2018 Florida Southern Volleyball News

  • Volleyball Unable to Slow Down Undefeated Barry
    September 15, 2018
    MIAMI SHORES, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball was unable to upend undefeated Barry University on Saturday, falling 3-0 at the Health and Sports Center. The Moccasins (6-6, 1-3 SSC) suffered their third-straight loss in Sunshine State Conference action, while the Buccaneers (12-0, 4-0) remained perfect both in SSC action and overall.
  • Mocs Drop Road Match at Lynn
    September 14, 2018
    BOCA RATON, FL - Despite holding a 2-1 lead after three sets, Florida Southern College volleyball was unable to close things out in a 3-2 road loss at Sunshine State Conference rival Lynn on Friday night at the de Hoernle Center. The Moccasins (6-5, 1-2 SSC) went up by a set after a thrilling 26-24 victory in the third but the Fighting Knights (7-3, 1-2) used a 25-15 win in the fourth set to take back momentum and never trailed in the fifth and final set, willing by a 15-9 final.
  • Volleyball Unable to Rally Past Saint Leo
    September 08, 2018
    SAINT LEO, FL - After dropping the first two sets, Florida Southern College volleyball rallied back to win two in a row and send the match to a decisive fifth set, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 3-2 loss at Saint Leo on Saturday in Sunshine State Conference action.
  • Mattson Named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week
    September 04, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern College volleyball senior Nicole Mattson has been named as the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday afternoon. Mattson helped lead the Moccasins to a perfect 4-0 record at least weekend's Terrace Hotel Classic, including a win over then No. 4 Ferris State.
  • Mocs Rally Past Eckerd in SSC Opener
    September 04, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nicole Mattson posted a career-best 32 kills and Bethany Besancenez added a season-high 58 assists as Florida Southern College volleyball battle back from a 2-1 deficit to top visiting Eckerd, 3-2, in its Sunshine State Conference opener on Tuesday night at Jenkins Field House. The No. 21 Moccasins (6-3, 1-0 SSC) were forced to win two sets in extra points against the pesky Tritons (5-3, 0-1) to snag FSC's sixth-straight win and avoid its first home loss of the year.
  • Volleyball Sweeps SSC Player of the Week Awards
    September 03, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - After going 4-0 at last weekend's Terrace Hotel Classic, including a win over No. 4 Ferris State, Florida Southern College volleyball swept the weekly Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week awards.
  • Mocs Cap Off Perfect Weekend with Two Wins
    September 01, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nicole Mattson posted back-to-back 27 kill performances as Florida Southern College volleyball wrapped up its opening weekend at home with a pair of wins at the Terrace Hotel Classic on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The No. 23 Moccasins (5-3) went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend by grabbing wins over Catawba, 3-1, and West Texas A&M, 3-0, in their final two matches over Labor Day weekend.
  • Volleyball Dominates in Home Debut
    August 31, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball bounced back from a rough opening weekend by dominating two top-notch opponents on the first day of the Terrace Hotel Classic on Friday night. The No. 23 Moccasins (3-3) took down No. 4 Ferris State (4-2) in their home-opener before cruising to a 3-0 victory over Drury (4-2). In the process, Florida Southern ran its home winning streak to 18-straight dating back to last year
  • Volleyball Snags First Win of 2018 with Saturday Split
    August 25, 2018
    WARRENSBURG, MO - Nicole Mattson tallied 23 kills and Florida Southern College volleyball picked up its first win under new head coach Chris Keen in a 3-1 win over Missouri Southern State (0-4) in its final match of the Peggy Martin Challenge on Saturday.
  • Moccasins Fall Twice on Opening Day
    August 24, 2018
    WARRENSBURG, MO - Florida Southern College volleyball suffered a pair of setbacks on the opening day of the season at the Peggy Martin Challenge on Friday. The No. 4 Moccasins (0-2) were topped by Truman State (1-0) by a 3-1 final in the first match of the day and were on the losing end of a 3-0 score against Drury (2-1) in the final match of the day. Florida Southern will face No. 22 Central Missouri (2 p.m.) and Missouri Southern State (6 p.m.) tomorrow to close out the season-opening tournament.
  • Volleyball Opens New Era on Friday
    August 23, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - After a record-setting campaign in 2017, Florida Southern College volleyball embarks upon a new era in 2018 under first-year head coach Chris Keen. No stranger to the Moccasins, Keen has been vital to the team's success over the past five seasons, helping lead Florida Southern to an NCAA Division II national runner-up finish a year ago as the team's associate head coach.
  • Mocs Picked to Repeat as SSC Volleyball Champions
    August 16, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the Sunshine State Conference title, the SSC announced on Thursday. In a poll of the conference's 11 head coaches, the Moccasins earned seven first-place votes and 94 total points after finishing as last year's NCAA Division II national runners-up and winning their first SSC title since 2006
  • Florida Southern Ranked No. 4 in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll
    August 09, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - After finishing as the NCAA Division II national runner-up a year ago, Florida Southern College volleyball has been ranked No. 4 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on Thursday. The Moccasins finished last season ranked No. 2 in the final AVCA Coaches Poll of the season after finishing as the national runners-up at the 2017 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships.
  • Moccasins Earn Two AVCA Academic Awards
    July 16, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - Florida Southern College earned a pair of team AVCA Team Academic Awards, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Monday. The Moccasins earned the award in both beach and indoor volleyball. This year's round of awards marks the 11th-straight time that indoor volleyball has been honored, while beach volleyball earns the honor in its inaugural season.
  • Volleyball Set to Play 14 Home Matches in 2018
    July 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – After an incredible season in 2017 that saw Florida Southern College volleyball finish as the NCAA Division II national runner-up, first-year head coach Chris Keen and the Moccasins will play 14 home games during the 2018 campaign. Florida Southern made its 2018 schedule official on Monday.