2019 Men's Soccer News

  • Florida Southern College Athletics 2019-20 Academic and MVP Honors Announced
    June 18, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College Athletics has announced major academic and athletic awards for the 2019-20 school year. The Academic Awards are presented to the junior or senior who has the highest grade point average on the team. The Most Valuable Player Awards were selected by the head coach for each respective program.
  • FSC Athletics Ranked 25th in 2019-20 Helper Helper Final Report
    May 22, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics was recognized for its community service efforts over the 2019-20 academic year, logging 4,313 total hours since July 1, 2019. As a department the Mocs ranked 25th among NCAA Division II schools nationally, and was the highest-ranked Sunshine State Conference member institution.
  • Florida Southern to Participate in "Be the Light" on April 16
    April 15, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics will be joining the national movement “Be the Light” this Thursday, April 16, 2020.
  • Ashley Holmes Promoted to Head Coach for Florida Southern Men's Soccer
    April 02, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Ashley Holmes has been named the new Head Coach for the Florida Southern College men’s soccer program. Director of Athletics Drew Howard made the announcement today. Holmes had been an assistant coach for the past six seasons, then was elevated to Interim Head Coach earlier in March.
  • All Florida Southern College Athletic Facilities Closed
    March 20, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Until further notice, all athletic facilities at Florida Southern College are closed. This includes the Jenkins Field House, Gilbert Gymnasium, the Barnett Athletic Complex, Moccasin Field, Chris Bellotto Field, Henley Field, the Ruthven Courts, the Wellness Center and the Hollis Wellness Center Pool, Warden Tennis Courts, and all locker rooms.
  • SSC Cancels All Spring 2020 League Competitions and Championships
    March 13, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - In alignment with yesterday’s NCAA Board of Governors Resolution, the Sunshine State Conference has canceled all league competitions and championships for the spring 2020 semester, effectively immediately. Member institutions will exercise institutional discretion as to practice and regular-season non-conference competition in all sports for the spring 2020 semester. This decision was unanimously agreed upon by the SSC Presidents Council and SSC Athletic Directors Council with the health, safety, and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and campus communities in mind.
  • NCAA Cancels all Winter and Spring Championships
    March 12, 2020
    LAKELAND – The NCAA has issued a statement regarding all winter and sport championships that will cancel all championships. Hence, the NCAA Men’s Basketball South Region Championship, originally scheduled to be held at the Jenkins Field House at Florida Southern, has been canceled.
  • Mocs Place 67 on SSC Commissioner's Fall Sports Honor Roll
    February 21, 2020
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Southern College has placed 67 student-athletes on the 2019 Fall Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, it was announced by Commissioner Ed Pasque. A total of 31 FSC student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA.
  • Former Florida Southern SID Bill Turnage Passes at Age 72
    January 31, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics is saddened to report the passing of former Sports Information Director Bill Turnage. He passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was 72 years old.
  • Women's Athletic Teams Set to Host Cow Chip Bingo
    January 20, 2020
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Southern College Department of Athletics has brought back an ol' time fundraiser - Cow Chip Bingo. This is the 23rd time the College has run the fundraiser, aimed at providing support specifically for the women's athletic programs.
  • Eduardo Capote Named Third Team All-South Region by United Soccer Coaches
    December 09, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, MO. – The United Soccer Coaches honored Florida Southern College senior midfielder Edu Capote, by naming him to their NCAA Division II Men's All-Region Third Team. The award was voted on by the head soccer coaches in the South Region.
  • Lasheras Named 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America ®
    December 04, 2019
    AUSTIN, TEXAS – The 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Men's Soccer team has been announced, and Florida Southern College midfielder Eneko Lasheras has been named to the Second Team. As selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the 2019 Academic All-America® Men's Soccer Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
  • Florida Southern's Edu Capote Named Second-Team All SSC in Men's Soccer
    November 13, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Southern’s Edu Capote was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team in men’s soccer for the 2019 season. The award was voted on by the 11 head coaches in the league.
  • FSC's James Meehan Named SSC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Southern College junior men’s soccer student-athlete James Meehan was named the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, for the period ending November 10, 2019.
  • FSC Men's Soccer Ends Season with 3-0 Loss to PBA in SSC Tournament Quarterfinals
    November 11, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – On a windy night at Rinker Athletic Complex, the sixth-seeded Florida Southern College men’s soccer team (5-6-5) fell to third-seeded Palm Beach Atlantic (13-2-2) in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Championships, by a 3-0 score. The Sailfish, who entered the game No. 7 in the national USC coaches poll, advances to the SSC Semifinals to play at the second-seeded Florida Tech Panthers on Thursday, November 14.
  • Florida Southern Men's Soccer Primed for SSC Tournament Play
    November 07, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer team has qualified for the Sunshine State Conference tournament as the sixth seed, and will travel to West Palm Beach on Monday, November 11, to face third seeded Palm Beach Atlantic at 7:00 p.m. in a Quarterfinal Round match. This is the third time in as many seasons that the Moccasins have qualified for the postseason, and seventh overall appearance. This is only the second year that PBA has been eligible for the SSC postseason, and the first time these two schools will have met.
