2017 Florida Southern Volleyball News

  • Chris Keen Named Head Coach of Moccasin Volleyball
    January 16, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College director of athletics Pete Meyer has announced that current Moccasin volleyball associate head coach Chris Keen has been promoted to head coach. The announcement was made on Tuesday, following Jill Stephens’ announcement that she would step down from coaching to become a full-time administrator in the athletic department.
  • Stephens Retires from Coaching, Remains at FSC as Associate AD
    January 15, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – After one of the most incredible coaching runs in Florida Southern College history, volleyball head coach Jill Stephens has announced that she is stepping down from coaching after 17 years at the helm of the Moccasin volleyball program.
  • Florida Southern Falls to Concordia-St. Paul in National Title Match; Mocs Post Best Finish in School History
    December 09, 2017
    PENSACOLA, FL - The magical run for Florida Southern College volleyball ended on Saturday night as it fell to defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul, 3-0, in the NCAA Division II National Championship match at UWF Field House. The No. 21 Moccasins (30-7) hung tough with the No. 3 Golden Bears (34-3) all night, but were unable to slow down a blistering offensive attack by the Golden Bears, who won their second-straight national title and their ninth in the last 11 years.
  • Volleyball Outlasts Gannon to Advance to NCAA Championship Match
    December 08, 2017
    PENSACOLA, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball battled back from a first set loss to continue its historic run and advance to the NCAA Division II Championship match with a 3-2 win over seventh-seeded Gannon on Friday evening at UWF Field House. The No. 21 Moccasins (30-6) used a dominant second set to regain momentum and won the third set before the Golden Knights (32-7) forced a decisive fifth set, which saw the Mocs rally from a three-point deficit to earn their 23rd win in a row.
  • Moccasins Tame Coyotes to Advance to NCAA Semifinals
    December 07, 2017
    PENSACOLA, FL - Nicole Mattson and Anna Tovo combined for 39 kills, and Florida Southern College volleyball advanced to the NCAA Championship semifinals with a 3-1 win over sixth-seeded Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday at the UWF Field House
  • Moccasins Set to Take on Coyotes in NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
    December 06, 2017
    PENSACOLA, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball is set to take on Cal State San Bernardino in the quarterfinal round of the 2017 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship at 1 p.m. on Thursday at UWF Field House in Pensacola. The No. 21 Moccasins (28-6) enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed, while the Coyotes (24-7) earned the No. 6 seed. Florida Southern defeated No. 17 West Florida in the South Regional title match, while CSU San Bernardino is coming off a win over No. 5 Western Washington in the West Region championship match.
  • Keen Named Division II Assistant Coach of the Year
    December 06, 2017
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern College volleyball added to its litany of postseason awards when associate head coach Chris Keen was named as the AVCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Keen is the first Florida Southern coach, head or associate/assistant, to be named as a national coach of the year.
  • Charneco Earns NCAA Elite 90 Honor
    December 06, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball sophomore Courtney Charneco is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
  • Three Moccasins Named AVCA All-Americans
    December 05, 2017
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern College volleyball earned three all-America honors on Tuesday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its Division II all-America teams. Nicole Mattson (first team), Anna Tovo (second team), and Bethany Besancenez (third team) each earned all-America accolades.
  • Moccasins Earn No. 3 Seed at NCAA National Championships
    December 03, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College volleyball earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Division II National Championship, the NCAA announced on Sunday evening. The No. 21 Moccasins (28-6) will face No. 6 seeded Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Pensacola. Florida Southern and Cal State San Bernardino have met just once on the volleyball court in the history of both programs.
  • Volleyball Wins NCAA South Regional Championship
    December 02, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball won its fifth NCAA Division II South Region title with a 3-1 victory over No. 17 West Florida on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The No. 21 Moccasins (28-6) came from behind after the Argonauts (30-7) won the first sent, and punched their ticket to the NCAA National Quarterfinals for the first time since 1991. Four players finished with at least 10 kills for the Mocs, who will head to Pensacola next week for the NCAA Championships.
  • 2017 NCAA South Regional Gameday Central
    December 01, 2017
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  • Volleyball Wins 20th-Straight to Advance to South Region Championship
    December 01, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball won its 20th-straight match, 3-0, over Saint Leo on Friday night in the NCAA South Region semifinals to advance to their third consecutive regional championship match. The No. 21 Moccasins (27-6) eliminated the No. 23 Lions (23-7) from the South Regional for the second-straight year by scores of 25-21, 25-22, and 25-20.
  • Mocs Race Past Kentucky State in NCAA Tournament Action
    November 30, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Regional with a 3-0 win over Kentucky State on Thursday night at Jenkins Field House. The No. 21 Moccasins (26-6), who entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed, topped the eighth-seeded Thoroughbrettes (26-13) by scores of 25-18, 25-20, and 25-19 to win their 19th-straight match and move on to the semifinal round for the seventh-straight year.
