INDIANAPOLIS --- Freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked second in the nation in assists in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Wednesday.
Lees-McRae (8-3, 4-2 CC) has won five of its last six matches, including a pair of shutouts against Converse and Montreat last week while scoring a combined 11 goals in those two contests to climb to 19th in the nation in scoring offense (2.73). The Lady Bobcats are also ranked 43rd in the nation in winning percentage (.727), and are 85th in goals against average (1.091).
Kerrigan has been a tremendous part of the Lady Bobcats' success this season, entering the week ranked second in the nation in total assists (eight) and sixth in helpers per match (0.8). Junior midfielder Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) has been on a tear of late, tallying six goals and four assists in her last five matches to vault 117 spots to 30th in the nation in total points (18). The reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week is also ranked 16th in total assists (six), 42nd in helpers per match (0.55), and 63rd in points per contest (1.64).
Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) are each tied for 39th in total points (17), 62nd in assists per match (0.45), and 82nd in markers per contest (1.55), while Kateyln Custer (Mooresville, N.C.) is listed 71st in helpers per match (0.44). Senior goalkeeper Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) is also ranked 92nd in goals against average (1.13).
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Lady Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. for a conference match-up with Queens University of Charlotte. The match is slated for 5 p.m.
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