June 6, 2007

Bobcats Sign Ramirez

Banner Elk, NC--Alex Ramirez (Arlington,TX) committed to Lees-McRae College and signed the National Letter of Intent to participate for the Lees-McRae College Men's Soccer program.

Alex a graduate of Martin High School will be joining the Bobcats in 2007. Alex played for Texas Lightning 89 where he received many honors including most valuable offensive player, Sportsmanship award, and served as varsity captain. Alex also received second team all-district in high school

Head Coach Whalley said that "Alex is an attacking midfielder with a lot of flair who is capable of adding some dynamic play to the Bobcat midfield"
Alex will major in Athletic Training and psychology while attending Lees-McRae College. He is the son of Juan and Christina Ramirez

The Bobcats are coming off of their second consecutive winning season under Coach Whalley. The 2006 season saw the Bobcats ranked in the top 25 in NCAA Division II for three weeks, achieving the highest ranking in school history, 13th.

"My goal is to get our team back to winning conference championships and to make the program into a powerhouse in the southeast region," said Whalley.

The Bobcats won the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Championship in 1998, 2002 and 2003. Current Assistant Coaches Nick Young '02 and Calvin Dixon '05 each earned two championships during their time in green and gold.

Lees-McRae is a private four year liberal arts college located in Banner Elk, NC and is affiliated with Conference Carolinas, competing within the NCAA Division II ranks.