Menlo College Men’s Soccer Ranked in NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 National Poll for First Time in Program History

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For the first time in program history, Menlo College Men’s Soccer has earned the distinction of being a top-25 team in the country, as announced by the NAIA National Office.

For the first time in program history, Menlo College Men’s Soccer has earned the distinction of being a top-25 team in the country, as announced by the NAIA National Office. In the October 18 NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the Oaks checked in at 20th overall, thanks to their remarkably successful 2016 campaign that sees them currently sitting atop the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) standings with an 11-2-1 overall record and 5-0-1 mark within the conference.

Built around a solid mix of seniors and underclassmen, the 2016 Oaks have utilized both a prolific scoring attack and a suffocating defense to become the fastest team in program history to the 10-win mark. Menlo has outscored its opponents 43-10 on the season, and have recorded shutouts in an outstanding 10 of their 14 matches. In addition, Menlo has tallied shutouts in six of its last seven matches. The Oaks also have a pair of wins over more highly ranked opponents.

As they look to secure the GSAC regular season title, Menlo travels to Santa Clarita for a Saturday, October 22 afternoon match against The Master’s University, which has been selected as the NAIA Network Men’s Soccer Game of the Week and will be featured on http://www.naianetwork.com. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

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Founded in 1927, Menlo College is a small private four-year college that focuses on the art of business for an entrepreneurial society. A residential college in the heart of Silicon Valley, just outside San Francisco, Menlo College offers degrees in business and psychology. Our students come from all over the world to learn leadership, critical thinking, creativity, team building, communication and the science of behavior. We take advantage of the strong innovative community around us and require an internship which may be taken at one of the many companies and incubators with which we have partnerships. We are proud of our intimate and engaged student community fueled by our spirited and competitive athletics program.

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