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FGCU softball goes 1-5 at Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge

To begin their play at the Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge, the FGCU softball team split a pair of matchups. The Eagles defeated No. 21 Fresno State 4-3 to open the day but fell 10-8 to Texas Tech to end day one of the tournament. FGCU drew seven walks against Fresno State with four of them being in the decisive second inning, to defeat the No. 21 ranked team. Following back-to-back walks to begin the inning, Bri Innamorato loaded the bases with a single. While Natalie Lopez brought home the first run of the game off of an...

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Softball heads to Mexico to participate in Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge

The FGCU women’s softball team will head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to face several top teams in the country in the Triple Crown Sports Puerto Vallarta Challenge. This pre-season tournament brings together several of the most accomplished teams in softball. The games are set to be played at the newly redone Nancy Almaraz Stadium. For the Eagles, play starts Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. against Fresno State. This will be the first time these two teams will face each other. Last season, Fresno State ended its season with an impressive 42-12-1 overall record and 22-1 in its conference...

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FGCU women’s tennis dominates over Florida A&M and FAU

The FGCU women’s tennis team dominated their first game of the weekend against Florida A&M Friday, Feb. 10 at the FGCU Tennis Complex, with a 7-0 shutout win. “The girls did a good job of taking care of business today,” said FGCU head coach Courtney Vernon. “They were focused and played with good intent. We’re looking forward to Sunday when we get to compete again.” The Eagles got off to an early lead in doubles action with impressive performances on all three courts. The top-duo of Julia Ascua and Julianna Curtis claimed a 6-0 win against the Rattlers, Dominique...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. Lipscomb

The women’s basketball team is set to host Lipscomb Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. This will be the second time these two ASUN teams play each other this season, with the first game being played in Nashville. The Eagles were victorious over Lipscomb with a score of 90-63. Last game, the Eagles forced Lipscomb to turn the ball over 22 times and reached double-digit steals with 10 takeaways from eight different players. With that victory, the Eagles remained undefeated against Lipscomb with a 19-0 all-time record. Next, the Eagles will go on the road to...

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MLS team Chicago Fire holds preseason training camp at FGCU

From flurries and 40s to sun and 70s, FGCU will welcome another MLS team for the second consecutive season. The MLS team, Chicago Fire, has ventured its way down to Southwest Florida as part of its 2017 spring preseason training. With better weather conditions and the ability to play on grass versus turf, the Fire has an ample amount of training opportunities at the FGCU Soccer Complex. “It’s way better than training inside in Chicago on turf,” midfielder Drew Conner said. “It’s definitely a professional level pitch here. I played college soccer for four years, and I’ve been to...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. Kennesaw State

The FGCU women’s basketball team continues its conference play, as it takes on Kennesaw State for the second time this season. The Eagles will host the Owls on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at Alico Arena. These two conference teams met earlier this season in Kennesaw, Georgia, with the final score favoring the Eagles 75-56. Last game, the Eagles and the Owls were tied at 30 going into the third quarter before FGCU went on an impressive 22-7 run in the third quarter to secure the win. The Eagles will then host Lipscomb at Alico Arena on Monday,...

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Tom Manring Foundation holds Pro Am Tournament

The Tom Manring Foundation will be holding its annual fundraiser at the Naples Bath and Tennis Club this weekend in support of the FGCU men’s tennis team. The event is set to take place Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Tom Manring Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the FGCU men’s tennis team, funded by the proceeds of the event. The current recipient of this scholarship is FGCU senior Andres Alfonzo. To be eligible for this scholarship, student-athletes must uphold at least a 3.0 GPA, be active members...

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FGCU women’s basketball stays 13-0 at home with win over UNF

The FGCU women’s basketball team earned its thirteenth win at home with a 69-46 victory over North Florida. “I thought the start of the third quarter was excellent,” said head coach Karl Smesko. “I thought we gave a good defensive effort in the first three quarters. Even when we weren’t shooting the ball well, we were able to hold onto a lead because we were forcing turnovers and limiting their shots.” Rosemarie Julien led the team offensively with 13 points, before suffering from an injury early in the game. Defensively, Jordin Alexander had an impressive game with five steals,...

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Celebrating students and student athletes past and present with EagleMania

After recently announcing Homecoming Week at FGCU, Student Government has teamed up with artists and organizations to create a highly anticipated week. The homecoming committee also joined forces with Alumni Weekend, allowing students and student athletes present and past to celebrate. The week also honors the legacy of FGCU’s president,  Wilson Bradshaw, who will be retiring after 10 years. As the week goes on, the events progressively get more impressive. From Make Your Mark Monday to Eagle Quarter Mardi Gras on Tuesday, any FGCU student, past or present, can feel like a true Eagle. However, come Wednesday, FGCU Athletics...

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FGCU women’s basketball suffers first ASUN loss against Jacksonville

The FGCU women’s basketball team suffered a tough loss against the Jacksonville Dolphins Saturday, Feb 4, ending their 12-game win streak. “I thought we got a little more aggressive in the fourth quarter,” said head coach Karl Smesko. “We pushed the ball harder. We had more pace. That will be a good lesson for us – you can’t wait until you’re down by nine in the fourth to play at that speed.” Even with the loss, Jordin Alexander managed to put up an impressive match against the Dolphins. Alexander played all 40 minutes of the game, connecting 8-of-11 field...

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