Soccer Receives First National Ranking In Program History

BROOKLYN, NY --- For the first time in program history, ASA Men's Soccer has earned a spot in the NJCAA Top 20 National Poll!

The Avengers are currently ranked #19 in this week's poll, which was released Wednesday morning. ASA earned its first-ever ranking after starting the season with a 5-0 record, including four shutouts and a +11 scoring differential.

ASA opened the season at home with a 3-0 shutout win over Division III #3 Nassau CC, and followed that with a pair of Maryland road wins against Harford CC (6-3) and CCBC-Essex (1-0). Harford was ranked as high as #15 in 2011, while CCBC-Essex received votes in the poll for the first two weeks of 2012.

The Avengers' last two victories came in the form of 2-0 shutouts over Salem CC and CCRI, both on the road.

The #19 ranking is the second-highest NJCAA Poll ranking for an Avengers sport, two spots below Avengers Football's highest 2010 ranking of #17 (Week of November 9, 2010). 

ASA won't have to wait long to play its first games as a ranked team. The Avengers will travel to Dean College on Saturday, September 15 for a 1:00 PM match against the Bulldogs, followed by a 6:00 PM home date with #8 Monroe College on Tuesday, September 18.

 

Top 20 National Poll  - September 12, 2012
RANK
COLLEGE REGION RECORD POINTS 1ST VOTES LAST WEEK
1 Darton College 17 6-0-0 0 0 1
2 Yavapai College 1 6-0-0 0 0 2
3 Cloud County Community College 6 5-1-0 0 0 3
4 Monroe Community College 3 5-0-0 0 0 5
5 Iowa Western Community College 11 4-0-1 0 0 6
6 Georgia Perimeter College 17 4-1-0 0 0 9
7 Tyler Junior College 14 3-2-0 0 0 8
8 Monroe College 15 1-0-0 0 0 4
9 Schoolcraft College 12 4-1-1 0 0 7
10 Arizona Western College 1 4-1-0 0 0 10
11 Oakton Community College 4 4-0-0 0 0 11
12 Iowa Central Community College 11 6-0-0 0 0 20
13 Massasoit Community College 21 3-0-0 0 0 17
14 Jefferson College 16 3-1-1 0 0 14
15 Owens Community College 12 4-1-1 0 0 NR
16 Barton Community College 6 4-1-1 0 0 13
17 Otero Junior College 9 1-1-1 0 0 16
18 Pima Community College 1 3-2-0 0 0 19
19 ASA College 15 5-0-0 0 0 NR
20 Louisburg College 10 4-0-0 0 0 NR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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