Oct. 5, 2010
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Colgate men's soccer team landed the No. 24 spot in the NSCAA/HenrickCars.com national poll on Tuesday. The Raiders have received votes in the poll in previous weeks but this is the first time this season that it has landed a top-25 slot.
The Raiders (5-1-3) are also ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region poll for the second week in a row. The team is ranked ahead of Charlotte, American, Navy, Duquesne, Lehigh, Fordham, Dayton and Xavier. The Patriot League comprises five of the top-10 slots in the Mid-Atlantic region, with No. 1 Colgate followed by No. 3 American, No. 4 Navy, No. 6 Lehigh and No. 7 Lafayette.
"Being recognized nationally is a testament to a great job done by all of our players up to this point in the season," stated head coach Erik Ronning. "We have some extremely tough challenges coming up, beginning with Syracuse. We still have a long way to go to meet our full potential, so we need to focus on each game individually and on becoming a better team by playing our style of game for 90 minutes. Our goals and philosophies continue to remain the same: make the Patriot League Tournament and compete for a championship.
The team will travel to Syracuse for a non-conference match against the Orange on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Soccer Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. The game will be streamed live on RaiderVision.