Bemidji State stays put at No. 11 in national poll

Bemidji State stays put at No. 11 in national poll
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Bemidji State stays put at No. 11 in national poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The United Soccer Coaches organization has tabbed Bemidji State University among the nation’s top 25 NCAA Division II teams for the fourth consecutive week. After remaining unbeaten in their first 11 matches of the 2021 season, the Beavers hold down the No. 11 spot in the Oct. 12 version of the United Soccer Coaches Women’s Soccer Poll.

The No. 11 ranking keeps the Beavers right where they were in the poll a week ago and is four positions higher than the Beavers’ 2021 debut in the national poll at No. 15, Sept. 21.

With this fourth straight appearance in the poll, the Beavers have earned a spot in the United Soccer Coaches national poll on 19 occasions, which includes climbing to as high as No. 3, a program all-time best, Oct. 16, 2018.

The Beavers are the only team hailing from the NSIC among the top 25 and rank second in the Central Region Poll behind only Emporia State University (11-0-1). Minnesota State University Mankato (4), Minot State University (6), and University of Mary (7) are also represented among the region’s top 10.

BSU completed its fourth week of NSIC play with a 10-0-1 overall record and a 7-0-1 mark in league play. The Beavers earned a 1-0 victory over University of Minnesota Duluth at home Friday before a 3-0 triumph over St. Cloud State University Sunday. BSU has won 15-of-16 regular-season matches (15-0-1) is unbeaten dating back to Nov. 1, 2019.

No. 11 BSU continues NSIC play this weekend as it hits the road for a pair of matchups. BSU will travel to Winona, Minn. for a 5 p.m. match with Winona State University Friday and will move to Fayette, Iowa Sunday for a 1 p.m. clash with Upper Iowa University.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.