INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse has earned the No. 2 seed in the South Region of the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Tournament, the NCAA announced on Sunday evening. The Moccasins (16-3) enter the tournament following an OT loss to Tampa in the Sunshine State Conference tournament. Florida Southern finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak after winning their fifth-straight Sunshine State Conference regular-season title.
MELBOURNE, FL - Patricia Werker was named the 2019 Sunshine State Conference women's lacrosse freshman of the year, as announced by the conference office Friday morning. Florida Southern had a total of nine student-athletes named to the All-SSC first and second teams. Riley Bannatyne, Dani Bursinger, and Sam Keesey were named to the first team. Six Moccasins were named to the second team. Nine honorees are the second most since the Mocs had ten in 2015. Werker becomes the 50th student-athlete since 1988 to earn SSC freshman of the year honors. She is now the 25th Moccasin female freshman of the year.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse erased a six-goal halftime deficit to send the 2019 Sunshine State Conference title game to overtime. Grace Glinecki tied the game at 18-18 before the Mocs (16-3) watched Tampa (14-3) put the winning goal in the back of the net just nine seconds into overtime. Marina Jozokos, Becca Hill, Aubriana Benedetto, and Sam Keesey were all named to the all-tournament team.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse rallied back to earn its fifth-straight trip to the Sunshine State Conference title game. The Mocs (16-2, 5-1 SSC) used a 14-goal first half to defeat Florida Tech (7-9, 2-4 SSC) in the first round of the conference tournament. Three different Mocs finished with four points each in the victory.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse closed out the 2019 regular season with a 22-2 victory over Palm Beach Atlantic. The Mocs (15-2, 5-1 SSC) opened the game on a 9-0 run to defeat the Sailfish (5-9, 0-6 SSC).
FINDLAY, OH - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 19-5 victory at Findlay. The Mocs (14-2, 4-1 SSC) opened the game on a 7-0 run to defeat the Oilers (6-8, 4-0 GMAC).
TIFFIN, OH - Marina Jozokos put the Mocs up 3-0 in the first three minutes of the game and Brenna Smith added two more goals in the first ten minutes as Florida Southern College women's lacrosse scored all the goals needed to defeat Tiffin. In her return home, Smith recorded the game-winning goal for the Mocs (13-2, 4-1 SSC) at the 20:36 mark of the first half to beat the Dragons (7-6, 3-0 GMAC). The victory also marked head coach Kara Reber's 200th career victory.
LAKELAND, FL - For the second time this week, Florida Southern College women's lacrosse senior Sam Keesey has earned player of the week honors. This time from the IWLCA as announced by the organization's office Wednesday afternoon.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse spoiled Saint Leo's bid for a perfect season as the Mocs (12-2, 4-1 SSC) held the Lions (13-1, 2-1 SSC) to a season-low six goals. Senior Dani Bursinger won a total nine draw controls for the visiting Mocs and with her sixth draw control of the game, she hit the 400 mark for her career. She is the first Moccasin to hit this milestone.