Kansas City, Mo. – The Columbia College women’s soccer team moved up two spots in the third installment of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll; the Cougars are the only AMC team in the national rankings.
The Cougars are on a three game winning streak, with wins over then #17 Grace and then #12 John Brown. Columbia boasts one of the toughest schedules in the country, as they have competed against six ranked teams and an NCAA Div. 1 opponent.
Jewel Morelan has spearheaded the Cougars’ offense with three goals and one assist; she is followed by Madeleine Shylanski who was two goals in her freshman season.
Defensively, the Cougars have been anchored by the phenomenal play of Ellie Hilton and Brooke Schneider on the back line. In goal, Victoria Heus has picked up 18 saves while Kate Marshall has 14.
Columbia begins American Midwest Conference play this weekend when they travel to take on Lyon College (1-6) to take on the Scots.
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||1||Keiser (Fla.) ||8-0-1||498|
|2||2||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||4-0-2||480|
|6||3||William Carey (Miss.)||4-2-1||421|
|7||6||Central Methodist (Mo.)||6-2||403|
|12||14||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||7-1||316|
|14||12||John Brown (Ark.)||3-2||306|
|20||20||Truett McConnell (Ga.)||3-2-1||193|
|22||21||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||0-3-2||159|
Dropped from Top 25: N/A
Others Receiving Votes: College of Idaho 79, Hastings (Neb.) 77, Science & Arts (Okla.) 41, Ottawa (Ariz.) 37, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 23, St. Thomas (Fla.) 23, LSU Shreveport (La.) 18, Benedictine (Kan.) 12, Jamestown (N.D.) 10, Judson (Ill.) 9, Middle Georgia State 8, Taylor (Ind.) 8, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 6, Northwest (Wash.) 4, Bethel (Tenn.) 3.