2012 Men's Soccer News

May 28, 2013
Dynamo wins title in PKs
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. --- Carolina Dynamo coach Marc Nicholls admits his team doesn’t always take the easiest route to a win, but it will find a way to get there.

May 22, 2013
Bobcats sign three to boost 2013 recruiting class
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Three players have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s soccer in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Lee Squires Wednesday.

May 13, 2013
Smith shines in season debut for Carolina Dynamo
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College men’s soccer player James Smith (Eastbourne, England) got off to a flying start in his first appearance of the summer for the Carolina Dynamo of the United States Soccer League’s Premier Development League, scoring on his debut to help the Dynamo open the season with a 3-0 victory over the Virginia Beach Piranhas.

May 7, 2013
Bobcats well represented in PDL Summer League
TAMPA, Fla. --- Four members of the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer program will spend the summer months the best way they know how starting this weekend: on the pitch in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League and the National Premier Soccer Leauge.

February 21, 2013
Bobcats ink two from US Developmental Academy
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Two players from the United States Soccer Development Academy have signed to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s soccer in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Lee Squires Thursday.

February 6, 2013
Lees-McRae signs five to play men's soccer
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Five student-athletes have signed to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s soccer in the fall of 2013, announced Bobcat head coach Lee Squires Wednesday.

November 19, 2012
Lees-McRae earns program's first-ever NSCAA Team Academic Award
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 academic year, announced NSCAA officials Monday. Lees-McRae posted a combined grade point average of 3.16 last year to garner the award for the first time in the program’s history.

November 1, 2012
Galvani, Hudgins earn all-Conference Carolinas honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) earned a spot on the all-Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer team for the third straight season Thursday, garnering second team honors as fellow junior Scott Hudgins (Fort Myers, Fla.) was named to the third team for the first time in his career.

October 27, 2012
Trojans edge Bobcats, 1-0, on Senior Night
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Mount Olive College men’s soccer team converted from the penalty spot in the closing seconds of the 67th minute and held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a hard-fought 1-0 win in Conference Carolinas play Saturday evening on Tate Field.

October 26, 2012
Bobcats to honor Michael Shope on Saturday
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer program will pay tribute to a former teammate prior to Saturday’s regular season finale against Mount Olive College, announced head coach Lee Squires, honoring Michael Shope with a pre-match moment of silence.

October 23, 2012
King survives Bobcat rally, 3-2
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The King College men’s soccer team scored two goals in the first half, and held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a narrow 3-2 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening on Tate Field.

October 20, 2012
Bulldogs edge Bobcats, 1-0, in extra time
WILSON, N.C. --- Nick Ahlquist scored three minutes into extra time to lead the Barton College men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Lees-McRae College on Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas play.

October 17, 2012
Bobcats and Bears scratch out scoreless draw
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw with Lenoir-Rhyne University on Wednesday night in non-conference play on Wednesday evening, nearly netting the winner in the final minute of extra time when Scott Alford’s (Hillsborough, N.C.) effort nearly found the top corner.

October 10, 2012
Bobcats battle to 1-1 draw with league-leading Saints
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Ryan Gillespie (Holly Springs, N.C.) equalized 15 seconds after Limestone College netted the breakthrough late in the second half, propelling the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday night at Tate Field.

October 9, 2012
Bobcats listed in NCAA Statistics
INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) continues to be ranked among the nation’s leaders in four statistical categories to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II men’s soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

October 6, 2012
Bobcats play to scoreless draw with Falcons
BANNER ELK, N.C. ---The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team and Pfeiffer University played to a scoreless draw on Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field, needing 110 minutes to each earn a result in a physical and tightly contested battle.

October 4, 2012
Fleet hold off Bobcats, 1-0
DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Erskine College men's soccer team snatched an early breakthrough and held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College on Thursday evening, holding on for a narrow 1-0 victory in Conference Carolinas play.

October 3, 2012
Bobcats listed in NCAA Statistics
INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) is ranked 19th in the nation in total saves, and the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is listed in eight individual and team categories in this week's edition of the NCAA Division II men's soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Wednesday.

