2023-2024 Florida SouthWestern Women's Basketball News

  • Bucs Allen Earns NJCAA Sports Information Director of the Year Honors
    May 20, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern Sports Information Director Roy Allen was recently honored by the NJCAA at it's National Convention in Charlotte as he was named the 2024 NJCAA National Sports Information Director of the Year. 
  • Wilson Set to Join Jags in 24-25
    May 17, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern guard Kiana Wilson has found a home for the 2024-2025 season as she has committed and signed on the dotted line to join the Southern University Jaguars next year. 
  • Shaffer Signs With Buffalo
    May 16, 2024
    Following an All-State freshman season with the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers, Makenna Shaffer is taking her talents to the Division I level after signing at the University of Buffalo on National Signing Day in Suncoast Credit Union Arena. 
  • Ellis Steps Down After Eight Seasons With Bucs
    May 15, 2024
    After eight seasons on the bench for the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers, including the past four as the Head Coach, Dr. Jerald Ellis is stepping down from his post with the FSW Women's Basketball program. 
  • Bucs Fan Favorite Federica Lagana Signs With Railsplitters
    May 01, 2024
    After two years with the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers, fan favorite Federica Lagana has signed to move on to the next level after inking her National Letter of Intent to play at Lincoln Memorial University next season.
  • Shaffer Nets FCSAA All-State Honors
    March 29, 2024
    ollowing an outstanding freshman season for the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers, Makenna Shaffer has been named to the FCSAA All-State Team. 
  • Defending Champs Too Much For Bucs in Season Ending Loss
    March 14, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers saw their 2024 season come to a close Thursday afternoon on the road in Niceville as they fell behind early and never recovered in a 68-42 loss to the defending National Champion Northwest Florida State Raiders in the first round of the FCSAA State Tournament. 
  • Bucs Slotted 7th For Region VIII Tournament, Open With Host Raiders
    March 08, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers drew the #7 seed for next week’s FCSAA State/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament in Niceville, Florida and will take on the defending National Champion and host Northwest Florida State Raiders in the opening round Thursday at 2 PM (ET).
  • Shaffer, Lester Lead Four Bucs On All-Conference Teams
    March 08, 2024
    Following a 4th place finish in the conference standings, a quartet of Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers have been named to the inaugural Citrus Conference All-Conference team as announced by the league Friday. 
  • Bucs Close Regular Season With Sophomore Night Win
    March 05, 2024
    On a night that celebrated the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers' three sophomores playing their final home games in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, it was the Bucs freshmen that stole the show Monday night as Ivy Brown posted a 17 point, 11 rebound double-double and Roksana Sajdak scored a career high 16 as FSW pushed late to defeat Daytona State 78-66 and head to next week's FCSAA State Tournament in Niceville with a win. 
  • Turnovers Costly For Bucs In OT Loss To Indian River
    March 02, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers put together their second best shooting night of the season Saturday on the road against the Indian River State Pioneers, hitting 56% of their shots from the field and 42% from the three point line, but they couldn't overcome their most turnovers since the opening game of the season as they fell 89-86 in overtime to give the Pioneers the season series between the two.
  • Bucs Punch Postseason Ticket With Win Over Sharks
    February 28, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are headed back to the postseason after securing an 81-68 road win over the Miami Dade Sharks Wednesday night to punch their ticket to the FCSAA State Tournament in Niceville in two weeks.  
  • Shooting Woes Cost Bucs in Loss to Santa Fe
    February 24, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers couldn't find any rhythm on the offensive end of the floor, shooting just 32% from the field and turning it over 20 times in a  72-63 loss to Santa Fe Saturday afternoon at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers. 
  • Bucs Click On All Cylinders In Win Over Titans
    February 21, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers posted new season highs in field goal percentage, three point percentage, and assists Wednesday night while blowing past the visiting St. Petersburg Titans 85-63 in Citrus Conference action in Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
  • Bucs Go Cold Late, Fall at Home to Daytona
    February 17, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern Buccaneers led the Daytona State Falcons by five midway through the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, but they managed just one field goal over the final five minutes of the game as Daytona erased the Bucs lead and went ahead for a 64-61 win to stun FSW in Citrus Conference action. 
