This Week in Sports: April 10 - 17

This Week in Sports: April 10 - 17

Softball looks to finish strong with regular season home finale

Women's fast pitch softball (30-15, 11-8) will travel to Orlando for a double-header against conference opponent Seminole State College (44-5, 17-3) on April 11. The Falcons are currently positioned in third place in the Mid-Florida Conference. If they can hold on to their conference rank, they could see post-season play in the FCSAA state tournament.

Following their road trip to Orlando, the Falcons will close out the regular season at home this Thursday, April 13, against another conference opponent, St. Johns River State College (24-26, 5-13). The first game is slated to start at 4 p.m. with the second following at 6 p.m.

Softball games are free to the public, so be sure to come down and cheer on the Falcons in their final regular season game of the year!

Baseball team hosts pair of home games this week

The Daytona State baseball squad (18-17, 9-9) will take on conference opponents College of Central Florida (14-29-1, 5-13) this Monday, April 10 at 3 p.m. and Lake-Sumter State College (13-27, 4-14) on Friday, April 14, at 3 p.m.

Currently, the Falcons are sitting right at .500 in conference play this year with a 9-9 record, putting them in a tie with Florida State College at Jacksonville for third place in the Mid-Florida Conference. That tie may be broken when the Falcons take on the Blue Wave (18-19, 9-9), in Jacksonville on Wednesday, April 12.

The Falcons will end their regular season play next week with a final home game on Friday, April 21. Baseball games are free to the public, so be sure to bring your peanuts and cracker jacks to the stadium for some spring ball!

Falcons seeking new coach to continue tradition of excellence in men's basketball

Elsewhere in Falcon sports news, Athletic Director Will Dunne is leading a search committee tasked with finding Daytona State's new men's basketball coach. With many qualified applicants interested in the position, the Falcons are sure to land a talented coach who can continue to lead our student-athletes in the Falcons' tradition of excellence on the court and in the classroom.

Soccer teams wrap spring season, look forward to new stadium this fall

Last in our weekly news round-up, the men's and women's soccer teams have utilized the spring season to build upon lessons learned in their inaugural year with the Falcon family. The women's team played neighbors Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University last week, while the men's team held open tryouts on the multi-purpose field at Daytona State.

Both teams are looking forward to kicking off the fall 2017 season in the Falcons' newest sports venue, the soccer stadium, which is under construction in the heart of campus. Fans can watch daily progress on the new facility via live web cam as the turf is rolled out, the bleachers go up and the atmosphere sets in. The stadium will be completed this summer and ready for fans to fill the stands in August when the season begins.