KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following the best season in program history, in which the Nova Southeastern Men’s Soccer team won the Sunshine State Conference tournament for the first time, swept the NCAA South Region tournament and advanced to the Final Four at the NCAA National Championship tournament, NSU enters the 2022 campaign ranked third in the United States Soccer Coaches National Rankings.
The ranking is the highest that Sharks Soccer has had to open a season.
“We know that these preseason polls represent last season, but this is a good step forward for the men’s soccer program in general,” said Head Coach Matt Watts. “We want the program to be considered one of the best in the country. Now, our goal and challenge are to be here at the end of the season.”
The Sharks finished the 2021 campaign with a 17-3-3 record, including an undefeated stretch of 12-0-1 from Oct. 13 to Dec. 4, which sent NSU to the NCAA Final Four.
United States Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll
|1||California State University-Los Angeles||1||18-2-3|
|2||University Of Charleston||2||19-3-2|
|3||Nova Southeastern University||3||17-3-3|
|4||University Of Indianapolis||4||18-1-3|
|5||Cal Poly Pomona||5||14-5-4|
|7||Fort Hays State University||7||15-6-2|
|8||Auburn University Montgomery||8||11-4-4|
|9||Colorado Mesa University||9||16-4-2|
|10||Davis & Elkins College||10||17-1-3|
|11||Young Harris College||11||18-0-2|
|12||Franklin Pierce University||12||20-1-1|
|13||Palm Beach Atlantic University||13||13-3-0|
|15||Lake Erie College||15||16-4-1|
|16||University of Illinois-Springfield||16||13-6-2|
|17||West Texas A&M University||17||14-4-1|
|19||Azusa Pacific University||19||12-3-2|
|20||Colorado School Of Mines||20||14-4-2|
|21||University Of Tampa||21||13-4-0|
|22||Midwestern State University||22||16-3-1|
|23||Colorado State University-Pueblo||23||15-6-2|
|24||University Of West Florida||24||11-3-4|
|25||Maryville University of St. Louis||25||13-4-3|
NSU opens the 2022 campaign on Aug. 25, on the road at Anderson (S.C.). To stay up-to-date on Sharks Men’s Soccer, be sure to visit the schedule page and follow on Instagram and Twitter at NSU_MSoccer.