Panthers Prevail in Season Opener

The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team opened their season in the win column Friday against Lenoir-Rhyne, picking up a 13-8 win over the Bears in Hickory, N.C.  The victory marks the first win for new Panthers head coach McKenzie Rafferty. Mollie Kaplan scored four goals for the Panthers including the final one of the game […]

Scotland Edges Tech in Exhibition

It was a high scoring affair Monday night at Florida Tech Panther Stadium where the Panthers women’s lacrosse team lost to the Scotland National Team 18-17 in an exhibition match.  “We’re young, so we’re trying to get used to playing together and working together as a unit,” said new Panthers head coach McKenzie Rafferty after […]

Penn Settles in as FIT Head Coach

Back on September 19, Florida Tech announced that Ryan McAleavey was leaving his position as head coach of the men’s lacrosse program due to personal reasons. It took one week for the school to find his replacement and they didn’t have to look far, as assistant coach Mark Penn was promoted to the position. “Coach […]

Desrosiers Reflects On Building A Winner at FIT

Last Wednesday, the Florida Tech Athletic Department announced that women’s lacrosse coach Corinne Desrosiers is leaving the Panthers to take a job in Pittsburgh with Division I Duquesne of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Later in the day, she posted on the teams’ Facebook page, confirming her decision. On Tuesday, she sent a statement to sportslowdown.com, […]

Panthers Upended by FSC in NCAA South Region Final

Florida Southern scored the final eight goals of the game Friday and came away with a convincing 19-10 victory over Florida Tech in the NCAA Division II Women’s Lacrosse South Region championship game in Lakeland, Florida. It is the second consecutive year that the Moccasins ended the Panthers season in this round. The game was […]

Florida Tech Escapes Limestone in NCAA Regional Semifinal

Great goaltending by Stephanie Stuart and four goals from Sara Grenier, helped the Florida Tech Panthers hang on for a 13-11 victory over the Limestone Saints on Friday, in the NCAA South Region Semifinal game in Lakeland, FL. The win puts the Panthers in the regional final against Florida Southern tomorrow (Saturday) at 3:00 p.m. Stuart […]

Florida Southern WLAX Wins SSC Title Game

The fourth-ranked Florida Southern women’s lacrosse team scored the first seven goals of Sunday’s Sunshine State Conference championship game in Lakeland, beating fifth-ranked Florida Tech 15-7 and earning their third straight conference title. Shannon Mazza led FSC with four goals, while Emily Santoli and Meghan O’Brien each registered a hat-trick. The Panthers got two goals […]

Panthers Trounce Tampa in SSC Semifinal

The Florida Tech women’s lacrosse team picked up their 16th win of the season on Friday, beating the Tampa Spartans 20-8 in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament in Lakeland, Florida. The victory extends the school record for wins in a season for the program. The Panthers (16-1) took 37 shots in this […]

Panthers Exit SSC Tourney With Loss to Tampa

The Florida Tech Panthers made a game of it in the middle quarters Thursday, before being overpowered by the Tampa Spartans 19-12 in the Sunshine State Conference semifinal game at University Turf Stadium in Saint Leo. Florida Tech finishes the season 9-6 overall and 6-1 in the SSC. Reid Chaconas finished Thursday’s game with five […]

Saint Leo Beats FIT in SSC Title Clash

The Saint Leo Lions escaped the Olin Complex in Melbourne on Saturday with a 16-13 victory over Florida Tech in a game that decided the Sunshine State Conference regular season champion. “It was a hard-fought game,” said Panthers coach Ryan McAleavey. “You’ve got number five and number nine in the country, it was a good […]