Gaucho Men Ranked 10th by Top Drawer Soccer

Aug. 12, 2009

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team is ranked No. 10 in Top Drawer Soccer's 2009 Men's Tournament 48 Ranking it was announced today. The Gauchos were one of only two west coast teams ranked in the poll's top-10.

Top Drawer's poll is a running attempt to project the postseason college soccer NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth.

Included in the men's poll were 2009 opponents No. 6 Indiana, No. 31 West Virginia and No. 38 Cal Poly. Cal - which was ranked fourth - was the only other west coast team included in the top-10.

Earlier this summer, College Soccer News ranked UCSB No. 19 in its national preseason poll and yesterday the Big West Conference announced that the Gauchos were picked first in the annual preseason coaches' poll.

The 2009 soccer season kicks-off on Aug. 22 when the Gauchos host Westmont in a scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

Season tickets for the 2009 men's soccer season are on sale for only five bucks a game. Fans who purchase 2009 season tickets will be guaranteed the opportunity to buy tickets for the 2010 Men's NCAA College Cup hosted by UCSB at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium Dec. 10-12, 2010. To accompany the successful "Soccer Town, USA" slogan as part of the College Cup bid, a discounted family valued offer is also available where a family of five can catch games for only $2.50 per game! Family Plan package also includes three free youth t-shirts and memberships to the new UCSB kids club: GKids. Fans can easily buy tickets online or by calling 805-893-UCSB. To purchase your tickets click here.

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