Aug. 9, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's soccer team is ranked No. 6 nationally in the College Soccer News preseason poll.
UCLA earned the top spot, followed by Duke and defending national champion UC Santa Barbara. Wake Forest was fourth, and Santa Clara was fifth.
Other ACC schools ranked among the nation's top 30 include Maryland at No. 9 and Clemson at No. 22.
Virginia's incoming freshmen have also been ranked third nationally among the best recruiting classes. Duke received top honors, followed by Indiana.
The Cavaliers host South Florida in exhibition action at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday, August 25. The season opener is slated for Friday, August 31 against Columbia at 7:30 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.
Last season, the Cavaliers finished with a 17-4-1 overall record and reached the NCAA College Cup. Fifteen players, including six starters, return from that squad.
Top 30 National Rankings
by College Soccer News
1. UCLA 2. Duke 3. UC Santa Barbara 4. Wake Forest 5. Santa Clara 6. VIRGINIA 7. Southern Methodist 8. Indiana 9. Maryland 10. New Mexico 11. Notre Dame 12. St. John's 13. California 14. West Virginia 15. Harvard 16. Lehigh 17. Washington 18. Connecticut 19. Saint Louis 20. Northwestern 21. Creighton 22. Clemson 23. Towson 24. Rutgers 25. San Diego State 26. Northern Illinois 27. Old Dominion 28. UNC Greensboro 29. Rhode Island 30. Winthrop
Top Recruiting Classes
1. Duke 2. Indiana 3. VIRGINIA 4. Southern Methodist 5. Akron 6. Wake Forest 7. Clemson 8. Maryland 9. Stanford 10. South Carolina 11. North Carolina 12. Connecticut 13. UC Santa Barbara 14. Santa Clara 15. Notre Dame
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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