INDIANAPOLIS --- Junior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is ranked among the nation's top 10 players in both total assists and helpers per match, and the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is listed in 10 individual and team categories in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's soccer statistics.
Lees-McRae (3-2-1, 2-0 Conference Carolinas) has enjoyed a strong start to its conference schedule this season, blanking Converse College by a score of 5-0 before defeating North Greenville University, 5-1, behind Sam Arendt's (Franklinton, N.C.) first career hat trick this past Saturday. The Bobcats enter the week ranked 17th in the nation in scoring offense (2.83) and 57th in goals against average (0.824), while also being listed 80th in save percentage (0.800).
Kerrigan beings the week ranked fourth in the nation in total assists, carrying the second-highest total in the country with five helpers behind a trio of student-athletes in a three-way tie for first with seven assists. The junior midfielder is also ranked seventh in assists per match, averaging 0.83 helpers per contest this season.
Ally Titsworth (Holmes Beach, Fla.) and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) enter the week tied for 42nd in the nation in total assists with three helpers each, while also ranking 60th in helpers per match with identical marks of 0.50.
Arendt's career day on Saturday propelled her into 56th in total goals, as the sophomore enters the week with four strikes to lead the team. Sullivan and Arendt are also tied for 73rd in total points with nine markers each this season, while Arendt is ranked 72nd in goals per match (0.667).
Titsworth, along with freshmen Erica Allen (Norton, Ohio) and Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.), are tied for 80th with one match-winner apiece, as sophomore netminder Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.) is ranked 71st in the nation with a goals against average of 0.968.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Saturday when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Queens University of Charlotte in conference play at 5 p.m.
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