Palmer, Duffy shine in PDL this summer

TAMPA, Fla. --- Luke Duffy and David Palmer, rising seniors on the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team, are making a tremendous impact in the USL Premier Development League, leading their respective sides to impressive seasons in preparation for their final campaign with the Bobcats.

Duffy has been a stalwart on the backline for West Virginia Chaos this summer, taking the pitch in 15 of 16 matches thus far while logging over 1,200 minutes at center back. Chaos recently set a team-record for wins in a season while ending the regular campaign ranked fourth in the South Atlantic Division standings.

Palmer has been a tremendous sparkplug for Mississippi Brilla FC in the attacking third this summer, ending the regular season leading the team with eight assists while ranking second in goals (eight) and points (24). A native of South Shields, England, Palmer currently ranks fifth in the PDL in assists and 12th in points, while taking the pitch in each Brilla's 14 matches this summer.

Brilla has put together a season to remember, claiming the Southeast Division crown after clinching a spot in the playoffs nearly a month ago. The club is set to host the Southern Conference Championships this coming weekend with a trip to the PDL Final Four on the line.

For more information on the PDL, or to follow Palmer and Brilla's quest for the PDL title, please visit the PDL homepage here.

- LMC -