Bobcats listed in NCAA statistics

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked among the nation's leaders in 13 individual and team categories in this week's edition of the NCAA Division II men's soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Monday.

Lees-McRae (10-3-1, 7-1 Conference Carolinas) has been on a tremendous run of form recently, having won six straight matches to jump to 19th in the nation in winning percentage (0.75). The Bobcats are also ranked 52nd in total goals (25), 63rd in shutout percentage (0.29), 68th in scoring offense (1.79), and 85th in team goals against average (1.38).

Sophomore James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) put together an outstanding individual performance last week, scoring six of the Bobcats' nine goals to lead LMC to a trio of pivotal conference victories over Pfeiffer University, Belmont Abbey College, and Mount Olive College. The reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week has scored nine goals in his last five matches to jump to 25th in the nation in both total goals (10) and total points (23). Galvani is also ranked 31st in both points per match (1.77) and goals per contest (0.77).

Freshman James Smith (Eastbourne, England) enters the week ranked 35th in the nation in total assists (five) and 84th in helpers per match (0.36), while sophomore goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) is listed 64th in goals against average (1.18) and 90th in save percentage (0.735).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Erskine College in a conference matchup at Tate Field. The match is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. following the Bobcats' senior night festivities.

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