Four named to Conference Carolinas Academic Team

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Four members of the Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team have been named to the Academic all-Conference Carolinas team, announced league officials Friday.

The 2011 conference academic team features 31 juniors and seniors from eight of the league's member institutions who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Limestone College leads the way with seven players on the team, while St. Andrews Presbyterian College has five representatives. Lees-McRae joins Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte with four players on the team.

Seniors Lauren Martin (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) and Martha Peacock (Mooresville, N.C.) joined juniors Anna DeLuke (Woodstock, Ga.) and Lexi King (Woodstock, Ga.) as the Bobcats' representatives. Martin, a team captain, has been sidelined for much of her senior season after opening the campaign as a leader in the defensive zone for the Bobcats. The 5-7 senior has appeared in 50 games during her four-year career with the Bobcats, posting her best campaign in 2010 when she tallied 17 goals in 14 games.

Peacock has been a cornerstone of the Bobcats for the past four years, logging over 1,800 minutes between the pipes for the Green and Gold in addition to her stellar work in the classroom. The senior net minder has appeared in eight games this season, including one start at goalie, with much of her playing time coming as a field player.

DeLuke is in the midst of a fine season for the Bobcats in the defensive zone, entering Saturday's matchup with Converse College five ground balls shy of her career high. The junior defender has appeared in 10 games this season, tallying 17 ground balls and a career-high seven caused turnovers.

King is having a career year for the Bobcats, tallying a personal-best 10 goals through nine games thus far. The 5-11 attacker has also posted 13 points this season, which is one shy of her career high of 14 markers, set in 2010. In her career, King has tallied 25 goals, 15 assists, and 40 points in 41 games played, while also posting a .439 shooting percentage.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Saturday when the Bobcats travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on Converse College in a conference matchup at 12 p.m.

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