• Men’s Basketball announces the addition of four transfers to the roster for 2018-19
    July 20, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team announced the additions of four transfers to its roster for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign. The newest Bobcats include: Deshawn Patterson (Lenoir, N.C.), Jerick Haynes (Shelby, N.C.), Wes Morgan (Charlotte, N.C.) and Mike Lee Jr. (Durham, N.C.). Collectively, these four student-athletes have one NCAA Division II Final Four appearance, three national tournament appearances on the junior college level, three high school state championship appearances and one high school state championship on their resumes.
  • Men’s Soccer unveils its 2018 schedule
    July 06, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Coming off a season where it returned to the national polls, the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team hopes to duplicate that success this fall as it announced its 2018 schedule Friday afternoon. The 2018 schedule includes two exhibition matches, 10 Conference Carolinas contests and 11 tilts at Tate Field. LMC will open its schedule August 18 when it hosts Wingate in an exhibition, and it will open its regular season on August 30 at Anderson University.
  • Lees-McRae Women’s Soccer releases its 2018 schedule Thursday
    July 05, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer program released its 2018 schedule Thursday afternoon. The 20-match slate features three exhibition tilts, 11 Conference Carolinas matchups and 12 contests at Tate Field. LMC will open its 2018 slate on August 18 when it hosts Milligan College in an exhibition match before kicking off the regular season on August 30 hosting Lenoir-Rhyne at Tate Field.
  • Caitlin Bullock named Head Coach of LMC Women’s Volleyball
    June 29, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail announced the hiring of Caitlin Bullock as the school’s new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Friday afternoon. Bullock joins the Bobcats after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at fellow Conference Carolinas institution, King University.
  • Men’s Volleyball signs a pair of student-athletes for 2019
    June 25, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College Head Men’s Volleyball Coach Henry Chuang announced the signing of Nicholas Cookingham (Villa Park, Ill.) and Drew Sims (Stevenson Ranch, Calif.) on Monday afternoon. Cookingham and Sims are the first signings for Chuang and the Bobcats as the team preps for the upcoming 2019 season.
  • 134 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll
    June 07, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – 134 Lees-McRae College student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll Thursday afternoon by the league office.
  • Craig McPhail selected to speak at the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum
    May 31, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lees-McRae College’s Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail has been selected to speak at the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. The forum brings together 200 student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on collegiate athletics.
  • Rita Smith promoted to Associate Athletic Director
    May 29, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Director of Athletic Training and Senior Woman Administrator Rita Smith has been promoted to the position of Associate Athletic Director, Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail announced Tuesday afternoon.
  • Weddell signs three more student-athletes for inaugural LMC Women’s Swimming team
    May 24, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College Head Swimming Coach Sean Weddell announced Thursday the signing of three new student-athletes for the inaugural season of LMC women’s swimming. The newest recruits are: Elli Seabrook, Jenn Paul and Braedy Laymon. These three signees join Carlee Hoagland and Kayla Fleming as swimmers signed on to compete for the Bobcats in their first ever season later this year.
  • Buxton and McPhail honored at the Legends of the Game Banquet
    May 22, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College President Barry Buxton and Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail were both recognized by the Conference Carolinas Monday evening at the league’s Legends of the Game banquet. Buxton was bestowed the Heritage Award, while McPhail received the Milestone Award.
  • Men’s Lacrosse claims Messick Sportsmanship award; Molander named Scholar Athlete of the Year
    May 18, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s lacrosse program received a pair of awards from the Conference Carolinas office on Friday afternoon. First, the program was the recipient of Messick award, which is given to the team exhibited the highest degree of sportsmanship by its players, coaches and fans during the regular season. On top of this honor, junior attackman Alec Molander was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Wood and Gearing receive All-Region recognition by the USTFCCCA
    May 17, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS – Lees-McRae College track and field student-athletes Bayle Wood (Javelin Throw) and Kaitlyn Gearing (Heptathlon) were named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) All-Region team the organization announced Monday.
  • Rochester and Saintizaire named All-Southeast Region by the USTFCCCA
    May 14, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS – Lees-McRae College track and field student-athletes Luke Rochester and Jason Saintizaire were named to the All-Southeast Region team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon.
  • Season in Review – Men’s Basketball
    May 11, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The 2017-18 Lees-McRae College men’s basketball season will be one that will be remembered for a long time to come in Banner Elk and the surrounding area. LMC put together its best season ever winning a program record 23 games on its way to a Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship and its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Cycling closes out 2017-18 season at the Collegiate Road Nationals
    May 07, 2018
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Lees-McRae College cycling programs closed out their 2017-18 seasons by competing at the Collegiate Road Nationals last weekend in Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • Six Track and Field Athletes receive All-Conference Carolinas honors
    May 04, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs had six student-athletes receive All-Conference Carolinas recognition by the league office on Friday afternoon. Bayle Wood was LMC’s lone First Team honoree in the javelin throw. On the men’s team, Luke Rochester (pole vault) led the way with a Second Team honor, while Josh Cady (pole vault), Cooper Abernathy (javelin throw), Austin Thompson (5000m run) and Jason Saintizaire (high jump) were all placed on the Third Team.
