Athletics News

  • Florida Southern Defeated by Palm Beach Atlantic in Overtime
    October 20, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer honored its senior class prior to an overtime loss to Palm Beach Atlantic. The Mocs (5-9-1, 3-6-0 SSC) got on the board in the fifth minute to take a 1-0 lead over the Sailfish (7-7-1, 3-5-1). Midway through the overtime period Palm Beach Atlantic scored the game winner.
  • No. 3 Palm Beach Atlantic Uses Second-Half Free Kick to Defeat Florida Southern 1-0 in Men’s Soccer
    October 20, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – A free kick early in the second half turned into a goal for defender Thomas Spear as 3rd-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic withstood a strong attack by Florida Southern for a 1-0 win over the Moccasins Saturday night.
  • Volleyball Sweeps West Georgia for Fourth-Straight Win
    October 20, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL - Nicole Mattson tallied 19 kills and Florida Southern College volleyball picked up its fourth-straight victory with a 3-0 sweep of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Sports Center.
  • No. 14 Saint Leo Prevails Over No. 7 Florida Southern as Men’s Swimming Team Goes 1-1 on Opening Weekend
    October 20, 2018
    SAINT LEO, FLA. – Saint Leo jumped out to an early lead by winning the first two events before Matthew Holmes gave Florida Southern a win in the 200-free, and the 14th-ranked Lions went on to out-score the 7th-ranked Moccasins 163½-98½ on Saturday.
  • Women’s Swimming Team Gets a Weekend Split After Falling to Saint Leo on Saturday
    October 20, 2018
    SAINT LEO, FLA. – Florida Southern and Saint Leo split the first six races of the day Saturday, with Katie Moore, Krystal Karas, and Rebeka Dics all in the win column, but the Lions won seven of the final eight to down the 17th-ranked Moccasins, 158-104.
  • FSC Takes 2nd at Sand Shark Invite Behind Jones' 3rd Place Finish
    October 20, 2018
    HARDEEVILLE, SC - Mason Jones continued his strong sophomore campaign by finishing in third place, leading Florida Southern to a second-place showing at the USC Beaufort Sand Shark Invitational Cross Country meet here Saturday morning at the Sgt. Jasper Park. Jones led all Division II runners in the meet with a time of 25:14.3. The 34-team field featured 281 runners.
  • Flemming Paces Mocs to 3rd Place Finish at Sand Shark Race
    October 20, 2018
    HARDEEVILLE, SC - Sophomore Hannah Flemming ran an 18:19.3 to finish in eighth place over a 5K race and lead Florida Southern to a third-place finish at the USC Beaufort Sand Shark Invitational Cross Country meet here Saturday morning at the Sgt. Jasper Park. The Moccasins finished with 106 points, trailing the Savannah College of Art & Design, which won with 66 points, and fellow Sunshine State Conference member, Embry-Riddle, which took second with 73 points.
  • Men's Golf Team Now No. 6 in Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll
    October 19, 2018
    NORMAN, Okla. – With one fall tournament remaining on the schedule, the Florida Southern men’s golf team is ranked No. 6 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll. The Moccasins fell four spots from their position in late September as part of a top-10 shakeup that saw only top-ranked Barry hold on to its previous ranking, with three new teams moving into the upper echelon of the poll.
  • Florida Southern Wins all 11 Events as Men’s Swimming Team Opens Season with 152-34 Win at Rollins
    October 19, 2018
    WINTER PARK, FLA. – With eight different swimmers winning individual events, including Nico Campbell, who won twice, 7th-ranked Florida Southern opened up the 2018-19 season under new head coach Andy Robins with a 152-34 victory over Rollins on Friday afternoon.
  • Seniors Moore and Karas Lead Women's Swimming Team to Season-Opening 128-77 Win at Rollins
    October 19, 2018
    WINTER PARK, FLA. – Behind two individual wins from senior Katie Moore in the 500 and 1,000-freestyle, and a pair of relay victories that both included 50-freestyle winner Krystal Karas, No. 17 Florida Southern opened the 2018-19 season by downing Rollins College, 128-77, Friday afternoon. The dual meet victory marked the debut for new Florida Southern head coach Andy Robins.
