Month: April 2014

FGCU Men’s Soccer Uses Its Hands For a Change

By Vanessa Mosquera

Contributors: Michael Tolvo

Soccer Service

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The FGCU men’s soccer team joined efforts with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Apr. 5, to give back to the community by helping restore a house in Lehigh Acres that will benefit a family in need.

The student-athletes displayed their teamwork off the soccer field as they worked on a house that had been infested with subterranean termites. The Eagles donated their time as they worked on closing walls with plywood, demolishing a deck and reframing interior walls and exterior windows.

Assistant coach Chris Gores accompanied the team and gave a detailed account of the renovations. “The house was open framed to start and we worked to close the walls with plywood, demolish a deck and reframe interior walls and exterior windows.” he said. “The house was infested with subterranean termites and was being rehabbed for a person in need.”
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Former FGCU Golf Standout Mazziotta Continues Push Toward PGA Tour

By: Christine Pinder

Contributors: Doug Johnson, Michael Tolvo

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Former Cypress High School and FGCU golfer Daniel Mazziotta continues to represent his alma mater well following a win at the Mundo Maya Open at the Yucatan Country Club in Mexico two weeks ago. The victory Mazziotta clinched on Apr. 6 with a winning total of 10-under 278 has put him one step closer to becoming the second FGCU player to participate in the PGA Tour.

Over four years at FGCU, Mazziotta – a 2011 FGCU graduate – helped set the standard for excellence in men’s golf. He became the first player in FGCU program history to be named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team. In his senior season, Mazziotta recorded a scoring average of 71.6, which still stands as the second best in program history. His career scoring average of 73.1 also ranks second all-time at FGCU. During his senior campaign, Mazziotta shattered the previous program record of 18 par-or-better rounds with 21 such rounds. Mazziotta also holds the program record for most birdies in a single season with 121.
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A Look Back at the Mayor of Dunk City

FielerBy Michael Tolvo

Chase Fieler will compete at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 9 p.m. (ET) tonight, Thursday, April 3.  The annual event that showcases some of the best student-athletes in college basketball is being hosted at SMU’s Moody Coliseum.  While the senior known around Fort Myers as the Golden Boy will be representing his fellow Eagles and all of Dunk City later tonight, let’s take a look back at some of the FGCU record holder’s most memorable slams.
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Hansen Leaving a Legacy On and Off the Court

Credit: Linwood Ferguson

Credit: Linwood Ferguson

By Michael Tolvo

The general consensus among the FGCU Women’s Basketball home game attendees is that Sarah Hansen is their favorite player.  One thing is for certain, it is not for how often she smiles during her games.

In fact, in a contest for who smiles less between Hansen and Men’s Basketball coach Joe Dooley, many might give the nod to the patented Hansen snarl.

Hansen has endeared herself to the hoard of local fans that regularly flock to Alico Arena for her unparalleled intensity.  From warm-ups to the final buzzer, the Eagles leader on and off the court is locked in.  Whether it be her signature pregame opening yell or her emphatically pumping up her teammates during one of her brief times off the court, the fifth-year senior is always completely invested in the game at hand.
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