  • Fourth Quarter Explosion Leads Bucs to Win at Santa Fe
    February 15, 2024
    After a slow start, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers stepped on the gas late, putting up a 27 point fourth quarter for a 67-64 come from behind win over the Santa Fe Saints Thursday night in Gainesville. 
  • Bucs Come Up Short at Hillsborough
    February 13, 2024
    Buckets were hard to come by for both sides Tuesday night as the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers took on the Hillsborough Hawks in Citrus Conference action in Tampa, but in the end, the Hawks made one more shot than the Bucs, outlasting FSW for a 54-51 win to leapfrog the Bucs for second place in the conference standings. 
  • Bucs Go Toe to Toe With #9 Eastern, Fall Late 75-67
    February 07, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers gave it their best shot Wednesday night in front of their home crowd in Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, but at the end of the day, the #9 Eastern Florida State Titans, winners of 17 games in a row, were just too much as the Titans edged out the Bucs late 75-67 to all but seal up the inaugural Citrus Conference Championship. 
  • Bucs Hang On Late For Road Win at Daytona
    February 03, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers won their third straight game Saturday afternoon on the road in Daytona, jumping out to a big early lead and hanging on late for a 65-60 win over the Daytona State Falcons to improve to 8-4 in Citrus Conference play on the year. 
  • Lagana, Bucs Earn Hard Fought Win to Take Over Second in Citrus
    January 31, 2024
    Federica Lagana notched a career high 11 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers over the Indian River State Pioneers 65-58 to give the Bucs sole possession of second place in the Citrus Conference standings. 
  • Shaffer's Big Game Saves Bucs Against Miami Dade
    January 27, 2024
    Trailing by 13 against Miami Dade midway through the third quarter, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers turned to freshman Makenna Shaffer Saturday afternoon in Suncoast Credit Union Arena and the rookie delivered, pouring in 18 of her game high 21 points in the final 12 minutes to lead FSW to a 44-39 come from behind victory in Citrus Conference play. 
  • Bucs Battered By Red Hot Titans
    January 25, 2024
     The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers picked the wrong time to have an off night on Thursday as FSW was manhandled in the second half to the tune of a 74-38 loss to a red hot #15 Eastern Florida State team who earned their 15th consecutive win in the victory. 
  • Bucs Upended On The Road
    January 23, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers couldn't hold onto a 13 point second half lead Tuesday night on the road in Gainesville, falling 56-55 to Santa Fe to drop to 9-7 on the year. 
  • Bucs Clamp Down Titans For Road Win
    January 21, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers turned up the screws on the defensive end Saturday afternoon in St. Petersburg, tying a program record for least points allowed in a conference game as they blew past the St. Petersburg Titans 67-33 in Citrus Conference action to improve to 5-2 in league play on the season.
  • Lester's 32 Powers FSW Over Hillsborough
    January 13, 2024
    Ashley Lester became the first Buccaneer to top the 30 point mark in nearly three seasons to lead Florida SouthWestern over Hillsborough 87-80 in Citrus Conference action Saturday afternoon in Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers. 
  • Bucs Shine In the Classroom This Fall
    January 10, 2024
    Not only did the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers student-athletes star on the court and in the field this Fall, but they were equally as good in the classroom where for the first time in Bucs Athletics history all five FSW teams posted a 3.0 or better team GPA while the Bucs 90 student-athletes combined for a school record 3.26 GPA.
  • Bucs Come Up Just Short Against Titans
    January 06, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers played toe to toe with the #22 Eastern Florida State Titans Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, but came up just short, dropping a 58-55 decision in Citrus Conference action.
  • Bucs Get New Year Off to Good Start With Conference Win
    January 03, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers began 2024 the exact same way they closed out 2023, grinding out a low scoring victory Wednesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena.  Despite shooting under 30% on the night, the Bucs dominated the glass, posting a +24 on the boards for a 58-48 win over the visiting Hillsborough Hawks to improve to 3-1 in Citrus Conference action. 
  • Bucs Close Out 2023 With Hard Fought Win
    December 29, 2023
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers closed out 2023 with a win on Friday afternoon in Fort Pierce, grinding out a 48-42 win over Bishop State to improve to 6-5 on the year.  
  • Bucs Game Saturday vs. Hillsborough Postponed
    December 15, 2023
    Saturday's Citrus Conference game between the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers and the Hillsborough Hawks has been postponed due to impending weather in Southwest Florida. 
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