Athletics News

  • Florida Southern Softball Selected Eighth in Sunshine State Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
    January 17, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Southern College softball has been selected to finish eighth in the 2020 Sunshine State Conference preseason coaches poll. The SSC coaches select Rollins College as the preseason number one for the first time since 2015. With 93 points and seven first-place votes in the poll, the Tars are expected to grab the program’s fifth league title since softball became a league sport in 1985.
  • Baseball Picked Third in SSC Preseason Coaches Poll
    January 16, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College baseball has been picked to finish third in the Sunshine State Conference, according to the 2020 SSC Preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday by the conference office. The Moccasins received 78 points and one first-place vote, while defending national champion Tampa was the favorite with 100 points and the remaining 10 first-place votes.
  • No. 11 Mocs Men's Basketball Survives Scare at Eckerd, 92-84
    January 15, 2020
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The 11th ranked Florida Southern College men's basketball team survived a frantic finish on Wednesday night, edging host Eckerd College, 92-84. The Mocs improve to 14-2 on the season, and remain in second place in the Sunshine State Conference with a 6-2 mark. Eckerd is now 6-10 overall, and 2-6 within the SSC. Six different Mocs scored at least 11 points, led by Brett Hanson’s 19. Jalyn Hinton added 18, followed by Jair Rodgers with 14. E.J. Dambreville, Xavier Rhodes, and Jack Rauch added 11 apiece.
  • Jenike, Steele Score Double Digits as Florida Southern Women's Basketball Falls at Eckerd, 68-56
    January 15, 2020
    Junior forward Julia Jenike scored eleven points in the first quarter for the Florida Southern College women’s basketball team, but it was not enough, as host Eckerd College defeated the Mocs, 68-56, in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday night. Jenike added six rebounds, while sophomore Mackenzie Steele added 14 points and three rebounds in the losing effort. FSC is now 9-7 overall, and 6-2 in the Sunshine State Conference, while Eckerd improves to 10-4, and 6-2 in the SSC.
  • Women's Tennis Ranked No. 18 to Start 2020 Season
    January 15, 2020
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Florida Southern College women’s tennis will start the spring with a No. 18 national ranking and a No. 6 south region ranking, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced in its Oracle/ITA Division II poll on Wednesday.
  • Hanson, Hinton Named to Bevo Francis Award Watch List
    January 15, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Florida Southern College men's basketball standouts Brett Hanson and Jalyn Hinton have been named to the initial Top 100 Watch List for the prestigious Bevo Francis Award, it was announced on Wednesday by Small College Basketball and the National Awards Committee.
  • Moccasins Up to No. 11 in NABC Coaches Poll
    January 14, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After holding steady at No. 14 in last week's NABC Coaches Poll, Florida Southern College men's basketball has moved up to No. 11 in the latest rankings, the National Association of Basketball Coaches released on Tuesday afternoon.
  • FSC Men's Swimming Bested by No. 6 Nova Southeastern in Final Home Meet of 2019-20
    January 11, 2020
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The 16th-ranked Florida Southern College men's swimming team took on the sixth-ranked Sharks of Nova Southeastern on a day in which it honored its three seniors in a pre-meet ceremony. The Sharks were victorious 160-101 on Saturday in a meet held at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Pool. The three seniors honored were Talor Hamilton, Daniel Rodriguez, and Jon Sawyer. 
  • Women's Swimming Defeated by No. 6 Nova Southeastern on Senior Day
    January 11, 2020
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern women's swimming team was defeated at home on Saturday afternoon by No. 6 Nova Southeastern in the final home meet of the season, 182.5-73.5. The Mocs celebrated their six seniors during a pre-meet ceremony at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Pool. The seniors honored were Kyra Fraser, Amanda Giannattasio, Allison Greenwood, Madelyn Snodgrass, Mallary Meyer, and Malin Wallen. 
  • No. 16 Men's Swimming Claims Eight Events to Earn Victory over No. 2 Emory
    January 10, 2020
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men's swimming team needed the final relay to take down Division III No. 2 Emory in the Mocs penultimate home dual meet of the 2019-20 regular season on Friday evening, 113-92, in a meet held at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Pool.
  • Women's Swimming Loses to No. 2 Emory in Penultimate Home Dual Meet
    January 10, 2020
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern women's swimming team dropped its penultimate home meet against 10x defending Division III national champion No. 2 Emory at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center Pool on Friday evening, 134-52. 
  • Men's Basketball Reenters the Win Column With a Victory at Rollins
    January 08, 2020
    WINTER PARK, Fla. -  Florida Southern College men’s basketball got back in the win column with an exhilarating 85-83 victory at Rollins on Wednesday night. The No. 14 Moccasins (13-2, 5-2 SSC) erased a 13-point first-half deficit and nearly squandered a nine-point second-half lead to beat the Tars (8-6, 2-4 SSC).
