04 Aug Navarro Soccer ranked No. 9 in USC 2017 Preseason Poll
Coach Alicia Wilson’s Navarro Bulldog soccer team earned the No. 9 ranking in The United Soccer Coaches 2017 Preseason Junior College Division I Women’s Poll released on Thursday, Aug. 3.
The Bulldogs (13-5 Region XIV Finalists in 2016) will open their 2017 regular season on Saturday, Aug. 26 against the USC’s Preseason No. 7 ranked Iowa Western Reivers at Pat Hartley Field in Tyler. One week later on Friday, Sept. 1, the Bulldogs will Preseason No. 5 Butler at the same venue.
Neither the preseason ranking surprises the Bulldogs, nor the fact that IWCC and Butler — perhaps their two biggest NJCAA national powerhouse rivals outside Region XIV — are also included in the mix for 2017. The Bulldogs’ chief rival in Region XIV, Tyler, is ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll.
Navarro scrimmages Brookhaven here Saturday, Aug. 12, and also at Commerce against Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday, Aug., 17 as it prepares for the season opener.
The 2017 USC Preseason Poll:
- Paradise Valley
- Monroe Community College
- Eastern Florida State
- Laramie County
- Iowa Western
- Monroe College
- Lewis & Clark Community College
- Peninsula College
- Daytona State
- Cape Fear Cc, NC
- Chandler-Gilbert CC, Az.
- Community College of Spokane
- Utah State University-Eastern
- Northern Oklahoma
- Spartanburg Methodist