Florida Southern Finishes 16th in Learfield Directors' Cup
June 8, 2017
CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College athletics continued its long tradition of success with a 16th place finish in the final standings of the 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup, which ranks all athletic programs at the NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA levels based on their success in athletic competition.
Coultas Repeats as Academic All-American, Earning 2017 First Team Status
June 7, 2017
Florida Southern men’s golfer John Coultas has been selected as a First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), moving up from the Second Team of which he was a member in 2016. Coultas earned his spot on the Men's At-Large Team, which covers the sports of swimming, tennis, golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, skiing, wrestling, gymnastics, rifle, water polo, fencing, and volleyball. He is one of two Florida Southern student-athletes on that team this year, joining senior swimmer Diego Gimenez who was also a First Team selection.
On May's Final Friday, the 13th National Championship for Florida Southern Men's Golf is in the Books!
May 26, 2017
KISSIMMEE, FL – There were a lot of nervous souls in the audience at Reunion Resort’s Watson course Friday afternoon when Florida Southern sophomore Christian Anderson stepped on to the 18th green. Already down one point in the match, the Moccasins couldn’t afford to give away another one, and Anderson was all square with Lynn University’s Mateo Gomez. For the Knights, it was a chance to drop the hammer. Instead, Anderson delivered for the Moccasins, winning the hole and his individual match by one stroke, swinging everything to Florida Southern’s favor in the process. When juniors John VanDerLaan and John Coultas picked up their own wins a little bit later, Florida Southern had a 3-2 win over Lynn that gives the Moccasins the 13th national title in team history.
Moccasins Down Top-Ranked West Florida 3-2 to Advance to National Championship Match; FSC to Face Lynn on Friday
May 25, 2017
KISSIMMEE, FL – Back in October, 18 teams visited Reunion Resort for a tournament dubbed the NCAA Division II National Preview. A little over seven months later, it turns out that title was right on the mark. Playing on the same course they did more than seven months ago, when they met for the first time this season, the same teams at the top of those standings are all that’s left in Division II men’s golf as 4th-ranked Florida Southern and 2nd-ranked Lynn will go head-to-head one more time on Friday for the national championship.
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).
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.
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.
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.