2013 Women's Soccer News

February 5, 2014
Women's Soccer Inks Six for National Signing Day
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Six student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play women's soccer in the fall of 2014, announced Lees-McRae women's soccer coach Nick Whiting Wednesday.

December 18, 2013
Lees-McRae women's soccer pair earn spots on NSCAA Scholar squad
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Lees-McRae women’s soccer team junior duo of Meagan Thornton and Kaitlyn Briggs both were named to the 2013 College Division Women’s Scholar All-South Region team as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Tuesday.

December 4, 2013
Thornton, Sullivan net NSCAA all-Southeast Region honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- Lees-McRae College junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) and senior LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) have been named to the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer all-Southeast Region team for the first time in their careers, announced NSCAA officials Wednesday.

November 25, 2013
Meagan Thornton named to Daktronics All-Southeast Region team
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. --- Lees-McRae College junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) has been named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer All-Southeast Region team for the second time in her career, earning second-team honors, announced region officials Monday.

November 25, 2013
Bobcats place three on NCCSIA all-State teams
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has placed three players on the 2013 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association all-State team, including first-team selection Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) and second-team honorees Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Fishers, Ind.), announced NCCSIA officials Monday.

November 21, 2013
Lees-McRae earns sixth straight NSCAA Team Academic Award
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the sixth straight season, posting a combined grade point average of 3.33 for the second straight year during the 2012-2013 academic year, announced NSCAA officials Thursday.

November 7, 2013
Bobcats ranked 10th in NCAA and NSCAA region rankings
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is ranked 10th in both the NCAA and NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Southeast Region polls this week, announced college officials Thursday.

November 7, 2013
Bobcats place eight on all-Conference Carolinas team
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team tied a program record with eight selections to the all-Conference Carolinas teams, including a trio of first-team spots earned by senior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Fishers, Ind.), junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.), and sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.), announced conference officials Thursday.

November 4, 2013
Match Preview: top-seeded Bobcats host King on Monday
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The top-seeded Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team enters Monday’s Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal against No. 8 seed King University on a torrid run of form, carrying a 10-match unbeaten streak into the tournament after clinching its third straight conference regular season title.

November 4, 2013
Eighth-seeded Tornado edge top-seeded Bobcats in conference quarterfinal
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The top-seeded Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Monday evening, falling by a 1-0 score to eighth-seeded King University despite out-shooting the Tornado by a 34-3 margin in the match.

October 31, 2013
Trio earns Conference Carolinas Academic honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team placed three players on the Conference Carolinas Academic all-Conference team to kick off the 2013 award season, announced league officials Thursday.

October 30, 2013
Bobcats earn scoreless draw with Queens on Senior Night
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior goalkeeper Alicia Pierson (Brooksville, Fla.) made six saves, including a diving stop in the final moments of the second extra time period, to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a scoreless draw with Queens University of Charlotte on Senior Night Wednesday evening at Tate Field.

October 26, 2013
Bobcats clinch third straight Conference Carolinas title
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team scored twice in the opening four minutes, and added a strike in the second half to clinch its third straight Conference Carolinas regular season title with a 3-0 win over Mount Olive College on Saturday afternoon.

October 23, 2013
Thornton named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the second time in her career after leading the Bobcats to a trio of shutouts last week, announced league officials Wednesday.

October 22, 2013
Bobcats ranked 10th in NSCAA Southeast Region Poll
KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has cracked the top 10 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll for the first time this season, entering the week tied for 10th in the region, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

October 19, 2013
Bobcats run win streak to eight, blank Saints 2-0
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) and senior Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) scored less than five minutes apart late in the second half to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Limestone College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon, pushing the Bobcats’ win streak to eight.

October 16, 2013
Thornton nets first-half treble in Bobcats' 4-0 win over Erskine
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) scored a first-half hat trick, and Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) added two assists to jump two spots on the program’s all-time list and lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.

October 14, 2013
Bobcats edge Lions, 1-0, on Thornton's extra time winner
MARS HILL, N.C. --- Junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) netted her fourth goal of the season in the second extra period, and Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.) kept her fourth straight clean sheet to move into a tie for second on the program’s all-time shutouts list to lift the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over Mars Hill University in non-conference play on Monday evening.

