Three Bearcats named to D2CCA Men’s Soccer All-Southeast Region team


Three Bearcats named to D2CCA Men’s Soccer All-Southeast Region team:

The eighth-ranked Lander men’s soccer team landed three players on the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association’s (D2CCA) All-Southeast Region team on Wednesday.

Senior defender Jordan Skelton (Newcastle, England) received first team accolades, while freshman goalkeeper Jacob Withers (North Augusta, S.C.) and sophomore midfielder Thibault Chretien (Laval, France) earned second team. The Bearcats have had multiple players garner D2CCA all-region honors in each of the last three seasons.

Skelton, who was also a first-team all-region performer last season, has started all 19 matches this year. The Bearcat captain and first-team all-PBC selection leads the team in goals (7), ranking second in the conference in game-winners (4). He leads a Bearcat defense that has allowed 0.35 goals per match this season and has not surrendered a goal in its last 814:16 of action.

Withers emerged as one of the league’s top keepers in his first season at Lander. In 14 starts, the second-team all-PBC selection has posted 12 shuouts, leading the conference in goals against (4), goals-against average (0.27), save percentage (.913) and shutouts.

Chretien ranks eighth in the league with five assists on the season, adding two goals. The sophomore earned his second all-region accolade in as many seasons from D2CCA

The Bearcats are 15-1-3 and face top-ranked Young Harris in the Southeast Regional championship match on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., in Young Harris, Ga.

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