Macon, GA - In what has marked an unprecedented turn around for the program, the Wesleyan College soccer team has made the move from worst to first this season.
In a release of the NCAA's national statistics for the first two reporting periods of the season, Wesleyan is ranked either first or second in three different offensive categories as a team. Furthermore, three players on the team rank in the top 50 nationally in four different categories.
As a team, Wesleyan is tied for first in Points, having posted 82 total points for an average of 16 per game. They also rank second in team Scoring Offense with 31 goals scored in five matches (6.2 per game), and they are tied for second in Assists, having dished out 20 assists thus far for an average of 4 per game.
Within the Great South Athletic Conference, Wesleyan is first in Assists, Points, Scoring offense, and Shutout Percentage and ranks second in Goals Against Average to Salem College.
"It's just great to see our name on that list of schools leading the different statistical categories," remarked Wesleyan's head soccer coach Ciaran Traquair. "I think we deserve the recognition and it shows just how far this group has come in just one year. Now the target is to keep winning and keep developing as a group. Only then will we get the individual recognition at the end of the season. I'm proud of this group of players and I'm excited for what is ahead of us."
Individually, Leah McLeod leads the way for the Pioneers statistically. Nationally, the freshman from Australia is T-10th in total points (17), she ranks 11th in points per game (17 total points/3.4 per game), she's T-16th in total goals (7), and she's T-18th in goals per game (1.4). Amongst conference players, McLeod is ranked first in assists per game, goals per game, points per game, total assists, total goals, and total points.
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