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LMC Releases 2011 XC, Volleyball Schedules PDF Print
Written by LMC Sports Information   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:25

The Lees-McRae College men's cross country team looks to build on its solid 2010 season with an even better campaign in 2011, as the Bobcats are slated to run a demanding schedule in the chase for the program's ninth Conference Carolinas championship.

Lees-McRae returns five letter-winners from last year's squad, which finished third at the Conference Carolinas Championships and eighth at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships. Head Coach Thomas Cason welcomes back four seniors this season, including 2010 all-conference second team selection Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.).
The Bobcats will kick off the 2011 season on Sep. 2, traveling to Spartanburg, S.C. to participate in the Eye Opener Invitational, hosted by USC Upstate. Lees-McRae then makes the journey to Newton, N.C. for the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational on Sep. 10, before traveling to Greensboro N.C. on Sep. 24 to take part in UNC Greensboro's Greensboro XC Invitational.
Coach Cason's squad will return home on Oct. 1 to host the LMC Green-Gold Invitational, which will take place on the LMC Carla Trails as part of homecoming weekend. The Bobcats close out the regular season on Oct. 14, traveling to Boone, N.C. to participate in ASU's Blue Ridge Open, before making the trip to Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 21 for the Conference Carolinas Championships.
The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team looks to build on its solid 2010 season with an even better campaign in 2011, as the Bobcats are slated to run a demanding schedule in the chase for the program's ninth Conference Carolinas championship.
Lees-McRae returns six letter-winners from last's year squad, which finish fourth at the conference championships and 18th at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships. Head Coach Thomas Cason welcomes back seniors Rayne Delutis (Christianburg, Va.), Crystal Fischer (Greer, S.C.), and Erica Zaveta (Erwinna, Pa.) to lead the team this fall.
The Bobcats will kick off the 2011 season on Sep. 2, traveling to Spartanburg, S.C. to participate in the Eye Opener Invitational, hosted by USC Upstate. Lees-McRae then makes the journey to Newton, N.C. for the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational on Sep. 10, before traveling to Greensboro N.C. on Sep. 24 to take part in UNC Greensboro's Greensboro XC Invitational.
Coach Cason's squad will return home on Oct. 1 to host the LMC Green-Gold Invitational, which will take place on the LMC Carla Trails as part of homecoming weekend. The Bobcats close out the regular season on Oct. 14, traveling to Boone, N.C. to participate in ASU's Blue Ridge Open, before making the trip to Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 21 for the Conference Carolinas Championships.
 The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team will once again play one of the most demanding non-conference schedules in the nation this season, including four programs that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last fall.
The Bobcats return seven letter-winners and five starters from last season's 25-8 squad, which posted an unblemished 18-0 record in Conference Carolinas play en route to the program's 13th league title in the last 14 years. Head Coach Wes Schneider is back at the helm for his second season, and will be joined by 2010 all-Conference Carolinas First Team selections Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) and Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.).
Lees-McRae will face perhaps its toughest tests of the season on the opening weekend, when the Bobcats take on Lander University, Wingate University, Tusculum College, and Flagler College as part of LMC's annual Carolina Challenge on Sep. 2 and 3. The Bobcats then travel to Greeneville, Tenn. to take part in Tusculum's Fall Classic on Sep. 9 and 10, squaring off against the University of Montevallo and Lenoir-Rhyne University on Friday, and Francis Marion University and host Tusculum on Saturday.
Coach Schneider's squad will open Conference Carolinas on Sep. 13, traveling to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on Converse College before returning home to square off against Mount Olive College on Sep. 16. The Bobcats will be back in action the following morning, hosting a five-match marathon that includes a conference matchup with Barton College and non-league tilts against UNC Pembroke and Concord University on Sep. 17.
Lees-McRae then hits the road for a four-match stretch against Erskine College (Sep. 21), North Greenville University (Sep. 23), King College (Sep. 24), and St. Augustine's College (Sep. 30), before returning home to host Belmont Abbey College on Oct. 1 as part of homecoming weekend.
Following an away matchup with Limestone College on Oct. 5, the Bobcats will return to the familiar confines of Williams Gym to take on Converse (Oct. 7), Erskine (Oct. 8), King (Oct. 11), and Queens University of Charlotte (Oct. 14) as they enter the stretch run of their conference schedule.
The Bobcats then travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on Pfeiffer University on Oct. 15, and after returning home to face North Greenville on Oct. 19, head back on the road to square off against Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and USC Aiken on Oct. 21 and 22 at Lander's Crossover Tournament.
Lees-McRae will stay on the road for the next three matches, taking on Coker College (Oct. 28), St. Andrews Presbyterian College (Oct. 29), and Belmont Abbey (Nov. 2) before celebrating senior day against Limestone on Nov. 5 to wrap up its wrapping up its regular season schedule. With much of their veteran core returning, the Bobcats are primed to defend their conference title and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

