic Excellence Award
    November 16, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College's intercollegiate athletic programs are one of 32 Division II programs across the country to earn the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
  • Florida Southern to Add eSports
    November 15, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College will join the latest wave of high-tech sports competition with the launch of a new eSports program this spring. College officials anticipate that FSC will be the first school in Florida to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a newly formed governing body for the emerging world of competitive college video gaming.
  • Allen Named Coordinator of Athletic Development
    November 09, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College director of athletics Pete Meyer has announced the addition of Finley Allen to the athletic department staff. Allen, a 2010 graduate of Florida Southern, will serve as the Coordinator of Athletic Development.
  • Beach Volleyball Dedicates Judy and Joe P. Ruthven Courts
    October 27, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College dedicated its newest intercollegiate athletic venue, the Judy and Joe P. Ruthven Volleyball Courts, at a dedication ceremony on Oct. 26. The event marks the start of Mocs beach volleyball program, the College’s 20th NCAA-II sport.
  • Support Your Moccasin Student-Athletes at Chick-fil-A & Chipotle
    October 25, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Do you love to eat, while also helping support your Florida Southern student-athletes? If so, then we've got a great deal for you!
  • Wednesday Night's Women's Soccer Game Moved to Rollins; Men's Game to Follow
    September 19, 2017
    With the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex not yet ready to host a match following Hurricane Irma the Florida Southern women’s soccer game against Rollins College scheduled for Wednesday night in Auburndale has been moved to Rollins College in Winter Park. That game will now be played as part of a doubleheader with the Florida Southern men’s soccer match that was already scheduled for Wednesday night at Rollins.
  • FSC Alters Athletics Schedule in Wake of Hurricane Irma
    September 13, 2017
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida Southern has announced the following changes in the upcoming athletics schedule. Fans are asked to check the fscmocs.com website for further updates.
    September 13, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL (9/14/17) - We are pleased to share with you that as of this morning we now have power in almost all buildings across campus. What wonderful news! We are still waiting for power to come on in Colony Arms Apartments, Roberts Academy, and a few FSC houses surrounding the campus. We will continue to communicate updates as they become available and will accommodate any student who lives in one of these locations if power is still not restored when they return to campus.
  • SSC Announces Start of Digital Network
    August 30, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference is proud to announce the launch of a conference-wide digital network. Now, for the first time in league history, all video content produced by the SSC and its 11 member institutions will be available in one place.
  • Fall Sports Kick Off Preseason at Photo Day
    August 14, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College welcomed back men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball as each team participated in its annual Photo Day to kick off the preseason.
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