Athletics News

  • Sunshine State Conference Announces Preseason Coaches Poll
    August 20, 2018
    Florida Southern College women's soccer selected sixth in Sunshine State Conference preseason poll.
  • VanDerLaan Earns Hal Smeltzly Award, O'Brien Named Lois Webb Award Winner
    August 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – 2018 NCAA Division II men’s golf all-American John VanDerLaan and women’s lacrosse all-American Meghan O’Brien have been named as the recipients of the Hal Smeltzly (men’s) and Lois Webb (women’s) Awards as Florida Southern College’s Most Outstanding Male and Female student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • 105 Moccasins Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 16, 2018
    CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College had 105 student-athletes named as D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients, the D2 Athletic Directors Association announced on Thursday.
  • Mocs Picked to Repeat as SSC Volleyball Champions
    August 16, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Sunshine State Conference title, the SSC announced on Thursday. In a poll of the conference's 11 head coaches, the Moccasins earned seven first-place votes and 94 total points after finishing as last year's NCAA Division II national runners-up and winning their first SSC title since 2006
  • Florida Southern Ranked No. 4 in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll
    August 09, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - After finishing as the NCAA Division II national runner-up a year ago, Florida Southern College volleyball has been ranked No. 4 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Thursday. The Moccasins finished last season ranked No. 2 in the final AVCA Coaches Poll of the season after finishing as the national runners-up at the 2017 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships.
  • Gonzalez Selected as FSC Women's Water Ski Team MVP
    August 02, 2018
    Freshman Valentina Gonzalez has been selected as the Florida Southern men's water ski team MVP by Moccasin head coach Curtis Rabe.
  • Moccasins Named as Zag Sports/IWLCA Academic Merit Squad
    August 01, 2018
    GRAND LAKE, CO - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse has been named as the Zag Sports NCAA Division II Academic Merit Squad, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced on Wednesday. The Moccasins earned the award by finishing with the highest cumulative team grade-point average among all Division II women's lacrosse programs.
  • Techoueyres Named FSC Men's Water Ski Team MVP
    July 31, 2018
    Freshman Aris Techoueyres has been chosen as the Florida Southern men's water ski team MVP by Moccasin head coach Curtis Rabe.
  • Mattson Named FSC Volleyball Team MVP
    July 31, 2018
    Senior Nicole Mattson has been selected as the Florida Southern volleyball team MVP by Moccasin head coach Jill Stephens (Ed. Note: Coach Stephens announced her retirement at the conclusion of the 2017 season and associate head coach Chris was promoted to head coach).
  • Cantor Named MVP of FSC Women's Track Team
    July 26, 2018
    Freshman Addison Cantor has been named the Florida Southern women's track team MVP by Moccasin coach Stephanie Bylander.
  • Ormsby Selected as FSC Men's Track MVP
    July 26, 2018
    Senior Bobby Ormsby has been named the FSC Men's Track Team MVP by Moccasin coach Stephanie Bylander.
  • Four Men's Golfers Earn GCAA All-America Scholar Honors
    July 27, 2018
    NORMAN, OK - Florida Southern College men's golf saw four of its student-athletes earn Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America, the GCAA announced earlier this week. Recent graduates John Coultas and John VanDerLaan each earned the award for the second-straight year, while Christian Anderson and Michael VanDerLaan were named all-American Scholars for the first time in their young careers.
  • FSC Track Teams Honored for Academic Excellence
    July 26, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS – Both the Florida Southern women's and men's track teams were named Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.
  • Rionda Named FSC Women's Tennis MVP
    July 26, 2018
    Junior Lorena Rionda has been named the Florida Southern women's tennis team MVP for a second straight year by Moccasin head coach Trish Riddell.
