Women’s Soccer Ranked 15th in NSCAA Division III Top-25 Preseason Poll
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The preseason Division III Top 25 women’s soccer poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has been released and Calvin is ranked 15th.
A year ago under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin finished 16-5-1 overall and advanced to the NCAA III Quarterfinals for the second time in four years. Calvin also captured the MIAA regular season title for a fifth straight year, finishing 7-1-0 in league play.
Calvin then received an at-large bid to the NCAA III Tournament and defeated Washington and Jefferson 4-0 in the first round and Wittenberg 1-0 in the second round. In the third round, Calvin upset host Augustana 2-1 before falling to eventual national runner-up Washington University (MO) 2-1 in the quarterfinals.
Calvin is scheduled to open its 2010 campaign at home on September 1 when it hosts Aquinas at 4 p.m. Calvin will then travel to St. Louis to face second-round Washington University September 3 at 8 p.m. (EST).