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Flagler falls to Armstrong in women’s volleyball conference championship

By Cristina Coca | gargoyle@flagler.edu
Photo by Dyann Busse

This past weekend the volleyball team entered the Peach Belt Conference Tournament as the Number two seed due to their second place finish in conference play. They finished the regular season with a 20-9 record.

The Saints took on Lander University in the semifinal match and won three sets to zero.

Then on Sunday for the finals, the Saints were matched up against long-time rival Armstrong Atlantic State University who won the regular season Conference title this year. The Saints started out strong taking the first set, but then Armstrong Atlantic answered back by winning the next two sets. Flagler was determined to send the finals into the fifth match and was successful by winning the fourth.


Surf team looks to California

By Matthew Pagels | gargoyle@flagler.edu
Photo by Matthew Pagels

Each semester the Flagler College Surf Team competes once a month for four months, adding up to a total of eight preliminary contests per year. For every victory or placement, the team earns points. These points are gained to qualify for the East Coast Championship, which takes place early in April.

The club’s goal is to achieve third place or better, which advances them to the NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) college title. Once completed, the surf team takes a trip out west to California in the summer for a week to compete for the national title.


By Cristina Coca | gargoyle@flagler.edu

With the season rapidly approaching, head coach Erika Lang Montgomery has her team in high gear. The Women’s basketball team has been preparing for the last few months for a season that could very well be one of their best in the Peach Belt Conference.

Coach Lang Montgomery feels that this could be the year the team makes a strong argument in conference play and makes it to the post season Conference tournament. The team has a very strong core group of girls with eight returners and five newcomers including three seniors Jen Knurek, Arianna Roper, and Rachel Brown. The team has not had a winning season as a member of the Peach Belt since they joined four years ago from the NAIA Florida Sun Conference. But that isn’t stopping the team this year, they are using that as motivation.


Lacrosse team introduced to Flagler students

By Matthew Pagels | gargoyle@flagler.edu

After years of students patiently waiting for Flagler to create a lacrosse team, the time has come. Flagler now offers an intercollegiate club team. They currently have a three-year plan to join the Men’s College Lacrosse Association.

Flagler College student Landon Clair, 20, was the first to show initiative in getting a lacrosse team together. He is now one of the captains of the club.

“The whole point of starting this club was so that we could just play lacrosse at Flagler and have some fun,” Clair said. “We all love playing, and we’re ultimately looking to start something that will last with the college.”


Athletics not all about the athlete

By Cristina Coca | gargoyle@flagler.edu

You may have noticed some of the new faces in the athletic department here at Flagler College over the past few weeks, many of them coaches. But there is one new face that is even more important to those new coaches, staff members, and most of all the student athletes here.

She doesn’t call the court or the field her home, her home is the Athletic Training Room. She is the newest Associate Athletic Trainer. Eva Beaulieu joins an already strong athletic training staff with Head Athletic Trainer Jennifer Rinnert and fellow Associate Athletic Trainer JJ Wetherington.


Women’s volleyball set to overcome challenges

With the season under way, Brian Heffernan looks for success in his first year as head coach of the women’s volleyball team.

With five starters returning, younger players moving up the ranks and the acquisition of three freshmen, Heffernan faces the challenge of incorporating his style of play to those who are unaccustomed to his tactics.




How to: Survive your freshman year

By Eliza Jordan

Okay, Saints, let’s face it— St. Augustine is probably one of the most interesting places you have situated yourselves in. And for the next four years, this little historic town is your home. Here are a few tips in successfully and happily surviving your next few years and enjoying all of your accompanying educational endeavors.