DENTON, Texas - With Conference USA play starting this weekend, the North Texas soccer team moved up to No. 5 in the NSCAA Regional rankings this week.
The Mean Green, which ranks ahead of every C-USA squad, as well as TCU, Texas and Kansas, finished 2-1 against Big 12 teams this year, and lost in regulation just once in five games against "power conference" schools.
North Texas begins C-USA play on Friday against Southern Miss, which boasts the nation's leading scorer in Danica Roberts. The Mean Green counter with Rachel Holden, who ranks fourth in the country with 10 goals.
Friday's game is also Kick It Kodi Night, where the Mean Green hope to raise money to fight childhood cancer. The event will feature a bounce house, raffles and giveaways, snow cones, face painting and much more.