2018 Florida Southern Volleyball News

  • Mattson Named SSC Player of the Year, Martin Earns Second Team Honors
    November 13, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Nicole Mattson was named as the Sunshine State Conference volleyball Player of the Year, and Rachael Martin earned second team all-SSC honors when the conference office announced its annual volleyball awards on Tuesday afternoon. Mattson, who was also named as a first team all-SSC selection, is the fifth Florida Southern volleyball student-athlete to win the SSC Player of the Year award and the first since Sara Stewart in 2000.
  • Volleyball Opens NCAA Regional Play on Thursday
    November 13, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball will begin its quest to win a second-straight NCAA South Region title when it takes on No. 21 West Florida in the opening round of postseason play on Thursday at 5 p.m. in West Palm Beach. The Moccasins (21-10) earned their ninth-straight NCAA Tournament bid when selections were announced on Sunday evening and are coming off a massive upset of then No. 9 Tampa (3-1) in the regular-season finale on Saturday.
  • Mocs Upset No. 9 Tampa on Senior Day
    November 10, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nicole Mattson and Rachael Martin each tallied double-digit kills as Florida Southern College volleyball snagged a huge upset over No. 9 Tampa on Senior Day at Jenkins Field House on Saturday. The Moccasins (21-10, 13-7 SSC) knocked off the Sunshine State Conference's top team as it took a 2-0 lead on the Spartans (27-4, 17-3) and hung on in an extra-points fourth set to come up with a massive 3-1 victory.
  • Volleyball Cruises Past Rollins
    November 09, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball hit the 20-win mark for the seventh-straight year as it swept Rollins, 3-0, in Sunshine State Conference action on Friday night at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (20-10, 12-7 SSC) dominated the Tars (4-25, 1-18) with a stifling defensive performance that saw Florida Southern hold Rollins to a hitting percentage of just .021.
  • 16th-Ranked Palm Beach Atlantic Comes from Behind to Down Florida Southern in Four Sets Saturday
    November 03, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Nicole Mattson led the Moccasins with 20 kills and added 18 digs, while Gabby Fresh and Bethany Besancenez each hit the 20-dig mark, but Florida Southern dropped a four-set decision to No. 16 Palm Beach Atlantic. The Moccasins (19-10, 11-7 Sunshine State Conference) took the first set 25-20, but the Sailfish (26-4, 15-4) won the next three, 25-21, 26-24, and 25-22 to claim the victory. That result gave the two teams a season split after the Moccasins had defeated the Sailfish 3-1 in Lakeland on September 28.
  • Moccasins Sweep Season Series of Sharks
    November 02, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball completed the season sweep of Nova Southeastern on Friday night in Fort Lauderdale with a three-set victory. Tierra Porter and Nicole Mattson tallied 10+ kills each as the Mocs (19-9, 11-6) picked up their second three-set sweep of the Sharks (6-22, 4-14) this season. 
  • Moccasins Complete Season Sweep of Embry-Riddle
    October 27, 2018
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Three different players tallied at least 10 kills as Florida Southern College volleyball bounced back from a first-set loss to pick up a 3-1 victory over Embry-Riddle in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday at the ICI Center. The Moccasins (18-9, 10-6 SSC) overcame a slow start on offense to top the Eagles (17-9, 8-8) for the second time this season
  • Volleyball Falls to Florida Tech in Five
    October 26, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball rallied from a 2-1 deficit to force a fifth set, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 3-2 loss at Sunshine State Conference rival Florida Tech on Friday night at the Clemente Center. The Moccasins (17-9, 9-6 SSC) saw their win streak end at four in a row while the Panthers (9-17, 4-11) won their third-straight contest.
  • Volleyball Sweeps West Georgia for Fourth-Straight Win
    October 20, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL - Nicole Mattson tallied 19 kills and Florida Southern College volleyball picked up its fourth-straight victory with a 3-0 sweep of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Sports Center.
  • Mocs Top No. 12 West Florida, Sweep Valdosta State
    October 19, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL - Rachael Martin and Nicole Mattson put on an offensive clinic as Florida Southern College volleyball kicked off the 2018 South Region Crossover with a pair of 3-0 victories on Friday at the Orlando Sports Center.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Volleyball Past Lynn
    October 13, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Four different players tallied at least 10 kills as Florida Southern College volleyball turned in an extremely balanced offensive performance in a 3-1 in over Lynn on Saturday afternoon in Sunshine State Conference action at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (14-8, 9-5 SSC) bounced back from a loss on Friday to avenge a road loss to the Fighting Knights (11-10, 5-9) back in September.
