Athletics News

  • Reigning Conference Champs No. 2 #FSWMBB Releases Solid 2018-19 Slate
    August 30, 2018
    A 16-game home slate, plus a trip to the Florida JUCO Shootout and 12 Suncoast Conference games, highlight the 2018-19 Florida SouthWestern men’s basketball schedule. FSW head coach Eric Murphy announced the Buccaneers’ complete 2018-19 slate on Thursday (Aug. 30).
  • Reigning Suncoast Conference Champs #FSWWBB Announces 2018-19 Schedule
    August 30, 2018
    Serving as the host for the Florida JUCO Shootout and 18 total home games at Suncoast Credit Union Arena, highlight the 2018-19 Florida SouthWestern women’s basketball schedule. FSW head coach Dr. Kristie Ward announced the complete 2018-19 slate for the Buccaneers, who were ranked No. 18 in the final 2017-18 NJCAA National Poll, on Thursday (Aug. 30).
  • #FSWBaseball Walk-On Tryout Date Announced
    August 29, 2018
    Head Coach Ben Bizier and the Florida SouthWestern State College baseball team will hold walk-on tryouts on Wednesday, September 19 (5 p.m.) at City of Palms Park.
  • Two-Time Defending Region 8 Champs Announce Fall Softball Slate
    August 17, 2018
    The two-time defending NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA champion FSW softball team unveiled its 2018 fall exhibition schedule on Friday (Aug. 17). Six home doubleheaders and a pair of matchups against FGCU, highlight the fall schedule for the Bucs.
  • #FSWBaseball Releases Fall Schedule
    August 17, 2018
    Seven home games, FSW Scout Day and the Suncoast Conference Showcase, highlight the FSW baseball 2018 fall schedule as announced by new head coach Ben Bizier on Friday afternoon (Aug. 17).
  • #FSWSoftball Graduate Taylor Collins Signs With Campbell
    August 14, 2018
    Former FSW first baseman Taylor Collins has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Campbell University. Campbell competes in the Big South Conference (NCAA Division I).
  • #FSWSoftball Graduate Autumn Ogletree Signs With Tennessee State
    August 07, 2018
    FSW softball graduate Autumn Ogletree has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Andrea Browning and Tennessee State University.
  • #FSWWBB Incoming Freshman Represents Puerto Rico In FIBA U18 Championship
    August 06, 2018
    Florida SouthWestern women’s basketball incoming freshman Nairimar Vargas is representing Puerto Rico in the 2018 FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Jermar Perkins Jr. Signs NLI With Missouri Baptist
    August 06, 2018
    Former FSW men’s basketball guard Jermar Perkins Jr. has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Matt Brock and Missouri Baptist University from the NAIA.
  • Former Buccaneers Set To Compete In WBSC Women’s Softball World Championships
    August 02, 2018
    Former FSW softball standouts and New Zealand natives Courtney Gettins (Univ. of Alabama), Mikayla Werahiko (Univ. of Maryland) and Mereana Makea will compete for the New Zealand National team in the XVI WBSC Women’s Softball World Championships in Chiba, Japan.
  • Former #FSWBaseball Infielder/Pitcher Gus Cunningham Commits To Montevallo
    July 31, 2018
    Former FSW baseball shortstop/pitcher Gus Cunningham has committed to play for head coach Chandler Rose and the University of Montevallo from the Gulf South Conference (NCAA Division II).
  • Former #FSWBaseball Pitcher Kyle Arjona Signs MLB Free-Agent Contract
    July 31, 2018
    Former FSW baseball pitcher Kyle Arjona has signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will pursue his professional career. Arjona spent the 2018 season playing for the University of New Orleans from the Southland Conference.
  • #FSWMBB Walk-On Tryout Date Announced
    July 30, 2018
    Head Coach Eric Murphy and the Florida SouthWestern State College men's basketball team will hold walk-on tryouts on Saturday, August 25 (9am – 12pm) at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
  • INTERSPORT ANNOUNCES D1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Coming To FSW
    July 19, 2018
    Intersport today announced that four men’s college basketball teams from America’s top conferences will descend upon Fort Myers, Fla., Nov. 19-21, 2018, to compete in the inaugural Fort Myers Tip-Off at Suncoast Credit Union Arena live on FS1.
