The University of Virginia Men’s Soccer team, coached by George Gelnovatch, is ranked #2 in the NSCAA / Adidas Division I Rankings. The 2009 NCAA National Champions are 2-0 this season and ranked behind the University of Akron. Below is the Top 25 of the 9/7/2010 NSCAA / Adidas Poll:
2. Virginia (Coached by George Gelnovatch)
4. North Carolina (Coached by Elmar Bolowich)
5. Boston College
11. Ohio State (Coached by John Bluem)
12. Wake Forest
14. UC Irvine (Coached by George Kuntz)
15. Penn State
21. UC Santa Barbara
22. Drake (Coached by Sean Holmes)
23. Michigan State
25. St. John’s (NY)
Sean Holmes is the men’s head soccer coach at Drake University. Holmes guided Drake to a 16-7-2 overall record in 2009, capped off by winning its first ever Missouri Valley Conference championship and advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Drake finished the 2009 season ranked #8 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and will begin the 2010 season ranked #14.
Robert (Butch) Lauffer is the men’s and women’s head soccer coach at West Texas A&M University, where his programs will begin the 2010 season ranked #6 and #11 in the NCAA Division II polls. While overseeing both programs, Lauffer has compiled a 392-162-34 record in 18 seasons. Lauffer holds a variety of licenses, including: a USSF “A” license, Grade 1 coaching license (Irish Football Association), Class “A” license (United European Football Association), and UEFA pro license (Scottish Football Association).