#17 NSU Finishes St. Leo Invitational tied for Third

DADE CITY, Fla. – The 17th ranked Nova Southeastern Men’s Golf team completed play at the Saint Leo Invitational, tying for third place (-14) on Tuesday afternoon. Following his first collegiate win, Mike Hay added another top-five finish and ended the tournament at seven-under (74/68/67). Joseba Torres (70/69/70) also ended the tournament tied for fifth, alongside Hay. 

Breakdown
Team Winner: Saint Leo (-31)
Individual Winner: Isac Wallin, Keiser (-17)
Course: Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club | Dade City, Fla. | 7054 Yards | Par 72
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Results

How it Happened

  • Hay jumped up the leader board with a bogey-free second round. He began the day by recording a birdie on each of the first three holes, before parring the remainder on the front-nine. Following the turn, Hay parred 8-of-9 holes and added a birdie to total a 68. 
  • Hay continued his dominant day with five birdies on the front-nine in the final round and closed the tournament by adding back-to-back birdies, shooting a 67 in the final round. 
  • Joseba Torres totaled four birdies on the front-nine in his second round and tallied another three across the back-nine, ending his second round with a 69. 
  • Torres added another four birdies and 12 pars in his final round, closing the tournament tied for fifth place (-7). 
  • Will McGhie finished the second round at one-under, recording six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey. McGhie added four more birdies in the final round, finishing the Saint Leo Invitational tied for 17th (-3). 
  • Ivan Ponsdomenech (T36th/+2), Christian Munoz (T46th/+3) and Jorge Berea (T98th/+17) also competed during the tournament for Nova Southeastern. 

What's Next
The Sharks will return to the course on Monday, March 11th, participating in the First Federal Southeastern Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Men’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_MGolf. 

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#1 Sharks Win Lady Moc Classic

LAKELAND, Fla. – The top-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team earned their third team win of the 2023-24 season, earning the victory at the Lady Moc Classic on Tuesday from the Grasslands Golf and Country Club. The Sharks shot 882 (291/297/294) as a team to finish at +18, while both Hannah Mitterberger (T4/+3) and Ellen Andersson (7th/+4) placed inside the top-10 at the tournament.

Breakdown
Team Winner: No. 1 Nova Southeastern, +18
Individual Winner: Ana Maria Jimenez Rios, Tampa (-2)
Course: Grasslands Golf Course | Lakeland, Fla. | 6105 Yards | Par 72
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Results

How it Happened

  • Hannah Mitterberger continued her exceptional performance at the Lady Moc Golf Classic in her second and third rounds of action. Mitterberger parred four-of-six holes, adding a pair of birdies, to begin her secound round. Following the turn, Mitterberger added five more pars, and another birdie on the back-nine. She closed the round at an even-par. 
  • In her final round, Mitterberger tallied nine pars and three birdies in her final round, finishing the tournament in a tie for fourth place (+3).
  • Ellen Andersson began her second round with five consecutive pars, before adding a birdie. Andersson closed the second round with five pars in her final six holes. In her final round, Anderson started with a birdie and parred each of the next seven holes. Andersson finished the tournament with a pair of birdies and four pars, ending in seventh-place (+4).
  • Maia Samuelsson totaled two birdies in her second round and added 11 pars. In her final round, Samuelsson opened with three birdies and added seven pars across the first ten holes. She closed the round with another three consecutive pars and finished the tournament in a tie for 11th place (+6).
  • Jimena Marques totaled four birdies and 21 pars across her final two rounds, ending the tournament in a tie for 27th (+8).
  • Lua Pousa Dacasa (T53rd/+14) and Haruka Muta (T68th/+21) combined for 10 birdies in the second and third rounds. 

What's Next
The No. 1 Nova Southeastern Sharks return to action on Monday, February 26th, competing at the Lynn Invitational at the Boca Woods Lakes Course. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf. 

