Athletics News

  • Five-Run Fifth Dooms Mocs in Loss to Sailfish
    April 17, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - A five-run fifth inning by the visitors proved to be too much for Florida Southern College baseball to come back from in a 7-2 loss to Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday evening at Rodda Stadium at Henley Field
  • Becker and Pham Help Upset Tars in Doubles, Mocs Fall to Rollins on Senior Day
    April 17, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Brian Pham and Tim Becker earned the upset in doubles on Wednesday but could not prevent Rollins from winning 6-1 over Florida Southern College men's tennis on Senior Day at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The No. 35 Moccasins (9-12, 3-5 SSC) held strong in doubles but could not hold off a potent singles rotation from the No. 10 Tars (16-5, 5-3 SSC). Pham and Becker paired in the No. 1 doubles flight in their 7-6 upset over No. 9 Ziad Melhaoui and Andrea Brignacca, winning a 7-5 tiebreaker. 
  • No. 19 Moccasins Nearly Pull off Upset Over No. 3 Lions
    April 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis nearly pulled off the upset over Saint Leo on Tuesday afternoon at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center, falling 4-3 to conclude the regular season. The No. 19 Moccasins (15-6, 6-4 SSC) went toe-to-toe with the No. 3 Lions (17-4, 6-4 SSC), losing the doubles point in the tiebreaker of the No. 2 doubles flight. The match came down to the final point as No. 54 Marta Vicens Miquel escaped with the win in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-4) over Selin Devrimci in the No. 1 singles flight.
  • Men’s Golf Team Finishes Fourth at SSC Championships, Ibbotson Finishes 12th, and Anderson Shoots 71 in Final Round
    April 16, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – A team-best one-under-par 71 by senior Christian Anderson and a trio of 73s gave 4th-ranked Florida Southern its best round of the Sunshine State Conference Championships, and kept the Moccasins in fourth place in the final standings. The Moccasins had enough to hold off No. 14 Saint Leo and No. 19 Rollins, who finished three shots behind them in a tie for fifth. Top-ranked Barry held on to the lead to earn a six-shot victory over No. 2 Lynn for the SSC title, and No. 7 Nova Southeastern was third.
  • Moccasins Close out SSC Women’s Golf Championships with Their Best Round of the Tournament; Gartrell Ties for Fourth
    April 16, 2019
    SAINT LEO – Florida Southern closed out the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championships with its best round of the tournament, holding its position in the team standings while junior Amanda Gartrell moved up two spots for another top-five finish. The Moccasins had a final-round 301 to finish eighth as a team, and Gartrell shot a final-round 71 to tie for fourth individually.
  • Florida Southern Earns No. Five Seed at AVCA Small College Championships
    April 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College beach volleyball has earned the number five see at the 2019 AVCA Small College Championship. The three-day tournament will take place at Hickory Point Beach in Tavaras, FL on April 19-21. 
  • Softball Alters Schedule for Florida Tech Series with Likelihood of Inclement Weather on Friday
    April 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern and Florida Tech have agreed to alter their schedule for the upcoming series at Chris Bellotto Field due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Friday. The Moccasins and Panthers have moved the start of Thursday game up to 5 p.m. with the potential of playing a doubleheader that night as time permits. The plan is to then play a single game, weather permitting, on Friday beginning at noon.
  • Gartrell’s 72 Leads Florida Southern to Eight-Shot Improvement on Day Two of SSC Women’s Golf Championships
    April 15, 2019
    SAINT LEO – Amanda Gartrell’s 72 on Monday was Florida Southern’s top score, and Madi Wetzel added a 75 as the Moccasins cut eight shots off their team total on day two of the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championships. The 11th-ranked Moccasins are in eighth place in the team standings with Gartrell tied for sixth individually.
  • All Four Counters within One Shot of Each Other as Florida Southern Now Fourth at SSC Men’s Golf Championships
    April 15, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – For the second day in a row, 4th-ranked Florida Southern had a team score of 295, and for the second day in a row the Moccasins’ team leader was Chase Ibbotson. A one-over-par 73 has Ibbotson now tied for third individually, while freshmen Max Coutsolioutsos and Johnny Tucker, and senior Michael VanDerLaan all shot a 74, moving the Moccasins up one spot to fourth place in the team standings behind No. 1 Barry, No. 2 Lynn, and No. 7 Nova Southeastern.
