Lady Rangers rise to No. 7 in latest NJCAA women’s soccer rankings

New highest ranking in program history

By Brian Lentz, NWCC Sports Information Director

History continues to be made for the Northwest women’s soccer program this season.

After another 2-0 week that featured shutout victories on the road at Mississippi Gulf Coast and Southwest Mississippi, the Lady Rangers have inched up another spot to No. 7 in the latest NJCAA Division II Women’s Soccer rankings, released Monday afternoon. Once again, the move up is the new highest ranking ever achieved in program history.

Northwest currently sits at 8-1-2 on the season, trailing only Holmes and Jones College in the national Top 10. The Lady Bulldogs are ranked fourth with a 12-0-1 record, with Northwest being the only tie, while Jones sits at fifth nationally with a record of 12-0-1.

Other MACCC teams featured in this week’s poll include Pearl River at No. 12 and Friday’s opponent, Copiah-Lincoln, which enters the rankings for the first time this season at No. 20 overall. The Lady Wolves are 10-1-1 on the season and come in seeking their first win against the Lady Rangers since reviving the program in the spring of 2021.

Kickoff between Northwest and Copiah-Lincoln is scheduled for 1 P.M. in Senatobia. Fans unable to attend can watch the match live on Ranger TV (nwccrangers.com/watch) or Facebook Live.

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