  • #FSWSoftball Graduate Emily Martin Signs With South Carolina Beaufort
    July 12, 2018
    FSW designated player Emily Martin has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the University of South Carolina Beaufort. USCB is an NAIA institution that competes in The Sun Conference.
  • George Sanders Named FSW Athletic Director
    July 10, 2018
    George Sanders, who was hired at Florida SouthWestern in July 2015 and has been serving as the interim athletic director since August 2017, has been named the college’s permanent athletic director, FSW President Jeffery Allbritten announced. Sanders began his new role on July 1.
  • FSW Student-Athletes Earn Academic Awards
    July 09, 2018
    Several Florida SouthWestern State College student-athletes have earned academic honors for their success in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year, highlighted by 13 student-athletes earning NJCAA Academic honors and Riley Russell and Sam Freitas earning Suncoast Conference Academic Student-Athletes of the Year.
  • Thais Baziquetto-Allen Selected To Lead #FSWVB
    July 06, 2018
    After a national search, FSW Director of Athletics George Sanders has announced that Thais Baziquetto-Allen has been selected to lead the Florida SouthWestern volleyball program, which is set to start competition in the fall of 2019. Baziquetto-Allen comes to FSW after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Seward County CC in Liberal, Kan.
  • #FSWWBB Adds Rabun Wright To The Coaching Staff
    July 06, 2018
    Florida SouthWestern women’s basketball head coach Kristie Ward has announced the addition of Rabun Wright to her coaching staff as an assistant coach. Wright joins the Buccaneers after spending two seasons as an assistant at NCAA Division II Shorter University.
  • Kente’ Hart Named New #FSWMBB Assistant Coach
    July 06, 2018
    Florida SouthWestern State College head men's basketball coach Eric Murphy has announced the hiring of Kente' Hart as an assistant coach for the Buccaneer men’s basketball program.
  • #FSWSoftball Graduate Alyssa Allender Signs With Columbia International
    July 05, 2018
    FSW softball utility player Alyssa Allender has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for head coach Sara Allen and Columbia International University. Allender will have two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Russell And Watts Named NJCAA All-Americans
    July 02, 2018
    More postseason accolades continue to come in for the FSW softball team, as Riley Russell and Giovanna Watts were named NJCAA Division I All-Americans. Russell was named to the Second Team while Watts earned Third Team honors.
  • Ben Bizier Tapped To Lead #FSWBaseball
    June 26, 2018
    FSW Director of Athletics George Sanders announced that after a national search and more than 350 applicants, Ben Bizier has been selected as the Buccaneers’ new head baseball coach. Bizier, who replaces Jamie Corr, comes to Florida SouthWestern after spending nine seasons (5 as head coach, 4 as an assistant) with in-state foe Broward College.
  • #FSWWBB Floor General Kiara Meeks Signs With Jacksonville University
    June 21, 2018
    Former FSW women’s basketball point guard Kiara Meeks has signed her National Letter of Intent to play for first year head coach Darnell Haney and Jacksonville University from the ASUN Conference.
  • Former Buccaneers Named To New Zealand National Team
    June 07, 2018
    The New Zealand White Sox Softball World Championship team will have plenty of FSW representation. The White Sox announced the full squad on Tuesday (June 5) and former FSW softball standouts and New Zealand natives Courtney Gettins (Univ. of Alabama), Mikayla Werahiko (Univ. of Maryland) and Mereana Makea have been named to the team.
  • Naples Native And #FSWBaseball Leading Hitter Andrew Puglielli Heading To VCU
    June 07, 2018
    FSW baseball infielder Andrew Puglielli has committed to play for head coach Shawn Stiffler and Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • #FSWSoftball Lands Four On NFCA All-America List
    June 06, 2018
    More postseason accolades continue to come in for the FSW softball team, as four student-athletes picked up National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NJCAA Division I All-American honors. Sophomore Riley Russel was named to the First Team, sophomore Mikenzie Vaughn earned Second Team honors and sophomores Mereana Makea and Christian Quinn were named to the Third Team.
  • #FSWBaseball Infielder Sam Freitas Is Headed To The University of Tampa
    June 05, 2018
    FSW baseball infielder Sam Freitas has committed to play for head coach Joe Urso and the University of Tampa from the Sunshine State Conference in NCAA Division II.
  • Gus Carter Commits To FGCU
    June 05, 2018
    FSW baseball pitcher Gus Carter has committed to play for head coach Dave Tollett and Florida Gulf Coast University.
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