Kansas City, Kan. - Second-year San Jose State University women's soccer head coach Jeff Leightman's Spartans have moved into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) West Region poll in the 10th spot. The latest edition was released on Monday morning, October 5.
The Spartans are 6-4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Western Athletic Conference and still on a school-record seven-match unbeaten run following an 0-4 start to the campaign. They had won six straight, including five in a row in shutout fashion, prior to playing to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Sacramento State on Sunday, October 4, coming off a lengthy trip back from Hawaii the day before. San Jose State had blanked the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine, 1-0, in its conference opener on Friday night, October 2.
The NSCAA is divided into eight regions in all for the first time this season. The West includes the WAC, the Big West Conference and the West Coast Conference, while the Pacific Region is made up of teams in the Pacific-10 Conference, Mountain West Conference and Big Sky Conference.
This is San Jose State's first regional poll appearance in Leightman's short tenure, and likely their first since at least the 1999 campaign.
San Jose State returns to conference play in the week ahead, contesting its WAC home opener against Louisiana Tech this Friday night, October 9. Kick-off inside Spartan Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.