Washington U. Men's Soccer Enters NSCAA Top-25 Poll at No. 18
St. Louis, Mo., September 14, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team checked in at No. 18 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top-25 Poll, as announced Tuesday on the organization’s website.
Washington University, which cracks the top-25 for the first time this season, is off to a 4-0-1 start to the year and coming off a pair of 2-0 home victories last weekend.
After finishing the 2009 campaign with a 9-7-3 overall record and scoring just 21 goals in 19 games, the Bears’ offense has come to life in 2010 while the defense continues to stifle opponents. Washington University has scored 14 goals in five games so far this year, while giving up just one goal all season.
Sophomore Zachary Query leads Washington University with seven points, three goals and one assist, junior forward Kevin Privalle is tied for the team lead with three scores, and senior Harry Beddo has recorded a team-high three assists.
The Washington University goaltending tandem of senior Andrew Serio and Jonathan Jebson have combined to post a 0.19 goals against average and they have recorded four shutouts so far this year.
The Bears join fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) members Carnegie Mellon University (No. 3) and the University of Rochester (No. 8) in the NSCAA poll.
Washington University returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 15, when it will take on Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., at 7:30 p.m.