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Soccer Monarchs Move Up To 11th Nationally

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 13, 2011
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Sept. 13, 2011

NORFOLK, VA--The Old Dominion University Soccer Monarchs (3-0) moved up to 11th in the national polls this week by Soccer America. ODU is also 12th by College Soccer News,17TH BY TopdrawerSoccer, 21st by the NSCAA, and 23RD by Soccer Times.

The Monarchs captured the 36th annual Stihl Soccer Classic with wins over nationally ranked East Tennessee State and Monmouth.

Junior midfielder Jordan LeBlanc(Haverford, PA.) and sophomore forward Tim Hopkinson were honored for their efforts In the Monarchs two victories over the weekend. Hopkinson,(Nottingham, England) recorded two goals and an assist as the sophomore forward scored the Monarchs' second goal and assisted on the third in a 4-0 victory over #19 East Tennessee State on Friday and then had ODU's final goal in a 3-1 triumph over No.13 Monmouth on Sunday. Hopkinson was named to the Stihl Soccer Classic all-tournament team and also was chosen to TopDrawerSoccer's National Team of the Week. Jordan LeBlanc (Haverford, PA.) was the MVP of the Stihl Soccer Classic, and was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

The last time the Monarchs were in the top 15 was on Dec. 5 of 2006 at 14 by the NSCAA. That same season, ODU ranked as high as seventh. The Monarchs return to action this Saturday night at Elon.

Soccer America Men's Top 25
TEAM (2011 RECORD) LAST WEEK
1. Maryland (5-0-0) 6
2. Connecticut (5-0-0) 3
3. Creighton (5-0-0) 4
4. Akron (3-0-1) 5
5. North Carolina (3-1-0) 1
6. Louisville (4-1-0) 2
7. Indiana (4-0-1) 10
8. UCF (5-0-0) 12
9. UC Santa Barbara (4-0-1) 7
10. UC Irvine (6-0-0) 20
11. Old Dominion (3-0-0) 22
12. USF (3-1-1) 8
13. Northern Illinois (5-0-0) 24
14. St. John's (4-1-0) 25
15. Ohio State (3-1-1) 11
16. UCLA (2-2-1) 17
17. Virginia (4-1-0) 18
18. Boston College (4-1-0) 14
19. California (2-1-2) 15
20. Notre Dame (2-1-1) 16
21. Bradley (4-0-2) NR
22. West Virginia (2-2-1) 9
23. New Mexico (4-0-1) NR
24. Cal State Fullerton (4-0-1) NR
25. Providence (4-1-0) NR

Note: Rankings and records though Sunday's games.

COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS

1. Connecticut 2. Maryland 3. Louisville 4. North Carolina 5. Creighton 6. Akron 7. UC Santa Barbara 8. Indiana 9. Virginia 10. Boston College 11. Central Florida 12. ODU 13. UC Irvine 14. California 15. Brown 16. Notre Dame 17. South Florida 18. West Virginia 19. Penn State 20. St. John's 21. Ohio State 22. Charlotte 23. Providence 24. Monmouth 25. New Mexico

NSCAA National Rankings

1 Maryland (20) 2 Connecticut (2) 3 Creighton 515 4 Akron 503 5 UC Irvine (1) 455 6 UC Santa Barbara 441 7 Louisville 435 8 North Carolina 428 9 Indiana 385 10 Central Florida 350 11 Boston College 319 12 Virginia 276 13 Northern Illinois 260 14 St. John's 236 15 Penn State 235 16 New Mexico 178 17 South Florida 148 18 Bradley 140 19 Charlotte 132 20 Virginia Commonwealth 21 Old Dominion 119 22 Notre Dame 109 23 West Virginia 89 24 Ohio State 60 25 Iona 48

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