TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – “He does a good job footwork-wise, but he’s about where I thought he’d be,” said FSU head Coach Jimbo Fisher on redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois. “We have a lot of work to do, but I’m pleased with where he’s at. We’ll get there.”
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – FAMU head football coach Alex Wood began this year’s Fall football camp with the declaration that all positions were open for competition. “Every position is open to whoever wants to step in as a starter. I am pleased with the improvement I’ve seen, but we still have a long way to go until opening day,” he said.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida A&M University Football coach Alex Wood goal for this season is clear.
“We want to have a winning season for our seniors. These young men have taken the lead in being the ones to turn around the program who hasn’t had a winning season in too long. Our first goal is to prepare for the Miami Hurricanes on Sept.3,” Wood said.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –The Seminoles will return to the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility on Monday for the first two-a-day practice of fall camp. FSU will hold a typical practice again on Tuesday before returning to Doak Campbell Stadium for a closed scrimmage on Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State begins fall practice this week. Sean Maguire will have to compete with Deondre Francois in order to return as the Seminoles starting quarterback. Dalvin Cook has assumed a more vocal leadership role, and Derwin James is expected to return from his minor foot surgery within the week.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Florida State survived a late-game surge to defeat Stetson 8-6 for their second straight win over the Hatters.
Noles starting pitcher Andrew Karp recorded his first career win in his first start, surrendering one earned run on just three hits in five innings.
A five-run ninth inning and an untimely throwing error by the Seminoles (25-11) got the Hatters (17-20) back into the contest after trailing 8-1 to start the ninth, but their comeback ultimately fell short.
“You never take the field in the ninth inning and think this game is over. It’s not over,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. After a couple of frustrating walks for the Noles, John Fussell doubled to right, scoring Matt Morales from first. A couple of pitches later, Kevin Fagan singled to right and brought in Austin Hale and Fussell, bringing the score to 8-4.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Valdosta high school graduate Rashad Lewis signed with USC Aiken after he finished up a stellar high school career. Lewis averaged 19 points a game in his senior season at Valdosta, in which he was the Region Player of the Year.
Lewis transferred to Tallahassee Community College after he averaged six points in his 27 appearances at USC Aiken. Playing under TCC head coach Mark White, Lewis said he learned how to be a leader.
“Last year (at USC Aiken) I wasn’t much of a leader. I was the young guy coming in playing with juniors and seniors, but at TCC, I decided I was going to be a leader. I wanted to lead by example. I was going to be the first one to practice and stay late to put up extra shots after practice.”
Rashad labeled himself as a deep threat early in the season at TCC. His jumper demanded respect from all over the court.
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TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State Seminoles fall, for the third time this season, to the Florida Gators 8-2 at home. The Gators struck in the first inning and held the lead the rest of the game.
Florida State head coach Mike Martin was dissatisfied after the loss.
“I wish I could say it’s just another game,” said coach Martin. “It’s not just another game. Florida beat us. I’m not a happy camper.”
Both teams had no trouble getting runners on base, but the Seminoles could not get them across home plate. The Seminoles (22-9, 9-2) ended the game with 11 runners left on base. Florida State hit the ball hard, but the University of Florida (30-5, 8-4) infield came to play.
“No errors – their infield was very impressive,” said Martin. “You could almost go all the way around the infield and talk about what an excellent job they did.”
For the most part the Gators kept the ball in the infield on defense. Florida did not register an error the entire game and came up with some big plays, including a hard lineout catch by junior shortstop Dalton Guthrie to end a seventh inning threat by the Seminoles.
Griffin Doupnik, Correspondent
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Head Coach Jerry Deloronzo isn’t a stranger to success as he was selected as a member of the gold medal team USA U19 squad, and was an NCAA champion at Syracuse in 1989. Moving up from assistant coach to head coach this season Delorenzo has led the Noles to a 12-1 record so far with a win against the University of South Florida and Elon at Bill Harkins Field.
“I would like to see our team grow and run as a Division one program,” Coach Delorenzo said.
Since the Florida State men’s lacrosse team is considered a club. As apart of being a club sport the president and vice president are current lacrosse players keeping all responsibilities within the team.
Delorenzo also wanted to make it clear that support from the parents was crucial for the team with attending home and even away games there is a presence from the parents.
This season the Noles have a deep team including five midfield lines, two defensive lines and two attack lines. In goal stands six feet tall junior Spencer Talbot from Severna Park, Maryland. Leading from the sideline will be captains Darby Brower and William Glover sitting out due to leg injuries.
“I consider them players, captains and their new role assistant coaches, Both players are the heart and soul of our team and have made us stronger in their new roles,” Coach Delorenzo said.
Some responsibilities that coach Delorenzo is trying to instill this year is establishing accountability, discipline and responsibility.
This weekend the Seminoles will fly up to Annapolis, Maryland to play Boston College and Virginia Tech. The team will also get to attend the Colgate vs Navy game and get a tour of the Navy facilities.