Rock reaches #12, highest ranking ever
KANSAS CITY - The Slippery Rock University men's soccer team reached its highest national ranking in the history of the program Tuesday when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ranked The Rock 12th in the latest Adidas Division II poll.
The Rock, which appeared 17th in the national rankings on Sept. 8, has won six consecutive games since that date and has won eight straight overall to improve to 9-1 on the season. That mark stands as the best record in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Region and is the best start in the eight-year career of head coach Matt Thompson.
Slippery Rock has slowly moved up the poll, advancing from 17th to 15th, then to 13th and now to 12th after recording wins over #18 Mercyhurst and East Stroudsburg last weekend.
The Rock stands alone atop the PSAC-West standings with a 4-0 record and will open the second round of divisional games Wednesday when Lock Haven travels to SRU for a 4 p.m. matchup. The team's current winning streak began Sept. 2 with a 3-1 win at LHU.
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