Madilyn Reed was named the Peach Belt Conference Specialist of the Week for the first week of the season.
Reed, a 5-9 freshman from Graniteville, S.C., averaged 10.11 assists per set and recorded a double-double with 33 assists and 12 digs in Sunday's win over Mount Olive. She also recorded 33 assists in her collegiate debut against Johnson C. Smith on Friday. Reed currently leads the PBC in assists per set and ranks third in the conference with 91 assists on the year, as well as ranking 16th in digs per set. She has also added three kills, three service aces and a block assist.
MEN'S SOCCER PICKED 1ST IN PRESEASON PBC POLL
The 12th-ranked Lander men's soccer team was picked first in the Peach Belt Conference preseason coaches poll, tallying 47 points and five first-place votes.
Lander's regular-season home opener is on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:00 p.m. against Alabama-Huntsville. Admission is free and the Kid's Zone will be open from 6:30-8:15 p.m., featuring train rides, face painting, a balloon artist and inflatables. In addition, the Sports Break tent will also be open from 6:30-8:15 p.m and will sell beer and wine to patrons 21 and older with a valid I.D.
The Lander women's soccer team opens the 2018 season on Thursday, August 30, at North Greenville. The Bearcats play their first home match on Saturday, September 1, against Mars Hill. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.