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Sharks in Fourth after Round One at Saint Leo Invitational

DADE CITY, Fla. – The 17th ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Men’s Golf team began play at the Saint Leo Invitational on Monday, February 19th. Through one round of action, the Sharks (-6/286) are in fourth place, while Will McGhie is in third (-6/68). 

The second round of the tournament was not completed on Monday and will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

Breakdown
Team Leader: Saint Leo (-18)
Individual Leader: Isac Wallin, Keiser/Adrian Soriano, Saint Leo (-12)
Course: Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club | Dade City, Fla. | 7054 Yards | Par 72
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Results

How it Happened

  • Will McGhie began his opening round with a birdie, totaling three birdies on his front-nine, finishing at 35 before the turn. On the back-nine, McGhie shot a bogey-free round, tallying three rounds and six pars, ending the round at four-under (68).
  • Joseba Torres (T9th/-2) nearly completed a bogey-free first round, recording nine consecutive pars on the front-nine, but bogeyed 10. Torres responded with three consecutive birdies on the back-nine and closed the round with four straight pars. 
  • Ivan Ponsdomenech ended his first round with a 73, but recorded an eagle on nine and closed the round with a birdie on 17. Ponsdomench was able to finish his second round and recorded six birdies, jumping up the leader board, into a tie for ninth place, with a 68. 
  • Michael Hay (T22nd/74) started the tournament with seven pars on the front-nine and began the back-nine with three  straight pars, followed by birdieing 13 and 15, before closing the round with back-to-back pars. 
  • Christian Munoz (T61st) and Jorge Berea (T87th) totaled five birdies in their opening round. 

What's Next
The Sharks return to action on Tuesday, February 20th, finishing off the second round of the Saint Leo Invitational at 8:30 a.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Men’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_MGolf. 

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#1 Sharks in Lead at Lady Moc Classic

LAKELAND. Fla. – The top-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Golf team began play at the Lady Moc Golf Classic on Monday morning. NSU (+12/291/) holds a five-stroke lead over the field, while Hannah Mitterberger (-2/70/) leads the individual-side of the tournament. 

The second round was not completed due to darkness at the event and will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

Breakdown
Team Leader: No. 1 Nova Southeastern (+13)
Individual Leader: Hannah Mitterberger, Nova Southeastern (-2)
Course: Grasslands Golf and Country Club | Lakeland, Fla. | 6105 Yards | Par 72
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Results 

How it Happened

  • Hannah Mitterberger began the round on hole five, and after starting with a bogey, followed with two pars and a birdie in her next three holes before recording a second bogey on the ninth hole. Mitterberger went bogey-free for the rest of the round, starting the back-nine with a birdie and recorded eight consecutive pars, before closing the round with another pair of birdies. 
  • In her second round, Mitterberger has recorded three birdies, and ended the day in the lead at the Lady Moc Classic. 
  • Ellen Andersson ended the day tied for 13th. Andersson parred each of her first three holes and on the back-nine added seven pars, alongside a birdie and a bogey. Andersson followed with five pars across her final seven holes, ending the first round at an even-par. 
  • Andersson followed by tallying pars in each of her first five holes to start the second round, and closed the round with another four consecutive pars, ending the round with a 77. 
  • Maia Samuelsson and Haruka Muta ended the first day of competition both tied for 24th (+7). 
  • Samuelsson recorded four birdies in her opening round, adding another pair in her second round of competition. 
  • Muta, following one birdie and seven bogeys in her opening round, responded with five birdies in her second round of action. 
  • Jimena Marques finished the first two rounds eight-over and tied for 35th. 
  • Lua Pousa Dacasa ended the day tied for 65th. 

What's Next
The top-ranked Sharks will look to earn their fourth win of the 2023-24 season, closing out the final round of the Lady Moc Invitational on Tuesday, February 20th. The shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Golf, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WGolf.

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CH4MPS! NSU Women’s Swimming Wins Fourth Consecutive SSC Title

OCALA, Fla. – For the fourth straight season, the Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Swimming team has won the Sunshine State Conference Championship. The Sharks won 11 events over the five-day meet and set numerous meet, school, and conference records. It is the eighth title in program history.

