The Penn State men’s and women’s soccer teams were both ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason polls released Monday.
The women’s team is ranked No. 6 in the nation, while the men’s team is ranked 23rd.
The Penn State women’s team won the Big Ten championship and fell in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals last season. The Nittany Lions will face No. 3 Stanford, No. 12 West Virginia, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 24 Rutgers this year.
The Nittany Lion men’s team is coming off a season that ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Penn State is joined in the top 25 of the preseason poll by No. 9 Michigan State, No. 13 Maryland and No. 14 Indiana.
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The Nittany Lion women’s team hosts Hofstra in its season opener Aug. 21, while the men’s team opens the season Aug. 28 at Jeffrey Field against San Francisco.