Region Champions

Preseason Soccer Poll pegs Navarro at No. 2

COLORADO SPRINGS, Col — It looks like coach Debbie Bonner’s Navarro Bulldogs are picking up right where they finished the 2013 season.

The NJCAA Division I  runners-up begin the 2014 season ranked as the No. 2 team in the land behind the Iowa Western squad that won the 2013 national title in Florida.

Navarro will learn about itself early — and often– during the course of the 2014 season.  NC opens its season Saturday, August 23 at Region V champion Cisco.  Then on the weekend of August 30-31, the Bulldogs travel to Cheyenne, Wy., to face No. 3 Butler CC, Ks., and No. 4 Laramie County Community College.  Their schedule is also laced with landmines, including  home-and-home matches against sixth-ranked Division III power Richland, home-and-home conference matches against No. 13 Tyler, and a rematch with No. 6 Eastern Florida State College at Melbourne, Fla.

NJCAA DIVISION I PRESEASON SOCCER POLL
1. Iowa Western
2. Navarro
3. Butler CC, Ks.
4. Laramie County CC, Wy.
5.  Paradise Valley CC, Az.
6. Eastern Florida State College
7. Darton C0llege, Ga.
8. Owens CC
9. Monroe College
10. College of Southern Maryland
11. St. Louis CC
12. College of Lake County
13. Tyler JC
14. Chandler-Gilbert CC, Az.
15. Johnson County CC, Ks.
16. Otero CC, Col.
17. Lewis & Clark CC, Ill.
18. Monroe CC, NY
19. Jones County, Ms.
20. Cape Fear CC, NC