Three area players performing well for Lees-McRae women’s soccer team
Three area female soccer players are playing at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., for former Sarasota High standout Cally Morrill, who is in her second season as coach.
Kaitlyn Kerrigan attended Lakewood Ranch High School. She played club soccer for FC Sarasota.
This season in 13 matches (12 starts) Kerrigan is tied for the conference lead in assists with eight, despite missing three matches because of injury.
The versatile sophomore spends most of her time in the midfield, but has also seen time up front and in defense.
In her freshman season, Kerrigan has four goals and a team-high 11 assists for 19 points in 19 matches, 17 starts.
Allyson Titsworth from Holmes Beach and attended Manatee High School. She played club soccer for Braden River Soccer Club.
After being recruited originally as a defender, freshman Titsworth has found instant success as a forward. She has appeared in all 16 matches as a freshman, while recording two goals and four assists. She is tied for fifth on the team in points with Kerrigan.
Alex Trujic attended Venice High School. She played club soccer for Naples Elite.
Trujic has started six games and has made 14 appearances as a defender. She has one assist and has been part of a stingy Bobcats' defense that has recorded 11 shutouts in their 16 matches.
About Lees-McRae College:
• Division II member of Conference Carolinas.
• Won regular season conference championship going 11-1 in conference
• Currently 12-3-1
• Currently ranked 6th in the Southeast Region (http://www.nscaa.com/SeniorResReg.php?it=1699&dv=2&rg=Southeast)
• Entering conference tournament Monday. The first round is Oct. 31 at Lees-McRae College. If they win the conference tournament, the Bobcats receive an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
According to the NCAA Division II statistics through games as of Oct. 23, the Bobcats are fourth in the nation in scoring offense and seventh in shutout percentage.