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Men's Soccer Earns #19 Rank In Preseason Poll

UAlbany Sports Information   08-15-2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s soccer team, defending America East champion, has been ranked for the first time in program history in the College Soccer News preseason national poll. The Great Danes came in at #19.

After a historic run to the NCAA Sweet 16 last season, UAlbany finished 2016 ranked #18 in the College Soccer News year-end poll, marking the first time in program history the Great Danes had broken into the poll.

In addition to the first-ever College Soccer News ranking, UAlbany similarly attained first-ever and program-high rankings in the two other national polls, reaching #17 in the NSCAA poll, and #10 in the Top Drawer Soccer poll. Finally, the Great Danes attained a program-high RPI of 12.

UAlbany was joined in the College Soccer News poll by fellow America East squad UMass Lowell, which was just selected by the America East coaches as the conference favorite heading into the 2017 season, the first in which the Riverhawks will be postseason eligible following their NCAA reclassification. UMass Lowell also ranks #19 in the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) preseason poll.

Defending national champion Stanford claimed the top spot in the College Soccer News preseason poll, followed by 2016 finalist Wake Forest.  Maryland lands at #3, followed by 2016 final four participants Denver and North Carolina. Of UAlbany’s two 2016 NCAA tournament opponents, Clemson ranks #6 and Boston College received votes but fell outside the top 30.

The Great Danes will open the season at Marist on Friday, August 25, and will host their first home game on Monday, August 28 against Rhode Island.

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This year's season ticket package includes:

  • Gold Chairback Seating!
  • Postseason ticket priority!
  • Official UAlbany Soccer scarf!

Click here to purchase your 2017 UAlbany Men's Soccer season tickets.  For more information, interested parties may visit or call the UAlbany ticket office at 518-442-DANE.

College Soccer News 2017 Preseason Poll

1 Stanford
2 Wake Forest
3 Maryland
4 Denver
5 North Carolina
6 Clemson
7 Louisville
8 Virginia Tech
9 Providence
10 Virginia
11 Indiana
12 Syracuse
13 Washington
14 Creighton
15 Florida Gulf Coast
16 Charlotte
17 Notre Dame
18 Akron
19 UAlbany
20 Butler
21 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
22 Loyola Chicago
23 Michigan State
24 Portland
25 Wisconsin
26 New Mexico
27 Coastal Carolina
28 UMass Lowell
29 Connecticut
30 Pacific




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