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2017 Men's Soccer News

  • Season in Review – Men’s Soccer
    January 17, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The 2017 season was one to remember for the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer program. The Bobcats enjoyed success both on and off the pitch on their way to registering their third 11-plus win season in the past four years.
  • Men’s Soccer releases information on its spring ID clinic
    January 16, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's soccer program released the date for its ID Clinic Tuesday afternoon. The clinic will take place Sunday March 25, 2018 at the LMC Athletic Complex.
  • Tom Deeley named Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year
    December 14, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Tom Deeley has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year the league office announced Friday. This prestigious award, which is voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee, is presented annually to one student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom.
  • Tom Deeley earns three more academic honors
    December 12, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Tom Deeley has added three more academic honors to his resume late last week. Deely was named to CoSIDA’s Academic All-American Third Team, United Soccer Coaches Association Men’s Soccer Scholar All-American Team and Scholar All-Region Team.
  • Tom Deeley named to the D2CCA All-American Second Team
    December 01, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Tom Deeley was named to the D2CCA All-American Second Team the organization announced Friday morning. Deeley is the first Bobcat to be named to an All-American team since 2009.
  • Tom Deeley named to United Soccer Coaches’ All-Southeast Region Second Team
    November 30, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Tom Deeley was named to the United Soccer Coaches’ All-Southeast Region Second Team late Thursday afternoon.
  • Five Lees-McRae Men’s Soccer Players earn NCCSIA All-State Honors
    November 28, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team had five players named to North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State teams the organization announced Wednesday afternoon. Tom Deeley, Nathan Watt, Harvey McMorrow and Pol Vassart all garnered first team honors, while James Morgan earned a spot on the second team.
  • Three Bobcats earn D2CCA All-Southeast Region honors; Deeley named Region’s Player of the Year
    November 15, 2017
    NEWBERRY, S.C. – The postseason awards keep rolling in for the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team as three of its student-athletes were named to the D2CCA All-Southeast Region squads Wednesday morning. Senior Tom Deeley earned a spot on the first team and was also tabbed the region’s player of the year. Sophomore Harvey McMorrow also was named to the first team, while Nathan Watt rounded out the honorees for Lees-McRae after being named to the second team.
  • Tom Deeley and Pol Vassart named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 09, 2017
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer players Tom Deeley and Pol Vassart were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team the organization announced Thursday. Deeley and Vassart are the first Bobcats to be recognized by the organization since 2014 when former Bobcat James Smith earned Academic All-American honors.
  • Kelvin Woods selected to participate in NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum
    November 06, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Kelvin Woods is one of three Conference Carolinas student-athletes that have been selected by the conference to attend the 2017 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum held Nov. 16-19 in Washington D.C.
  • Six Bobcats named to All-Conference squads, Deeley named Offensive Player of the Year
    November 03, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Six members of the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team earned All-Conference Carolinas honors Friday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C. Tom Deeley was named the league’s offensive player of the year along with being placed on the first team. Deeley was joined on the first team by Pol Vassart and Harvey McMorrow. Johannes Oeksnevad was the only Bobcat to be named to the second team, but he also claimed the league’s freshman of the year honor. Seniors James Morgan and Nathan Watt rounded out the honorees for LMC players as both players earned spots on the third team.
  • Bobcats fall in conference semifinals to Mount Olive, 3-1
    November 03, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Mount Olive Friday night in the Conference Carolinas semifinals in Gaffney, S.C.
  • Bobcats continue Conference Carolinas Tournament play Friday in Gaffney
    November 01, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will hope the third time is the charm Friday when it competes in the Conference Carolinas semifinals for the third straight season. LMC, which is the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will take on sixth-seeded Mount Olive at 7 p.m. Friday from Gaffney, South Carolina.
  • Bobcats advance in Conference Carolinas Tournament with a 5-1 win over Erskine
    October 31, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team scored four goals in the second half on its way to downing seventh-seeded Erskine by a score of 5-1 in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament Tuesday night at Tate Field. The win boosts LMC’s record to 11-4-3 on the season.
  • Nathan Watt named Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
    October 30, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Nathan Watt has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. It marks the first player of the week award in Watt’s career, and it is also the fourth time this season that a Bobcat has earned the honor. The four player of the week award winners are the most in a single season in the history of the program.
  • Men’s Soccer preps for its Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal matchup with Erskine Tuesday
    October 30, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – After finishing second in the Conference Carolinas standings during the regular season, the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will open postseason play Tuesday night when it hosts No. 7 seed Erskine College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
  • 16 Lees-McRae Soccer players named Academic All-Conference
    October 30, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College soccer programs had 16 student-athletes recognized Monday with Academic All-Conference honors. The men’s team had nine honorees in: Tom Deeley, David Frederick, Adam Hackett, Palle Jespersen, James Morgan, Andy Ramirez, Pol Vassart, Nathan Watt and Kelvin Woods. The women’s team had seven players recognized and they were: Allyna Ankney, Alexis Feely, Leanne McAlexander, Savannah Rees, Natalie Shuman, Nikki Torres and Kelsey Twigg.
