YORK, PA – The York College men’s soccer squad
begins the 2010 campaign carrying a #8 ranking into the year.
“We are excited to begin this season,” Spartan head coach Mark Ludwig said as he enters his 12th season at the helm of the program. “To enter the year as one of the top-ranked teams in the country brings expectations but at the same team it adds a great deal of excitement.”
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released their 2010 preseason poll earlier this month and has put York as the eighth best team in the nation. However, the Spartans will not have an easy road ahead of them as they are scheduled to face six squads who are also listed in the preseason top-25 during their regular-season slate. Included in those teams are #1 Messiah, the reigning national champion, #10 Johns Hopkins, #15 Stevens Tech, and Capital Athletic Conference rival #20 Salisbury.
The Green and White officially kick-off their 2010 campaign on September 1 against Susquehanna University in Millville, Pa. York will square-off with the Crusaders in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Millville High School’s Millard C. Ludwig Field – a stadium named after Coach Ludwig’s late father.
(Note: The NSCAA compiles their preseason poll based upon last season’s final rankings.)
Adam Good photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgefoto.com)