Sept. 26, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (7-1-0) blasted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's top 25 poll Tuesday debuting at No. 10. San Diego had yet to be ranked prior to Tuesday as the team broke into three other polls as well. Collegesoccernews.com's top 30 placed USD at No. 28. Soccertimes.com's top 25 poll placed the Toreros at 21st in the nation. Socceramerica.com's top 25 poll placed San Diego at No. 20.
San Diego's impressive start to the season includes a five match winning streak, a four match shutout streak, the record for most team goals scored in a match broken in the 11-0 victory over Rider University, and the individual record for most assist recorded in a match was broken by freshman JT Howlan when he tallied four assists in the match vs Rider.
San Diego's one loss was from their road trip back east against Brown University on September 1, losing 1-2 to the Bears. This upcoming weekend is their first West Coast Conference road trip as the Toreros travel to the bay area to take on Saint Mary's (3-3-3, 1-0 WCC) who recently defeated nationally ranked University of San Francisco 1-0. They follow that match with Santa Clara University (5-2-2, 1-0 WCC) who also is coming off of a big 2-1 victory over USF.