N Stetson Athletics Facilities C Melching Field at Conrad Park is just one of the quality facilities that the Hatter athletic programs call home. A Since 1974, the J. Ollie Edmunds Center has been home to Stetson men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball A contests. The Hatter men’s basketball team defeated Marshall ‘70 ‘82 ‘84 ‘88 ‘89 ‘90
73-58 in the inaugural Edmunds Center game on Dec. 5, 1974. In the 36 seasons since that time, the Hatters have amassed over 330 total victories in their home building. Maintaining a top-notch athletic facility is a continual process, and the work at the Edmunds Center has been at a pace to keep up with the development of the athletic program itself. Over the past several years, the Edmunds Center has received a number of physical modifications and equipment upgrades. The scoreboards, shot clocks, bench seating, illuminated media tables, floor design and lobby showcase have all recently been upgraded. In 2000, the maplewood floor was completely sanded and repainted, and new scoreboards were installed. In 2003, banners were hung in the Edmunds Center rafters for each member of the Stetson Basketball Hall of Fame. And in 2005, brand new bleachers were installed along the entire east end of
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The 4,000-seat Edmunds Center is home to Stetson men’s and women’s basketball and Stetson volleyball. the building. Eight modern locker rooms are housed in the Edmunds Center, among them the men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball locker rooms. The Edmunds Center houses coaches and staff offices. In addition, the complex contains the crew team workout facility, dressing rooms, the ticket office and an athletic training room. The Edmunds Center was home to the men’s 1991 and 1996 Trans America Athletic Conference Tournaments as well as the women’s tournament in 1997. It also served as training camp site for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association in 1992 and 1993, and hosted the NCAA Volleyball Tournament First Round in 1996. Down the street is the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center, home of the Stetson men’s and women’s tennis programs. Located on the east-side of the DeLand campus, the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center was completed in late 1996. The state-of-the-art facility is named in honor of Mandy Marie Stoll who was the tennis team’s top player when she was killed in an automobile accident in April 1988 during her junior year. During her three years as a member of the Stetson tennis team, she set school records of 20 consecutive wins and 27 wins in one season. The facility includes six courts, with plans for six additional courts in the future, a kiosk, three gazebos, courtside bleachers and a new scoreboard. Three of the six courts have been named:
The Mandy Stoll Tennis Center is home to the Stetson Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams. one for Mary Estella Palmer McNamara, the late wife of SU trustee Dennis McNamara of Orlando and a Stetson graduate; one in honor of former Stetson tennis coach Vicky Pate, also a Stetson alumna; and one in memory of Mandy Stoll. The Mandy Stoll Tennis Center has served as the host location for four Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships. Adjacent to the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center is the Stetson Soccer Complex. The women’s soccer team has played all their home matches at the complex since their inception in 1993, and the men’s program has played on the field for over 30 years. In 2005, a new scoreboard and state-of-the-art lighting were installed to allow the Hatters to play night matches for the first time. In 2006, dugouts were installed. The complex hosted the Atlantic Sun Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament in 2006 and 2007. The Stetson softball team has played eight seasons on Patricia Wilson Field with tremendous success. The Hatters won their first 18 games on their home field in 2003 and have a combined home record of 240-92 (.723). The sparking facility features spacious dugouts, multiple bullpen and batting cage areas, a state-of-the-art scoreboard, a brilliant lighting system for playing night games, and a concession area. Offices and a press box were built in 2007-08. In 2010 Stetson hosted the A-Sun Tournament for the fourth year in a row. The numerous golf courses in Florida provide the men’s and women’s golf teams with ample places to play. The Hatters host tournaments every year at the DeLand Country Club, Southridge Golf Club, and Victoria Hills Golf Club. Also, the cross country teams host a meet every October at the Sperling Sports Complex, and the crew team practices and competes at nearby Lake Beresford.
Aerial photo of the award-winning Patricia Wilson Field. Stetson’s beautiful on-campus facility for fastpitch softball.
2012 Media Guide & Record Book
Published on Feb 15, 2012