INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked 10th in the nation in scoring offense, and is listed in a total of nine individual and team categories in the final edition of the NCAA Division II statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.
Lees-McRae (14-6, 8-2 CC) posted one of the program's best seasons in school history, advancing to the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament and recording the program's highest win total since the 2002 campaign. The Bobcats conclude the season ranked 10th in the nation in scoring offense (2.8), 37th in winning percentage (0.700), and 70th in goals against average (1.10).
Freshman Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) posted an impressive rookie campaign for the Bobcats, concluding the season ranked 12th in the nation in assists per match (0.58) and 14th in total helpers (11). Junior forward Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) concludes the season ranked 53rd in total points (30), 55th in markers per match (1.5), 63rd in assists per contest (0.4), and 83rd in goals per match (0.55).
Rookie MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) enjoyed a tremendous season as well, finishing the campaign with at least one goal in her last five matches to jump to 26th in total points (37). The all-Conference Carolinas First Team selection is also ranked 34th in markers per match (1.85), 35th in assists per contest (0.45), and 39th in goals per match (0.7).
Freshman Katelyn Custer (Mooresville, N.C.) is also ranked, finishing the season ranked 72nd in assists per match (0.39), while senior goalkeeper Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) is listed 82nd in goals against average (1.14).
Lees-McRae ends its season with a 14-6 overall record and an 8-2 mark in league play, while also positing the program's first top-four finish in the conference standings since 2003. The Lady Bobcats are expected to return 18 letter-winners from this season's squad, including all-conference first team selections Sullivan, Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.), and Mary Dorn (Shallot, N.C.).
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