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Monarchs Ranked in Nation's Top 10

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 08, 2003
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Sept. 8, 2003

NORFOLK, VA. -- After stunning victories over nationally ranked California and Stanford, the Old Dominion University men's soccer team shot up into the national rankings today. The Coaches poll(NSCAA/adidas) put the Monarchs at number seven, while Soccer America magazine has the Monarchs at number six. ODU is 3-0 thus far this season and has not allowed a goal.

This is the highest ranking of a Monarch soccer squad since Sept. 23, 1981 when ODU was fifth in the ISAA Coaches Poll. ODU was last ranked Nov. 8, 1999 at number 13 by NSCAA, 20 by Soccer America and 24th by Soccer Times.

Junior defender Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA.) Was named CAA Player of the Week. McEachron anchored ODU's solid defense which shutdown both California and Stanford last weekend. ODU's defense held Stanford to without a shot in the first half, and just five for the entire match.

The Monarchs host the 28th annual Stihl Soccer Classic this weekend. ODU will play American on Friday at 7 p.m. William and Mary vs. Longwood at 4:30. On Sunday, ODU will play Longwood at 2:30 and W&M will play American at 12 noon.

SOCCER AMERICA		       NSCAA/Adidas
1. Maryland(4-0)		1. Maryland(4-0)
2. UCLA (3-1)			2. Wake Forest (3-0)
3. Wake Forest (3-0)		3. UCLA (3-1)
4. St. Louis (4-0)		4. St. Louis (4-0)
5. North Carolina (3-0-1)	5. North Carolina(3-0-1)
6. ODU (3-0)			6. Santa Clara (3-0)
7. Santa Clara (3-0-1)		7. ODU (3-0)
8. UCONN (2-2)			8. Rutgers (2-0)
9. St. John's (1-2)		9. SMU (2-1)
10. Stanford (1-1)		10. UCONN (2-2)

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