Thomas University‘s Men’s Soccer (7-0-2) (TSC 2-0) boasts the No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history. TU climbed the ladder from No. 2 to No. 1 in the 2014 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll after collecting 15 out of 21 first-place nods, while earning 586 points.
The Night Hawks are currently riding on their longest unbeaten streak in school history (13), as well as they hold the longest active unbeaten streak. TU earned the longest unbeaten streak of 13 when they defeated then-No.1 and defending NAIA National Champion Martin Methodist during week three’s NAIA Game of the week. Thomas has not lost a match since October 30, 2013 when they faced SCAD- Savannah.
Men’s Soccer remains the first team in school history to claim the No. 1 spot since Softball was ranked No. 1 in May of 2005. The Night Hawks remain unbeaten in 25 of their last 26 games. TU has been ranked within the top 25 during the last nine straight polls. Thomas University is one of five teams in the nation to remain undefeated in the 2014 season.
The Night Hawks join Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and Martin Methodist (Tenn.) as the top-ranked teams in each of the three polls during the 2014 season. Thomas took charge of the poll as Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) collected a loss in last week’s play.
Head TU Soccer Coach, Ricky Zambrano commented on the achievement, “It is another step in the process. We are honored to receive the recognition and must keep working towards our ultimate goal. For now, we will continue to zero in on what is important, win #3 in the TSC.”
TU looks to collect their 14th straight win or tie, as well as remain unbeaten in conference play as they take on Webber International Thursday, October 2nd, at the Thomas University Soccer Complex at 2:00 P.M.
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