October 12, 2010

Kerrigan ranked fourth in nation in assists

INDIANAPOLIS --- Freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked fourth in the nation in assists in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's soccer statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (9-3, 5-2 CC) has won six of its last seven matches, including a pivotal 1-0 shutout at Queens on Saturday that propelled the Lady Bobcats into a tie for second in the Conference Carolinas standings. The Lady Bobcats enter the week ranked 22nd in the nation in scoring offense (2.58), 34th in winning percentage (0.75), and 70th in goals against average (1.0).

Kerrigan has been a tremendous part of the Lady Bobcats' success this season, entering the week ranked fourth in the nation in both total assists (nine) and helpers per match (0.82). Junior midfielder Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) has been on a tear of late, tallying six goals and four assists in her last six matches to vault into a tie for 52nd in the nation in total points (18). Santerre is also ranked 26th in total assists (six), 35th in helpers per match (0.5), and 61st in points per contest (1.5).

MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) enters the week tied with Santerre in total points (52nd/18), total assists (26th/six), helpers per match (35th/0.5), and points per contest (61st/1.5) after tallying her sixth helper of the season on the match-winner against Queens. Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) is ranked 61st in points per match (1.5), 71st in total points (17), and 76th in helpers per contest (0.42), while senior goalkeeper Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.) is also ranked 77th in goals against average (1.04).

Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Tuesday when the Lady Bobcats travel to Wingate, N.C. for a 7 p.m. non-conference matchup with Wingate University.

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