W&J Women’s Soccer Moves To Ninth In NSCAA Rankings
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College women’s soccer team moved up one spot to ninth in the latest NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll released on Tuesday.
W&J (13-3, 7-0) has won a school-record 11 games in a row and had spent the last two weeks at No. 10 in the rankings.
Ohio Northern leads the poll followed by Case Western Reserve, Centre and Allegheny. Carnegie Mellon comes in at number five, with Hanover, Ohio Wesleyan, Transylvania, W&J and Earlham completing the rankings.
The Presidents’ offense is led by sophomore Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland), the team’s leading scorer with 11 goals and eight assists for 30 points, and junior Chrissy Marcius (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin), who is second in NCAA Division III with 14 assists and 0.88 assists per game.
W&J’s defense has earned 10 shutouts this season, led by the strong goalkeeping of sophomore Samantha Gribowicz (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) and senior Stephanie Saussol (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin). Gribowicz has a 0.22 goals against average and four shutouts this season, while Saussol has won seven games in net and pitched three shutouts.
W&J has a chance to clinch the Presidents’ Athletic Conference regular-season title on Wednesday when second-place Thomas More visits Alexandre Stadium at 8:00 pm. The Presidents have never won the regular season championship, but are the three-time defending league tournament champions.