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James, Leonard among NCAA Division II stat leaders

Rank in top 20 in six different categories

INDIANAPOLIS --- Tusculum College sophomore forward Tramicka James and junior forward Patience Leonard are ranked among the top 25 in several categories in the latest NCAA Division II women's soccer statistics, through games of October 17.

James is ranked in four different categories - total goals (12, 15th), total points (27, 20th), goals per game (0.92, 16th) and points per game (2.08, 20th) while Leonard is 25th in total assists with seven and 23rd in assists per game with 0.54.

James, a native of Wilson, N.C., has been on a scoring tear for the Pioneers, tallying nine goals in the four games leading up to the latest NCAA statistics report and adding two more in Tuesday's 4-2 win at Lincoln Memorial University. James posted her second straight hat trick by scoring the game's first three goals in a 4-0 win over Anderson on Saturday afternoon.

Leonard has picked up seven assists in the Pioneers' first 13 matches, and the Greeneville native has a current streak of four straight matches with at least one assist.

In the team rankings, the Pioneers climbed two spots to 10th overall in Division II in scoring offense out of 230 teams at an even 3.00 goals per game, having scored 39 times in their first 13 matches.

Tusculum (8-6 overall, 3-3 SAC) seeks its sixth straight victory Saturday afternoon at Catawba beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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