Soccer, Cross Country ranked in NAIA top ten
November 14, 2010
Following yesterday's victory that earned Men's Soccer the Appalachian Athletic Championship (AAC) title, the Lions climbed two spots to be ranked #9 in the nation in the 2010 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men's Soccer Coaches' Final Poll that was released earlier today. This is the highest ranking the program has ever received.
One week ago, after the Men's Cross Country claimed the AAC Championship title, they ended their regular season ranked #6 in the 2010 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Final Poll.
The Cross Country team will compete in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, November 20. The Soccer team will host the Opening Round on Bryan's campus on the same day.
Cross County: The NAIA National Championship TournamentIn addition to the Men's Cross Country team competing for the national title, four individual runners from the AAC runner-up Lady Lions' Cross Country team also qualified to run in the Vancouver race: juniors Ericka Simpson and Alyssia Lindsey were named to the AAC All-Conference Team; and sophomores Catherine Anderson and Liz Olsen qualified individually.
The championship races, featuring nearly 700 student-athletes from 130 institutions, are scheduled for this Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. The women’s 5K is at 10:30 a.m., and will be followed by the men’s 8K at 11:45 a.m.
The NAIA released earlier today the pairings for the 2010 NAIA National Championship Tournament Opening Round. The Bryan College Men's Soccer Team will be hosting the Columbia College (Missouri) Cougars on Saturday, November 20, 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer: The NAIA National Championship Tournament
Bryan received an automatic bid for winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament. The Lions enter the tournament with a record of 17-1-2 (ranked #9). It is the second year in a row that they have made it to the national tournament.
Columbia also received an automatic bid after they won the American Midwest Conference Tournament. The Cougars enter the game with a record of 12-5-3 (ranked #23). It is the third time in their program's history that they have made it to the national tournament.