October 16, 2012

Coker College Men’s Soccer Ranked No. 10 in the Region

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's soccer team is ranked 10th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Continental Tire Division II Men's Southeast Region poll.

Coker is coming off a pair of 1-0 victories – on the road against Belmont Abbey and home versus Erskine. Against Belmont Abbey, Niko Tirkkonen tallied the game-winner. In the Erskine game, Matt Taylor's golden goal sealed the victory. The two shutouts gave goalie James Sweeney four on the season.

The Cobras continue their season with a Conference Carolinas matchup with North Greenville at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home.

The NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings are an indicator of week-to-week status of qualified programs. For more information about the NSCAA College Rankings, visit www.nscaa.com/rankings/college.

Based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world.

Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 7,000 soccer coaches each year.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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