Garnet Men Ranked No. 1 in NSCAA National Coaches Poll

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - For the first time in program history, the Swarthmore College men's soccer team is ranked No. 1 in Division III men's soccer.

Langley leads the Garnet in goals, assists and points.

The Garnet (11-0-2, 4-0-2) take over the top spot in the NSCAA/ National Coaches Poll following a 1-0-1 week in which the Garnet defeated Moravian 4-0 and tied Franklin & Marshall 0-0 (OT). Swarthmore jumps ahead of previous No. 1 Christopher Newport, which suffered its first defeat of the season to North Carolina Wesleyan (3-2) on Wednesday.

The No. 1 ranking for the men's soccer team marks the first time a Swarthmore team has been ranked No. 1 in a national poll since 1990, when the men's tennis team topped the final ITA Division III National Rankings.

Swarthmore becomes the the first Centennial Conference men's soccer team to ever be ranked No. 1 in a national poll. Overall, Swarthmore's No. 1 ranking is the first by a Centennial team since the Johns Hopkins baseball team topped the NCBWA/ Rankings on May 16, 2010.

In the National Poll, the Garnet dropped from No. 2 to No. 3.

Swarthmore returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Richard Stockton for its final non-conference match of the season. Action is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.


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