Lees-McRae College sophomore James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the second time in his career, announced league officials Tuesday.
Galvani led the Bobcats to a pair of 2-1 victories last week against Carson-Newman College and Queens University of Charlotte, scoring three goals and recording an assist to play a role in each of Lees-McRae's four tallies during the two-match stretch.
On Tuesday, he notched the first goal of the match against Carson-Newman before providing the assist on the winner three minutes later. Galvani then led the Bobcats to a pivotal 2-1 win over Queens on Saturday, scoring a pair of masterful goals for his first brace of the season. The 6-3, 175-pound forward currently leads the team with four goals, three assists, and 11 points. The Bobcats now stand at 7-3 overall and 4-1 in league play.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats continue their conference slate against Belmont Abbey College at 7 p.m. on Tate Field.
Lees-McRae climbs to ninth in Southeast Region
The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is ranked ninth in the latest edition of the NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, making an appearance in the poll for the second consecutive week.
Lees-McRae (8-3-1, 5-1 Conference Carolinas) has been on a tremendous run of form lately, winning four straight matches after registering a narrow 3-2 victory over Pfeiffer University on Monday afternoon. The Bobcats have opened the conference schedule strong, winning five of their first six matches to enter Wednesday evening's pivotal clash with Belmont Abbey College trailing No. 11 and league-leading Coker College by just one game in the conference standings.
Anderson University (9-2-0) enters the week ranked atop the region and ninth in the nation, followed closely by No. 11 Coker and No. 21 University of Montevallo (8-2-2). Flagler College (7-3-1) is ranked fourth in the region, followed by Limestone College (8-3-0), Lander University (6-4-1), and Mars Hill College (7-4-0). Clayton State University (7-4-0) is eighth, while Lees-McRae and Barton College (7-3-0) round out the poll in ninth and 10th, respectively.
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Belmont Abbey College in conference play at 7 p.m. on Tate Field.
NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Southeast Region Poll
Rk. School Record
1. Anderson 9-2-0
2. Coker 10-1-0
3. Montevallo 8-2-2
4. Flagler 7-3-1
5. Limestone 8-3-0
6. Lander 6-4-1
7. Mars Hill 7-4-0
8. Clayton State 7-4-0
9. Lees-McRae 8-3-1
10. Barton 7-3-0
Bobcats ranked ninth in Southeast Region
The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team is ranked ninth in the latest edition of the NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll, making an appearance in the poll for the third consecutive week.
Lees-McRae (8-2-1, 7-0 Conference Carolinas) has been on a tremendous run of form recently, earning a result from each of its last nine matches while opening conference play with seven straight wins. The potent Bobcat attack is led by freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.), sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), and seniors Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.), who have combined for 27 goals, 13 assists, and eight match-winners so far this season, as the Bobcats enter the week ranked fourth in the nation in scoring offense (3.36).
Lenoir-Rhyne University (10-1-0) enters the week ranked ninth in the nation, and tied atop the region with No. 10 North Georgia College & State University (10-0-0), as Armstrong Atlantic State University (8-2-1), Columbus State University (8-3-2), and Lander University (9-2-1) round out the top five. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is sixth with an 8-3-1 record, followed by Tusculum College (8-3-0), Mount Olive College (8-1-1), Lees-McRae, and Flagler College (6-6-0).
Lees-McRae returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Bobcats host Belmont Abbey College in a pivotal conference clash at 5 p.m. on Tate Field.
NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Southeast Region Poll
Rk. School Record
1. Lenoir-Rhyne 10-1-0
1. North Georgia 10-0-0
3. Armstrong Atlantic 8-2-1
4. Columbus State 8-3-2
5. Lander 9-2-1
6. UNC Pembroke 8-3-1
7. Tusculum 8-3-0
8. Mount Olive 8-1-1
9. Lees-McRae 8-2-1
10. Flagler 6-6-0