  • Strong Second Half propels Lees-McRae to a 6-1 victory at Emmanuel (GA)
    October 28, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team scored five goals in the second half on its way to a 6-1 victory in its regular season finale Saturday evening at Emmanuel (GA) College. The win improves LMC to 10-4-3 overall and 7-3-0 in conference matches.
  • Bobcats dominant in an 8-0 shutout of North Greenville Tuesday
    October 24, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – After scoring a season-high seven goals last time out against Erskine, the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team scored even more Tuesday night at Tate Field as the Bobcats shut out North Greenville by a score of 8-0. The 15 goals scored by the Bobcats in these past two contests are the most in a two-match span for the program since 2007 when it also scored 15 times in matches against Chowan and Erskine. With the win, Lees-McRae improves to 9-4-3 overall and 6-3-0 in league contests.
  • Tom Deeley named Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
    October 23, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – For the second time this season, Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player Tom Deeley has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. Deeley, who was also named the league’s player of the week on September 11, joins teammate Harvey McMorrow as Bobcats who have earned this honor this season.
  • Men’s Soccer looks to improve its postseason position with a pair of matches on tap
    October 23, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will look to improve its positioning for the upcoming Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Tournament with a pair of league matches on tap for this week. LMC will begin the week hosting North Greenville at Tate Field Tuesday before traveling to Emmanuel (GA) for the regular season finale on Saturday. Kickoff Tuesday is set for 7:30 p.m., and Saturday’s tilt is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start time.
  • Bobcats soar over Erskine on Senior Day, 7-0
    October 21, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – 11 different members of the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team scored at least one point as the Bobcats cruised to a 7-0 win over Erskine Saturday at Tate Field on the team’s senior day. The seven goal outburst is the most for the team since November 3, 2009 when it scored eight goals. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 8-4-3 overall and 5-3-0 in league matches.
  • Deeley’s two goals lead Lees-McRae to a 2-2 tie at Newberry
    October 18, 2017
    NEWBERRY, S.C. – Senior Tom Deeley scored a pair of goals to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 2-2 tie at Newberry College Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action. The Bobcats move to 7-4-3 with the tie. The three ties are the most in a season for Lees-McRae since 2012.
  • Men’s Soccer preps for a pair of matches this week
    October 17, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team has a pair of matches on tap for this week. LMC will begin the week with a non-conference tilt at Newberry Wednesday before hosting Erskine Saturday at Tate Field. Wednesday’s match is slated to begin at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. start time.
  • Last minute goal lifts No. 10 Limestone to a 2-1 victory over the Bobcats
    October 11, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – No. 10 Limestone College scored with 28 seconds to go in regulation Wednesday to down the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team by the score of 2-1. The loss moves Lees-McRae’s record to 7-4-2 on the season and 4-3 in Conference Carolinas matchups.
  • Bobcats set to battle Limestone for the top spot in the league standings Wednesday
    October 09, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In perhaps its biggest match of the season to date, the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team will hit the road to take on Limestone College Wednesday with the top spot in the conference standings on the line. Kickoff between the Bobcats and Saints is set for 7:30 p.m.
  • Bobcats hand Belmont Abbey its first conference loss of the season Saturday, 2-1
    October 07, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team handed Belmont Abbey its first conference loss of 2017 Saturday evening Tate Field by a score of 2-1. The victory is the second straight for Lees-McRae and it improves its record to 7-3-2 overall and 4-2 in conference contests.
  • Lees-McRae uses complete effort to shut out Tusculum, 3-0, Wednesday
    October 04, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team used a complete effort to pick up a 3-0 victory over Tusculum College Wednesday evening in Greeneville, Tennessee. The win not only improves Lees-McRae’s record to 6-3-2 this season but it also surpasses the team’s win total from last season.
  • Bobcats set for matches vs. Tusculum and Belmont Abbey
    October 02, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team has a pair of matches on tap for this week. The Bobcats will start the week with a trip to Greeneville, Tennessee to take on Tusculum College Wednesday evening before hosting Belmont Abbey College at Tate Field Saturday night. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Southern Wesleyan blanks Lees-McRae, 2-0
    September 30, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Southern Wesleyan scored a goal in each half Saturday afternoon to knock off the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team by a score of 2-0. The loss moves the Bobcats to 5-3-2 overall and 3-2-0 in conference play.
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