2018-19 General News

  • NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Finals Begin Monday with Mocs Making their 40th Appearance
    May 18, 2019
    The Florida Southern men’s golf team opens play in the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament on Monday in Daniels, West Virginia where the Moccasins are one of 20 teams competing for the title. Florida Southern has reached the finals for the 40th time, more than any other D-II team in the country, and has already won 13 national championships, which is also the most in Division II.
  • Rodriguez Earns D2CCA All-Region Honors
    May 16, 2019
    WESTLAKE, OH - Florida Southern College baseball's Leo Rodriguez has been named as a second-team all-South Region selection, the D2 Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) announced on Wednesday evening.
  • Four Moccasins Named to IWLCA All-South Region Teams
    May 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Four Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athletes earn IWLCA All-South Region honors. Dani Bursinger and Sam Keesey were named to the first team. Riley Bannatyne and Aubriana Benedetto earned spots on the second team. This marks the third-straight year Bursinger has been named to the first team and the second-consecutive year Keesey has earned first-team honors. 
  • Flemming and Guerra Earn All-Region Honors
    May 14, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - Sophomore Hannah Flemming and junior Ysabella Guerra earned All-Region honors as the USTFCCCA announced the 2019 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field All-Region Individuals on Tuesday afternoon. The awards mark the first time in program history that a women's track athlete has been named an All-Region Individual. 
  • Gartrell Earns Spot on All-South Region Women’s Golf Team
    May 13, 2019
    The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has named Florida Southern’s Amanda Gartrell to the 2019 All-South Region Women’s Golf Team, marking the second year in a row the junior from Lakeland, Florida has earned that honor. The announcement was made Monday night at the awards banquet prior to the start of the NCAA Championships.
  • Moccasins Drop Heartbreaker to Lions in Opening Round of South Region Tournament
    May 13, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis saw its 2019 season end on Monday morning, falling 4-2 to Saint Leo in the opening round of the South Region I Tournament on the campus of Barry. The No. 21 Moccasins (15-8) won the doubles point but could hold off a potent No. 4 Lions (20-6) singles rotation. The fourth-seeded Lions move on to challenge top-seeded Barry tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a berth to the Championship on the line.
  • Baseball Closes Out 2019 Against Tampa, Drops Doubleheader to Spartans
    May 11, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Pablo Cabrera went a combined 5-for-9, hit a home run, and drove in five on Senior Day, but Florida Southern College baseball dropped both games of a doubleheader to No. 9 Tampa on Saturday (7-4, 7-5) at Henley Field.
  • VanDerLaan's Albatross Sparks Florida Southern as Mocs Clinch Spot in National Finals
    May 11, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – Mike VanDerLaan’s albatross on No. 14, and Chase Ibbotson’s eagle on the same hole a little bit later may not have been the literal difference in Florida Southern’s advancing score to the national finals, but for a long portion of Saturday, it looked like it would be. Even so, VanDerLaan’s incredibly clutch shot in the final stages of the final round gave the 8th-ranked Moccasins a jolt, and they rode that all the way to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional that sends them to the Division II National Championships for the 40th time.
  • Burnsed's Homer Caps Off Dramatic Comeback Over No. 9 Tampa
    May 10, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Alan Burnsed's three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning helped erase an early five-run deficit as Florida Southern College baseball picked up a thrilling 8-7 win over No. 9 Tampa on Friday night at Henley Field.
  • Now up to Fourth, Mocs are Seven Shots in the Clear with One Round Remaining at South/Southeast Super Regional
    May 10, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – Florida Southern did not have far to go in order to make it into the top seven Friday, and now that the Moccasins are in one of the advancing positions for the national finals, they just need to hold it for one more day on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort. Thanks in large part to freshman Johnny Tucker’s two-under-par 70, and another strong round by senior Christian Anderson, 8th-ranked Florida Southern is in fourth place at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regionals, and seven shots in the clear.
  • Mocs' Season Ends in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    May 10, 2019
    TAMPA, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse's streak of consecutive national championship appearances ended at three following a double-overtime loss to Rollins. The Mocs (16-4) rallied back to tie the Tars (15-2) at 11-11 late into the second half. After neither team could convert shots in the first overtime period the game went to a second overtime period where the Tars would fire home the game-winner.
  • Teter Named Google Cloud Academic All-District
    May 09, 2019
    GREENWOOD, IN - Florida Southern College baseball standout Jacob Teter has been named as a Google Cloud Academic All-District® selection, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
  • Moccasins Ink Six for 2019-20
    May 09, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the addition of six players to his team's roster for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign.
  • Moccasins Eighth after One Round of Men’s Golf Super Regional, Just One Shot Back of Advancing Position
    May 09, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – The El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Resort has been a challenge so far for some of the best teams in Division II men’s Golf. Only one team broke par in Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA Division South/Southeast Super Regional, only two were at even-par, and no one else was better than +9. Florida Southern is one of those teams in the mix, however, as the 8th-ranked Moccasins had a score of 301 to put themselves in eighth place, only one shot back of the seven positions that will advance to the national finals.
  • Trana Lands on Two Different All-Region Teams
    May 09, 2019
    Senior designated player Jessica Trana was voted to two different All-South Region Softball Teams this week by earning NFCA Second Team honors from the coaches’ organization, and second team honors by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association. She is the first Florida Southern DP to make the all-region team since Angela Williams did so in 2008 and ’09.
  • Men's NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Begins Thursday
    May 08, 2019
    The NCAA postseason begins Thursday for the Florida Southern men’s golf team as the Moccasins open play in the Division II South/Southeast Super Regional. The three-day, three-round tournament is being played at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The Hills, Florida with Rollins College serving as host. It includes 10 teams from the South and 10 from the Southeast along with eight individual qualifiers. The top seven teams and the top two golfers not with one of those teams will advance to the Division II National Championships in Daniels, West Virginia, May 20-24.
