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Women’s soccer adds Florida State transfer to roster

The FGCU women’s soccer team will gain another strong player to the 2017 roster as head coach Jim Blankenship announced that the team will be adding former Mariner High School standout, and Florida State transfer, Holly Fritz. The midfielder will have two years of eligibility as an Eagle and will become the eighth newcomer for the 2017 season. “Holly is a fantastic addition to our program,” Blankenship said. “She’s a tremendously versatile player that will contribute right away. We see her taking over the center midfielder role, but it is nice to know that she can play out wide,...

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FGCU beach volleyball splits first and second day in weekend doubleheader

The FGCU beach volleyball team traveled to Deland to compete in its first ASUN doubleheader against Coastal Carolina and Mercer this weekend. The Eagles took both matches from Coastal Carolina but suffered two losses against Mercer. Despite tough wind conditions on day one, FGCU claimed a 3-2 victory over the Chanticleers with wins from No. 2, 3 and 5, but suffered from a 3-2 loss to Mercer. “Conditions were tough this afternoon with some pretty heavy winds throughout the day,” head coach Matt Botsford said. “I didn’t think our ball handling was as sharp as it needed to be...

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Women’s basketball player, Mikala McGhee attends ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program to fulfill dreams

Coaches can impact their players, for good or bad, but for FGCU women’s basketball player, Mikala McGhee, past and present coaches have impacted her life so much that she hopes to do the same. To turn this dream into a reality, McGhee applied for the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program and received the opportunity of a lifetime. The redshirt senior was accepted into this WBCA program as one of just 50 student-athletes from across the nation. “I am very honored and thankful to have this pick because it wasn’t just DI athletes they were looking at,...

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Preview: Men’s tennis vs. Kennesaw State

Returning home, the FGCU men’s tennis team is set to host Kennesaw State Thursday, April 6 with play beginning at 6 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Owls are coming into this match up with an overall record of 10-6 and a conference play record of 2-1. Kennesaw has suffered on away games, coming to FGCU with an away record of 1-5. These two conference teams met last season with the Eagles coming out on top with a close 4-3 win over the Owls. Next, FGCU will host Lipscomb Saturday, April 8 with play beginning at 6...

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Preview: Baseball at FSU game series

The FGCU baseball team will travel to Tallahassee to take on the No. 22 Seminoles in a two-game series beginning Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. The final game will be Wednesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. FGCU and FSU have already met once this season at JetBlue Park with the Eagles coming out on top with a big 5-2 victory against the then No. 1 Seminoles. The Seminoles are currently on a four-game lose streak with losses against Florida and UNC. FSU comes into this series with a record of 18-11 and 6-6 in ACC play. The Eagles...

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Preview: Men’s golf at East Carolina Invitational

The FGCU men’s golf team will travel to Greenville, North Carolina to take part in the East Carolina Invitational hosted by ECU. Play will begin Monday, April 3 with 36 holes at the Brook Valley Country Club and will conclude Tuesday, April 4 with the final round. Last season, the Eagles took part in this two-day event and tied for second with Campbell University with an overall score of 903. Out of the thirteen teams who competed, East Carolina took first with an overall score of 880. This will be the last tournament before heading into the ASUN men’s...

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FGCU men’s soccer adds two new assistants to the coaching staff

The newly announced FGCU men’s soccer head coach Jesse Cormier has added two new assistant coaches, Sheldon Cipriani and Ryan Johnson. “It’s exciting for our program to welcome such a great person and coach. His approach is always in the spirit of the development of the player both as a tactician and technician.” Cormier said. “He always considers the bigger picture of helping mentor young men to become better, stronger people to achieve both collective team success and personal full potential in life.” “This hire is an excellent one for our program not just because of who Ryan Johnson...

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Preview: Softball at UNF series

The FGCU softball team will compete in a three- game series against UNF beginning Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville. The second game will follow immediately after the first game on Saturday at 3 p.m. then play will wrap up on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The Ospreys come into this series with an overall record of 19-13. The last time these two conference teams met was last season with the Eagles hosting the three- game series at the FGCU Softball Complex. FGCU took all three games against the Ospreys, 6-0, 5-4 and 3-2. Next, the...

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Preview: Women’s tennis at NJIT

The FGCU women’s tennis team will finish up its away play in New Jersey with a match against NJIT Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. This game will be immediately followed by the FGCU men’s tennis team at 2 p.m. The Highlanders come into this match with an overall record of 5-7, but is successful in conference play with a 2-0 record with wins over Lipscomb and Kennesaw State. These two teams met last season at the FGCU Tennis Complex where the Eagles swept the Highlanders 7-0. Next, the Eagles will travel back home to host Kennesaw State Thursday,...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Jacksonville series

FGCU baseball will host Jacksonville in a three- game series beginning Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. Play will conclude Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The No. 12 Eagles are currently on a seven-game win streak, coming into this game with an overall record of 21-3. Jacksonville comes into this series with an overall record of 12-14, with an away record of 3-6. These two conference teams played a three-game series in Jacksonville last season with the Dolphins taking all three games, 3-4, 3-6, and 0-5. Next, the Eagles stay on the road traveling to...

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