Women's Soccer Cracks National Poll, Men's Soccer Moves Up to Fourth
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Southern New Hampshire University women's soccer team broke into the adidas/National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II national poll this week, as it is ranked No. 17 nationally and No. 2 in the East Region. Meanwhile, the Penmen men's squad rose three spots and is now ranked No. 4 nationally while continuing to hold on to the top spot in the East Region.
For the women, it marks their first appearance in the national poll since since being ranked No. 12 on September 14, 1998. Southern New Hampshire ran its win streak to four last week with Northeast-10 victories over Stonehill (4-1) and American International (2-0) and are now 5-1-1 overall and 4-1 in NE-10 play. The Penmen have home games this week against Bentley Wednesday and Southern Connecticut Saturday.
The men moved up three spots to fourth in the national poll and now trail only Lynn (9-0-0), Midwestern (TX) State (6-1-0) and Fort Lewis (7-1-1). SNHU currently stands at 9-1-0 overall and a perfect 5-0-0 in the Northeast-10 following victories last week over Stonehill (2-0) and American International (3-0). The Penmen have won seven in a row, their longest win streak since 2002, and are on the road at Bentley Tuesday and at Southern Connecticut Saturday.