The Lady Panthers

AVON PARK, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2019 – The Florida College System Activities Association/National Junior College Athletic Association (FCSAA/NJCAA) Division II Gulf District Volleyball Championship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 at SFSC in the Panther Gym on the Highlands Campus. Match times on Saturday will be 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. The Sunday championship match begins at 1 p.m. All matches will be live-streamed by the FCSAA at The winner of this single elimination tournament will earn a spot in the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament.

The college volleyball teams participating in the tournament will be from: Florida Gateway College, Gulf Coast State College, Lake Sumter State College, SFSC, St. John’s River State College, and Pasco-Hernando State College. Each of these teams is a member of the Sun-Lakes Conference of the FCSAA.

“We are excited to be hosting the tournament,” said Kim Crawford, SFSC volleyball coach. “The team is working hard and is very focused on the opportunity we have to advance to the next level.”

The tournament is free to all SFSC employees and students with IDs as well as students from the participating teams. For the public, single admission either day is $8, the four-match day pass is $20, and the five-match Day 2 pass is $25.

“This should be a great tournament, as much of the regular season has been very competitive,” said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and tournament director. “Those who are fans of volleyball can catch some excellent collegiate volleyball on these days, and we would love to fill the gym with Panther fans each time our ladies take the court.”