2019 Volleyball News

  • Eight Moccasins Record Kills as Volleyball Falls to Nova Southeastern
    October 12, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball saw eight players record kills on Saturday afternoon at the Streamline Sale Arena, but were unable to overcome a strong defensive outing from Nova Southeastern in a 3-0 loss. The Moccasins (3-12, 1-6 SSC) recorded only five kills less than the Sharks (10-6, 3-5 SSC), but were overpowered by a 12-block outing from the away side in three sets. The Mocs will travel to Birmingham, Ala. for three matches at the South Region Crossover on Oct. 18-19.
  • Mocs Drop Close Conference Contest to Fighting Knights
    October 11, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball battled fiercely against conference heavyweight Lynn University but lost a tightly-contested 3-0 match on Friday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (3-11, 1-6 SSC) lost the match to the Fighting Knights (12-3, 5-2 SSC) by only nine points total, including a 26-24 second set and a 25-22 third set. The Mocs will finish their two-game homestand on Saturday as they host Nova Southeastern at 4 p.m. HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Moccasins Earn First Conference Win of the Season, Defeat Tars in 100th Meeting
    October 05, 2019
    WINTER PARK, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball earned its first conference win of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Warden Arena, winning 3-1 over Rollins College in the 100th meeting between the two teams. The Moccasins (3-10, 1-5 SSC) tallied 10 blocks in four sets against the Tars (4-10, 1-5 SSC) and held the home side to a .128 hitting percentage for the day. The Moccasins will be back in action next weekend at home against Lynn and Nova Southeastern.
  • Volleyball Drops Conference Contest to Tampa
    October 01, 2019
    TAMPA, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell 3-0 to the reigning national champion University of Tampa on Tuesday night at the Martinez Center. The Moccasins (2-10, 0-5 SSC) were unable to contain a potent offensive outing from the Spartans (7-6, 3-2 SSC) that saw them hit .427 for the night. The Mocs will hit the road again on Saturday for a conference matchup against Rollins at 4 p.m.
  • Moccasins Fall to Panthers at Home
    September 28, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to Florida Tech at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (2-9, 0-4 SSC) battled but could not outhit a powerful Panther squad (2-10, 1-3 SSC). The Mocs will now hit the road for two conference matches at Tampa on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and at Rollins on Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Moccasins Fall in Conference Home Opener to Undefeated Eagles
    September 27, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell in its conference home opener on Friday night, dropping a 3-0 contest to Embry-Riddle at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (2-8, 0-3 SSC) were unable to contain a potent Eagles (7-0, 3-0 SSC) offense that hit .494 for the evening. The Mocs will conclude their opening weekend of home conference action on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Florida Tech.
  • Mocs Win First Set But Fall 3-1 to Tritons
    September 21, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball dropped its second conference match of the season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 contest to Eckerd at the McArthur Center. The Moccasins (2-7, 0-2 SSC) won the first set but were unable to stop a surge from the Tritons (8-2, 1-1 SSC) as they won three-straight sets and the match. The Mocs will have their home conference opener on Friday, Sept. 27 when they host Embry-Riddle.
  • Volleyball Falls to Saint Leo in Conference Opener
    September 20, 2019
    SAINT LEO, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell in its conference opener on Friday night, dropping a 3-0 contest to Saint Leo at the Marion Bowman Activities Center. The Moccasins (2-6, 0-1) could not overcome strong hitting from the Lions (6-2, 1-0), with the latter finishing the night with a .418 hitting percentage. The Mocs will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon when they travel to St. Petersburg to take on Eckerd.
  • Moccasins Split Matches on Final Day of USC Aiken Invitational
    September 14, 2019
    AIKEN, S.C. - Florida Southern College volleyball split a pair of matches on Saturday at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, defeating Lee, 3-1, and falling to Lander, 3-0. The Moccasins (2-5) had a strong defensive outing against the Flames (4-2), but struggled to find their footing offensively against Lander (5-1). The Moccasins will now turn their attention to the opening weekend of conference action against Saint Leo on Sept. 20 and Eckerd on Sept. 21.
