September 24, 2008

Squires Sets the Tone for 11th Ranked Bobcats in NCAA National Stats

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Lee Squires' ability to put the ball in the back of the net has the sophomore ranked number one in the nation in goals per game and fourth in the nation in points per game and has the nationally 11th ranked Bobcats also ranking 11th in scoring offense in the country.

Squires has 13 goals in eight games for an average of 1.63 goals per game to lead the nation and has 26 points in eight games for an average of 3.25 points per game placing him fourth.

Squires, who was a First Team NSCAA/adidas All American last year, broke the single season record for goals per season at LMC in his freshman campaign with 24 and is on pace to shatter that record this year. Squries was also named Conference Carolinas Tournament MVP, NSCAA/adidas First Team All Region, First Team All Conference Carolinas, Daktronics First Team All Region, Daktronics Second Team All America and Conference Carolinas All Tournament Team.

With 25 goals in eight games the Bobcat offense is averaging 3.13 goals per game.

The Bobcat defense is represented in the ranking as well. Their five shutouts in eight games puts the Bobcats 12th in the nation. Junior goal keeper Sean Paradise is ranked 21st in the nation in goals against average with five goals in 588 minutes played. Paradise is also ranked 19th in saves per game percentage with 28 saves in 588 minutes.

Last year Paradise earned NSCAA/adidas All Southeast Region Second Team, First Team All Conference Carolinas and Daktronics Second Team All Region awards. He also finished ninth in the nation in goals against average (0.60) and save percentage (.845) last season.

The Bobcats look to continue to climb the rankings as they travel to Wilson, N.C. to take on the Barton College Bulldogs, Saturday, September 27th at 7 p.m. in a Conference Carolinas match.

Pictured: Top: Lee Squires, Bottom Upper: Sean Paradise, Bottom Lower: Lee Squires