  • Volleyball Falters at Home Against Barry
    October 12, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - A furious rally late in the match proved to be too little, too late as Florida Southern College volleyball lost its first home contest in over a year in a 3-1 loss to Barry on Friday night in Sunshine State Conference action at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (13-8, 8-5 SSC) fell behind by two sets and nearly came back to force a fifth, but the Buccaneers (19-2, 11-2) were able to hang on for their fifth-straight win.
  • Ene and Porter Power Mocs Past Eckerd
    October 09, 2018
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Buse Ene and Tierra Porter each posted 14 kills as Florida Southern College volleyball rallied from a first-set loss to defeat Eckerd, 3-1, in Sunshine State Conference action on Tuesday night at the McArthur Center. The Moccasins (13-7, 8-4 SSC) also erased an eight-point deficit in the second set to sweep the season series with the Tritons (8-10, 3-8) and pick up their seventh win in their last eight contests.
  • Mattson Earns SSC Offensive Player of the Week
    October 08, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball standout Nicole Mattson has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the SSC office announced on Monday afternoon. Mattson's award is her second of the season and the fifth of her career.
  • Mocs Bounce Back with Road Win at Rollins
    October 06, 2018
    WINTER PARK, FL - After seeing its five-match win streak end on Friday night, Florida Southern College volleyball bounced back in dominant fashion with a 3-0 road win at Rollins on Saturday afternoon at Warden Arena. The Moccasins (12-7, 7-4 SSC) grabbed their first Sunshine State Conference road victory of the year and topped the Tars (3-15, 1-10) for the ninth-straight time.
  • Volleyball Falls at No. 8 Tampa
    October 05, 2018
    TAMPA, FL - Nicole Mattson recorded a match-high 20 kills, but Florida Southern College volleyball could not overcome an early deficit in a 3-0 loss at No. 8 Tampa on Friday night at the Bob Martinez Center. The Moccasins (11-7, 6-4 SSC) were unable to hand the Spartans (17-1, 10-0) their first loss in Sunshine State Conference play as UT held Southern to just .180 on the attack despite another incredible performance from Mattson, who hit .383 on the night.
  • Moccasins Stay Undefeated at Home, Sweep Saint Leo
    October 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - A dominant team defensive performance and an outstanding offensive night from Tierra Porter helped Florida Southern College volleyball roll to a 3-0 victory over Saint Leo on Tuesday night in Sunshine State Conference action at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (11-6, 6-3 SSC) picked up their fifth-straight victory and improved to 10-0 at home this season while avenging last month's road loss to the Lions (8-9, 5-4).
  • Martin, Besancenez Earn SSC Player of the Week Honors
    October 01, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College volleyball to a pair of wins over the weekend, including a massive upset of No. 9 Palm Beach Atlantic, sophomore Rachael Martin, and senior Bethany Besancenez have been named as the Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player and Setter of the Week.
  • Volleyball Tops Sharks for Fourth-Straight Win
    September 29, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - With a lengthy home winning streak on the line, Florida Southern College volleyball delivered yet again with a 3-0 sweep of Sunshine State Conference foe Nova Southeastern on Saturday night at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (10-6, 5-3 SSC) improved to 8-0 at home this year and won their fourth-straight contest overall while topping the Sharks (4-12, 2-7) for the fifth-straight time.
  • Mocs Spear Sailfish, Extend Home Win Streak to 24
    September 28, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball scored a massive upset in Sunshine State Conference action on Friday by upending No. 9 Palm Beach Atlantic, 3-1, at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (9-6, 4-3 SSC) set the tone early by dominating the Sailfish (14-2, 6-2) in the first set and rolled to their 24th-straight victory at home. The victory is Florida Southern's third-straight and pushes the Mocs' home record to a perfect 8-0 this season.
  • Moccasin Athletics Partners with AFSP to #StopSuicide
    September 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL ? Florida Southern College Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) have announced that the Moccasins will partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in a year-long effort to raise awareness and donations to help fight suicide.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Florida Tech to Cap Perfect Weekend
    September 22, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball ran its home winning streak to 23-straight matches in a dominant 3-0 win over visiting Florida Tech in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (8-6, 3-3 SSC) rolled to a 25-7 win in the first set and used that momentum to pick up their second win of the weekend. The Panthers (4-10, 1-5) dropped their third-straight contest.
  • Mocs Push Home Win Streak to 22 in 3-2 Victory Over ERAU
    September 21, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Three different players tallied double-digit kill totals and Florida Southern College volleyball overcame a pesky Embry-Riddle squad to pick up a 3-2 victory on Friday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (7-6, 2-3 SSC) extended their home winning streak to a whopping 22-straight matches and snapped a three-game skid in Sunshine State Conference play with the win over the Eagles (8-4, 2-3). Early on, it appeared the Mocs would roll to the win after taking the first two sets, but ERAU won sets three and four to force a winner-take-all fifth set.
  • 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.
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