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Men’s Soccer Moves Up to No. 21 in Latest National Rankings

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – released its latest national poll on Tuesday (Sept. 24) and the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team (6-0-1) moved up to the No. 21 ranked team in the country. The Seahawks moved up three spots from last week’s poll. In addition, St. Mary’s College enters this week as the sixth-ranked team in the United Soccer Coaches South Atlantic Region rankings.

The Seahawks picked up 152 points in the latest edition of the poll after turning in a 1-0-1 week. St. Mary’s College played to a 1-1 draw at Swarthmore on Sept. 18 and dominated DeSales 6-0 on Sept. 21. Additionally, St. Mary’s College senior forward Khalid Balogun is currently second in the nation in goals with 11 and fourth in the country in points with 25.

Tufts University remained as the No. 1 team in the nation garnering 1,000 points and 23 first-place votes. The rest of the top five included Calvin University at No. 5 with 829 points, Kenyon College at No. 4 with 869 points, John Carroll University at No. 3 with 882 points, and Amherst College at No. 2 with 937 points. Capital Athletic Conference rival University of Mary Washington moved up one spot to No. 11 as they improved to 5-1-2 on the season.

St. Mary’s College returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 25 when they host No. 9 (No. 10 in Poll) Johns Hopkins University at Jamie L. Roberts Stadium. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.

To view the poll in its entirety, click here.

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David M. Higgins II

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