Canes Receiving Votes in Preseason Poll
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The University of Miami Hurricanes' soccer team is receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Preseason Top 25, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday.
Miami was one of 13 teams listed just outside the NSCAA’s initial Top 25. The Hurricanes won their first NCAA Championship game in program history with a double-sudden victory decision over visiting Alabama at Cobb Stadium during the 2011 postseason.
The Atlantic Coast Conference was well-represented in the rankings, with nine of 11 teams making the cut. In addition to the Hurricanes, the ACC placed Duke (No. 2), Wake Forest (No. 3), Florida State (No. 4), Virginia (No. 7), North Carolina (No. 8), Boston College (No. 11), Maryland (No. 13) and Virginia Tech (No. 22) in the NSCAA’s initial Top 25.
The Hurricanes open their 2012 campaign on the road Fri., Aug. 10 at the University of Dayton. The Flyers are also receiving votes in the initial NSCAA poll.
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the
National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches'
organization in the world.
Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 7,000 soccer coaches each year.
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