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Freshman Tramicka James leads the Pioneers with seven goals and six assists.Freshman Tramicka James leads the Pioneers with seven goals and six assists.

Pioneers crack NSCAA/adidas Top 25 for first time this season

Tusculum ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division II

KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Tusculum College womenís soccer team is ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation for the first time this season, entering the week as the No. 21 squad in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Division II National poll, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.

Tusculum (11-3, 4-1 SAC) has won nine of its last 10 matches, including a 3-2 victory over Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference play last Wednesday. The Pioneer attack features a trio of talented freshmen, including Tramicka James, the teamís leading scorer with seven goals and six assists.

Fellow rookies Kayla Durden and Kourtney Kavic have also found the back of the net with regularity for TC this season, tallying six and four goals, respectively, while Michelle Meade and Courtney Turner are tied with James for the team lead with six assists.

Tusculum returns to the pitch on Wednesday when the Pioneers host King College (Tenn.) at Pioneer Field. The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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RankSchoolPrv.Record
1West Florida††112 -0 -0†††
2Saint Rose213 -0 -0†††
3Columbus State311 -0 -1†††
4Seattle Pacific511 -1 -0†††
5Grand Valley State412 -0 -2†††
6Metro State613 -1 -0†††
7West Chester911 -1 -0†††
8Carson-Newman711 -0 -1†††
9Rollins89 -1 -1†††
10St. Edward's1310 -1 -1†††
11UC San Diego††1411 -2 -0†††
12Bridgeport (Conn.)1710 -0 -3†††
13West Texas A&M††RV9 -2 -1†††
14Florida Tech††1610 -2 -0†††
15Northern Kentucky††RV11 -2 -0†††
16Kutztown (Pa.)††189 -2 -2†††
17Cal State Los Angeles††2111 -2 -2†††
18Incarnate Word1910 -2 -2†††
19Massachusetts-Lowell††RV10 -2 -2†††
20California (Pa.)††RV10 -3 -1†††
21TusculumRV11 -3 -0†††
22Midwestern State109 -1 -2†††
23Fort Lewis1111 -2 -1†††
24North Alabama††2412 -1 -1†††
25BellarmineNR10 -2 -0

Also receiving votes: Franklin Pierce (N.H.), Chico State (Calif.), Minnesota-Duluth, Indiana (Pa.), Colorado Mines

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