Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Soccer team earns national ranking
Oakland's season-long wait for a national ranking from one of the major college women's soccer polls ended this week, when the Golden Grizzlies earned their first-ever national rank from Soccer Buzz.
OU debuted in the poll at No. 23 this week, riding its nine-match unbeaten streak.
Also for the first time this season, the Golden Grizzlies received votes in both the NSCAA and Soccer Times Top 25 polls. Oakland is ranked third in the NSCAA's Great Lakes Region and second in the same region according to Soccer Buzz.
Head coach Nick O'Shea's team already clinched the Mid-Continent Conference regular-season championship and will be the top seed in next month's Mid-Con Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma.