Thomas receives Player of the Week nod

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Whitney Thomas, soccer player at Young Harris College

Whitney Thomas, soccer player at Young Harris College

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Young Harris College’s Whitney Thomas has been named the Peach Belt Conference’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week ending Sept. 8.

Thomas, a 5-foot-3 senior forward from Bainbridge, Ga., scored in both of the Mountain Lions’ games during the opening weekend of competition. She began with her team down 1-0 to Shorter University on Sept. 5. Coming with just over 15 minutes to play, Thomas’ goal sent the match into overtime, where YHC won 2-1. She came back at Christian Brothers University with her team;s lone goal in a 3-1 loss on Sept. 8.

Thomas only attempted three shots on the week – all on goal – with two of them finding the back of the net. She is currently tied for third place in the PBC with the two scores. She had ten career goals going into this season.

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Young Harris (1-1-0) returns to the pitch Wednesday (Sept. 11) at 5 p.m. when they host North Greenville University in a match played at the YHC Lacrosse Field.

Thomas was a three-time All-Region soccer player at Bainbridge High School under Coach Chip Ariail and is currently the leading goal-scorer in Bearcat history. She is majoring in communications studies and her parents are David and Jenni Thomas.

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