NORFOLK, Va. (September 27, 2018) – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) unveiled the first 2018 Division II Men's Soccer Coaches Rankings. Head coach Brian Mitko's team was ranked fourth with 190 votes after a 5-2 start to the season.
Delhi has scored at least six goals in three of their wins, which included victories over Pratt (6-0), Alfred State (6-3) and Southern Vermont (7-1). Four were decided by three goals or more, counting Delhi's most recent victory, a 3-0 shutout of Elmira on Wednesday. Their one remaining win was a 2-1 triumph at local-foe Hartwick.
Junior Alhasane Sako has earned one USCAA and a pair of ACAA Athlete of the Week awards this year. He swept national and conference honors for his performance in the Broncos' victory over Southern Vermont last Wednesday, where he netted four second-half goals in a span of three minutes, two seconds. Goalkeeper Marcos Andrino also received ACAA weekly praise in the win, totaling a pair of saves while backed by a solid defense.
Sako leads the Broncos in scoring with 17 points on eight goals and one assist, while Brody Rettle ranks second with 12 points on four goals and four assists. Andrino is 4-1 on the season in net, allowing seven goals with one shutout.
Johnson and Wales Charlotte topped the rankings with 200 votes, while NHTI received second with 192 votes. Penn State Brandywine was third with 191 points, as Christendon rounded out the top five with 185 votes. Of teams in this week's poll, the Broncos have dates lined up at seventh-ranked Albany College of Pharmacy on Oct. 2 and at eighth-ranked SUNY ESF on Oct. 7.
The Delhi men have one more test before closing out the month of September, welcoming Green Mountain for a home match at 3:00 p.m.