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|
|COLLEGE||REGION||RECORD||POINTS||1ST VOTES||LAST WEEK|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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