Mens Soccer Ranked in Top 10

North Park University Men's Soccer Forward Kris Grahn

CHICAGO (September 17, 2009) – In a matter of weeks, the North Park men’s soccer team has gone from being unranked to one of the country’s Top 10 teams, as determined by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

In the poll released Tuesday, the Vikings leaped to No. 8 after reaching No. 23 last week. They were unranked in the preseason poll.

North Park (5-1) also debuted at No. 19 in the initial D3Soccer.com national poll, which was released yesterday. A panel of 25 coaches, sports information directors, and media members from across the country make the selections.

When the results were announced, the Vikings were the only undefeated team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) and the conference’s sole representative in either poll. They had outscored their opponents 13-4.

The poll numbers were not the only good news received by the Vikings. The CCIW named forward Kris Grahn its Player of the Week.


Photo: Kris Grahn