Several of UMW’s fall sports got off to an impressive start with rankings among the top Division III teams in the nation.
Men’s soccer jumped into the United Soccer Coaches’ national ranking in September. It was their first national ranking since 2010, and their highest since their final-four season of 1997.
Field hockey started with a 5-1 record and climbed to 14th in the nation, as ranked by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. The Eagles had defeated ninth-ranked Franklin & Marshall College the week before their ranking.
Volleyball started the season ranked seventh in the nation by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the team’s highest ranking ever. The Eagles defeated 16th-ranked Eastern University the opening weekend, and have continued their winning ways.
The men’s cross country team consistently has been ranked regionally by the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association of America. And in tennis, the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the fall semester again ranked in the top 30 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.