Florida Southern Moves Into National Semifinals With 5-0 Win Over Ferris State May 25, 2017 KISSIMMEE, FL – The semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships are set and Florida Southern is one of the four teams still alive. The 4th-ranked and 2nd-seeded Moccasins prevailed in their quarterfinal match over 7th-seeded Ferris State (MI) by winning all five individual matches for a 5-0 victory. That sends them into Thursday afternoon’s semifinals where they will face top-ranked and 3rd-seeded West Florida, a 4-1 win over the sixth seed, Newberry (SC).
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Capers Inks Pro Deal in Mexico May 24, 2017 CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico - Former Florida Southern College men's basketball standout Kevin Capers has signed a professional contract to play with Halcones de Ciudad Obregón of the Mexican basketball league CIBACOPA.
Coultas and John VanDerLaan Named PING First Team All-Americans by Golf Coaches Association of America May 24, 2017 One day after earning All-South Region honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America, John Coultas and John VanDerLaan earned another honor from the GCAA when they were each named PING First Team All-Americans. It’s the third All-American award for both golfers, who led Florida Southern to a second place finish in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Division II National Championships and a spot in the national quarterfinals.
Lison Named Third-Team All-American May 24, 2017 PERRY, NY - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse sophomore Austen Lison has been named as a USILA/Nike third team all-American, the USILA announced on Wednesday evening.
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Florida Southern Heads to Match Play as No. 2 Seed in NCAA Division II National Championships; Coultas Finishes as Individual Runner-Up May 24, 2017 KISSIMMEE, FL – Going into the final round of the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships, Florida Southern was 18 shots in the clear to advance to the match play portion of the tournament, but the Moccasins weren’t content with just getting there. By shooting a 291 under tough conditions at Reunion Resort, the Moccasins moved up two spots in the final standings of stroke play to finish second and earn the No. 2 seed for match play where they will face No. 7 seed Ferris State (MI) on Thursday morning at 8:20.
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Walsh, Hanes Named to NCWBA All-American Team; Four Mocs Selected to ABCA/Rawlings All-South May 24, 2017 DALLAS, TX - Pitchers Jake Walsh and Cameron Hanes have been named to the NCAA Division II All-America Team as announced today by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Walsh was a second-team selection while Hanes was selected to the Honorable Mention squad.
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Walsh Named As Finalist for Brett Tomko Award as Division II Pitcher of the Year May 23, 2017 OMAHA, NE - Jake Walsh has been named as a finalist for the Brett Tomko Award as the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year. The award, named for the former Moccasin All-America, is presented by D2 Baseball News
Top Five Teams Remain the Same on Day Two of NCAA Division II National Championships; Coultas Still Leads by One May 23, 2017 KISSIMMEE, FL – With Florida Southern sitting in fourth place going into the second round of the NCAA Division II National Championships, the Moccasins got an early start Tuesday morning as they sought to strengthen their hold on one of the eight positions that would qualify for Thursday’s national quarterfinals. The results were somewhat mixed for the Mocs, but nevertheless, strengthen it they did. Paced once more by tournament individual leader John Coultas, Florida Southern had a two-over par 282 that nearly matched their first-round score and allowed them to remain fourth, though with a much wider margin over the rest of the field.
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Lalli Named to South Squad for USILA/Nike All-Star Game May 23, 2017 PERRY, NY - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse goalkeeper Matt Lalli has been selected to play in the USILA/Nike North-South All-Star Game, the USILA announced on Tuesday. The 76th annual all-star game will be played at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College in Rhode Island.
Moccasins Land Two on PING All-South Region Men’s Golf Team May 23, 2017 NORMAN, OK - Florida Southern landed two players on the 2017 PING All-South Region Men’s Golf Team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Tuesday, with juniors John Coultas and John VanDerLaan each making it for the third year in a row.
Coultas Claims First-Round Lead for Moccasins on Day One of National Finals; Florida Southern Fourth as a Team May 22, 2017 KISSIMMEE, FL – Day one of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Men’s Golf Championships saw the South Region take control of the team standings with five teams right at the top, and Florida Southern’s John Coultas take control of the individual leaderboard with a five-under par 65. That score, along with a 70 from Michael VanDerLaan helped put the Moccasins in fourth place at the end of the day, six shots behind first-place Barry.
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Moccasins Fall in NCAA Championship Game May 21, 2017 BLOOMSBURG, PA - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse grabbed an early lead, but was unable to overcome a stifling Adelphi defense in a 6-4 loss in the NCAA Division II championship game on Sunday at Steph Pettit Stadium.
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Moccasins' Season Comes to a Close at NCAA South Region Baseball Tournament May 20, 2017 CLEVELAND, MS - West Alabama scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth to defeat Florida Southern, 7-6, here Saturday and eliminate the Moccasins on day three of the NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament at the Tim & Nancy Harvey Stadium at Dave "Boo" Ferriss Field. The Moccasins end their season with a 35-17 record while the Tigers will take a 36-19 record into their game on Sunday against the winner of the Tampa/Nova Southeastern Saturday night game.
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13th National Championship for FSC Men's Golf Team Within Reach This Week in Kissimmee May 20, 2017 Monday morning marks the start of the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships and the Florida Southern Moccasins would have to be considered among the favorites to win the national title. Ranked No. 4 in the country, Florida Southern is one of 20 teams competing for the title at Reunion Resort in nearby Kissimmee, playing as close to home as they possibly could without the tournament actually being held in Lakeland.
Late Heroics Put Women's Lacrosse Back in NCAA Title Game May 19, 2017 BLOOMSBURG, PA - Late heroics at both the offensive and defensive end gave Florida Southern College women's lacrosse a thrilling 13-12 win over No. 3 Lindenwood on Friday at Steph Pettit Stadium, and secured the Moccasins a spot in their second-straight NCAA Division II title game.
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Mauer Homers Twice, But Mocs Fall, 9-7, On Second Day of NCAA South Region Baseball Tournament. May 19, 2017 CLEVELAND, MS – Delta State rallied from a 7-3 deficit to come back and defeat Florida Southern, 9-7, in winners' bracket action here Friday on the second day of the NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament at the Tim & Nancy Harvey Stadium at Dave "Boo" Ferriss Field. The loss drops the Moccasins into an elimination game Saturday at 11 a.m. against West Alabama, which earlier downed Miles, 17-15, to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament.
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Walsh Garners Second Pitcher of the Year Honors; Five Mocs Named NCWBA All-South May 19, 2017 WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Jake Walsh picked up his second South Region Pitcher of the Year recognition as the junior righthander was so honored by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Thursday. Walsh was similarly honored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association on Thursday. Also named to the NCBWA All-South first team were reliever Cameron Hanes and outfielder Mitch Reeves. Catcher Austin Mauer was voted to the second team while outfielder Cody Burgess was an honorable mention selection.
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