Men's Soccer Jumps to No. 3 in NSCAA/HendrickCars.com Top 25

10/20/2010

Hoboken, NJ  – The Stevens Institute of Technology men’s soccer team jumped two spots in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association/HendrickCars.com Top 25 Rankings and is now the third ranked team in the nation, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. Stevens went 1-0-1 last week, playing the United States Merchant Marine Academy to a 1-1 draw and defeating Elmira College, 5-0, in a game for first place in the Empire 8.
Stevens is now 9-0-3 overall and played its strongest offensive match of the season on Saturday afternoon, scoring a game-high in goals and handing Elmira its first conference loss of 2010.
Senior Nolan Sandberg led the Ducks with five points on two goals and an assist, while Stephen Dunbar (Atlanta, Ga.) tallied twice and sophomore Zach Adler (McKinney, Texas) scored a goal and notched one assist. Sandberg now has 10 goals this season.
Senior goalkeeper Zach Carr and the rest of the Stevens defense pitched a shutout for the 11th time in 12 tries this season as the Ducks continue to be the best statistical defense in the country. The unit has allowed just one goal against all year.
Swarthmore College (Pa.) takes over the top spot in the poll as former No. 1 Christopher Newport University lost its first game of the season. Domincan College (Ill.) is No. 2 with Ohio Wesleyan University and Middlebury College rounding out the top five.
The Ducks return to action Tuesday night at New Jersey Athletic Conference rival Rutgers University-Newark. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m. from Newark, N.J.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value.
Stevens offers baccalaureates, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,234 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 400 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu.
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