  • Women's Basketball Squeaks out a Victory at Rollins
    January 08, 2020
    WINTER PARK, Fla. – Three Moccasins recorded double-digit points as the Florida Southern College women’s basketball team extended its win streak to three. The Mocs (9-6, 6-1 SSC) Were slow to find a grove before holding on to pick up a 60-56 victory at Rollins (9-5, 2-4 SSC).  Junior forward Julia Jenike led the Mocs with 13 points while sophomores Ashley Shell and Mackenzie Steele each totaled 12 points in the win.
  • Jenike Named SSC Player of the Week
    January 06, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - After putting up a career-high 32 points in a win over Nova Southeastern to help Florida Southern College women's basketball go 2-0 last week, Julia Jenike has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week.
  • Mocs' Win Streak Snapped in Overtime Loss to No. 4 Nova Southeastern
    January 04, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In one of the most highly-anticipated Division II men's basketball games of the year, Florida Southern College came up just short in a 111-103 overtime loss to No. 4 Nova Southeastern on Saturday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Jenike Goes for 32 Points as FSC Women's Basketball Defeats NSU in Overtime, 76-69
    January 04, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Junior forward Julia Jenike scored a career-high 32 points as the Florida Southern College women's basketball team defeated visiting Nova Southeastern in dramatic fashion, 76-69 in overtime, on Saturday night in Sunshine State Conference action. Sophomore Ashley Shell added 13 points and ten rebounds in the winning effort. With the score tied in overtime, Jenike connected on back-to-back three pointers to put the game away for good. The Moccasins (8-6, 5-1 SSC) have now won two straight games, and three of their last four. NSU (6-6, 2-3 SSC) has now dropped two consecutive overtime games.
  • Men's Basketball Outlasts Florida Tech, 86-79
    January 02, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – Five different players scored in double figures as Florida Southern College used an early second-half run to come away with a hard-fought, 86-79, victory over Florida Tech on Thursday night at the Clemente Center.
  • Women’s Hoops Tops Florida Tech, 72-57
    January 02, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – Ashley Shell put together the best performance of her career as Florida Southern College women’s basketball picked up a 72-57 road win at Sunshine State Conference rival Florida Tech on Thursday night at the Clemente Center.
  • Mocs Move to No. 14 in Latest NABC Coaches Poll
    December 31, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After winning eight games in a row to close out the calendar year, Florida Southern College men's basketball has risen three spots to No. 14 in the latest NABC Coaches Poll, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Tuesday.
  • Florida Southern Men's Lacrosse to Begin 2020 Season Ranked No. 18
    December 23, 2019
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse team will open up the 2020 campaign as the 18th ranked team in the country, according to the NIKE/US Lacrosse poll released on Monday, December 23.
  • Florida Southern Women's Lacrosse Ranked No. 9 in Preseason Poll
    December 23, 2019
    BALTIMORE, MD. – The Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse team will open up the 2020 campaign as the ninth ranked team in the country, according to the NIKE/US Lacrosse poll released on Monday, December 23.
  • Mocs Hammer American International for Eighth-Straight Win
    December 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – E.J. Dambreville knocked down six three-pointers, Jack Rauch poured in 27 points, and Florida Southern College men’s basketball picked up its eighth win in a row with a 119-89 victory over American International College on Saturday night.
  • Mocs Push Win Streak to Seven, Top Northwood 81-70
    December 20, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - It wasn't easy, but Florida Southern College men's basketball kept its win streak intact by picking up its seventh-straight victory in a hard-fought win over Northwood, 81-70, on Friday evening at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Women's Basketball Nearly Knocks Off No. 1 Drury
    December 20, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - It was almost the upset of the year in NCAA Division II women's basketball as Florida Southern College almost knocked off No. 1 Drury, but ultimately fell 72-68, on the final day of the Terrace Hotel Classic at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Joe Niekro Pro-Celebrity Tournament Postponed for 2019-20
    December 20, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – As it works to revamp the Joe Niekro Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament, Florida Southern College baseball will not hold the annual event as scheduled in January, opting to work on improving the tournament in the interim.
  • Men's Swimming Finishes Fourth at Spartan Invitational
    December 19, 2019
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Aided by several fantastic individual performances, Florida Southern College men's swimming finished fourth in a loaded field at the 2019 Spartan Invitational at the Doyle Aquatic Center.
  • Women's Swimming Takes 6th at Spartan Invitational
    December 19, 2019
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - After four grueling days in the pool, Florida Southern College women's swimming ended the 2019 Spartan Invitational in sixth place with 147 points at the Doyle Aquatic Center.
  • Mocs Upend No. 25 Lindenwood
    December 19, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Julia Jenike and Ashley Shell each had career-best performances as Florida Southern College women's basketball upset No. 25 Lindenwood, 94-90, on Thursday afternoon at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House on the first day of the Terrace Hotel Classic.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Terrace Hotel & Mocs Christmas Classics
    December 18, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College will host eight basketball games from Dec. 19-21 at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House for the Terrace Hotel and Mocs Christmas Classics.
  • Men's Basketball Rises to No. 17 in NABC Coaches Poll
    December 17, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After picking up its sixth-straight win, Florida Southern College men's basketball has jumped two more spots to No. 17 in the latest NABC Coaches Poll, the National Association of Basketball Coaches released on Tuesday.
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