In the wake of an undefeated regular season and appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Championships last June, the Harcum College men’s soccer team enters the fall as the fourth-ranked team in the country.
The ranking is the highest ever for Harcum’s newest varsity sport, which was established in 2014.
“It is good to be recognized,” said coach David Hughes. “We put a lot of work into getting to the national stage last season. We understand the season is just starting, but the players are happy to be ranked up in the top four, and it gives us confidence.”
On Tuesday, the Bears opened their season with a 3-2 victory over Mercer County (N.J.) Community College at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, where Harcum plays its home matches.