KANSAS CITY, Kan. – MIT women's soccer returned to being ranked 20th in the nation, as was released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers have appeared on every poll that the organization has released so far this season.
MIT opened its 2013 campaign with a pre-season ranking of 15th, appearing on the list for the first time in program history. In the NSCAA's first poll, Tech settled into 20th and then dipped to 22nd the following week. After two well-fought games on the road this past week, MIT returned to the #20 spot.
Last Tuesday, the Cardinal and Gray defeated Tufts University for the first time in series history with a score of 2-1 and, on Saturday, they tied undefeated Lesley University in double overtime with a score of 0-0. Freshman goalkeeper Lauren Ullmann (Princeton, N.J.) played all 200 minutes, registered her first career shutout and racked up 21 saves throughout the week, being named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Week for her impressive performances.
MIT will play the last of its three consecutive road games today, heading to Rhode Island to face Roger Williams University at 4:00 p.m. The Engineers will return home to open NEWMAC play when they host WPI on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:00 p.m.