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NCAA Women’s United Soccer Coaches Rankings: Red-hot Pitt ranked 14th following 3-0 start in ACC

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Pitt women’s soccer team earned its first Top 25 National Ranking of the season in the United Soccer Coaches poll released on Tuesday afternoon, as they landed in the No. 14 spot.

The Panthers, who were not even on the list of teams receiving votes in the same poll a week ago, jumped into the rankings after an impressive 3-1 victory at Notre Dame on Sunday.

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Regionally, Penn State is also in the poll, where they’re ranked 6th this week.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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