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.
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.
Coultas on Academic All-District Team for Second Year in a Row
May 11, 2017
Florida Southern golfer John Coultas has been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team for the second year in a row for his accomplishments both on the course and in the class room. The men’s at-large team is comprised of student-athletes in the sports of swimming, tennis, golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, skiing, wrestling, gymnastics, rifle, water polo, fencing, and volleyball. Coultas was one of two Moccasins on the men’s at-large team, with senior swimmer Diego Gimenez the other. Gimenez is also on the Academic All-District squad for the second year in a row.
Moccasin Men’s Golf Team Moving on to Nationals Behind John VanDerLaan’s Record-Setting Win at NCAA South/Southeast Regional
May 10, 2017
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL – Only a few hours after being named the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer-of-the-Year, junior John VanDerLaan added another trophy to his mantle and led a Florida Southern charge on the final day of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional that gave the Moccasins a runner-up finish and a spot in the 2017 Division II National Finals. VanDerLaan came from behind Wednesday with a final-round 65 to win the individual title with a 15-under par 201 that was the best score ever at a South or South/Southeast Regional.
Moccasin Men's Golf Team Opens Play in NCAA South/Southeast Regional on Monday
May 6, 2017
The Florida Southern men’s golf team begins play in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional on Monday morning in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with the Moccasins making their 40th consecutive appearance in the NCAA postseason and 45th overall. Ten teams from the South Region and ten from the Southeast make up the tournament field, along with eight individual qualifiers. The top seven teams and two best individuals not with one of the advancing teams will move on to the NCAA Division II National Finals.
Two Moccasins Named Semifinalists for Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player-of-the-Year Award
April 28, 2017
NORMAN, OK – Two Florida Southern Moccasins were among the 30 golfers named as semifinalists for the 2017 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player-of-the-Year Award, which was announced Friday, April 28 by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Making the list from Florida Southern were juniors John Coultas and John VanDerLaan, and 10 of the 30 golfers were from the Sunshine State Conference.
Battle-Tested Moccasins Ready for 2017 SSC Men’s Golf Championships
April 22, 2017
The Florida Southern men’s golf team begins postseason play this weekend at the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, with Florida Tech serving as host for the 3-day tournament. It’s the third time the SSC Championships have been held at Duran with the first two coming back-to-back in 2007 and 2008. It will be the Moccasins’ second visit to Duran this year, with their first resulting in a win at the Panther Invitational in early March.
Moccasins Honor Student-Athletes at Annual Banquet
April 18, 2017
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College recognized its student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff at its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday night. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests attended the event at Jenkins Field House.