ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico men's soccer team received its first preseason ranking of the 2014 season Wednesday, and it's a lofty one. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America voted the Lobos No. 5 in its initial preseason poll. This is the highest the NSCAA has ranked UNM in the preseason since 2006 when the Lobos were voted No. 3.
UNM is coming off its second College Cup visit in the last nine years and a regular-season title in its first year in Conference USA. The Lobos were voted as favorites to repeat as champs by the league's coaches earlier Wednesday.
The Lobos begin preseason play with a home match against Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18. Their regular season begins against No. 13 Akron at the UNM Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29.
Lobo Pride Pass
Lobo Pride Passes are on sale now. For just $50 fans can gain access to both home exhibition matches and all 11 regular-season matches at the UNM Soccer Complex. The purchaser will also be able to attend all ticketed women's soccer, volleyball, track and field, softball and baseball home games during the 2014-15 season. The first 500 purchasers will also receive a free red Nike Lobo hat and a $5 concessions voucher. Call (505) 925-LOBO or visit the Lobo Ticket Office in The Pit to order or for more information.