Emily Trieschmann repeats as the Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Meet. Trieschmann scored 80-points for Nova Southeastern with her wins in the 800 Freestyle Relay, 1000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 400 Medley Relay, 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle (set a new SSC and Meet record), and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Trieschmann is the third swimmer to win the award twice and remains the fifth NSU honoree.

For the third consecutive season, Nova Southeastern Men’s Swimming finished second at the Sunshine State Conference Championships, the Sharks scored 659 points across the five days.

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Ben Hewitt – Our teams performed quite well over all 9 sessions and came together for one another. I’m excited for our athletes and I’m thankful for their efforts, especially the Seniors! Looking forward to a strong performance at NCAA’s.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 1650 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle Relay
Results

Final Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 1025
2. Tampa – 821
3. Lynn – 498
4. Florida Southern – 495
5. Rollins – 303
6. Florida Tech – 229
7. Barry – 104

Final Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 854
2. Nova Southeastern – 659
3. Florida Southern – 543
4. Rollins – 428
5. Lynn – 423
6. Florida Tech – 356
7. Barry – 242

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The Sharks opened the day to a fast start, taking the top three spots in the 1650 Freestyle. After breaking her own record from earlier this season, Emily Trieschmann collected the gold medal with a time of 16:24.21. Behind Trieschmann, Hailey Williams placed second (16:25.72) and Neta Shiff placed third (16:52.75).
  • Rafaela Raurich placed second in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 50.37. Taking third place was Maria Goncalves, who finished with a time of 50.95.
  • Finishing with a time of 1:59.98, May Lowy took second in the 200 Backstroke.
  • The group of Emilia Ronningdal, Maya Esparza, Williams, and Trieschmann finished second in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:22.57.

How it Happened
(Men’s)
What's Next
Both the Nova Southeastern Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams will now prepare for the NCAA National Championships. The NCAA National Championship meet is set to begin on Tuesday, March 12th in Geneva, Ohio.

To stay up-to-date on the Sharks, follow on Instagram and Twitter/X at NSU_Swim.

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NSU Women First, Men Second, as Day Four of SSC Championships Concludes

OCALA, Fla. – The Sharks returned to the pool at FAST on Saturday night for day four of the 2024 Sunshine State Conference Championships. The Sharks continued to collect more medals on Saturday, bringing their total medal count through four days up to 14 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals. As both teams gear up for the final day of the meet, the Women’s team stays put in first place, and the Men’s team remains in second.

Breakdown
Location – Florida Aquatics Swimming and Training (Ocala, Florida)
Events – 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle Relay
Results

Standings – Women’s
1. Nova Southeastern – 775
2. Tampa – 620
3. Florida Southern – 378
4. Lynn – 357
5. Rollins – 213
6. Florida Tech – 173
7. Barry – 63

Standings – Men’s
1. Tampa – 641
2. Nova Southeastern – 464
3. Florida Southern – 430
4. Rollins – 339
5. Lynn – 298
6. Florida Southern – 269
7. Barry – 186

How it Happened
(Women’s)

  • The Sharks dominated from the jump, taking first through fourth in the 500 Freestyle. Emily Trieschmann secured first place with a time of 4:49.16. Coming in second place with a time of 4:52.91 was Hailey Williams. Behind Williams in third place was Ilaria Murzilli, who finished with a time of 4:55.67. Rounding out the top four, finishing just .11 seconds after Murzilli was Estelle Bauer.
  • In the 100 Backstroke, Maria Goncalves captured the gold medal, finishing with a time of 54.45.
  • Earlier in the day during prelims, Rafaela Raurich set a new SSC record for the fastest 200 Butterfly with a time of 1:57.37. Unfortunately, that record did not last long, because Raurich broke the record once again during the finals. Raurich took first and reset the SSC record time in the 200 Butterfly with a 1:56.71. Taking third in the event was May Lowy, who finished with a time of 1:59.68.
  • In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Goncalves, Solana Capalbo, Mollie Morfelt, and Maya Esparza took home the silver medal with a time of 1:32.64.

