GENESEO, N.Y. - After beginning the season with a 4-0-0 mark, the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team was ranked No. 15 in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches' (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, NSCAA) poll on Tuesday.
The Knights were unranked entering the season, but four wins to begin the campaign, including three consecutive shutouts earned the team national recognition. The team ranks tied for 10th in NCAA Division III for the most shutouts on the young season with three, while junior goalkeeper Emily Janiszewski currently ranks 26th in Division III and first in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) with a .960 save percentage.
The latest national poll sets up a top-15 matchup for Wednesday night, pitting the Knights against No. 3 William Smith at College Stadium at 6:30 p.m. The Herons opened the season with victories over McDaniel, Salisbury and No. 14 Messiah and have not allowed a goal in three contests. The Herons and Knights, currently ranked first and second respectively in the East Region, played last season, with William Smith taking a 1-0 decision. Geneseo has played William Smith 24 times in program history, posting a 7-15-2 mark against its regional rival.