October 17, 2012

Coker College Goalies Stack up Against Nation’s Best

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A pair of Coker College goalkeepers are among the nation’s best at their position in Division II. Lizz Morris, the women’s goalie, is No. 2 in the nation in total saves. James Sweeney, the men’s keeper, is No. 31 in save percentage and goals against average.

Morris, a sophomore from Stillwater, N.Y., has 124 saves as of Oct. 14. She has six games of allowing one or zero goals in – including two shutouts – and holds an .855 save percentage.

A senior from Huntingtown, Md., Sweeney rocks a 0.83 goals against average and an .812 save percentage.

As of Oct. 16, the women’s team is in eighth place in Conference Carolinas, while the men’s squad is in second.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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