Hesse Named 2019 MVP

Hesse Named 2019 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.

The next MVP for the 2018-19 season is Gabby Hesse of the Moccasin women's tennis team. Hesse compiled a 5-4 record in singles play and a 9-5 record in doubles play this past season. The junior from Colorado Springs, Colo. came in clutch for the Mocs throughout the season, including pairing with Natalija Popovic for a 6-2 doubles win on Feb. 16 to help the Mocs upset No. 2 West Florida, 4-3. She also paired with Lorena Rionda to win 6-1 over Isabella Lowrey and Diane Follin-Arbelet from No. 8 Nova Southeastern on March 29. Hesse started singles play in the 2019 season with a 3-0 record, capped off by a two-set win over Paula Alcantara from No. 11 Academy of Art on March 25.

So far in her career as a Moccasin, Hesse has recorded 8-5 and 16-5 records in singles and doubles play, respectively. The rising senior will be a crucial part of the 2019-20 women's tennis team as it seeks to build on the continued success under head coach Trish Riddell, who earned her 200th career win this past season.

Men's Golf Michael VanDerLaan
Women's Tennis Gabby Hesse
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