DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team is ranked fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Region poll for the second consecutive week. The poll was released Monday.
In addition, the Wildcats were in the "Others Receiving Votes" category of the collegesoccernews.com Top 30 National Poll released Monday. UNH is one of only two America East schools appearing, as Boston University also received votes in this week's poll.
UNH improved to 4-0-0 this weekend as they captured their second straight Smith Barney Classic at the University of Vermont. UNH defeated Southwest Missouri State 1-0 last Friday and followed that up with a 5-2 win over Iona Sunday. Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) was named the tournament's Offensive Most Valuable Player after notching a hat trick against Iona, while keeper Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.), back Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) and midfielder Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) were named to the All-Tournament team.
New Hampshire travels to Columbia, S.C. this weekend to take part in the South Carolina Gamecock Classic. On Friday (Sept. 13), UNH takes on the hosts in a 7:30 p.m. game. The Gamecocks were ranked 10th in last week's NSCAA Top 25 and also stand at 4-0-0. On Sunday (Sept. 15) the 'Cats take on Charleston in an 11 a.m. tilt.
NSCAA New England Region Ranking - September 9
1. Connecticut (2-1-0)
2. Boston College (2-1-0)
3. Central Connecticut (3-0-0)
3. Holy Cross (2-0-1)
5. New Hampshire (4-0-0)
6. Vermont (3-1-0)
7. Boston University (1-1-1)
8. Massachusetts (1-2-0)
9. Northeastern (1-2-1)
10. Rhode Island (1-3-0)