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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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.
John VanDerLaan One of Five Finalists for 2017 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player-of-the-Year Award May 18, 2017 NORMAN, OK – The list of potential Jack Nicklaus Award winners for Division II has been reduced to five, and Florida Southern junior John VanDerLaan is among that number as announced Thursday, May 18 by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
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.
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John VanDerLaan Voted Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer-of-the-Year; Coultas Joins Him on All-SSC First Team May 10, 2017 MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern juniors John VanDerLaan and John Coultas have both been voted First Team All-Sunshine State Conference, and VanDerLaan is the SSC Men’s Golfer-of-the-Year in voting by league men’s golf coaches. It’s the third year in a row VanDerLaan and Coultas have both made the All-SSC Team, and each of them has now won the league’s Golfer-of-the-Year award once in their respective careers.
Strong Start to Tuesday Keeps Florida Southern Third on Day Two of South/Southeast Regional Tournament May 9, 2017 MUSCLE SHOALS, AL – Top-ranked West Florida grabbed the lead from 2nd-ranked Lynn, 4th-ranked Florida Southern held off a charge from 6th-ranked Florida Tech to remain third, and the Moccasins were able to add a little more cushion to the score they would need to move on to the National Finals with one round remaining in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional.
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Ibbotson’s Run of First-Half Birdies and 67 by John VanDerLaan Have Mocs Third on Day One of Regional Tournament May 8, 2017 MUSCLE SHOALS, AL – In a regional field loaded with nine top-10 teams, and all of the top-five, the top five teams on day one of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional were pretty much as expected. Second-ranked Lynn sat at the top of the standings, top-ranked West Florida was two shots back in second place, and 4th-ranked Florida Southern was third, trailing the front-running Knights by five shots.
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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.
Florida Southern Goes into NCAA Postseason Play Ranked No. 4 in New Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll May 5, 2017 NORMAN, OK – With the NCAA postseason getting underway next week, the Florida Southern Moccasins will go into the South/Southeast Region Tournament in the same spot in the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll where they ended the regular season. Still at No. 4 in the national rankings, the Moccasins have gone through the entire 2016-17 season in the top five.
Field is Set for NCAA Division II Men's Golf Regionals; Florida Southern Seeded No. 6 in Top-Heavy South/Southeast Regional April 28, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – The field is set for the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional, and the Florida Southern Moccasins will go into the tournament as the No. 6 seed from the South. It’s the 40th consecutive season the Moccasins have earned a bid to the NCAA postseason and their 45th overall.
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.
68 by John VanDerLaan Gives Moccasin Junior Runner-Up Finish at SSC Men’s Golf Championships; Florida Southern Places Fifth Overall April 25, 2017 MELBOURNE – A 68 in the final round Tuesday gave junior John VanDerLaan a runner-up finish at the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships, while 4th-ranked Florida Southern had a team score of 295 to place fifth as a team. Barry won the league title with a 14-under par 850, putting the 2nd-ranked Buccaneers six shots ahead of second-place and 25th-ranked Saint Leo.
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Florida Southern Tied for Third as a Team, Coultas and John VanDerLaan Tied for Third as Individuals at SSC Men’s Golf Championships April 24, 2017 MELBOURNE – With matching scores for the second day in a row, and matching eagles on the same hole Monday, John VanDerLaan and John Coultas each shot an even-par 72 as 4th-ranked Florida Southern ended the second round tied for third place at Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships.
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Hot Start by Anderson Puts Florida Southern in a Tie for Second After First Round of SSC Men's Golf Championships April 23, 2017 MELBOURNE – Christian Anderson got Florida Southern off to a roaring start Sunday morning with four straight birdies on his way to an opening-round 69, John VanDerLaan and John Coultas each shot a two-under par 70, and Michael VanDerLaan added a 72 to give the 4th-ranked Moccasins a team score of 281 to start the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships.
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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.
Moccasin Men's Golf Team Ranked No. 4 in Final Regular Season National Poll April 21, 2017 NORMAN, OK – In the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, the Florida Southern men’s golf team remained No. 4 in the national rankings, marking the eighth time in as many polls during the 2016-17 season the Moccasins have been in the top-5.
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.
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