via FSC press releases
LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College men’s lacrosse program has released its 2020 spring schedule, which includes a trip to Baltimore, Md., and a game at historic Homewood Field.
In all, the Mocs have a 15 game slate, which features eight home dates, including a string of four straight.
“We’re looking forward to a great 2020 season,” said Head Coach Marty Ward, now in his tenth season as the helm. “We have the right players and the right schedule… we can’t wait to start the season.”
Four of the first five matchups of the season will take place on Moccasin field, with the Molloy College Lions kicking things off with a date on Feb. 7. After a trip to Belmont Abbey on Feb. 15, the Mocs return home to host Tampa in a non-conference game on Feb. 22, followed by Montevallo on Feb. 29, Saint Rose (N.Y.) on March 4, and Mount Olive on March 8.
Up next, Florida Southern heads to Baltimore on March 12 to face Frostburg State, who is brand new to Division II. That game will take place on the hallowed grounds of Homewood Field, where the very best college lacrosse players have played since the venue opened, in 1906.
“This is such a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes,” Ward said. “Homewood Field is so steeped in history, in tradition. The US Lacrosse Hall of Fame is right there too. What a great experience this will be for our team.”
The northern road swing continues on April 14, with a tilt at Chestnut Hill, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sunshine State Conference play is up next, with the Mocs hosting Palm Beach Atlantic on March 21. FSC rounds out the month on the 28th, at Embry-Riddle.
April shows five conference dates in an 18-day span to close out the regular season. Highlights include home dates with Florida Tech (April 1), Saint Leo (April 8), and a Senior Day matchup with Rollins (April 18).
The SSC Championships will begin on April 23 on campus sites, with the Finals slated for April 26.
LAKELAND, FLA. – The Florida Southern College women’s lacrosse program has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2020 season. Head Coach Kara Reber‘s club will play 17 regular season games, with 12 being played on campus at Moccasin Field.
The Mocs will play one of the more challenging schedules in the country, facing nine different teams that advanced into the NCAA Championships a year ago.
“We are excited to play such a competitive schedule this season,” said Reber. “Having the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the country will allow us to elevate our game throughout the season with the expectation that we will improve our play each and every game.”
Southern will be challenged right from the beginning, opening the season with a two-game road swing in Georgia. On Feb. 14, FSC opens at Young Harris, before returning two days later to play the University of Indianapolis. The UIndy game starts a string of five consecutive games against opponents who made the NCAA Championships a year ago.
Upon returning home, the Mocs will face the defending national champions, Adelphi University, on Feb. 20. A year ago, Adelphi came to Lakeland and squeaked out an 11-9 victory, as a late Southern rally was not enough.
Beginning with the Adelphi game, Florida Southern will be home for eight consecutive games, including Lindenwood on Feb. 23, Seton Hill on Feb. 29, and Queens (N.C.) on March 2. All three made the NCAA’s last year, with Queens defeating Tampa and Rollins to reach the Division II Final Four.
The home stand continues with Wingate coming to Lakeland on March 4, Regis (Colo.) on March 6, and Stonehill on March 11. The Mercy College Mavericks return to the schedule after a year hiatus, appearing at Moccasin Field on March 14.
Sunshine State Conference play opens on March 21, with a trip to Melbourne to play Florida Tech. Then the Mocs return home for back-to-back dates with Saint Leo (March 24) and Palm Beach Atlantic (March 28).
In April, conference play continues with a trip to Daytona Beach to play Embry-Riddle, and a home date with Lynn. The regular season ends with games against conference rivals Rollins and Tampa. A year ago, FSC, Rollins and Tampa all shared in the regular season championship, with all three advancing into the NCAA Championships.
The Sunshine State Conference Championships will begin on April 23 on campus sites, with the title match slated for April 26.