BANNER ELK, N.C. -- As incoming students moved into their dorms Friday, the Lees-McRae College fall sports teams began their preseason workouts for the 2010-2011 season.
The men's and women's cross country teams, men's and women's soccer teams and the women's volleyball teams began Friday morning with their first practice of the year.
New NCAA regulations have cut back on preseason workouts limiting this years' teams to five days or 17 days before the first day of competition. With classes beginning on August 18th at Lees-McRae, the Bobcats hit practice fields Friday to prepare for the upcoming season.
The first regular season contest will begin on Thursday, September 2nd as the women's soccer team host North Georgia College and State University at Tate Field. The men's soccer team and women's volleyball teams will get underway on Friday, September third. The soccer team will host Flagler at Tate Field, while the women's host USC-Aiken in their first match of the Carolina Challenge in Williams Gymnasium. The men's and women's cross country teams' will also see their first action on Friday, September 3rd at the Stampede at the Shoals hosted by Milligan College.