Athletics News

  • Giardina Earns 2019 Women's Basketball MVP Honors
    July 16, 2019
    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.
  • Women's Golf Team and Three Individuals Earn Academic Awards from WGCA
    July 11, 2019
    The Florida Southern women’s golf team and three of its individuals have been recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for their academic achievements during the 2018-19 school year. Under head coach Robbie Davis, the Moccasins had a team GPA of 3.636 to rank 16th in NCAA Division II, while senior Tori Higgins, sophomore Shelby Lewis, and freshman Nathalie Svensson were named WGCA All-American Scholars.
  • 165 Moccasins Named to Spring SSC Honor Roll
    July 10, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College had 165 student-athletes earn a spot on the Spring Sunshine State Conference Comissioner's Honor Roll, the SSC office announced on Wednesday.
  • Gonzalez Wins U21 World Jump Championship
    July 10, 2019
    EDMONTON, Alberta - Florida Southern College waterski standout Valentina Gonzalez brought home a word championship last week when she finished first in the jump competition at the IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) World U21 Water Ski Championships.
  • Summer Baseball Update: Mocs Shine in Collegiate Summer Ball and Professional Ranks
    July 09, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The diamond may be silent this summer at Henley Field, but Florida Southern College baseball is being well represented in various collegiate summer leagues and the professional ranks this year. As of the Major League Baseball All-Star Break, the Moccasins have seven former players in the professional ranks with nine current and two incoming players in collegiate leagues around the country.
  • Two Mocs Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    July 09, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Last month a pair of Florida Southern College student-athletes attended the annual NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, taking part in a four-day program designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
  • Three Moccasin Coaches Participate in NCAA Women Coaches Academy
    June 28, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A trio of Florida Southern College coaches recently participated in the 2019 NCAA Women Coaches Academy, held in Denver, Colo. from June 19-22.
  • Moccasin Ice Hockey Gains ACHA Membership
    June 28, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's ice hockey has been granted membership into the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), the national governing body of non-NCAA ice hockey.
  • Moccasins to Hold Baseball Prospect Showcase
    June 27, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College baseball will hold three different Prospect Showcases in the fall. The Prospect Showcases will take place, weather permitting, at Henley Field.
  • Harris Signs Six for 2019-20
    June 27, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College women's basketball head coach Betsy Harris has signed six incoming freshmen who will join the Moccasins for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
  • Men's Hoops Set for 15 Home Contests in 2019-20
    June 26, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College men’s basketball is slated to play 15 home games in 2019-20 and will face a total of seven teams that advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament a year ago.
  • Women's Basketball Slated for 16 Home Games
    June 26, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College women’s basketball will play 16 home games in 2019-20, including seven against opponents that advanced to last year’s NCAA Division II Tournament.
  • Mattson Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
    June 26, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Former Florida Southern College Volleyball all-American Nicole Mattson has been nominated for the 2018-19 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
  • Flemming and Cantor Earn Academic All-America Honors
    June 26, 2019
    GREENWOOD, IN - Florida Southern College women's track student-athletes Hannah Flemming and Addison Cantor were named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® team on Wednesday
  • Moccasin Cross Country Releases 2019 Schedule
    June 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College men’s and women’s cross country head coaches Matt Levassiur (men) and Stephanie Bylander (women) released their team’s schedules ahead of the 2019 season on Wednesday. Both squads will race at the same five meets, three in September and two in October, and will host the NCAA South Region Championships in November.  
  • Florida Southern Swimming Teams Earn Academic Honor from CSCAA
    June 25, 2019
    The Florida Southern swimming teams, under the direction of head coach Andy Robins, have been named to the list of College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America teams for the spring 2019 semester. The CSCAA recognizes those teams achieving the GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester.
  • Women's Soccer Announces 2019 Schedule
    June 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern women's soccer head coach Paul Lawrence has announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2019 season. The Moccasins open the new season with three home games in a four-day span. Florida Southern will host Valdosta State on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Shorter on Friday, Sept. 6 to kick off the 2019 campaign. This year's schedule includes eight home matches, as well as a trip to Cleveland, Miss. for a pair of non-conference matches.
