Stetson Athletics Facilities Stetson President Dr. Wendy Libby announced the University was bringing football back for the first time since 1956 on March 14, 2011. More than a year later, on March 23, 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony for Stetson’s $6.7 million field house and field renovation was held. The 25,000 square foot building on the corner of Minnesota and Amelia avenues houses locker rooms for lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, as well as football. Additionally, state-of-the-art sports medicine and strength and conditioning areas are also available to student-athletes at the Stetson University Athletics Training Center. The facility also includes office and meeting room space for each of the four programs, as well as an equipment room. The VIP room on the second floor of the facility will be utilized during lacrosse games. On one side of the field house are practice fields for the football team, on the other side are game and practice fields for Stetson lacrosse, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer teams. Before the spring lacrosse season was set to begin, a brand new scoreboard was put in place on the south end of the Hatters’ game field, which is used for both lacrosse and soccer.
Since 1974, the J. Ollie Edmunds Center has been home to Stetson men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball contests. The Hatter men’s basketball team defeated Marshall 73-58 in the inaugural Edmunds Center game on Dec. 5, 1974. In the 36 seasons since that time, the Hatters have amassed more than 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. Eight modern locker rooms are housed in the Edmunds Center, among them the men’s and women’s basketball 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. The Mandy Stoll Tennis Center, home of the Stetson men’s and women’s tennis programs, is located on the east-side of the DeLand campus and 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: 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. The Stetson softball team plays is home games at Patricia Wilson Field, which has been named National Field of the Year six times. Located on the Stetson University campus near the corner of Garfield and Arizona, the complex features a game field and stadium, batting cages and practice area, and a team fieldhouse facility. The game field features a clay playing surface, an outfield with Bermuda grass, irrigation, four bullpens, spacious dugouts, and a lighting system suitable for televising night games. A huge state-of-the art scoreboard and video board was installed in 2011, and a new sound system was added in 2012. 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.
2013 Media Guide & Record Book
2013 Stetson Baseball Media Guide and Record Book