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.
MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College was picked to finish sixth in the conference in 2019 as the Sunshine State Conference released its men's soccer preseason poll on Tuesday afternoon. 2018 SSC regular season and Tournament Champion Palm Beach Atlantic earned the No. 1 position with 96 total points and seven first-place votes while Lynn came in at No. 2 with 83 total points and a first-place vote. 2018 National Champion Barry received the No. 3 nod with 81 total points and a first-place vote, Nova Southeastern the No. 4 nod with 76 total points and two first-place votes, and rounding out the top five was Florida Tech with 71 total points.
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.
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College’s men’s cross country and track head coach Matt Levassiur has announced the addition of nine incoming runners to the cross country program for the upcoming 2019 season.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse head coach Marty Ward is bring backing back a familiar face to the Moccasin sideline for the 2020 season. DJ Lubs was announced as the Mocs' new assistant coach on Friday after spending the past two seasons as an assistant and eventual head coach at Michigan State. A former standout on the field for Florida Southern, Lubs was the first all-American in the history of the Moccasins' men's lacrosse program.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College will welcome a new member of its Athletic Communications staff this fall as Chris Gonzales will join the Moccasins as an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College will hold a pair of open skate sessions and an official tryout for students interested in joining its new men's ice hockey program. The Moccasin ice hockey team will make its debut this year, with games and practices held at the brand-new Lakeland Ice Arena.
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2019 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes earlier this summer, with eight members of the 2018-19 Florida Southern College men's tennis team named ITA Scholar-Athletes. In addition, Florida Southern was selected as an ITA All-Academic Team as head coach Greg Van Emburgh's squad posted a 3.58 team grade point average this past school year. The team award is the fifth-straight for the program and twelfth overall.
LAKELAND, Fla. - A pair of Florida Southern College men's soccer standouts have enjoyed a highly-successful summer playing for squads in the USL League Two. Foster Appiah and James Meehan have each helped lead their teams deep into the USL2 playoffs.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Ja’Kwan Jones holds a promise that he made to his mother in kindergarten close to his heart. Jones, who is known to most by his nickname Slinky, vowed to buy his mother, Valerie Carlton, a purple car and a purple house. Carlton would remind her son of the promise every chance she could as he grew up in Newburgh.
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.
EL AVIV, Israel - Florida Southern College men's basketball sophomore Kai Cleary helped lead his native Great Britain to a quarterfinal appearance at the FIBA U20 Division A European Championships earlier this month.
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.
GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Ten Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) 2019 Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Roll. The IWLCA honored 281 student-athletes from 63 different institutions on the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Division II Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. As a team, Kara Reber's squad posted a 3.47 GPA.
NEW ORLEANS – Florida Southern College men’s and women’s track programs were named all-Academic Teams for the 2018-19 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. The men’s program was second in the nation with a team grade-point average of 3.44, while the women were seventh nationally with a 3.59 team GPA.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that Florida Southern College beach volleyball was named one of the 1,125 teams to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 season. This number breaks the previous year's total of 977 to set an all-time high. The Mocs finished the year in the classroom with a 3.57 team GPA.
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College Director of Athletics, Drew Howard, has announced the hiring of Mike Moran as an assistant athletic director. Moran will begin his duties with the Moccasins on July 29 after spending more than two decades in law enforcement with the City of Lakeland Police Department.
NORMAN, Okla. – Florida Southern was among 35 schools, including one of only five at the Division II level, to be honored this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America with its highest academic award, the Presidents Special Recognition Honor. The award goes to those teams which finish with a team GPA of 3.5 and above.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern women's soccer head coach Paul Lawrence has announced the seven incoming student-athletes who will join the Mocs program for the fall 2019 season. In this group of seven, three signees this year are from Florida. The class also features strong talent from the Midwest, a group that includes two players from Illinois, and one from Minnesota. A West Coast representative and transfer from the state of Washington rounds out the class.
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2019 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Thursday, with all nine members of the 2018-19 Florida Southern College women's tennis team named ITA Scholar-Athletes. In addition, Florida Southern was selected as an ITA All-Academic Team as head coach Trish Riddell's squad posted a 3.89 team grade point average this past spring. The team award is the fifth-straight for the program and eighth overall.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has named his captains for the upcoming 2019-20 season. This year, the Moccasins will be captained by three seniors in Josh Brown, Brett Hanson, Jack Rauch, and one junior, Jacob Schner.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Florida Southern College men's basketball standouts Brett Hanson and Jack Rauch have been named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Wednesday.
The Florida Southern women’s golf team and three of its individuals have been recognized by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for their academic achievements during the 2018-19 school year. Under head coach Robbie Davis, the Moccasins had a team GPA of 3.636 to rank 16th in NCAA Division II, while senior Tori Higgins, sophomore Shelby Lewis, and freshman Nathalie Svensson were named WGCA All-American Scholars.