  • Volleyball Drops Close Match to Pacers
    September 13, 2019
    AIKEN, S.C. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell in its opening match of the USC Aiken Invitational as they lost 3-0 to the tournament host on Friday night at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. The Moccasins (1-4) battled the Pacers (5-0) in every set, dropping the first set 27-25 and the second and third sets by identical 25-21 scorelines. The Mocs will look to rebound tomorrow as they take on Lee (10 a.m.) and Lander (3 p.m.).
  • Moccasins Earn First Win of the Season, Fall in Tournament Finale at Terrace Hotel Classic
    September 07, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball earned their first win of the season against Indiana (Pa.) and dropped the last match of the Terrace Hotel Classic against No. 17 Central Missouri on Saturday at the Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (1-3) emerged victorious over the Crimson Hawks (0-3) in a 3-2, five-set thriller in the morning before falling 3-0 to the Jennies (3-1) in the tournament finale.
  • Volleyball Drops Two Matches on Opening Day
    September 06, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball had a tough start to the 2019 season on Friday night, as the Moccasins lost in two 3-1 contests to No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul and Hillsdale on the first day of the Terrace Hotel Classic at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Mocs (0-2) faced two quality opponents in the No. 5 Golden Bears (1-1) and the Chargers (2-0), the latter of which upset Concordia-St. Paul in the first match of the tournament in a five-set thriller.
  • Volleyball Opens 2019 Campaign with Terrace Hotel Classic on Friday
    September 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College volleyball team will open the 2019 season at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House on Sept. 6 as they host No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul at 3 p.m. and Hillsdale at 7 p.m. The second day of the Terrace Hotel Classic will see two more matches for the Moccasins against Indiana (Pa.) and No. 17 Central Missouri at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. The Mocs are entering their second year under head coach Chris Keen, who led his squad to a 22-11 record and a South Region semifinal appearance in his first year at the helm.
  • SCHEDULE UPDATE: Weekend Events Rescheduled
    September 02, 2019
    Women's Soccer, Volleyball Open at Home on Friday
  • Moccasins Receive Votes in AVCA Preseason Poll
    August 20, 2019
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Florida Southern College volleyball received votes in the preseason edition of the American Volleyball Coaches Association's NCAA Division II poll, the organization announced on Tuesday afternoon. The first iteration of the AVCA poll placed reigning National Champion Tampa in first, with the Spartans receiving 43 of the 46 first place votes given. Cal State San Bernandino, Western Washington, Washburn, Concordia-St. Paul round out the top five, while fellow Sunshine State Conference members Palm Beach Atlantic (No. 15), Barry (No. 16) and Saint Leo (RV) made appearances in the poll.
  • Volleyball Picked Fourth in SSC Preseason Poll
    August 19, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - The Sunshine State Conference released its preseason poll on Monday afternoon, with Florida Southern College volleyball picked to finish fourth in the conference in 2019. 2018 National Champion Tampa received 98 total votes and eight first-place votes to earn the No. 1 preseason ranking, while Barry's 93 total votes and three first-place votes earned them the No. 2 nod. Palm Beach Atlantic rounded out the top three with 77 total votes received. The Moccasins sit at fourth with just six less total votes received at 71.
  • Keen Adds Eight for 2019 Season
    July 29, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball head coach Chris Keen has added four transfers and four freshmen to join the Moccasins for the upcoming 2019 season. The incoming class includes student-athletes from six different states as well as two foreign nationals. Florida Southern is coming off a 22-11 record last year including an appearance in the NCAA South Region semifinal.
  • Mattson named Volleyball MVP
    July 23, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.
  • Webb to be Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame
    July 17, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball coaching legend and former director of athletics, Lois Webb, will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame as one of 11 members of the FSHOF Class of 2019.
  • Two Mocs Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    July 09, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Last month a pair of Florida Southern College student-athletes attended the annual NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, taking part in a four-day program designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
  • Volleyball Releases 2019 Schedule
    June 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Second-year head coach Chris Keen and Florida Southern College volleyball will play 14 home matches this fall at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House as the Moccasins released its 2019 schedule on Monday morning.