March 15, 2011

Lees-McRae listed in NCAA statistics

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team is ranked sixth in the nation in saves per game, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of the latest edition of the NCAA Division II men's lacrosse statistics.

The Bobcats (0-6) have showed flashes of brilliance, nearly completing an epic comeback against Lenoir-Rhyne University on Mar. 2 and battling Lake Erie College to the end on Mar. 7. Lees-McRae enters the week ranked sixth in saves per game (13.5), 22nd in man-up offense (0.20), 30th in assists per game (2.67), and 31st in both face-off win percentage (0.391) and man-down defense (0.625).

Senior goalie Mike Fahey (Buffalo, N.Y.) enters the week ranked 29th in save percentage (0.441) and 31st in goals against average (16.41), while junior Derin Vacca (Wake Forest, N.C.) is listed 31st in face-off win percentage (0.413). Andy Nesdill (Phoenix, Ariz.) is ranked 62nd in ground balls per game (3.2), while Kyle Ficken (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) is listed 64th in assists per contest (0.83). Junior Josh Shingleton (Temecula, Calif.) is also ranked 64th in goals per game (1.6) and 77th in points per contest (2.0).

Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday, Mar. 23 when the Bobcats travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to take on Mars Hill College at 4 p.m.

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