MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern College has won the 2017-18 men’s and women’s Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cups. The wins mark the 10th time an institution has won both Mayors’ Cups in the same academic year.
MELBOURNE, FL – It was a clean sweep for the Florida Southern men’s swimming team Wednesday as the Moccasins claimed all three of the major postseason awards from the Sunshine State Conference. Mike Blum is the 2018 SSC Coach-of-the-Year for the third straight season, Matthew Holmes is the SSC Swimmer-of-the-Year, and Matias Lopez is the SSC Freshman-of-the-Year. The awards were announced following a vote of league coaches after the conclusion of the NCAA National Championships.
Jasso Claims Mocs’ Seventh Medal of the Meet to Help Florida Southern Secure Fourth-Place Finish at NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
GREENSBORO, NC – For the second night in a row, senior Luis Jasso claimed an individual medal in a breaststroke race, and along with a seventh-place finish from backstroke swimmer Matias Lopez, and a fifth-place finish from the 400-freestyle relay team, Florida Southern used that to secure its seventh consecutive national top-five finish. The strong showing on Saturday allowed the Moccasins to place fourth overall at the 2018 NCAA Division II National Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Silver Medal for Mocs’ 800-Freestyle Relay Team, Bronze for Jasso in 100-Breast; FSC Stands Fourth With One Day Remaining at Division II National Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
GREENSBORO, NC – Senior Luis Jasso made it four years in a row with at least one individual All-American award at the national finals, and will finish his career with at least one medal. Jasso’s third-place finish in the 100-breaststroke was Florida Southern’s best individual performance Friday, but the 800-freestyle relay team topped that with a silver medal in the final event of the night.
Come-From-Behind Win Gives Holmes National Title in 400-IM; Mocs Earn Two Relay Medals to Move into Top-Five at Division II National Finals
GREENSBORO, NC – One night after a bronze medal finish in the 200-IM, it looked like junior Matthew Holmes would be adding a silver to his trophy case in the 400-IM. He did better than that. Trailing three-time national champion Nicholas Arakelian by almost two seconds with two lengths to go, Holmes poured it on during the final stages of the freestyle leg to claim Florida Southern’s first gold medal of the 2018 NCAA Division II National Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Moccasins’ First Medal of the Meet Claimed by Holmes on Day One of the NCAA Division II National Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
GREENSBORO, NC –Matthew Holmes won All-American or honorable mention All-American awards in both of the individual medley events as a freshman and sophomore. He’s halfway to doing that again as a junior. Holmes finished third in the 200-IM on Wednesday, setting a new school record while giving Florida Southern its first medalist of the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
GREENSBORO, NC – Wednesday marks the start of the 2018 NCAA Division II National Swimming and Diving Championships, and the Florida Southern men’s team is putting its streak of six consecutive top-five finishes on the line under third-year head coach Mike Blum. The Moccasins have a well-balanced group of 10 swimmers that include six veterans of previous national meets and four first-time selections. Altogether, they will be eligible to compete in all 14 individual events and all five relays, and Florida Southern is one of only four schools with 10 or more swimmers selected.
The 2018 All-Sunshine State Conference men’s swimming team has been announced and the Florida Southern Moccasins earned a league-high seven selections with four on the first team, two on the second, and one honorable mention. It’s the second year in a row Florida Southern has had the most All-SSC men’s swimmers after eight made the team last season.
INDIANAPOLIS – For the second year in a row, Florida Southern had 10 men’s swimmers selected for the NCAA Division II National Finals, which is being held this year in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, March 14-17. Along with head coach Mike Blum, the Moccasins will be represented by seniors Noah Franz, Luis Jasso, and Luka Matacin; juniors Nico Campbell, Matthew Holmes, and Luka Planinc; sophomore Talor Hamilton; and freshmen Miguel Bernotti, Brandon Dyck, and Matias Lopez.
Two More Gold Medals for the Mocs and One Swimmer-of-the-Meet Trophy for Holmes; Florida Southern Finishes SSC Men’s Swimming Championships as Runner-Up
CLEARWATER, FL – The final day of the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Swimming Championships saw Florida Southern win two more gold medals and junior Matthew Holmes awarded the trophy as the swimmer-of-the-meet. Claiming those individual wins Sunday night were Matias Lopez in the 200-backstroke and Luis Jasso in the 200-breaststroke, while Holmes’ performance throughout the meet helped the Moccasins finish as runner-up to Nova Southeastern.