  • Mocs Top No. 12 West Florida, Sweep Valdosta State
    October 19, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL - Rachael Martin and Nicole Mattson put on an offensive clinic as Florida Southern College volleyball kicked off the 2018 South Region Crossover with a pair of 3-0 victories on Friday at the Orlando Sports Center.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #6 (October 25, 1997)
    October 19, 2018
    The recent and continuing success of the 2018 men’s soccer team has drawn a lot of comparisons to past Moccasin teams, including one in particular. In 1997, the Moccasins were in their fifth season under former Florida Southern goalkeeper Kris Pahl, who by the end of his career would be involved in more games as a player, assistant coach or head coach than anyone else in the history of Florida Southern soccer, 357 to be exact. The Moccasins had been hovering right around the .500 mark for a few seasons prior to 1997, but it was that year in which they took the next step forward and began the greatest five-year run the program has ever had. From 1997-2001, the Mocs won 12 or more games four times, had three seasons allowing less than one goal per match, and became fixtures in the South Region rankings with many of those weeks in the national rankings as well. It was on October 25, 1997, that Florida Southern broke a mark that had stood for 25 years, setting a new school record for wins with a resounding 8-0 victory over Carson-Newman.
  • Robins Announces the Hiring of Kendal Casey as Florida Southern's New Assistant Swimming Coach
    October 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FLA. - Florida Southern College head swimming coach Andy Robins has announced the hiring of Kendal Casey as the Moccasins’ new assistant swimming coach. Casey joins the Florida Southern staff after a year as a volunteer assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University following her college career at the University of Kentucky where she earned All-SEC and honorable mention All-American honors for the Wildcats.
  • Season Begins for Nationally Ranked Swimming Teams this Weekend
    October 18, 2018
    The 2018-19 season begins this weekend for the Florida Southern swimming teams as they begin their first year under new head coach Andy Robins with back-to-back dual meets Friday afternoon at Rollins and Saturday morning at Saint Leo. The men’s squad is coming off its seventh consecutive top-five finish at the NCAA Division II National Championships, while the women’s team placed 18th at last year’s national championship meet and has six top-15 finishes in the last eight years.
  • Moccasins Extend Winning Streak at Eckerd
    October 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern women's soccer kept Eckerd College off the board for 89 minutes en route to its second-straight victory. Freshman Caitlyn Lowery gave the Mocs (5-8-1, 3-5-0 SSC) a crucial insurance goal in the 74th minute as they defeated Eckerd (6-5-1, 3-5-0) 2-1 on Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Moccasin Men’s Soccer Team Unleashes Scoring Barrage in 7-1 Win over Eckerd
    October 17, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – After conceding a goal in the 28th minute that gave Eckerd a 1-0 lead, Florida Southern needed only 32 seconds to tie the score, less than four minutes to take the lead itself, and not even the remainder of the first half to turn the game into a rout. The scoring continued well into the second half too as seven different Moccasins scored goals in a record-tying 7-1 win over the Tritons.
  • Florida Southern Sits at No. 5 in First NCAA South Region Men's Soccer Ranking
    October 17, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released its first regional rankings of the 2018 season, and the Florida Southern men’s soccer team is No. 5 in the South. The rankings are used in the selection process for the NCAA Tournament in November, with four teams allocated to the South Region. The champions of the Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference, as determined by their respective conference tournaments, each receive automatic bids, with the remaining two spots filled by at-large teams determined by regional ranking.
  • Florida Southern and Gartrell Claim Take Runner-Up Spots at Saint Leo Invitational
    October 16, 2018
    SAINT LEO, FL – With individual runner-up Amanda Gartrell shooting a second-round 71, and all five golfers in the 70s for the second day in a row, 5th-ranked Florida Southern finished the 2018 Saint Leo Invitational tied with No. 3 Nova Southeastern for second place, finishing three shots behind No. 4 Barry. It’s the fourth straight tournament in which Florida Southern has been the runner-up.
  • Moccasins Move up Three Spots on Final Day of Copperhead Championship Behind Ibbotson’s 70
    October 16, 2018
    INNISBROOK, FL – Chase Ibbotson had Florida Southern’s best round of the day with a one-under-par 70, and three of his teammates had either a 72 or 73 as the 2nd-ranked Moccasins moved up three spots to finish the Copperhead Championship in a three-way tie for ninth.