 

 

 

Lees-McRae College Men's & Women's Cross Country Schedule

 

Sep. 2, 2011 Eye Opener Invitational Spartanburg, S.C. (Roger Milliken Center)  
Sep. 10, 2011 Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational Newton, N.C. (Southside Park)  
Sep. 24, 2011 Greensboro XC Invitational Greensboro, N.C. (Hagan Stone Park)  
Oct. 1, 2011 LMC Green-Gold Invitational Banner Elk, N.C. (LMC Carla Trails)  
Oct. 14, 2011 ASU Blue Ridge Open Boone, N.C. (State Farm Fields  
Oct. 21, 2011 Conference Carolinas Championships Charlotte, N.C. (McAlpine Greenway Park)  
Nov. 5, 2011 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championships Charlotte, N.C. (McAlpine Greenway Park)  
Nov. 19, 2011 NCAA Division II Southeast National Championships Spokane, Wash. (Plantes Ferry Sports Complex)

 

 

Lees-McRae College Women's Volleyball Schedule

 

Sep. 2, 2011 Lander University Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 5 p.m.
Sep. 2, 2011 Wingate University Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Sep. 3, 2011 Tusculum College Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 1:30 p.m.
Sep. 3, 2011 Flagler College Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 6:30 p.m.
Sep. 9, 2011 vs. University of Montevallo Greeneville, Tenn.  11 a.m.
Sep. 9, 2011 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne University Greeneville, Tenn.  3 p.m.
Sep. 10, 2011 vs. Francis Marion University Greeneville, Tenn.  9 a.m.
Sep. 10, 2011 at Tusculum College Greeneville, Tenn.  5 p.m.
Sep. 13, 2011 at Converse College* Spartanburg, S.C.  7 p.m.
Sep. 16, 2011 Mount Olive College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Sep. 17, 2011 Barton College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 11 a.m.
Sep. 17, 2011 Barton College vs. UNC Pembroke Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 1 p.m.
Sep. 17, 2011 UNC Pembroke Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 3 p.m.
Sep. 17, 2011 UNC Pembroke vs. Concord University Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 5 p.m.
Sep. 17, 2011 Concord University Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 21, 2011 at Erskine College* Due West, S.C.  7 p.m.
Sep. 23, 2011 at North Greenville University* Tigerville, S.C.  7 p.m.
Sep. 24, 2011 at King College (Tenn.)* Bristol, Tenn.  2 p.m.
Sep. 30, 2011 at St. Augustine's College Raleigh, N.C.  6 p.m.
Oct. 1, 2011 Belmont Abbey College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 2 p.m.
Oct. 5, 2011 at Limestone College* Gaffney, S.C.  7 p.m.
Oct. 7, 2011 Converse College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Oct. 8, 2011 Erskine College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 2 p.m.
Oct. 11, 2011 King College (Tenn.)* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Oct. 14, 2011 Queens University of Charlotte* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Oct. 15, 2011 at Pfeiffer University* Misenheimer, N.C.  2 p.m.
Oct. 19, 2011 North Greenville University* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 7 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2011 vs. Augusta State University Greenwood, S.C.  5 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2011 vs. Armstrong Atlantic State University Greenwood, S.C.  7 p.m.
Oct. 22, 2011 vs. USC Aiken Greenwood, S.C.  2 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2011 at Coker College* Hartsville, S.C.  7 p.m.
Oct. 29, 2011 at St. Andrews Presbyterian College* Laurinburg, N.C.  2 p.m.
Nov. 2, 2011 at Belmont Abbey College* Belmont, N.C.  7 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2011 Limestone College* Banner Elk, N.C. Stats 2 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2011 Conference Carolinas Tournament - Quarterfinals at Higher seed  7 p.m.
Nov. 11, 2011 Conference Carolinas Tournament - Semifinals at Higher seed  7 p.m.
Nov. 13, 2011 Conference Carolinas Tournament - Finals at Higher seed  2 p.m.
Nov. 16-20, 2011 NCAA II Southeast Regional Championships Campus site  

 

Home events are in bold.
* - indicates Conference Carolinas event
All times are local.


 

  
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