FGCU Schedule Includes Nov 4-5 Battle With Former Coach & FSU

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles have released their 2016-2017 schedule, highlighted by a home November matchup with FSU and former Eagles head coach Neal Studd.

Studd was the first and only head coach at FGCU up until last year, and helped the Eagles beat in-state rivals Florida State in dual meets the past two seasons. He recently took the head coaching job at FSU to replace the departed Frank Bradley.

FGCU, now under the leadership of interim head coach Amanda Smith, will host a November 4-5 quad meet against Florida State, Florida Southern and West Florida.

That leads right in to the Georgia Tech Invite on November 17-19, which appears to be FGCU’s major mid-season invitational meet.

The Eagles, who have rapidly risen to become one of the nation’s best mid-major programs, will take on a challenging lineup that includes 8 NCAA-qualifying teams. That includes defending Pac-12 champs USC in October.

“We’re excited to finalize the schedule as the season quickly approaches,” Smith said. “Last year, we had exceptional success and beat some great programs, so we wanted to really challenge the girls with a competitive schedule this season. It will be great to compete primarily at home as we love seeing the community and Eagle fans in our stands. We’re also particularly excited for the second annual FGCU Classic as well as traveling West to compete against USC and spend some time in LA.”

Here’s the full schedule, which you can also view on the FGCU website here.

Date Opponent Location Time/Result Details
All Florida Invitational
9/23/2016 All Florida Invite Fort Lauderdale, FL All Day
9/24/2016 All Florida Invite Fort Lauderdale, FL All Day Details
9/25/2016 All Florida Invite Fort Lauderdale, FL All Day
FGCU Classic
10/7/2016 FGCU Classic Fort Myers, FL 5:00 PM Details
10/8/2016 FGCU Classic Fort Myers, FL 10:30 AM
10/14/2016 UNF Fort Myers, FL 4:00 PM Details
10/21/2016 Oregon State Los Angeles, CA 9:00 PM
10/21/2016 USC Los Angeles, CA 9:00 PM Details
11/4/2016 Florida Southern Fort Myers, FL 5:00 PM
11/4/2016 West Florida Fort Myers, FL 5:00 PM Details
11/4/2016 FSU Fort Myers, FL 5:00 PM
11/5/2016 West Florida Fort Myers, FL 10:00 AM Details
11/5/2016 FSU Fort Myers, FL 10:00 AM
11/5/2016 Florida Southern Fort Myers, FL 10:00 AM Details
Georgia Tech Invite
11/17/2016 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, GA All Day
11/18/2016 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, GA All Day Details
11/19/2016 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, GA All Day
12/14/2016 Clemson Diving Coral Springs, FL 1:00 PM Details
12/18/2016 UNC Asheville Fort Myers, FL 10:00 AM
1/7/2017 Liberty Fort Myers, FL 10:00 AM Details
1/21/2017 Miami Fort Myers, FL 12:00 PM
1/27/2017 FAU Fort Myers, FL 4:00 PM Details
1/28/2017 FIU Miami, FL 12:00 PM
CCSA Championship
2/15/2017 CCSA Championships Athens, GA All Day Details
2/16/2017 CCSA Championships Athens, GA All Day
2/17/2017 CCSA Championships Athens, GA All Day Details
2/18/2017 CCSA Championships Athens, GA All Day
Bulldog Last Chance Invitational
2/25/2017 Last Chance Meet Athens, GA All Day Details
2/26/2017 Last Chance Meet Athens, GA All Day
Zone Diving NCAA Qualifications
3/6/2017 NCAA Diving Qualifications TBD All Day
3/7/2017 NCAA Diving Qualifications TBD All Day Details
3/8/2017 NCAA Diving Qualifications TBD All Day
NCAA Championship
3/15/2017 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, IN All Day Details
3/16/2017 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, IN All Day
3/17/2017 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, IN All Day Details
3/18/2017 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, IN All Day Details

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Sw4mmer

Any idea who’ll be the head coach?

fly100

Lots of applicants…assistants at some major d1 programs.

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