Area Teams Make State Coaches' Poll

Staff Writer

The first edition of the prep volleyball and soccer weekly state coaches’ poll was released on Wednesday.

The Midwest Athletic Conference is represented by seven teams among Division III and IV schools, with New Bremen ranked fourth in Division IV, Minster 11th and New Knoxville 16th.

The Cardinals began their season at 5-0 before falling to Versailles and Division IV top-ranked Jackson Center, while the Rangers begin their season at 6-2. Minster is 4-3.

In boys’ soccer, the St. Marys Roughriders are ranked eighth in the state with their 5-0 record.

The Roughriders – who are ranked second in the Northwest Ohio Soccer Coaches Association Poll – has beaten Division I Marysville, among other talented Division II teams in Bluffton, Napoleon.