How it Happened
(Men’s)
What's Next
The Sharks return to pool in Ocala, FL on February 18th for the final day of the Sunshine State Conference Championships. Events scheduled for day five include 1650 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Prelims begin at 10:00AM, followed by the finals at 5:00PM.

To stay up-to-date on the Sharks, follow on Instagram and Twitter/X at NSU_Swim.

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#2 Sharks Earn 20th Win of Season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Men’s Basketball team continues to hit their stride as the regular season winds down, earning their eighth consecutive win – 20th on the season – and defeated the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 115-96 on Saturday evening in Sunshine State Conference action. MJ Iraldi led the Sharks, scoring 21 points (7-12 FG), grabbed eight rebounds and recorded three steals in the victory, Mike Moore (15 points), Trey Doomes (15), Ryan Walsh (12) and GianFranco Grafals (11) all contributed double-digit points off the bench for the Sharks.

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 20-2, 14-2 SSC | Palm Beach Atlantic 15-10, 9-8 SSC
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 115 | Palm Beach Atlantic 96
Location: Rubin Arena | West Palm Beach, Fla.
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How it Happened
First Half – Palm Beach Atlantic opened the game on a 7-0 run, but the Sharks were took their first lead of the contest following a trio of made threes from Ryan Walsh and Mike Moore, giving NSU a 22-17 advantage. Both the Sharks and Sailfish traded buckets back-and-forth before MJ Iraldi broke the tie with a three-pointer of his own. Isaiah Fuller hit a pair of threes, giving the Sharks a ten-point advantage – 48-38 – with less than five minutes remaining in the half. Trey Doomes scored the final four points of the half for the Sharks, sending the game into the break with NSU leading 59-46 over PBA. 

Second Half – Nova Southeastern continued to extend the lead in the early moments of the first half, as Moore knocked down a pair of free throws to give NSU a 71-52 lead. Grafals gave the Sharks a 20-point lead, making a dunk on the fast-break off an assist from Doomes. Midway through the second half, Nova Southeastern continued to hold a large advantage over PBA, as Doomes hit a pair of free throws and put the score at 88-67. Fuller put NSU at 100-points with just under six minutes remaining in the game. NSU sealed their eighth consecutive win, and 20th of the 2023-24 season, defeating Palm Beach Atlantic 115-96. 

Shark Standouts
MJ Iraldi: 21 points, 7-12 FG, eight rebounds, three steals
Mike Moore: 15 points, 5-6 FG. 3-4 3P
Trey Doomes: 15 points, three steals, 5-6 FG

Sunshine State Conference Standings

1. No. 2 Nova Southeastern 14-2
2.  Florida Southern 13-4
3.  Embry-Riddle 10-6
4.  Lynn 9-7
5. Palm Beach Atlantic 9-8
6. Florida Tech 8-8
7.  Barry 7-9
8. Eckerd 7-9

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern returns to the Shark Tank to host the Barry Buccaneers on Wednesday, February 21st, for Sunshine State Conference action. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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NSU Splits Doubleheader, Drops Series to Lander

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Baseball team salvaged a doubleheader split, but lost the series to the Lander Bearcats, on Saturday afternoon from the NSU Baseball Complex. The Sharks took game one of the doubleheader, winning 4-1, and dropped the series finale in a back-and-forth slug-fest 9-7.