  • Men's Soccer Slated to Play Seven Home Matches
    June 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's soccer head coach Jason Carlson has announced the team's schedule for the upcoming 2019 season. The Moccasins' season will begin with a pair of non-conference road matches in Alabama. The 2018 season was one to remember for Carlson and the Mocs as the team opened the season 9-0 and was ranked as high as No. 8 in the weekly United Soccer Coaches poll.
  • Volleyball Releases 2019 Schedule
    June 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Second-year head coach Chris Keen and Florida Southern College volleyball will play 14 home matches this fall at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House as the Moccasins released its 2019 schedule on Monday morning.
  • Gear Up at!
    June 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In parternship with Barnes & Noble College and its True Spirit online stores, Florida Southern College has launched the all-new as the officially licensed fan store of Moccasin athletics.
  • Anderson Joins VanDerLaan as Division II GCAA/PING All-American
    June 20, 2019
    NORMAN, OKLA. - The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its complete set of All-American teams, with Florida Southern senior Christian Anderson joining Michael VanDerLaan on that list. VanDerLaan was previously announced as a PING Division II First Team All-American after winning the NCAA Division II individual national title, and Anderson has now given Florida Southern another All-American as an honorable mention selection.
  • FSC Athletic Communications Wins Three CoSIDA Design Awards
    June 19, 2019
    GREENWOOD, Ind. - Florida Southern College Athletic Communications brought home three national awards in the 2018-19 CoSIDA Publications & Digital Design Contest, it was announced on Tuesday.
  • Mocs Honored at Polk County All Sports Awards
    June 14, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College brought home three honors at the Polk County All Sports Awards on Tuesday evening at the RP Funding Center
  • Florida Southern Finishes 18th in Final Learfield Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Florida Southern College finished 18th in the final 2018-19 NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, it was announced this week. The Moccasins made a combined 11 NCAA postseason appearances this past year, including top-10 finishes in men's golf (third), women's basketball (ninth) and women's lacrosse (ninth).
  • Keesey Named 2019 IWLCA Defender of the Year
    June 13, 2019
    GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Sam Keesey added another award to her long list of accolades as a member of the Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athlete. Keesey was named the 2019 IWLCA Defender of the Year as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Thursday evening. The announcement was made live via the LaxSportsNetwork.
  • Keesey, Bursinger Repeat as IWLCA All-Americans
    June 11, 2019
    GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Sam Keesey and Dani Bursinger were named 2019 IWLCA all-Americans as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Tuesday evening. The announcement was made live via the LaxSportsNetwork during the Divison II all-American Special. 
  • Lawton, Giardina Named Winners of Smetlzly & Webb Awards
    June 07, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College basketball standouts Jonathan Lawton and Camille Giardina have been named as the winners of the Hal Smeltzly (Lawton) and Lois Webb (Giardina) Awards as the top male and female student-athletes at Florida Southern College for 2018-19.
  • Assistant Swimming Coach Kendal Casey Brings Home Fourth-Place Overall Finish from Swim Around Key West
    June 06, 2019
    KEY WEST, FLA. - While the Florida Southern swimming teams have been on their summer break since graduation in early May, one member of the program took part in a competition of a slightly different kind. Assistant coach Kendal Casey recently competed in the Swim Around Key West and brought home a fourth-place overall finish in the 43rd annual event.
  • White Sox Pick Bradford in 13th Round of MLB Draft
    June 05, 2019
    NEW YORK - Florida Southern College junior pitcher Cooper Bradford became the latest Moccasin to hear his name called in the MLB Draft when the Chicago White Sox selected the right-handed hurler with the third pick in the 13th round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft.
  • Makubika Promoted to Associate Head Coach
    June 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Tournament title and a second-straight berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament, assistant coach Mike Makubika has been promoted to the role of associate head coach, Moccasin head coach Mike Donnelly announced on Wednesday.
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