  • Eight Men's Tennis Players Earn ITA All-Academic Honors
    July 25, 2018
    Eight members of the Florida Southern men's tennis team have been named to the 2017-18 All-Academic team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The honored players (and their respective majors) include:
  • ITA All-Academic Honors Earned By Eight Women's Tennis Players
    July 25, 2018
    Eight members of the Florida Southern women's tennis team have been named to the 2017-18 All-Academic team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The honored players (and their respective majors) include:
  • Alvarez-Hevia Named FSC Men's Tennis MVP
    July 25, 2018
    Senior Miguel Alvarez-Hevia has been named the Florida Southern men's tennis team's MVP by head coach Greg Van Emburgh.
  • VanDerLaan Shines in PGA Tour Debut
    July 24, 2018
    NICHOLASVILLE, KY - After putting together one of the most successful careers in the history of the storied Florida Southern College men's golf program, former Moccasin all-American John VanDerLaan made a splash in his first PGA Tour event at the 2018 Barbasol Championship over the weekend. VanDerLaan qualified for the event, which was played at Keene Trace Golf Club, by winning the 2018 Barabsol Shootout in June and earning a sponsor's exemption to the Barbasol Championship.
  • Moore Selected as FSC Women's Swim Team MVP
    July 20, 2018
    Katie Moore has been named the Florida Southern women's swim team MVP by Moccasin head coach Mike Blum.
  • Women's Lacrosse Earns More IWLCA Accolades
    July 23, 2018
    GRAND LAKE, CO - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse was named as an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced on Monday. In addition, the Moccasins also had nine individual student-athletes earn IWLCA Division II Academic Honor Roll accolades.
  • Holmes Named FSC Men's Swimming MVP
    July 20, 2018
    Matthew Holmes has been named the Florida Southern men's swimming team MVP by Moccasin head coach Mike Blum.
  • Bell Chosen as Moccasin Softball Team MVP
    July 20, 2018
    Shannon Bell has been chosen as the Florida Southern softball team MVP by Moccasin head coach Chris Bellotto.
  • Ross and St. Lifer Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 19, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Former Florida Southern College men's basketball student-athletes Tyler Ross and Luke St. Lifer have been named to 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced this week. In order to be eligible for a spot on the NABC Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
  • Reber Named IWLCA South Region Coach of the Year
    July 19, 2018
    GRAND LAKE, CO - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse head coach Kara Reber has been named as the NCAA Division II South Region Coach of the Year, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWCLA) announced on Thursday. Along with 15 other regional winners at the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division II levels, Reber will be honored at the annual IWLCA Honors Banquet on Nov. 14 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
  • Norrstrom Picks Up FSC Women's Soccer MVP Honor
    July 19, 2018
    Senior goalkeeper Helena Norrstrom has been selected as the Florida Southern women's soccer MVP by Moccasin head coach Paul Lawrence.
  • Gums Earns FSC Men's Soccer MVP
    July 17, 2018
    Christoph Gums has been chosen as the Florida Southern men's soccer MVP by Moccasin head coach Jason Carlson.
  • Santoli Named SSC Woman of the Year
    July 17, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Emily Santoli of Florida Southern College has been named the 2017-18 Sunshine State Conference Woman of the Year. The IWLCA All-American becomes the first Moccasin to win the award.
  • O'Brien Selected as FSC Women's Lacrosse MVP
    July 17, 2018
    Senior Meghan O'Brien has been selected as Florida Southern women's lacrosse MVP by Moccasin head coach Kara Reber.
  • Moccasins Earn Two AVCA Academic Awards
    July 16, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern College earned a pair of team AVCA Team Academic Awards, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Monday. The Moccasins earned the award in both beach and indoor volleyball. This year's round of awards marks the 11th-straight time that indoor volleyball has been honored, while beach volleyball earns the honor in its inaugural season.
  • WGCA Names Three Moccasins as All-American Scholars
    July 16, 2018
    CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has released its all-American Scholars for the recently completed 2017-18 season, and Florida Southern College women's golf saw three of its student-athletes earn the honor. Tori Higgins, Shelby Lewis, and Ashley Zagers were all recognized for their work in the classroom. The criteria for selection as a WGCA all-American scholar are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, as student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 or higher.
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