Men’s Soccer Begins 2010 Season Ranked Second in the NCAA
Aug 13, 2010
BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's soccer
team will enter the 2010 season ranked second in the NCAA Division
II according to the NSCAA.
The Bobcats finished the 2009 season ranked second after falling
1-0 to Fort Lewis in the NCAA Division II National Championship
match in Tampa, Fla. This year's team returns seven of their 11
starters from their magical season where they went 18-3-2.
"We are excited to start the season ranked second in the
country. It is a testament to the effort the lads put in last
fall," said head coach Matt Thompson. "This is a new season and
although we still have high expectations for the returning and
incoming players, we know that we will have a target on our back in
every game that we play this season."
Defending champions Fort Lewis top the NSCAA poll with the
Bobcats the only Conference Carolinas team in the top 25.
Southeast region opponents Anderson and Carson-Newman sit ranked
14th and 20th respectively.
The Bobcats will open their season September 3rd against Flagler
at Tate Field.