INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College volleyball earned the No. 1 seed in the South Region of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Tournament, the NCAA announced on Monday evening. The Moccasins, who finished the regular season 25-6 and won the Sunshine State Conference championship, enter the NCAA Tournament on an 18-match winning streak and will host the South Regional for the first time in nearly three decades.
Palm Beach Atlantic, which was the SSC runner-up, earned the No. 2 seed while West Florida, which won the Gulf South Conference, was slotted at No. 3. North Alabama, the GSC runner-up, earned the No. 4 seed. Florida Southern will face eighth-seeded Kentucky State in the first round, while Palm Beach Atlantic will face No. 7 Eckerd. West Florida is slated to face No. 6 Tampa in the opening round of play and North Alabama will take on No. 5, Saint Leo.
The Moccasins are making their 31st NCAA Tournament appearance and will host all three rounds of the regional at Jenkins Field House from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. A complete schedule, along with ticket information, links to live video and stats, team capsules, and more can be found at the NCAA South Regional homepage by clicking HERE.
The South Region champion will advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. The final three rounds of the NCAA Tournament will take Dec. 7-9, at the UWF Field House in Pensacola. The University of West Florida and Pensacola Sports will serve as hosts.
|No. 3 West Florida vs. No. 6 Tampa||Nov. 30||12 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|No. 2 Palm Beach Atlantic vs. No. 7 Eckerd||Nov. 30||2:30 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|No. 4 North Alabama vs. No. 5 Saint Leo||Nov. 30||5 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|No. 1 Florida Southern vs. No. 8 Kentucky State||Nov. 30||7:30 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3||Dec. 1||5 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 4||Dec. 1||7:30 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|
|Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6||Dec. 2||7 p.m.||Live Video||Live Stats||Postgame Press Conference|