Breakdown
Scores: (Game One) Nova Southeastern 4, Lander 1 | (Game Two) Nova Southeastern 7, Lander 9
Records: Nova Southeastern 5-5 | Lander 8-3
Location: NSU Baseball Complex | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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How it Happened
Game One

  • Both teams traded scoreless innings in the opening two frames, but the Sharks broke through on the scoreboard early with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Bryan Loriga.
  • In the bottom of the fourth inning, NSU tacked on three more runs, extending the lead to 4-0. Ryan Cainzos drove in Justin Wachs with an RBI single, before Loriga drove in a pair on a two-run double. 
  • Collin Rothermel held the Bearcats off the scoreboard for the entirety of his outing, striking out eight, and scattered a pair of hits and three walks. 
  • Jarrett Bond pitched the remainder of the game for the Sharks, allowing just one hit and striking out five, earning his first career save. 

Game Two

  • Nova Southeastern got on the board first, as Justin Wachs grounded into a double play, but drove in Zeth Rodriguez and put the Sharks ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning. 
  • Later in the frame, Boris Pena lined a double off the right-center field fence, driving in Loriga, and extending the NSU advantage to 2-0 in the opening inning.
  • Lander hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the third inning, taking a 4-2 lead over the Sharks.
  • Nova Southeastern responded with three home runs, including two consecutive, as Henry Wallen, Pena and Tyson Cooper all went deep to reclaim the lead for the Sharks at 6-4. 
  • Lander tied the game with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. 
  • Loriga added a home run of his own, putting the Sharks in front 7-6.
  • Keyler Gonzalez was called upon out of the bullpen facing a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the eighth inning. The freshman escaped the damage by forcing an infield pop-up and getting a double play ball to end the threat. 
  • Lander tacked on another pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning, and sealed the series win, with a 9-7 victory in the finale. 

What's Next
Nova Southeastern opens Sunshine State Conference action with a three-game series against Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla., beginning on Friday, February 23rd. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Baseball, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_Baseball. 

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#21 Sharks Extend Win Streak to 18 Games, Takes Down PBA

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 21st ranked Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team earned their 20th win of the season on Saturday afternoon, taking down Palm Beach Atlantic in an overtime thriller from the Rubin Area. Double digit efforts from Morgan Kane (19), Alana Ellis (15), Nicole Scales (14), Kailyn Terrell (13), and India Shepherd (10) led the way for NSU. 

Breakdown                
              
SCORE: No. 21 Nova Southeastern 89, Palm Beach Atlantic 85                 
RECORDS: No. 21 Nova Southeastern 20-3, 15-1 SSC, Palm Beach Atlantic 13-12, 7-10 SSC                 
LOCATION: Rubin Arena | West Palm Beach, Fla.                 
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How it Happened

First Half – The Sailfish jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead before free throws from Ellis gave the Sharks their first points of the game. Ellis would continue to make her impact felt early, scoring the next seven points for NSU as they trailed 11-9 with 3:35 left. Scales closed out the quarter with a free throw to put the Sharks ahead 13-11. Five consecutive points from Shepherd and Kane to start the second quarter extended the Sharks lead to seven points. The rest of the quarter featured a back-and-forth affair with NSU holding onto a one-point lead going into the break. 

Second Half – A layup from Kane capped off a 13-0 Sharks run to kick off the half, putting NSU up 49-34. PBA continued to fight, cutting their deficit to 10 points as they headed into the final frame. After trailing throughout most of the second half, PBA rallied and cut the Sharks lead to one point with 33 seconds left. Shortly after, Scales knocked down a free throw to put NSU ahead 79-77 but the Sailfish answered with a last-second layup to send the game to overtime. The Sharks came out firing on all cylinders in OT as Aubrey Stupp knocked down a three-pointer to give NSU an 86-81 lead with just under two minutes left to play. Solid defense from the Sharks would all but secure the 89-85 SSC victory for NSU. 

Shark Standouts          

Nova Southeastern had five players score 10 or more points (Kane, Ellis, Scales, Terrell, and Shepherd). 

Coach's Corner

Head Coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry: It’s always a battle at PBA. Our players continued to fight hard even though PBA hit tough shots throughout the game. I’m impressed with how gritty our players are down the stretch to pull out wins. 

What's Next              
              
Nova Southeastern will return home Wednesday, February 21st as they take on Barry. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. EST.    

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