T-Duck men's soccer team ranked No. 1 in pre-season poll; women team's first regular season home game Aug. 27

As the Richland College men’s 2008 soccer season gets underway, the T-Ducks will start off where they finished last year – as the best NJCAA Division III team in the country.


According to the NJCAA pre-season poll, the defending champions enter this season ranked No. 1.


The T-Ducks, who will be vying for an unprecedented sixth national championship in the past seven years, finished last season with a 16-4-2 record.


Meanwhile, the pre-season poll for the women has yet to be released.


Richland College’s women’s team advanced to the semifinal round of the national tournament last year and has won two (2004 and 2006) of the last four women NJCAA Division III national championships.


The women’s first home game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 against Tyler Junior College while the men are scheduled to host St. Edwards in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.


The first regular season home game for the T-Duck men is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 against Johnson County Community College.