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. (more…)
Regular season championships in men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball have Florida Gulf Coast University in the lead for the 2013-14 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Sports championship.
The Eagles are looking for their second straight Bill Bibb Trophy, which is awarded to the combined all sports champion. FGCU currently has recorded 164 points out of a possible 207 (.792). With its four team titles, FGCU tallied 75.5 men’s points and 88.5 women’s points to emerge as the leader with the conference’s spring sports remaining. (more…)
On the heels of carrying his dunk-happy team to the Sweet Sixteen and playing the most inspired basketball of his life, Sherwood Brown was flying high, to say the least. A feature on the front page of ESPN and shaking hands with NBA legend Reggie Miller were a few of the perks that went along with being the face of the first-ever 15 seed to win multiple NCAA Tournament
The magical run for the newly-minted Dunk City squad led by the high-lobbing Brett Comer, thunderous-slamming Chase Fieler, and cold-blooded Sherwood Brown didn’t end completely after a heartbreaking loss to upstate rival University of Florida. Brown and Co. were invited to walk the red carpet at the ESPY’s in Los Angeles en route to winning the award for “Best Upset.” (more…)
FGCU Softball prides itself in fielding a well-rounded team the can put the ball in play, cover ground on defense, run the bases, and…build houses? While construction is not a skill usually found among the players on a softball field, that is exactly what the 2014 Eagles softball team was doing on January 11.
Twelfth-year head coach David Deiros hit a home run in guiding his squad to its fifth volunteering venture. The girls most recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity last September when they renovated a local home in desperate need of some remodeling. Their hard work went towards upgrading the cabinets, installing new floor, and a glistening fresh coat of paint. (more…)
The notorious FGCU tip play has already made the rounds on the sports circuit. If you didn’t get a chance to see it on ESPN, here it is:
Jamail Jones channeled his inner quarterback as he heaved the ball to the far baseline left of the hoop. Chase Fieler, the lone senior on the current squad, caught the full-court bomb and released it in one fluid motion. The sideline erupted as the seemingly impossible shot fell through the net. (more…)