Milton, Truesdale Earn FIT Student-Athlete Honors

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Newcomers made huge impact

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Newcomers made huge impacts in Florida Tech’s season openers as junior wide receiver Xavier Milton and sophomore setter Ashtin Truesdale were named FIT’s first 2013-14 Student-Athletes of the Week.

Xavier Milton
Xavier Milton
Ashtin Truesdale
Ashtin Truesdale

The week, spanning from Sept. 2-8, featured Milton lead the Panthers to a 20-13 victory in its inaugural contest over the Stetson Hatters, a Division I-AA program.

Milton recorded FIT’s first-ever touchdown, hauling down a 26-yard pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Ashley to tie the game at 13-13 with just over six minutes remaining in the game.

Xavier Milton hauls in Florida Tech's first touchdown in program history. (Amanda Stratford image)
Xavier Milton hauls in Florida Tech’s first touchdown in program history. (Amanda Stratford image)

Truesdale registered 30-plus assists in two games as the volleyball team ended the University of West Florida Opening Weekend Tournament 3-1.

Beginning her Panther career with a nine dig, 16 assist performance against Northern Michigan, the North Carolina native finished with 33 assists in a straight set victory over McKendree and 31 assists and nine digs in a 3-1 win over the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


Milton and the football squad head to South Carolina to take on Newberry College on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. while Truesdale and the volleyball team prepare for New York for the Pace Setters Classic in Pleasantville, N.Y. beginning on Friday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.