The Hiram College men’s soccer team climbed several spots in this weeks D3soccer.com and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national polls. The Terriers are now ranked #17 in the D3soccer.com poll and #12 in the NSCAA poll. [D3soccer.com Poll] [NSCAA Poll]
Hiram is coming of a 2-0 week in which the Terriers defeated Case, 2-1, and Wittenberg, 3-1, in a come-from-behind victory to remain unbeaten this season and improve to 11-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.
This week, the Terriers will travel to Gambier for a NCAC matchup against Kenyon College on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Hiram will then host Oberlin College on Saturday, Oct. 13 in another NCAC game beginning at 1 p.m.
After 12 games, junior midfielder Andy Harding (Bath/Revere) leads the team in goals scored (10), including a team-high three game-winners, and overall points (23). He also leads the team in shots (45) and is fourth in assists (three). Senior All-Region forward Ryan Minick(North Royalton) is tied with senior All-Region midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon) for second in goals scored with four each. Minick has also recorded a team-high six assists for 14 overall points which rank second highest on the team. Greenhill is one assist shy of Minick with five and has tallied 13 points so far this season to place third on the team. Senior All-NCAC defender Dan O’Callaghan (Aberdale, Wales, United Kingdom), sophomore midfielder Ryan Kramarz (Chesterland/West Geauga), sophomore midfielder Andres Ruiz (Georgetown, Cayman Islands) and sophomore forward Zaire Morrison (Boardman) are all tied for third on the team in goals scored with three.
In goal, senior All-NCAC netminder Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) has seen the majority of the playing time and has a 7-0-1 record with an 1.01 goals against average. He has made 32 saves for a 78.0 save percentage in over 802 minutes.