GRAND LAKE, CO - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse was named as one of three teams across NCAA Divisions I, II, and III to earn the 2016 Team Community Awareness Award from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association.
The Moccasins joined Manhattan (Division I) and Christopher Newport (Division III) as the three teams to earn the award, which recognizes a team's outstanding contributions to their campus and local communities.
Florida Southern was recognized for its efforts in 10 different community service initiatives, ranging from providing free babysitting for local parents to have a "date night," to raising money for a variety of charities for children.
The team also provided several youth clinics for girls in the local area, and participated in the NCAA Day of Service during its time in Colorado for the Division II National Championships. Nine of the events saw 30 or more team members participate.
The award marks the second time that Florida Southern has earned the honor under head coach Kara Reber. The squad was also given the award following the 2012 season.