UB Women's Soccer Checks In At Number Seven in The Nation In 2017 NCAA Division II Preseason Poll

UB Women's Soccer Checks In At Number Seven in The Nation In 2017 NCAA Division II Preseason Poll

Kansas City. Mo.-The University of Bridgeport women's soccer team, under the direction of nineteenth-year head coach Magnus Nilerud, is ranked number seven in the 2017 preseason national NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Top-25 Poll released by the United Soccer Coaches, formally the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), on August 3.

The UB women's soccer program is coming off a successful 2016 campaign that saw the Purple Knights post an 18-4-0 overall record and capture the program's second straight NCAA Division II East Regional crown.  Bridgeport also won the East Coast Conference regular season and conference tournament titles for the second consecutive season in 2016.

The Purple Knights will open their 2017 schedule on Friday, September 1 when they face Southern New Hampshire University at 3:30 p.m. to open at the American International College Women's Soccer Classic in Springfield. Mass.

Bridgeport will play eight home matches and nine contests on the road during the 2017 campaign.  This season the team will take a trip to California to face Cal State Monterey Bay on September 9 and San Francisco State University on September 11.

UB will open its 2017 East Coast Conference slate at LIU Post on Wednesday, September 14.

 

United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II

Women - National - Preseason Ranking - Aug. 3, 2017

Rank

School

Prev.

W-L-T

1

Western Washington University

1

24-0-1

2

Grand Valley State University

2

23-2-1

3

Columbus State University

3

21-3-0

4

Kutztown University

4

20-5-0

5

University of Central Missouri

5

21-2-0

6

Colorado School Of Mines

6

20-3-1

7

University Of Bridgeport

7

18-4-0

8

University Of West Florida

8

19-5-0

9

West Chester University

9

19-1-1

10

University of California-San Diego

10

19-3-0

11

Truman State University

11

15-2-4

12

Adelphi University

12

16-4-1

13

University of North Georgia

13

15-3-3

14

Fort Hays State University

14

15-5-3

15

Texas A&M University-Commerce

15

15-6-1

16

Barry University

16

11-4-2

17

Saint Leo University

17

13-4-1

18

LIU Post

18

15-4-2

19

Minnesota State University-Mankato

19

16-3-3

20

East Stroudsburg University

20

16-5-2

21

Limestone College

22

18-2-0

22

Sonoma State University

23

12-3-3

23

St. Edward's University

24

15-1-3

24

University Of Charleston

25

15-4-0

25

Carson-Newman University

RV

17-4-1

Record shown is the team's final 2016 record.

Also receiving votes: Rockhurst University, University of Central Oklahoma, Azusa Pacific University, Central Washington University, Nova Southeastern University, Midwestern State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, McKendree University, Minot State University, Rollins College, University of Missouri-St. Louis