Keesey Named 2019 Team MVP

Keesey Named 2019 Team MVP

LAKELAND, Fla. - Beginning Monday, July 1, 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 of July at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.

Florida Southern College women's lacrosse announced former student-athlete Sam Keesey as the team MVP for the 2019 season. Keesey adds team MVP to a long list of accolades earned during her senior year campaign. Last month, the Bel Air, Md. native was named the 2019 IWLCA Defender of the Year, additionally, she also was named a first-team All-American, first-team All-South Region, first-team All-SSC, and to the SSC all-tournament team. Keesey helped lead a Moccasin defense that held opponents to a stunning 8.25 goals per game and an 8.17 mark in SSC games. The senior defender has totaled 110 draw controls, caused 48 turnovers, picked up 39 ground balls, and recorded six points (1g, 5a) to round out her collegiate career.

During her senior season, Keesey set career highs in draw controls (110), caused turnovers (48), and assists (5). In her career, she has totaled triple digits in draw controls (233), caused turnovers (107), and ground balls (101). She is third all-time in individual single-season draw controls after totaling 110 this year. Keesey is third and fourth all-time in FSC single-season history as she totaled 48 caused turnovers in 2019 and 39 caused turnovers in 2018. In April, she earned conference and national recognition as she followed up a week where she won 13 draw controls, caused eight turnovers and tallied an assist during a week in which the Mocs won a pair of conference games. Keesey's collegiate playing career ended in the Division II IWLCA Senior All-Star game as a member of the South team. On the day, she picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover as the South rallied off four unanswered goals for a 14-13 win. 

Men's Golf Michael VanDerLaan
Women's Tennis Gabby Heese
Baseball Zach Scott
Women's Lacrosse Sam Keesey
Women's Golf July 5
Men's Track July 8
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Men's Tennis July 9
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