Men’s Soccer Earns First-Ever NSCAA Division III East Regional Ranking

Men’s Soccer Earns First-Ever NSCAA Division III East Regional Ranking

KANSAS CITY – For the first time in program history, the Wells College men's soccer team earned a top-10 ranking in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's East Region Poll, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday. The Express are off to their best start in program history as they sport a 4-0-1 record entering Tuesday evening's game against Alfred.

Wells entered the poll in its third week tied for 10th place alongside fellow North Eastern Athletic Conference-rival SUNY Institute of Technology. No other men's soccer team at Wells has earned a regional ranking since the program was instituted in 2006. To earn placement within the regional rankings, Wells secured favorable results against Medaille and Morrisville State - the Mavericks were an NCAA Division III tournament team last season and the Mustangs enter 2013 as the reigning NEAC champions.

Dating back to last season, Wells is riding a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) and boasts a 1-0-1 record in league play in 2013. On a nationwide stage, Wells ranks 13th across all NCAA Division III programs with a .912 save percentage between the pipes and boasts a .900 won-lost-tied percentage, ranked 31st in the nation. Express backstops have also combined to post the 34th-best goals-against average (0.57) in the country.

Individually, goalkeeper C.J. Bayly (Waymart, Pa.) ranks 20th nationally in save percentage (.912), 23rd in saves per game (7.75) and 53rd in total saves (31). Bayly also joins teammates Hunter Sowersby (Sidney, N.Y.) and Pat O'Callaghan (Selden, N.Y.) within a streak of three-straight Wells players to earn NEAC Player of the Week honors.

Wells returns to action this evening as they face-off against the Saxons of Alfred University in a 7:00 p.m. road contest. Stay up to date with the latest news directly from the Wells College athletic department by "liking" us on Facebook ( and subscribing to our Twitter account (