Coming off a Southern California road trip against two quality programs, the Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team reached another plateau in program history as the Warriors moved up 10 spots to No. 13 in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire Top 25.
The Warriors, now 4-0-2, 3-0-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, also moved up to No. 2, from No. 3, in the West Region in the poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
"This is a really great honor for the program," Warriors coach Gabriel Bolton said. "However, as far as the players and coaches are concerned, we are just focused on Cal State East Bay and taking it one day at a time."
The Warriors played through some injuries and illnesses last Friday to tie Cal State L.A., 1-1, and then quickly recovered to beat No. 14 Cal State Dominguez Hills 3-1 in Carson for the first time on Sunday.
The latest recognition is the program's highest ranking ever, surpassing last season's when the team topped out at No. 14 on Sept. 28, 2010. In 2008, the Warriors were ranked No. 24 and the 2005 team that finished 15-4-2 peaked at No. 16.
Cal State Stanislaus was ranked No. 23 in last week's poll. Only UC San Diego (4-0-2) ranks higher in this week's polls at No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the West.
Cal State Stanislaus is back on the road this week to take on Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay.
The Warriors won't be home at Warrior Stadium until Oct. 2, when they face Sonoma State.