Sept. 10, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB men's soccer team has been recognized as one of the top-10 teams in the country in the most recent national polls, as announced Tuesday.
The Blazers were ranked No. 8 in both major national polls, the NSCAA/Continental Tire Poll and Soccer America Rankings.
Also, for the second-straight week a member of the squad was recognized on the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Junior Diego Navarrete earned National Team of the Week honors after his performance against Indiana, the 2012 national champions, on Friday, Sept. 6. Navarrete scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, where the Blazers would ultimately pull out a 2-1 victory against the Hoosiers.
Senior goalkeeper Raphael Ville also earned recognition for his performance against the defending national champions. Ville was named the College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week following a four-save effort against Indiana.
UAB is back on the pitch when they host No. 21 Charlotte in the team's first match of the UAB "Soccer for a Cure" Classic on Friday, Sept. 13. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at West Campus Field.
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