Lozzi, Clemares Snag SSC Weekly Accolades

Lozzi, Clemares Snag SSC Weekly Accolades

Melbourne, Fla. – Lynn University student-athletes Dani Lozzi and Florian Clemares picked up Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Lozzi was tabbed the women's basketball SSC Defensive Player of the Week while Clemares was named the SSC Player of the Week for men's tennis.

Lozzi claims weekly honors from the SSC for the first time this season with Clemares earning his second selection this season and in his career.

Lozzi guided Lynn's women's basketball team defensively in wins over Barry University (63-61) and the University of Tampa (53-45) to secure weekly SSC accolades. The Horsham, England native tallied two steals and eight defensive rebounds against Barry and then followed up with two blocks, four steals, and four defensive rebounds against Tampa. Lozzi also provided the Fighting Knights with 19 points in her 69 minutes played.

The sophomore transfer currently ranks second in the SSC at 2.1 steals per game and has totaled four or more steals in six games this season. The Fighting Knight women have now earned four SSC player of the week awards this season, the most in program history. Additionally, the three different selections are the most for Lynn since 2007-08. 

Clemares picked up a pair of wins over ranked opponents on Saturday as the Lynn men's tennis team went 1-0 this week. The third-ranked Fighting Knights took down a hot Rollins College team in SSC play, 5-2.

In doubles, Lynn and Rollins split the second and third flights with the lone point coming down to the top position. Clemares and partner Kay Bartmann persevered in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-5), over the 17th-ranked pair of Gai Feigin and Ziad Melhaoui to put Lynn up 1-0 going into singles play.

With the overall score at 3-1, Clemares logged the clinching fourth point with a three-set triumph at No. 3 singles. The Lyon, France native went up against Melhaoui again, the 21st-ranked singles player in Division II, securing a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 victory.

View the SSC release HERE.