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2012 Women's Soccer News

May 7, 2013
Collegiate ID Camp rescheduled for June 2
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer program one-day collegiate identification camp has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2013, announced head coach Nick Whiting Tuesday.

April 18, 2013
NDHS senior Emma McGovern lands full-tuition scholarship to Lees-McRae
A North Davidson High School senior received the second-largest scholarship awarded by Lees-McRae College.

April 16, 2013
Bobcats volunteer at Hospitality House's Bingo Night
BOONE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team continues to be active in the local community, especially during the spring season, making the short trip to Boone earlier this semester to spend time with residents at the Hospitality House.

March 4, 2013
Bobcats to host College ID Camp May 18
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer program will host a one-day collegiate identification camp on May 18, 2013, announced head coach Nick Whiting Monday.

February 6, 2013
Bobcats ink eight on National Signing Day
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Eight student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play women’s soccer in the fall of 2013, announced Lees-McRae women’s soccer coach Nick Whiting Wednesday.

January 22, 2013
Bobcats announce plans for women's soccer alumni weekend
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer program will host its annual alumni game on Saturday, March 2nd, announced head coach Nick Whiting Tuesday.

December 14, 2012
Dorn earns NSCAA Academic all-South Region honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) earned a spot on the 2012 NSCAA Women’s Soccer College Scholar all-South team for the second year in a row, announced NSCAA officials Friday.

December 10, 2012
Dorn earns program's first Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year for the first time program history, announced league officials Monday.

December 4, 2012
Dorn paces Bobcat trio on NSCAA all-Southeast Region teams
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) has been named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region teams for the second time in her career, earning a spot on the first team to pace a trio of Bobcats garnering all-region honors, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

November 19, 2012
Kerrigan earns Daktronics all-Southeast Region honors
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. --- Lees-McRae College junior midfielder Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) garnered Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region honors for the first time in her career Monday, earning a spot on the second team after leading the Bobcats to their second straight Conference Carolinas regular season title.

November 19, 2012
Bobcats earn fifth straight NSCAA Team Academic Award
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 academic year, announced NSCAA officials Monday. Lees-McRae posted a combined grade point average of 3.33 last year to garner the award for the fifth consecutive season.

November 1, 2012
Falcons edge Bobcats in penalty shootout
BOONE, N.C. --- Britt Polly made nine saves and converted the decisive penalty kick to propel the Pfeiffer University women’s soccer team into Saturday’s Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship match against Belmont Abbey College, as the Falcons upset top-seeded Lees-McRae College by a 4-1 margin in a penalty shootout to break a scoreless draw...

November 1, 2012
Dorn nets Defensive Player of the Year, Bobcats place eight on all-Conference Carolinas Teams
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) was named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, as the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team placed a program-record eight players on the all-Conference Carolinas teams.

October 31, 2012
Thursday's LMC/Pfeiffer semifinal moved to ASU's field
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Thursday’s scheduled Conference Carolinas women’s soccer tournament quarterfinal between Lees-McRae College and Pfeiffer University has been moved to Appalachian State University’s Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex due to poor conditions on Tate Field, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Wednesday. The match will kick off at 5 p.m. in Boone, N.C.

October 29, 2012
Mahar treble powers Bobcats to 3-0 win over King
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Hurricane Sandy and near-blizzard conditions could not slow down the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team on Monday afternoon, as freshman Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) powered the top-seeded Bobcats to a 3-0 victory over eighth-seeded King College...

October 27, 2012
Kerrigan double lifts Bobcats to outright conference title
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) recorded her first career brace to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 extra time victory over Mount Olive College on Saturday afternoon, pacing the Bobcats to their second consecutive Conference Carolinas regular season title on Senior Day.

October 23, 2012
Mahar paces Bobcats to at least share of conference crown
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored midway through the 51st minute to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over King College in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field Tuesday evening.

October 20, 2012
Bobcats rally past Barton, 3-1
WILSON, N.C. --- Junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) scored midway through the 62nd minute, and Mallory Overholt (Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada) tallied two assists to propel the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory...

October 17, 2012
Catawba holds off Bobcats, 3-1
SALISBURY, N.C. --- Mary Kirkman tallied two goals and Bethany Davis made 11 saves to lead the Catawba College women’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over Lees-McRae College in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.

October 16, 2012
Bobcats ranked ninth in NSCAA Southeast Region Poll
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is ranked ninth in this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

October 16, 2012
Titsworth nets league's weekly honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College sophomore Ally Titsworth (Holmes Beach, Fla.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in her career, announced league officials Tuesday.

October 15, 2012
Wolves survive second-half onslaught, edge Bobcats 2-0
NEWBERRY, S.C. --- The Newberry College women’s soccer team scored twice in the first half and held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a 2-0 win in non-conference play on Monday afternoon.

October 10, 2012
Titsworth double lifts Bobcats over Saints, 2-1
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Ally Titsworth (Holmes Beach, Fla.) tallied the first brace of her collegiate career to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Limestone College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening at Tate Field.

October 9, 2012
Mahar nets Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in her career, garnering the league's weekly honors after leading the Bobcats to a 2-0 worksheet last week, announced conference officials Tuesday.

