Armstrong Atlantic Earns First Ever Top-25 Ranking
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State women's soccer
team, in just its third season of competition, has cracked the
NSCAA/adidas* DII Top 25 Coaches' Poll for the first time, coming
in at No. 16 in Tuesday's rankings.
The Pirates (3-1) enter the poll fresh off of two key Southeast region wins this past weekend in Columbus, when AASU defeated then-No. 4 Carson-Newman, 3-1, and Catawba, 2-0. AASU is ranked second in the Southeast region rankings and is the only Peach Belt Conference team ranked in the top 25.
Tusculum, the top team in the Southeast region, comes in at No. 7, while Carson-Newman tumbled all the way to No. 20 after Friday's loss. AASU's opponent this Saturday, Clayton State, fell out of the poll and is receiving votes despite winning its only match of the week.
"This is a nice recognition for our young program," head coach Eric Faulconer said. "Being there at the end of the season, however, is what matters and we will continue to work hard towards that goal. We will look on this as another challenge as we know other teams will step up their play that much more when facing us on the pitch."
The Pirates will next host Clayton State on Saturday, September 15, at 3:30 p.m. at the AASU Soccer Field.
To see the complete poll, click here.