September 29, 2012
Galvani lifts Bobcats over Cobras in extra time
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) scored three and a half minutes into extra time to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a hard-fought victory over reigning Conference Carolinas champion Coker College on Saturday evening at Tate Field.

September 26, 2012
Strong second half pushes Abbey past Bobcats, 2-0
BELMONT, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College men’s soccer team broke a scoreless halftime deadlock with two goals in the second half Wednesday en route to a 2-0 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play.

September 25, 2012
Rusling ranked 11th in NCAA Division II in saves
INDIANAPOLIS --- Lees-McRae College junior Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) is ranked 11th in the nation in total saves in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II men’s soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

September 22, 2012
Bobcats drop heartbreaker to Royals, 3-2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Felipe Netto scored with less than a minute remaining in regulation to lead the Queens University of Charlotte men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Lees-McRae College on Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas play, after the Bobcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit to equalize late in the second half.

September 20, 2012
Saints rally past Bobcats, 2-1, in extra time
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The North Georgia College & State University men’s soccer team equalized with less than 15 seconds left in regulation, and netted the winner seven minutes into extra time to rally for a 2-1 victory over Lees-McRae College in NCAA Division II Southeast Region play on Thursday afternoon at Tate Field.

September 18, 2012
Rusling ranked ninth in NCAA Division II in saves
INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) is ranked ninth in the nation in saves, and the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team is listed in eight individual and team categories in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II men’s soccer statistics.

September 18, 2012
Wednesday's North Georgia/LMC match postponed to Thursday
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Wednesday’s scheduled NCAA Division II Southeast Region men’s soccer match between North Georgia College & State University and Lees-McRae College has been postponed due to poor field conditions, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Tuesday. The match has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, September 20 at 3 p.m. on Tate Field.

September 15, 2012
Smith powers Bobcats to 2-0 win over Crusaders
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Sophomore James Smith (Eastbourne, England) recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 shutout of North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon to open its Conference Carolinas schedule.

September 12, 2012
Lions edge Bobcats, 1-0
MARS HILL, N.C. --- The Mars Hill College men’s soccer team scored midway through the 72nd minute, and held Lees-McRae College off the score sheet en route to a hard-fought 1-0 victory in non-conference play on Wednesday night.

September 9, 2012
Eagles top Bobcats, 2-0
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman College men’s soccer team scored twice in the first half, and held on the second period for a 2-0 win over Lees-McRae College on the final day of the Stanno Tournament, hosted by Tusculum College.

September 7, 2012
Pioneers blank Bobcats, 2-0
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum College men’s soccer team scored early in the first half and added a late strike en route to a 2-0 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference action on Friday evening at Pioneer Field.

September 2, 2012
Alford, Rusling lift Bobcats past Catawba, 1-0
SALISBURY, N.C. --- Scott Alford (Hillsborough, N.C.) flicked a long free kick from goalkeeper Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England) at the death to lift the Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Catawba College on Sunday evening in Southeast Region play.

August 31, 2012
No. 2 Fighting Knights edge Bobcats in extra time, 1-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jack Winter lifted a soft header over the keeper and into the back of the net with less than a minute remaining in the first extra time period Friday, notching the breakthrough to lead the No. 2 Lynn University men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Lees-McRae College on Tate Field to open the season.

August 23, 2012
Lees-McRae tabbed third in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team is picked to finish third in the race for the 2012 Conference Carolinas regular season title after advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year last fall...

August 14, 2012
Bobcats receiving votes in NSCAA preseason poll
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s soccer team is receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Preseason rankings, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

June 7, 2012
Bobcats sign four for 2012 season
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Four student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s soccer in the fall of 2012, announced Bobcat head coach Lee Squires Thursday.

June 1, 2012
Squires joins fellow Bobcats in PDL summer action
TAMPA, Fla. --- Lees-McRae College men’s soccer coach Lee Squires, along with several current and former members of the Bobcat men’s soccer program, are spending the summer months in the best way they know: on the pitch in United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League.