October 12, 2013
Langille double lifts Bobcats to fifth straight win
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Freshman Lena Langille (Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia) posted her first multi-goal performance of her collegiate career, scoring a first-half double to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to its third straight clean sheet with a 2-0 win over King University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2013
Barcal paces Bobcats to 3-0 shutout of Converse
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Freshman Erin Barcal (Wilmington, N.C.) opened her collegiate account with a goal and an assist to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.

October 8, 2013
Sarah Mahar named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named the Conference Carolinas women’s soccer Player of the Week for the first time this season after leading the Bobcats to a 2-0 record last week, announced league officials Tuesday.

October 5, 2013
Thornton double lifts Bobcats to 2-0 win over Barton
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) scored once in each half to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 2-0 Conference Carolinas win over Barton College during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday afternoon on Tate Field.

October 4, 2013
Lees-McRae inducts 2013 Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame class
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department inducted three new members into the Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame on Friday evening, honoring its 2013 class of Jennifer Calderwood King ’01, Amanda Cook Sorrow ’02, and Ried Estus on a magical evening in McDonald Dining Hall on the Lees-McRae campus.

October 4, 2013
2013 Hall of Fame Dinner to be broadcasted live
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department and Director of Athletics Craig McPhail are pleased to announce that tonight’s Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be broadcast over the internet on the Bobcat Sports Network, powered by Ustream.

October 3, 2013
Mahar, Langille pace Bobcats to 3-2 win over Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) posted her first brace of the season, including the match-winner in the 89th minute, as Lena Langille (Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia) tallied her first collegiate goal to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a pivotal 3-2 win over Pfeiffer University on Thursday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play.

September 28, 2013
Mahar's late winner lifts Bobcats to 1-0 win over Crusaders
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored her second goal of the season in the early moments of the 90th minute to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over North Greenville University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon.

September 25, 2013
Pioneers hold off Bobcats in non-conference clash
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum College women’s soccer team scored twice in the second half and held off a furious rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a 3-0 win in non-conference play on Wednesday evening.

September 21, 2013
Bobcat rally falls short in 2-0 setback to Belmont Abbey
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women’s soccer team scored a pair of second half goals against the run of play, and held on for a 2-0 victory despite a strong 90-minute performance from Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon at Tate Field.

September 18, 2013
Bulldogs stymie Bobcats, 2-0
WINGATE, N.C. --- The Wingate University women’s soccer team found the back of the net once in each half and held Lees-McRae College to three shots on frame en route to a 2-0 victory over the Bobcats in non-conference play on Wednesday evening.

September 14, 2013
Nighthawks edge Bobcats, 1-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The University of North Georgia women’s soccer team, ranked second in the Bennett Ranking Preseason National Poll, scored midway through the second half to edge Lees-McRae College in a hard-fought non-conference match on Saturday afternoon on Tate Field.

September 11, 2013
Mahar paces Bobcats to 1-0 win over Catawba
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) opened her season’s account midway through the 51st minute to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting Catawba College in the Bobcats’ home opener on Wednesday night on Tate Field.

September 8, 2013
Wolves hang on for 2-0 win over Bobcats
HICKORY, N.C. --- The Newberry College women’s soccer team scored once in each half, and held off a furious rally in the final 45 minutes en route to a 2-0 win over Lees-McRae College on Sunday afternoon at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Classic.

September 6, 2013
No. 10 Bears hold off Bobcats, 2-1
HICKORY, N.C. --- The No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s soccer team edged Lees-McRae College by a narrow 2-1 margin on Friday evening, converting two of its five attempts on frame in a match that was largely dictated by the Bobcats.

August 27, 2013
Lees-McRae picked second in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team, winners of the last two Conference Carolinas regular season championships, has been picked to finish second in the race for the 2013 league crown announced conference officials Tuesday.

August 9, 2013
Bobcats complete 2013 recruiting class with three commitments
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Three student-athletes have committed to attend Lees-McRae College in the fall of 2013 and play women’s soccer, announced head coach Nick Whiting Friday.

August 5, 2013
Brittany Downs named assistant women's soccer coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brittany Downs has been named the new assistant women’s soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Nick Whiting Monday.

June 3, 2013
Lees-McRae releases 2013 women's soccer schedule
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The two-time defending Conference Carolinas regular season champion Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team will face a demanding schedule this fall, taking the pitch against four squads that advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, announced head coach Nick Whiting Monday.