Four NACC Programs Named in Initial United Soccer Coaches Regional Polls

Four NACC soccer programs are receiving votes in the initial 2018 United Soccer Coaches Central Region polls.
Four NACC soccer programs are receiving votes in the initial 2018 United Soccer Coaches Central Region polls.

Four Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference soccer programs have been recognized by United Soccer Coaches for their early-season play by being listed among the organization's initial Central Region rankings released Tuesday, Sept. 11.

NACC newcomer Illinois Institute of Technology (3-0-1 through Sept. 9) - the league's lone remaining unbeaten women's team - is ranked 10th in the women's poll.

Defending NACC tournament champion Dominican University (3-0-0) is seventh in the men's poll, while Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-2) and Benedictine University (2-2) are both receiving votes. Both of the Raiders' losses have come to regionally-ranked opponents (West No. 7 Pacific Lutheran, North No. 3 St. Norbert), as have Benedictine's (No. 1 Chicago, No. 6 Wheaton).

Rank WOMEN Prev. W-L-T
1 University Of Chicago 
DA Kalamazoo College 3-2; DH Knox College 3-0; DA Carroll University (Wis.) 2-0;
NR 4-0-0
2 Washington University (Mo.) 
DH Claremont-McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3-0; DH Franklin College 5-0;
NR 4-0-0
3 Hope College 
DA Ohio Wesleyan University 4-0;
NR 3-0-0
4 Calvin College 
DA University Of Puget Sound 1-0; TA Pacific Lutheran University 1-1;
NR 3-0-1
5 Kalamazoo College 
LH University Of Chicago 2-3; DA Aurora University 4-0; DA Wheaton College (Ill.) 1-0;
NR 3-2-0
6 Wheaton College (Ill.) 
DH Thomas More College 1-0; LH Kalamazoo College 0-1;
NR 3-1-0
7 Illinois Wesleyan University 
TA University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 4-4; DA Luther College 1-0;
NR 2-1-1
8 Webster University 
DH Dominican University 3-1; DH Millikin University 4-1; DA Benedictine University 2-1;
NR 4-0-0
9 Augustana College 
DA Cornell College 4-2; DA Saint Mary's College 3-0;
NR 4-0-0
10 Illinois Institute Of Technology 
DA Lake Forest College 3-0; DH Alma College 1-0;
NR 3-0-1


Rank MEN Prev. W-L-T
1 University Of Chicago 
DA Benedictine University 2-1; DA North Park University 4-2;
NR 3-0-1
2 Calvin College 
DA Ohio Northern University 9-2;
NR 3-0-0
3 North Park University 
DH Kalamazoo College 2-0; LH University Of Chicago 2-4;
NR 2-1-0
4 Hope College 
DA Ohio Northern University 1-0;
NR 3-0-0
5 Carthage College
NR 1-0-0
6 Wheaton College (Ill.) 
TA Albion College 2-2;
NR 1-0-1
7 Dominican University 
DA Elmhurst College 3-1;
NR 3-0-0
8 Albion College 
TH Wheaton College (Ill.) 2-2; TA Willamette University 0-0;
NR 2-0-2
9 Webster University
NR 2-0-0
10 Illinois Wesleyan University 
DH Knox College 1-0; DA University Of Dubuque 4-2;
NR 3-1-0

Records shown are through games of Sept. 9, 2018

Also receiving votes: Benedictine, Greenville, Trine, Milwaukee Engineering, Spalding