  • Four Moccasins Honored as AVCA All-South Region
    November 29, 2017
    LEXINGTON, KY - Nicole Mattson was named as the South Region Player of the Year, and Florida Southern College volleyball head coach Jill Stephens earned South Region Coach of the Year honors when the American Volleyball Coaches Association released its annual all-region teams on Wednesday. In addition to Mattson and Stephens, two more Moccasins were honored by the AVCA as Anna Tovo and Bethany Besancenez earned first team all-South Region honors.
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    November 23, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Black Friday is here and it's time to gear up for the holidays by grabbing Florida Southern Moccasins gear for your friends and family! In order to help you show your Mocs pride, we've got an exclusive deal for you!
  • Mocs Earn Three First-Team SSC Honors; Stephens Named Coach of the Year
    November 21, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball garnered three first team all-conference selections and a conference Coach of the Year award when the Sunshine State Conference announced its annual volleyball awards on Tuesday afternoon. Bethany Besancenez, Nicole Mattson, and Anna Tovo earned first team all-SSC honors while head coach Jill Stephens was named as the SSC Coach of the Year for the second time in her career.
  • Volleyball Earns No. 1 Seed, Set to Host NCAA South Regional
    November 20, 2017
    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.
  • Moccasins Win 18th-Straight to Finish Regular Season
    November 18, 2017
    MIAMI SHORES, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball finished off the regular season with its 18th-straight victory, a 3-0 sweep of Sunshine State Conference rival Barry on Saturday at the Barry Health and Sports Center. The No. 22 Moccasins (25-6, 19-1 SSC) topped the Buccaneers (10-15, 6-14) for the second time this season, and finished the season with the most conference wins in program history and the team's longest winning streak since 1990.
  • Volleyball Clinches SSC Championship
    November 17, 2017
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball clinched its eighth Sunshine State Conference championship with a 3-0 win over Nova Southeastern on Friday evening at Rick Case Arena. The No. 22 Moccasins (24-6, 18-1 SSC) picked up their 17th win in a row and finished off the season sweep of the Sharks (6-20, 4-15) to win their first conference title since 2006, and the programs first outright SSC championship since 1990.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Earns NCAA Academic Excellence Award
    November 16, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College's intercollegiate athletic programs are one of 32 Division II programs across the country to earn the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
  • Tovo Named to Academic All-District Team
    November 16, 2017
    GREENWOOD, IN - Florida Southern College volleyball's Anna Tovo has been named as a CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Tovo was among seven players from District 5, which represents the Gulf South, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic and Sunshine State conferences, to earn the honor.
  • Volleyball Tames Lions, Pushes Win Streak to 16
    November 14, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - On a night that featured one of the longest sets in program history and a new addition to the 1,000 kill club, Florida Southern College volleyball picked up a crucial victory over No. 23 Saint Leo, 3-0, in Sunshine State Conference action on Tuesday at Jenkins Field House. The No. 22 Moccasins (23-6, 17-1 SSC) dominated the first two sets and outlasted the Lions (20-6, 14-4) in a wild third set to clinch at least a share of the SSC regular-season title.
  • Besancenez Earns Fourth SSC Setter of the Week Award
    November 13, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - For the fourth time this season, Florida Southern College volleyball's Bethany Besancenez has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Setter of the Week, the SSC office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Mattson Named SSC Offensive Player of the Week Again
    November 13, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - For the third time this season, Florida Southern College volleyball's Nicole Mattson has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the SSC office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Mocs Roll to Senior Day Victory
    November 11, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball rolled to a 3-0 victory over Florida Tech on Senior Day as the No. 24 Moccasins (22-6, 16-1 SSC) topped the Panthers (9-15, 4-14) for the fourth-straight time and ran their win streak to 15 matches in a row. The Mocs are slated to close out the home portion of their regular-season schedule on Tuesday against No. 23 Saint Leo in a pivotal Sunshine State Conference and NCAA South Region showdown.
  • Mocs Dominate ERAU for 14th-Straight Win
    November 10, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball came up with another dominant effort in a 3-0 win over Embry-Riddle in Sunshine State Conference action on Friday evening at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (21-6, 15-1 SSC) picked up their 14th-straight win and finished off the regular-season sweep of the Eagles (13-11, 8-10), earning their 12th sweep of the season.
  • Tovo Earns National Player of the Week Honors
    November 07, 2017
    LEXINGTON, KY - Coming off an incredible week that included an upset of the nation's No. 6 team and a pair of Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week honors, Florida Southern College volleyball added another accolade when senior Anna Tovo was named as the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
  • Besancenez Earns Third SSC Setter of the Week Honors
    November 06, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball junior Bethany Besancenez was selected as the Sunshine State Conference Setter of the Week for the third time this season, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Tovo Named SSC Offensive Player of the Week
    November 06, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - After helping Florida Southern College volleyball to three wins including a 3-0 sweep of No. 6 Palm Beach Atlantic, senior Anna Tovo has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
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