Men’s Soccer Achieves First Division 1 National Ranking

Published on: September 17, 2012

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Blue Knights men’s soccer vs. ICCC Tritons during 2011-12 season.

DCTC athletes are off to a remarkable start

The Blue Knights men’s soccer team reached a milestone last week, earning a spot on the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 Top 25 poll. This marks the first time the team has achieved a ranking in the poll. Their only two losses this year have been to the Tritons of Iowa Central Community College, who are currently undefeated and ranked 20 on NJCAA’s D1 poll.

When asked about the honor, Head Soccer Coach Cam Stoltz remarked, “We have always been respected and are proud to be recognized for our hard work.” The team consists of 20 freshman and five returning sophomores. “We have built our team to be a regional power and national contender. It comes down to playing at the highest level consistently,” said Stoltz.

Men’s soccer, with an overall record of 5–2, return to Ames Soccer Complex on Sept. 18, against the Wood Ducks of Century College. They have a challenging schedule coming their way, with a match on Saturday against the #2 nationally ranked and seven-time national champion, the Roughriders of Yavapai College in Arizona. “This will be an exciting season with a bright future,” added Stoltz.

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