Diplomats ranked 21st in NSCAA preseason poll

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Franklin & Marshall men's soccer team enters the 2008 season ranked 21st in the nation according to National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III preseason poll, which is released based upon the previous season's final poll. 

The Diplomats finished with a 15-4 mark in 2007, returning to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and setting the record for most wins in a season. F&M reached as high as No. 9 in the NSCAA coaches poll. This is the highest preseason ranking for the Diplomats.

F&M opens the season on Aug. 30 when it hosts the Kick-Off Tournament, facing Gwynedd-Mercy at 11 a.m.