FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama women’s soccer team moved up seven spots in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tires NCAA Division II poll to earn the highest national ranking in the program’s history. Coming off back-to-back wins over Christian Brothers and Delta State, the Lions jumped from 21st a week ago to 14th in the latest poll. The Lions also moved up in the South Region rankings from third to second.
UNA’s previous highest national ranking was 18th in 2009.
The College of Saint Rose (N.Y.) is ranked No. 1, followed by UNA’s Gulf South Conference and South Region rival West
Florida at No. 2. UNA trails only West Florida in the regional rankings and is followed by Tampa, Valdosta State, Rollins, Florida Tech, West Alabama and Eckerd. The Lions already own wins this season over both Valdosta State and West Alabama.