STONY BROOK, N.Y. — With five wins in its first seven starts, including knocking off previously unbeaten Vermont in its America East opener, the Stony Brook men’s soccer program is putting the rest of the league, and nation, on notice.
The Seawolves are receiving votes in the latest edition of the College Soccer News National Top 30, the poll revealed Monday afternoon. Stony Brook, who entered this past week ranked sixth in the Northeast Region according to United Soccer Coaches, is part of a group of 10 programs receiving votes. This list includes traditional powers in Stanford and Santa Clara.
It is the first time in program history that the Seawolves are receiving votes in a CSN poll and its been 21 years since recognition in any national poll. They were ranked as high as 23rd during the 2000 campaign in the United Soccer Coaches poll, then the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Ryan Anatol‘s club is one of two America East programs in the poll, joining 7th-ranked New Hampshire. Those two are set to face October 28 in Durham, N.H.