  • Baseball Series Against PBA Moved to Wednesday and Thursday
    April 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College baseball's three-game series against Palm Beach Atlantic has been moved to Wednesday and Thursday, due to impending weather. The series will start on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. with a doubleheader the next day at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. All games will be played at Rodda Stadium at Henley Field.
  • Popovic Wins SSC Player of the Week
    April 15, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference announced on Monday that Florida Southern College women's tennis senior Natalija Popovic had won the Conference Player of the Week. The honor is the first in Popovic's career and the first for any Moccasin women's tennis player since April 17, 2017 when Sasha Nionova won the award.
  • Ibbotson’s 70 and Six Birdies Lead Moccasins on Day One of SSC Men’s Golf Championships with Florida Southern Fifth
    April 14, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – Chase Ibbotson turned in one of his best rounds of the season with a two-under-par 70, leading Florida Southern on day one of the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships. The 4th-ranked Moccasins put together a team score of 295 (+7), with 7th-ranked Nova Southeastern at the top of the standings with a 282 (-6).
  • Mocs Sweep Ohio Trip with 19-5 Victory at Findlay
    April 14, 2019
    FINDLAY, OH - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 19-5 victory at Findlay. The Mocs (14-2, 4-1 SSC) opened the game on a 7-0 run to defeat the Oilers (6-8, 4-0 GMAC). 
  • Three Mocs 13th or Higher in First Round of the SSC Women’s Golf Championships; Mocs Tied for Seventh as a Team
    April 14, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – With Amanda Gartrell shooting a 75, and Loren Perez and Tori Higgins each shooting a 76, Florida Southern finished day one of the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship tied for seventh place. The 11th-ranked Moccasins had a team score of 310 (+22), with No. 3 Nova Southeastern setting the pace at +7.
  • Flemming Sets Another School Record at Bison Outdoor Classic
    April 13, 2019
    LEWISBURG, PA - Hannah Flemming broke yet another record in her sophomore campaign on Saturday as Florida Southern women's track competed in the 2019 Bison Outdoor Classic. Flemming crushed the school record for the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:30.58, her sixth school record in her career and the second set in the past week. Freshman Alayna Goll recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history (17:45.14) while in the 10,000-meter run Hannah Nelson (41:41.82) and Ysabella Guerra (38:22.04) set the eighth-fastest and second-fastest times in school history, respectively. Florida Southern will compete at the South Florida Invitational on Friday, April 19 in Tampa. Complete FSC Results: 5000-Meter Run (Invitational): 36. Hannah Flemming (17:30.58 - PR, fastest time in school history), 50. Alayna Goll (17:45.14 - PR, fourth-fastest time in school history) 10000-Meter Run (Unseeded): 16. Hannah Nelson (41:41.82 - PR, eighth-fastest time in school history) 10000-Meter Run (Invitational): 41. Ysabella Guerra (38:22.04 - PR, second-fastest time in school history) PR - Personal Record
  • Kozik Sets Second-Fastest Time in School History at Bison Outdoor Classic
    April 13, 2019
    LEWISBURG, PA - Sophomore Mitchell Kozik set the second-fastest time in school history in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Florida Southern men's track on Friday as they competed in the 2019 Bison Outdoor Class.
  • Early Deficit Too Much as Mocs Drop Series Finale at Florida Tech
    April 14, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - A 6-0 deficit after just two innings of play proved to be too much for Florida Southern College baseball to overcome in a 12-2 loss to Florida Tech on Sunday in Sunshine State Conference action at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field.
  • Men's Tennis Spoils Panther Senior Day With 7-0 Sweep
    April 13, 2019
    SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College men's tennis earned a 7-0 sweep over Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon at the Desoto Tennis Center. The No. 36 Moccasins (9-11, 3-4 SSC) gave up only two sets to the Panthers 5-11 (1-6 SSC) out of 16 total sets. The sweep is the first for the Moccasins over the Panthers since Feb. 18, 2011 at Florida Tech.
