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Mattson named Volleyball MVP

Mattson named Volleyball MVP

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.

The MVP for volleyball is Nicole Mattson. The senior put together one of the best seasons in school history by tallying 554 kills (4.62 per set), 428 digs (3.57 per set), and 49 blocks. Her season total for kills ranks seventh in school history, while her kills per set is the third-best mark in the program record book. She was a two-time SSC Offensive Player of the Week during the year and also earned Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week accolades.

Mattson, who was the AVCA South Region Player of the Year, was named as a first team all-American for the second-straight year. Previously named as the South Region Player of the Year by the D2 Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) and the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, Mattson is just the second player in Moccasin history to be named as a first-team selection twice in her career (Kim Crawford - 1993 and 1994). The senior also receive that Pat McFadden Award for her success on and off the court, including a 3.72 grade-point average as a double major in mathematics and computer science. Mattson also earned Florida Southern's nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year, one of 581 total nominees and 131 from the Division II ranks to be nominated for this year's award.
 
TEAM MVP
Men's Golf Michael VanDerLaan
Women's Tennis Gabby Hesse
Baseball Zach Scott
Women's Lacrosse Sam Keesey
Women's Golf Amanda Gartrell
Men's Track Josh Wagner
Women's Track Hannah Flemming
Men's Tennis Tim Becker
Softball Aubrey Ehlers
Beach Volleyball Makena Wilson
Men's Lacrosse Austen Lison
Esports Donovan West
Women's Basketball Camille Giardina
Men's Basketball Jonathan Lawton
Equestrian Taylor Derrico
Men's Swimming Matthew Holmes
Women's Swimming Katie Moore
Men's Cross Country Mason Jones
Women's Cross Country Addison Cantor
Volleyball Nicole Mattson
Men's Soccer July 24
Women's Soccer July 25
Men's Water Ski July 26
Women's Water Ski July 26