Bearcats Earn No. 19 National Ranking|
Aug. 30, 2010
CINCINNATI - On the heels of its 1-0 upset win at No. 20 Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team has moved into the national rankings, earning the No. 19 spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 poll.
"We are pleased to be recognized by the soccer community,” said head coach Michelle Salmon. “However, it is still extremely early in the season. Like I said when the BIG EAST Preseason Poll was released, it doesn’t matter where you start, but rather, where you finish. There are 19 steps to our regular season journey and we are focusing on the fifth step, preparing for the College of Charleston on Friday.”
The Bearcats (3-0-1) have not been nationally ranked since the 2002 season when they cracked the Top 25 on two different occasions. That year the Bearcats finished the season with an overall record of 17-4-3, won the Conference USA Tournament, and knocked off Kentucky 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament before bowing out 2-1 to No. 11 Tennessee. UC was ranked as high as No. 21 during that season.
Notre Dame (No. 4), Cincinnati (No. 19), and Louisville (No. 23) are the three BIG EAST Conference schools ranked in the most recent (Aug. 30) Soccer America poll.
Cincinnati will look to continue its unbeaten streak on Friday, Sept. 3 when the Bearcats host the College of Charleston at 7 p.m. in Gettler Stadium.
Soccer America Women's Top 25 (Monday, Aug. 30)