  • Florida Southern Wraps up NCAA South Regional in Ninth Place; Gartrell Ties for 14th
    May 08, 2019
    CLEVELAND, TENN. – Florida Southern completed the NCAA Division II South Region Women’s Golf Tournament with a final-round 310 to finish in ninth place, while Amanda Gartrell had her second straight 74, but fell one stroke short of a playoff to advance to the Division II National Finals as an individual qualifier. She tied for 14th with a score of 223.
  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame to Display Giardina's Jersey
    May 07, 2019
    KNOXVILLE, TN - Florida Southern College women's basketball standout Camille Giardina will join elite company when her No. 22 jersey goes on display at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this summer.
  • Moccasins Slip in the Standings but Still in the Chase at NCAA South Region Women’s Golf Tournament
    May 07, 2019
    LEVELAND, TENN. – On the second day of the NCAA Division II South Region Women's Golf Tournament, Florida Southern fell four spots but the 13th-ranked Moccasins are still in the running for a spot in the national finals. The Mocs will head into the final round of the regional tournament in eighth place, needing to make up seven shots in the standings to have a chance for advancement.
  • Women's Tennis Earns NCAA South Regional Berth
    May 07, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College women's tennis will be the No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis South Region I Tournament and will face No. 4 Saint Leo on Monday, May 13 at Barry University in Miami Shores in a repeat of last year's South Region I opening round. The winner of Monday's match takes on the top-seeded Buccaneers on Tuesday, May 14.
  • Rionda Earns Conference Second Team Singles Honor
    May 07, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference named Florida Southern College women's tennis senior Lorena Rionda to the 2019 All-SSC Women's Second Team Singles on Wednesday. The senior from Gijon, Spain went 13-5 in singles play this season with a 1-0 record in the No. 1 flight and a 12-5 record in the No. 2 flight.
  • Tied for Fourth, Moccasins Only Four Shots out of First on Day One of South Region Women’s Golf Tournament
    May 06, 2019
    CLEVELAND, TENN. – One day and one round into the NCAA Division II South Region Women’s Golf Tournament, Florida Southern is pretty much where it needs to be in order to advance to nationals. In fact, the Moccasins spent more time in the lead Monday than anyone else, and at day’s end were tied for fourth, only four shots behind first-place Florida Tech.
  • NCAA Division II Women's Golf South Regional Begins Monday in Cleveland, Tennessee
    May 05, 2019
    The NCAA Division II South Region Tournament gets underway Monday morning at Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, Tennessee where Florida Southern is one of 12 teams competing for four spots in the Division II National Finals. Lee University is serving as host for the three-day, three-round tournament that is one of four regionals being played across the country this week. The top four teams in each of those, along with the top four individuals not with the advancing teams, will move on to the national finals in Palm Beach Gardens, May 14-18.
  • Moccasins Earn No. 2 Seed in 2019 South Regional Tournament
    May 05, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse has earned the No. 2 seed in the South Region of the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Tournament, the NCAA announced on Sunday evening. The Moccasins (16-3) enter the tournament following an OT loss to Tampa in the Sunshine State Conference tournament. Florida Southern finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak after winning their fifth-straight Sunshine State Conference regular-season title. 
  • Mocs Drop Series Finale at Saint Leo
    May 03, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL - Florida Southern College baseball had its bats silenced on Friday in a 7-0 loss at Sunshine State Conference rival Saint Leo in the rubber match of a three-game series at Southard Stadium.
  • Goodrich and Greco Named AVCA Top Flight for 2019
    May 02, 2019
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern beach volleyball's duo of Haley Goodrich and Celia Greco were recognized as an AVCA Top Flight for 2019. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) revealed the 2nd annual class of AVCA Top Flight award winners on Wednesday. Introduced in 2018, this awards program is designed to recognize excellence in collegiate beach volleyball from all over the country and across all flights. 
  • Spinelli's Game-Two Performance Helps Mocs Earn Split at Saint Leo
    May 02, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL - Thomas Spinelli turned in his best performance of the season as Florida Southern College baseball earned a split in Thursday's doubleheader at Sunshine State Conference rival Saint Leo.
  • Werker Named Freshman of the Year as Nine Earn All-SSC Honors
    May 02, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - Patricia Werker was named the 2019 Sunshine State Conference women's lacrosse freshman of the year, as announced by the conference office Friday morning. Florida Southern had a total of nine student-athletes named to the All-SSC first and second teams. Riley Bannatyne, Dani Bursinger, and Sam Keesey were named to the first team. Six Moccasins were named to the second team. Nine honorees are the second most since the Mocs had ten in 2015. Werker becomes the 50th student-athlete since 1988 to earn SSC freshman of the year honors. She is now the 25th Moccasin female freshman of the year. 
  • Weather Alters Baseball Series at Saint Leo
    May 01, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL - Due to a weather forecast that calls for rain and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, Florida Southern College baseball's three-game series at Saint Leo has been adjusted in hopes that the teams can complete their Sunshine State Conference series.
  • Women's Golf Team Officially Selected for NCAA Division II South Region Tournament
    April 29, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Florida Southern women’s golf team has been selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division II South Region Tournament as the No. 7 seed in Cleveland, Tennessee. The Moccasins are making their 20th appearance as a team in the NCAA Tournament, and 19th in 23 years under head coach Robbie Davis. This year’s South Region Tournament is being hosted by Lee University and will be played at Cleveland Country Club from May 6-8.
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