  • Simpson Shines on Senior Day, Mocs End Three-Game Losing Streak
    April 13, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Dalton Simpson records a career-high six goals as Florida Southern College men's lacrosse closed out the home portion of the 2019 regular season with a 25-16 victory over Embry-Riddle on Moccasin Field on Saturday. The Mocs (8-7, 3-3 SSC) improved to a game above .500 and kept the Eagles (8-8, 0-6 SSC) still searching for its first SSC win of 2019.
  • Miscues Prove Costly as Baseball Falls at Florida Tech
    April 13, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - A series of defensive miscues allowed Florida Tech to rally past Florida Southern College baseball, 6-4, in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Andy Seminick-Les Hall Field.
  • Moccasins Nearly Pull Off Incredible Comeback in Game Two, but PBA Holds on to Win Both Ends of Saturday Doubleheader
    April 13, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – With a three-run first inning, Palm Beach Atlantic went on to a 5-0 win over Florida Southern in game one Saturday, but a 5-0 Sailfish lead in game two was barely enough to contain the Moccasins. After falling behind 5-0 again in the nightcap, the Mocs scored four times in the top of the seventh and had the winning run on base before falling 5-4.
  • Mocs Spoil Senior Day for Panthers
    April 13, 2019
    SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Fresh off a close Senior Day contest, Florida Southern College women's tennis spoiled Senior Day for Florida Tech, winning a close 4-3 match at the Desoto Tennis Center. The Moccasins (15-5, 6-3 SSC) clinched the match early but gave up three singles flights to the Panthers (10-8, 2-8 SSC) after clinching the win.
  • 2019 SSC Men's Golf Championships Begin Sunday at Lake Jovita
    April 13, 2019
    The 2019 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships begin Sunday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Saint Leo where Florida Southern will join 10 other schools for the three-round, 54-hole tournament played on the club’s north course. It’s the seventh time the SSC Championships have been held at Lake Jovita, and the University of Tampa is this year’s host school.
  • Florida Southern Begins Play in 2019 SSC Women's Golf Championships on Sunday at Lake Jovita
    April 13, 2019
    The Florida Southern women’s golf team opens play in the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Championships on Sunday as the Moccasins and 10 other teams descend on the south course at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Saint Leo for the three-round, 54-hole tournament. It’s the seventh time the SSC Championships have been held at Lake Jovita, and Saint Leo University is this year’s host school.
  • Smith Records Game-Winning Goal in Home State as Reber Wins 200th Career Victory
    April 12, 2019
    TIFFIN, OH - Marina Jozokos put the Mocs up 3-0 in the first three minutes of the game and Brenna Smith added two more goals in the first ten minutes as Florida Southern College women's lacrosse scored all the goals needed to defeat Tiffin. In her return home, Smith recorded the game-winning goal for the Mocs (13-2, 4-1 SSC) at the 20:36 mark of the first half to beat the Dragons (7-6, 3-0 GMAC). The victory also marked head coach Kara Reber's 200th career victory.  
  • Mocs Nip Panthers, 4-3, in Series Opener
    April 12, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - Five different pitchers combined to allow just three runs and Alan Burnsed drove in a pair as Florida Southern College baseball came away with a 4-3 victory over Florida Tech in the first game of a three-game Sunshine State Conference series on Friday night at Andy Seminick-Les Hal Field.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic Takes Softball Series Opener from Florida Southern
    April 12, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Palm Beach Atlantic scored three times in the first inning and added another run in the second to take early control of the game as the Sailfish went on to a 7-1 win over Florida Southern in the opener of their three-game series.
  • Women's Golf Team Heads into the Postseason Ranked No. 11 in the Nation
    April 12, 2019
    CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. – Florida Southern will go into the postseason as the No. 11 ranked team in the country in voting conducted by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The Moccasins moved up two spots from their previous position, while Sunshine State Conference rival Barry moved to the top of April 12 poll.
  • Florida Southern Drops Third-Straight SSC Contest
    April 10, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse fell at Saint Leo on Wednesday night. The Mocs (7-7, 2-3 SSC) watched as the Lions (8-5, 2-3 SSC) slowly built a lead while limiting FSC to just six goals in the first half.   
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