GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Sam Keesey added another award to her long list of accolades as a member of the Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athlete. Keesey was named the 2019 IWLCA Defender of the Year as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Thursday evening. The announcement was made live via the LaxSportsNetwork.
GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Sam Keesey and Dani Bursinger were named 2019 IWLCA all-Americans as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Tuesday evening. The announcement was made live via the LaxSportsNetwork during the Divison II all-American Special.
LAKELAND, FL - Three former Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the 2019 IWLCA senior all-star south team. Aubriana Benedetto, Dani Bursinger, and Sam Keesey will represent the Mocs on the Division II south team. This will mark the seventh-straight year the Mocs will have representation on at the all-star game. The two teams are comprised of 22 players each, the North team will be coached by Ginny Martino (West Chester) while Kelly Gallagher (Tampa) will coach the South team. The Division II game will be played on June 1, 2019, at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, MD on Tierney Field at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free of charge. The game will be live streamed at IWLCA-tv.com.
LAKELAND, FL - Four Florida Southern College women's lacrosse student-athletes earn IWLCA All-South Region honors. Dani Bursinger and Sam Keesey were named to the first team. Riley Bannatyne and Aubriana Benedetto earned spots on the second team. This marks the third-straight year Bursinger has been named to the first team and the second-consecutive year Keesey has earned first-team honors.
TAMPA, FL - Florida Southern College women's lacrosse's streak of consecutive national championship appearances ended at three following a double-overtime loss to Rollins. The Mocs (16-4) rallied back to tie the Tars (15-2) at 11-11 late into the second half. After neither team could convert shots in the first overtime period the game went to a second overtime period where the Tars would fire home the game-winner.
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.