Women's Volleyball

  • Moccasins Split Matches on Final Day of USC Aiken Invitational
    September 14, 2019
    AIKEN, S.C. - Florida Southern College volleyball split a pair of matches on Saturday at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, defeating Lee, 3-1, and falling to Lander, 3-0. The Moccasins (2-5) had a strong defensive outing against the Flames (4-2), but struggled to find their footing offensively against Lander (5-1). The Moccasins will now turn their attention to the opening weekend of conference action against Saint Leo on Sept. 20 and Eckerd on Sept. 21.
  • Volleyball Drops Close Match to Pacers
    September 13, 2019
    AIKEN, S.C. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell in its opening match of the USC Aiken Invitational as they lost 3-0 to the tournament host on Friday night at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. The Moccasins (1-4) battled the Pacers (5-0) in every set, dropping the first set 27-25 and the second and third sets by identical 25-21 scorelines. The Mocs will look to rebound tomorrow as they take on Lee (10 a.m.) and Lander (3 p.m.).
  • Moccasins Earn First Win of the Season, Fall in Tournament Finale at Terrace Hotel Classic
    September 07, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball earned their first win of the season against Indiana (Pa.) and dropped the last match of the Terrace Hotel Classic against No. 17 Central Missouri on Saturday at the Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (1-3) emerged victorious over the Crimson Hawks (0-3) in a 3-2, five-set thriller in the morning before falling 3-0 to the Jennies (3-1) in the tournament finale.
  • Volleyball Drops Two Matches on Opening Day
    September 06, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball had a tough start to the 2019 season on Friday night, as the Moccasins lost in two 3-1 contests to No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul and Hillsdale on the first day of the Terrace Hotel Classic at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The Mocs (0-2) faced two quality opponents in the No. 5 Golden Bears (1-1) and the Chargers (2-0), the latter of which upset Concordia-St. Paul in the first match of the tournament in a five-set thriller.
  • Volleyball Opens 2019 Campaign with Terrace Hotel Classic on Friday
    September 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Southern College volleyball team will open the 2019 season at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House on Sept. 6 as they host No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul at 3 p.m. and Hillsdale at 7 p.m. The second day of the Terrace Hotel Classic will see two more matches for the Moccasins against Indiana (Pa.) and No. 17 Central Missouri at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively. The Mocs are entering their second year under head coach Chris Keen, who led his squad to a 22-11 record and a South Region semifinal appearance in his first year at the helm.
  • SCHEDULE UPDATE: Weekend Events Rescheduled
    September 02, 2019
    Women's Soccer, Volleyball Open at Home on Friday
  • Moccasins Receive Votes in AVCA Preseason Poll
    August 20, 2019
    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.
  • Volleyball Picked Fourth in SSC Preseason Poll
    August 19, 2019
    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.
  • Mattson Earns SSC Nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year
    July 29, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Former Florida Southern College Volleyball all-American Nicole Mattson has been nominated for the 2018-19 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, it was announced on Wednesday.
  • Keen Adds Eight for 2019 Season
    July 29, 2019
    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.
  • Mattson named Volleyball MVP
    July 23, 2019
    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.
  • Webb to be Inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame
    July 17, 2019
    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.
  • Two Mocs Attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
    July 09, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Last month a pair of Florida Southern College student-athletes attended the annual NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, taking part in a four-day program designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
  • Volleyball Releases 2019 Schedule
    June 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Second-year head coach Chris Keen and Florida Southern College volleyball will play 14 home matches this fall at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House as the Moccasins released its 2019 schedule on Monday morning.
  • Gear Up at ShopFSCMocs.com!
    June 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In parternship with Barnes & Noble College and its True Spirit online stores, Florida Southern College has launched the all-new ShopFSCMocs.com as the officially licensed fan store of Moccasin athletics.
  • Florida Southern Finishes 18th in Final Learfield Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Florida Southern College finished 18th in the final 2018-19 NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, it was announced this week. The Moccasins made a combined 11 NCAA postseason appearances this past year, including top-10 finishes in men's golf (third), women's basketball (ninth) and women's lacrosse (ninth).
  • Mattson, Holmes Earn Pat McFadden Awards
    April 24, 2019
    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.
  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • 71 Student-Athletes Named to SSC Fall Honor Roll
    February 21, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College placed 71 student-athletes on the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll, the conference office announced on Wednesday. In addition to its 71 Honor Roll selections, Florida Southern had 27 student-athletes earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average last semester.
  • Meyer to Retire as Director of Athletics, Leaves Behind Championship Legacy
    January 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – After more than a decade at the helm of Florida Southern College’s intercollegiate athletic programs, Director of Athletics Pete Meyer is retiring in February.
  • Moccasins Walk to #StopSuicide
    December 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nearly 100 Florida Southern College student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff participated in the annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk around Lake Hollingsworth on Saturday to benefit the Central Florida chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
  • Trio of Moccasins Earn All-America Honors
    November 27, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - Less than a week after earning all-region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), three Florida Southern College volleyball student-athletes were named as all-Americans on Tuesday. Nicole Mattson (first team), Bethany Besancenez (third team), and Rachael Martin (honorable mention) added yet another award to their laundry list of accolades this season.
  • Florida Southern Officially Dedicates Streamline Sale Arena
    November 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College officially dedicated Streamline Sale Arena at George W. Jenkins Field House in a pregame ceremony on Saturday evening just prior to the Moccasins’ men’s basketball contest against Stonehill.
  • Moccasins Earn Three All-Region Selections, Mattson Repeats as Player of the Year
    November 21, 2018
    LEXINGTON, KY - Nicole Mattson earned her second-straight South Region Player of the Year honors, and Florida Southern College volleyball teammates Bethany Besancenez and Rachael Martin also earned all-South Region honors when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its all-region selections on Wednesday.
  • Volleyball's Season Ends in South Region Semifinals
    November 16, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College volleyball saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to No. 16 Palm Beach Atlantic in the semifinal round of the NCAA South Regional on Friday night at Rubin Arena. The Moccasins (22-11) fell two wins shy of defending last year's South Region title, while the top-seeded Sailfish (29-4) advanced to the regional title match for the third time in the last four years.
  • Volleyball Earns Two Academic All-District Honors
    November 15, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IN - On the same day that as their first match of the NCAA South Regional, Florida Southern College volleyball standouts Bethany Besancenez and Nicole Mattson were named as Google Cloud Academic all-District selections by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon
  • Moccasins Top Argonauts, Advance to South Region Semifinal
    November 15, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Nicole Mattson, Buse Ene, and Rachael Martin each tallied double-digit kills as Florida Southern College volleyball took down No. 21 West Florida, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA South Regional on Thursday at Rubin Arena. The Moccasins (22-10) took the first two sets from the Argonauts (25-8) and rallied back from a late three-point deficit to earn a 28-26 fourth-set victory to advance to their eighth-straight regional semifinal.
  • Mattson, Martin Named to D2CCA All-Region Team
    November 14, 2018
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Nicole Mattson was named as the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) South Region Player of the Year, and Rachael Martin earned second team all-region honors when the D2CCA office announced its annual volleyball awards on Wednesday afternoon. Mattson was also named as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year and a first team all-SSC selection on Tuesday.
  • 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.
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