Stanford Ranks in Top-Five in Preseason Polls

Aug. 27, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford women's soccer team opens the 2003 season ranked No. 2 by Soccer America, No. 3 by Soccer Buzz and No. 4 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in the preseason polls. The Cardinal return seven starters from a 2002 squad that boasted a Pacific-10 Conference title with an unblemished 9-0 league record and a 21-2 overall record. The 2003 squad has been chosen by the league's coaches to repeat as Pac-10 champions this year.

The Cardinal play host to Long Beach State on Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. at Maloney Field.

NSCAA Preseason Top-Five

1. Santa Clara

2. North Carolina

2. Portland

4. Stanford


Soccer America Preseason Top-Five

1. North Carolina

2. Stanford


4. Santa Clara

5. Texas

Soccer Buzz Preseason Top-Five

1. Santa Clara

2. North Carolina

3. Stanford

4. Texas

5. Portland

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