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.
Lees-McRae (3-8-1, 2-3-1 Conference Carolinas) has played well of late, dominating possession and looking far more dangerous than its opponents in its last three matches, posting a 1-1-1 record in that span while outshooting its foes by a combined 72-26 margin during the stretch. The Bobcats enter the week ranked 32nd in the nation in save percentage (0.811), 47th in stops per match (5.0), 55th in team goals against average (1.12) and 63rd in shutout percentage (0.33).
Rusling has put together another strong season as the anchor of the Bobcat defense this fall, ranking 24th in the nation in total saves while moving into fifth on the program's all-time list with 163 career stops. The Sheffield, England native is also ranked 35th in save percentage (0.803), 42nd in stops per contest (4.75), and 70th in goals against average (1.125).
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Limestone College in a pivotal league matchup at 7 p.m. on Tate Field.