  • Men’s Lacrosse signs nine student-athletes for the 2019 season
    May 03, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s lacrosse team announced the signing of nine student-athletes Thursday afternoon for the 2019 season. The newest Bobcats include: Jack Callahan (Matthews, N.C.), Bryce James (Mebane, N.C.), Jack Cruz (Wilmington, N.C.), Matt Clary (Blythewood, S.C.), Jackson Galloway (Frederick, Md.), Grant Dickerson (Hardy, Va.), Pat Coyne (Columbia, S.C.), Cole Davidson (Fort Mill, S.C.) and Jake Leath (Indian Trail, N.C.).
  • Carlee Hoagland and Kayla Fleming sign on to join LMC Swimming
    May 01, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – With the first ever season of Lees-McRae College swimming rapidly approaching, LMC Head Coach Sean Weddell announced the signing of two new student-athletes for the program’s inaugural campaign on Wednesday. These two signings both hail from Prattville, Alabama in Carlee Hoagland and Kayla Fleming.
  • Mark Polsgrove named to Under Armour 30-Under-30 list by the NABC
    May 01, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lees-McRae College Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Polsgrove was honored Tuesday by being named to 2017-18 Under Armour 30-under-30 list by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The list is geared towards recognizing a group of up-and-coming young coaches in men’s college basketball.
  • Sarah Tucker named to the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team
    April 30, 2018
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Lees-McRae College softball player Sarah Tucker was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament team after her performance in Burlington over the weekend. Tucker is the 12th Bobcat to ever be named to the event’s all-tournament team.
  • Track and Field wraps up the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships on Saturday
    April 27, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs closed out the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University. The men’s team finished fifth, while the women’s team finished eighth on the meet in the overall team standings.
  • Tiffany Laster named Second Team All-Conference Carolinas on Saturday
    April 28, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Lees-McRae College women’s lacrosse player Tiffany Laster was recognized by the league coaches Saturday evening at the league banquet by being named to the All-Conference Carolinas Second Team. Laster is the first all-conference player for the Bobcats since 2016 when teammate Peyton LeCompte was named to the league’s first team.
  • Softball falls to Mount Olive on day two of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, 4-3
    April 28, 2018
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team’s 2018 season came to an end Saturday afternoon in Burlington, North Carolina as the Bobcats fell to Mount Olive by a score of 4-3 on day two of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The loss closes LMC’s record on the season at 17-26, which is the team’s most wins in a season since 2011.
  • Alec Molander lands spot on the All-Conference Carolinas Second Team
    April 28, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – For the second straight season, Lees-McRae College men’s lacrosse player Alec Molander earned a spot on the All-Conference Carolinas Second Team at the league’s banquet Friday evening. Molander, who also landed a spot on the league’s second team in 2017, led the Bobcats in several offensive categories this season.
  • Softball earns a split on day one of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament Friday
    April 27, 2018
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team was involved in a pair of tightly contested contests Friday on the first day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament at Burlington’s Springwood Park. LMC dropped its first game of the day to fourth-seeded King by a score of 4-3 before mounting a late rally to knock off second-seeded Erskine in an elimination game, 4-2. The results Friday push LMC’s record to 17-25 on the season.
  • Softball lands three players on the All-Conference Carolinas Second Team
    April 26, 2018
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Lees-McRae College softball players Caitlyn Ray, Kara Cunningham and Noel Cassidy landed spots on the All-Conference Carolinas Second Team the league office announced Thursday night at the league banquet. The three all-league performers are the most for the program since 2011.
  • Softball heads to Burlington this weekend for the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament
    April 26, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College softball team will compete in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament this weekend in Burlington, North Carolina. The tournament, which is under a double elimination format, will be played April 27-29 from Springwood Park in Burlington. LMC’s opening game of the tournament is Friday morning against rival King University. First pitch for that game is set for 11 a.m.
  • Track and Field preps for the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships this weekend
    April 26, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs will compete at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Central, South Carolina. The meet will stretch across two days (April 27-28) on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University.
  • Seven LMC Track and Field athletes named Academic All-Conference
    April 25, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs had seven of their student-athletes be named to the Academic All-Conference teams Wednesday afternoon by the league office. The men’s team had five student-athletes recognized in Marcus Anderson, Lane Graves, Shawn Graves, Brett Page and Austin Thompson, while the women’s squad had two members of its team recognized in Makayla Estep and Kaitlyn Gearing.
  • Bobcats fall in the opening round of the conference tournament to Belmont Abbey
    April 24, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s lacrosse team saw its 2018 season come to an end Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the conference tournament at Belmont Abbey by a score of 26-9. The loss concludes LMC’s record at 2-7 on the season.
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