  • Lehland, Lasheras Earn CoSIDA 2019 Academic All-District Laurels for Men's Soccer
    November 07, 2019
    GREENWOOD, IND. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) honored two Florida Southern College men’s soccer student-athletes today with 2019 Academic All-District® laurels. Senior defender Claus Lehland and senior midfielder Eneko Lasheras both were voted onto the NCAA Division II District 5 team, which comprises 13 student-athletes from the Gulf South, Southern Intercollegiate, and Sunshine State Conferences.
  • Meehan Scores Twice as FSC Men's Soccer Tops Saint Leo to Advance Into SSC Tournament on Senior Day
    November 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – Needing a win to secure a berth in the upcoming Sunshine State Conference men’s soccer tournament, Florida Southern came from behind to defeat visiting Saint Leo, 2-1, on Senior Night, it was junior James Meehan who scored two goals for the Mocs in the final 14 minutes of the game to propel Southern into the postseason.
  • FSC Men's Soccer Scores First, Yet Falls to Embry Riddle, 3-1
    October 30, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer team had an opportunity to strengthen its grip on a potential Sunshine State Conference playoff berth, but let it slip away with a 3-1 loss to Embry-Riddle on Wednesday night, at Moccasin Field.
  • Lindbom Returns to Pitch, Scores as FSC Men's Soccer Beats UMary, 2-1
    October 26, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – Anton Lindbom returned to the pitch today for the Florida Southern College men’s soccer team, and scored the game winning goal as the Mocs defeated visiting University of Mary, 2-1. In the final non-conference match of the year, the Mocs earned their fourth win, and are now 4-4-5 on the season, while UMary drops to 1-10-1.
  • Meehan Scores Twice as FSC Men's Soccer Ties Eckerd, 2-2
    October 23, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. – Behind a pair of goals from James Meehan, the Florida Southern College men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw with Eckerd College on Wednesday night. The tie moves FSC to a 3-4-5 overall record, including a 2-2-4 mark inside the Sunshine State Conference, while Eckerd moves to 6-5-2, and 2-4-1 in the conference.
  • Florida Southern Men's Soccer Beats Barry to Move into Third Place in SSC
    October 19, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer team returned to the win column on Saturday, taking a 2-0 decision at Barry University. The Mocs had gone three straight matches without a win, and are now 3-4-4 overall, and 2-2-3 in the Sunshine State Conference. Barry drops to 4-9 overall, and 1-5 in the SSC.
  • Florida Southern Places in Top-10 Percent of Division II With Academic Success Rate of 90 Percent
    October 16, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Florida Southern College athletics continues to promote student-athlete success in the classroom as the department earned a Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 for the 2012 cohort, the NCAA released on Wednesday. The 90 percent mark is tied for the highest mark that the department has ever earned, with the previous record set during the 2010 six-year cohort. 
  • Southern Men's Soccer Stunned by No. 5 Florida Tech
    October 12, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer team carried play for the bulk of regulation, yet dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 5 Florida Tech on Saturday night. Tech scored all three goals in the last ten minutes of the game to steal the victory. Tech remains undefeated at 8-0-1 (4-0-1 Sunshine State Conference), while Southern drops to 2-4-4 (1-2-3 SSC).
  • Moccasin Spotlight: Trust the Process
    October 11, 2019
    It’s another hot, muggy day early in the fall semester at Florida Southern College as Foster Appiah strolls across campus, his trademark smile on his face as he greets people walking past him.
  • Vincent Scores as FSC Men's Soccer Ties Tampa, 1-1
    October 09, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men's soccer team posted a hard-fought 1-1 draw with the University of Tampa on Wednesday night. The Sunshine State conference match featured two of the top five teams in the conference. Florida Southern is now 2-3-4 overall, and 1-1-3 in the SSC, while Tampa is now 4-4-1 overall, and 2-2-1 in the SSC.
  • Florida Southern Soccer Programs Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for Eighth Consecutive Year
    October 08, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Florida Southern College men's and women's soccer have earned their eighth consecutive United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards. United Soccer Coaches have announced the Team Academic Award winners to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 995 college teams (346 men, 649 women) earned the Team Academic Award. Florida Southern was one of 258 schools who had both their men's and women's programs among the recipients.
  • FSC Men's Soccer Falls to No. 17 Lynn, 1-0
    October 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer program dropped a very physical match to No. 17 Lynn University on Saturday night, 1-0, in front of a raucous crowd at Moccasin Field. No. 17 Lynn remains undefeated at 6-0-1 (3-0-1 Sunshine State Conference), while FSC drops to 2-3-3 (1-1-2 SSC).
  • FSC Men's Soccer Ranked No. 9 in South Region
    October 01, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Florida Southern College men’s soccer program is receiving recognition for its strong play, and is currently ranked No. 9 in the South Region by the United Soccer Coaches. The fourth USC poll of the season was released on October 1.
  • Capote's Golden Goal Lifts FSC Men's Soccer to Road Conference Win
    September 28, 2019
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Behind a golden goal from junior Edu Capote, the Florida Southern College men’s soccer program defeated Nova Southeastern University on Saturday night. The goal came in the fourth minute of overtime, in a Sunshine State Conference match.
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