DENTON, Tex. (10/12/05) For the first time in school history the North Texas women’s soccer team has garnered a national ranking. The Mean Green, who are riding an 11-game unbeaten streak, are ranked 40th in the nation by topdrawersoccer.com.
North Texas, which has wins over regionally ranked opponents SMU and Rice this year, has never had a national ranking in any poll until this season.
The Mean Green has been ranked in the central region poll by Soccer Buzz Magazine in two out of the past three years, but never attained a national ranking.
North Texas is 9-2-2 but has not lost a game since August 27, going 9-0-2 in their last 11 games. The Mean Green has two players that are in the top 20 nationally in individual statistics.
Heather Hutyra is seventh in goals, goals per game, and 11th in points per game while Kandice Ellis is 11th in save percentage and 20th in goals against average.
North Texas is a perfect 4-0 in the Sun Belt Conference and they return to action on Friday, Oct. 14 against Arkansas State to begin a three-game homestand.