October 9, 2012
Bobcats jump to ninth in NSCAA Southeast Region rankings
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is ranked ninth in this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, moving up one spot from a tie for 10th last week, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

October 8, 2012
Kerrigan jumps to eighth in nation in assists
INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked eighth in the nation in assist per match, and the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is listed in seven individual and team categories in this week’s edition of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer statistics.

October 6, 2012
Strong second half lifts Bobcats over Falcons, 5-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team scored four goals in the second half, including a strike from LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), en route to a pivotal 5-0 win over Pfeiffer University in Conference Carolinas play as the Bobcats celebrated Homecoming Weekend on Saturday afternoon at Tate Field.

October 4, 2012
Bobcats ground Fleet, 4-2, claim top spot in league standings
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) scored the first of three second-half goals on Thursday evening, propelling the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play.

October 3, 2012
Sullivan, Kerrigan tied for 14th in nation in assists
INDIANAPOLIS --- Lees-McRae College juniors MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) are tied for 14th in the nation in both total assists and helpers per match, announced NCAA officials Wednesday in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's soccer statistics.

October 2, 2012
Bobcats crack Southeast Region rankings
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team has cracked the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's Southeast Region rankings for the first time this season, entering the week tied for 10th, announce NSCAA officials Tuesday.

September 29, 2012
Bobcats blank Cobras, 2-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshmen Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Erica Allen (Norton, Ohio) each found the back of the net, and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) added two assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Coker College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon at Tate Field.

September 26, 2012
Thornton, Ames pace Bobcats past Abbey, 2-1
BELMONT, N.C. --- Sophomore forward Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) scored midway through the 85th minute to notch her first goal of the season, and lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday afternoon.

September 25, 2012
Bobcats listed in NCAA Statistics
INDIANAPOLIS --- Lees-McRae College junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked ninth in the nation in both total assists and helpers per match in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer statistics Tuesday.

September 22, 2012
Royals edge Bobcats, 1-0
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Queens University of Charlotte women’s soccer team scored midway through the 38th minute, and held off a late surge by Lees-McRae College en route to a narrow 1-0 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

September 18, 2012
Sam Arendt named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College sophomore Sam Arendt (Franklinton, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the first time in her career, after leading Lees-McRae to a 2-0 worksheet last week announced league officials Tuesday.

September 18, 2012
Kerrigan ranked fourth in the nation in assists
INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked among the nation’s top 10 players in both total assists and helpers per match, and the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is listed in 10 individual and team categories in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer statistics.

September 17, 2012
Monday's LMC/Tusculum match postponed
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Monday evening’s women’s soccer match between Lees-McRae College and Tusculum College has been postponed due to poor field conditions, announced Lees-McRae head coach Nick Whiting. The match has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, October 1 at a time to be determined later.

September 15, 2012
Arendt treble paces Bobcats past Crusaders, 5-1
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Sam Arendt (Franklinton, N.C.) tallied her first career hat trick and Ally Titsworth (Holmes Beach, Fla.) added three assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 5-1 win over North Greenville University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

September 12, 2012
Bobcats ground Valkyries, 5-0, in league opener
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Mallory Overholt (Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada) scored her second career goal, and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) added a goal and an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 5-0 win over Converse College to open its Conference Carolinas schedule on Wednesday night on Tate Field.

September 8, 2012
Eagles edge Bobcats, 1-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Substitute Danna Stringle scored early in the 82nd minute to tally the only goal of the afternoon and lead the Carson-Newman College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Lees-McRae College in non-conference action on a rain-soaked Tate Field on Saturday afternoon.

September 5, 2012
Whiting wins first in rain-soaked home opener
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 6-1 victory over Mars Hill College on rain-soaked Tate Field Wednesday night in the Bobcats home opener.

August 31, 2012
Briggs, Bobcats play to 1-1 draw with Bearcats
HICKORY, N.C. --- Molly Ames (Greensboro, N.C.) tallied her first collegiate goal to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Lander University on Friday evening at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic.

August 31, 2012
Georgia College edges Lees-McRae, 1-0
HICKORY, N.C. --- The Georgia College & State University women’s soccer team edged Lees-McRae College by a 1-0 margin on Sunday afternoon, scoring the lone goal of the match with less than 20 minutes to play in the second half en route to the narrow victory at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic.

August 24, 2012
Bobcats picked to repeat as Conference Carolinas Champions
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has been tabbed to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions this season, announced league officials Friday with the release of the 2012 Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

August 14, 2012
Catherine Hauck named assistant women's soccer coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Catherine Hauck has been named the new assistant women’s soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Nick Whiting Tuesday.

July 16, 2012
Whiting takes reins of Bobcat women's soccer program
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Nick Whiting has been named the new head women’s soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail on Monday, taking the reins of a program which he helped build into a perennial title contender in Conference Carolinas over the last two seasons as the assistant.

July 3, 2012
Six round out Bobcats' 2012 recruiting class
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Six student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play soccer this fall, announced Bobcat women’s soccer coach Cally Morrill Tuesday.

June 5, 2012
Morrill coaching in top US league this summer
COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Lees-McRae College women’s soccer head coach Cally Morrill is not taking much of a break this summer, taking on the role of both assistant coach and player for the Central SC Cobras of the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League, announced College officials Tuesday.