LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.
For the second-straight year, Matthew Holmes has been named the team MVP. Earlier this spring Holmes was selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men's Swimmer-of-the-Year for the second year in a row. In March he became just the third men's swimmer in league history to be named First Team All-SSC four times.
Holmes followed an impressive junior year with an even better senior year. He was the SSC Men's Swimmer-of-the-Meet at the SSC Championships after he became just the second men's swimmer in league history to win four individual gold medals, and he followed that performance with two more medals at the NCAA Division II National Championships. His SSC gold medals came in the 200-IM, 400-IM, 100-breast, and 200-breast, and his times in the two individual medley events were new meet records. He picked up an additional SSC gold medal in the 800-freestyle relay, swimming anchor on a team that set another SSC Championship record. Holmes narrowly missed another relay gold medal when the Mocs finished second to Tampa in the 400-free by 0.08 seconds.
Katie Moore is this year's women's swimming MVP. As a senior, Moore earned first-team all-SSC honors and was the Moccasin's top performer in the 200, 500, 1,000, and 1,650 freestyle races. She won the 200 freestyle race at this year's Sunshine State Conference Championships and was the runner-up in the 500 and 1,000 free. Moore competed at the NCAA Division II National Championships and earned honorable mention all-America accolades in the 200-free.
She also shined in the classroom, earning a spot on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll for a second-straight year. Also named MVP last season, Moore finished her Florida Southern career as the school record holder in the 500-free, while ranking second in the 200 and 1,000-free events and third in the 1,650.
|Men's Golf||Michael VanDerLaan|
|Women's Tennis||Gabby Hesse|
|Women's Lacrosse||Sam Keesey|
|Women's Golf||Amanda Gartrell|
|Men's Track||Josh Wagner|
|Women's Track||Hannah Flemming|
|Men's Tennis||Tim Becker|
|Beach Volleyball||Makena Wilson|
|Men's Lacrosse||Austen Lison|
|Women's Basketball||Camille Giardina|
|Men's Basketball||Jonathan Lawton|
|Men's Swimming||Matthew Holmes|
|Women's Swimming||Katie Moore|
|Men's Cross Country||July 22|
|Women's Cross Country||July 22|
|Men's Soccer||July 24|
|Women's Soccer||July 25|
|Men's Water Ski||July 26|
|Women's Water Ski||July 26|