Jones listed fifth in nation in assists

INDIANAPOLIS --- Freshman midfielder Justin Jones (Jamestown, N.C.) is ranked fifth in the nation in assists, announced NCAA officials with the release of the latest edition of the NCAA Division II men's soccer statistics.

Lees-McRae College (6-2, 4-0 CC) has been on a tear of late, entering the week riding a three-match winning streak, including back-to-back shutouts against Carson-Newman and Barton. The Bobcats, having won six of their last seven matches, enter the week ranked 29th in the nation in winning percentage (0.75). Lees-McRae is also listed 44th in total goals (16), 48th in scoring offense (2.0), and 61st in goals against average (1.1).

Jones has ranked among the top five players in the nation in assists throughout the season, entering the week ranked fifth in total assists (five) and 11th in helpers per match (0.63). Senior Lee Squires (Sheffield, U.K.) is ranked among the national leaders in several categories, including total goals (15th/six), total points (23rd/14), goals per match (24th/0.75), and points per contest (34th/1.75).

James Galvani (High Wycombe, U.K.) and Jamie Bladen (Yorkshire, U.K.) enter the week tied for 52nd in the nation with three assists each, while Galvani is listed 94th in total points (nine). Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, U.K.) is also ranked 95th in goals against average (1.35).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats travel to Bristol, Tenn. for a 5 p.m. non-conference matchup with King College.

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