  • Top-20 Soccer Moments at Barnett Field, #7 (October 30, 2012)
    October 16, 2018
    Ties are a way of life in soccer, though they often drive American sports fans out of their mind. It’s not that they don’t happen in other sports, but they’re so rare as to be noteworthy. Donovan McNabb once famously admitted he didn’t know NFL games could end in a tie, and the Florida Southern baseball team even played to a scoreless draw in 2018 at Mount Olive. In soccer, they happen frequently, and if a college postseason game ends in a draw, a series of five penalty kicks are used to determine which team advances to the next round, even though the official results still list it as a tie. By 2012, the Florida Southern women’s soccer team had been through that scenario four times in the previous four seasons, and come out on the wrong end in all four. On October 30, 2012, the Moccasins ended that hex, however, by “beating” Lynn in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
  • Tucker Leading Moccasin Men's Golf Team in College Debut at Copperhead Championship
    October 15, 2018
    INNISBROOK, FL – Michael VanDerLaan’s one-under-par 70 was the Moccasins’ best score of round one Monday, and Johnny Tucker’s 71 was their best in round two, and together they were the Mocs’ top golfers for the day as 2nd-ranked Florida Southern was tied for 12th at the Copperhead Championship at Innisbrook Resort.
  • Moccasins Finish Fourth at NCWSA National Championships
    October 15, 2018
    SAN MARCOS, TX - Tanguy Dailland and Valentina Gonzalez each finished second in the trick competition, and Allie Nicholson finished second in the women's slalom as Florida Southern College water ski took fourth place at the 2018 Connelly Skis NCWSA National Championships over the weekend. Dailland (5,910 points) finished just 60 points out of first place and was a comfortable 80 points better than the third-place finisher on the men's side. He also placed fifth in the jump competition.
  • Zagers’ 71 and a Dozen Birdies by the Moccasins Have Florida Southern in Second at Saint Leo Invitational
    October 15, 2018
    SAINT LEO, FL – Sophomore Ashley Zagers opened the Saint Leo Invitational with a career-best one-under par 71, and combined with her teammates to give Florida Southern 12 birdies in the round as the 5th-ranked Moccasins ended day one just two shots behind 4th-ranked Barry with a team score of 295.
  • SNAKEBYTES: Volume 17, Issue 09
    October 15, 2018
    This week's issue of SnakeBytes is now available.
  • Routt Named SSC Defensive Player-of-the-Week for Oct. 15
    October 15, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - After shutting out Embry-Riddle on Saturday night, Florida Southern women's soccer goalie Tori Routt was named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week for October 15. Routt's selection is the first for the Mocs this season and the first in her career. 
  • Lehland Awarded SSC Defensive Player of the Week
    October 15, 2018
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Coming off two shutout wins last week, Florida Southern’s Claus Lehland is the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, bringing to four the total number of award winners this season from the Florida Southern men’s soccer team. The junior defender from Bergen, Norway played a vital role in the Moccasins’ 1-0 non-conference win over Mary (N.D.) to start the week before they finished it with a 4-0 win at Embry-Riddle in SSC play.
  • Routt Earns First Collegiate Victory in Shutout of Embry-Riddle
    October 13, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Freshman goalkeeper Tori Routt made a single save in her first collegiate shutout and victory as Florida Southern women's soccer defeated Embry-Riddle 1-0 on Saturday evening. Junior Alexa Moberley's late goal in the first half was all the scoring the match would see. The Mocs (4-8-1, 2-5-0 SSC) picked up their second SSC victory of the season, while the Eagles (6-5-0, 4-3-0) stay winless on the road.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Volleyball Past Lynn
    October 13, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Four different players tallied at least 10 kills as Florida Southern College volleyball turned in an extremely balanced offensive performance in a 3-1 in over Lynn on Saturday afternoon in Sunshine State Conference action at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (14-8, 9-5 SSC) bounced back from a loss on Friday to avenge a road loss to the Fighting Knights (11-10, 5-9) back in September.
  • Four Different Mocs Score, Lehland Assists Two as Florida Southern Downs Embry-Riddle 4-0 in Men’s Soccer
    October 13, 2018
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL – After scoreless first half with almost no scoring chances for either team, Florida Southern erupted for four goals in the second half, with junior defender Claus Lehland assisting two of them, as the Moccasins downed Embry-Riddle 4-0 Saturday night. The win moves Florida Southern’s overall record to 11-2, and its Sunshine State Conference record to 5-2. It also puts Florida Southern on the verge of clinching a spot in the SSC Tournament pending other results Saturday night.
  • Volleyball Falters at Home Against Barry
    October 12, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - A furious rally late in the match proved to be too little, too late as Florida Southern College volleyball lost its first home contest in over a year in a 3-1 loss to Barry on Friday night in Sunshine State Conference action at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (13-8, 8-5 SSC) fell behind by two sets and nearly came back to force a fifth, but the Buccaneers (19-2, 11-2) were able to hang on for their fifth-straight win.
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