Kansas City, Mo. – Fresh off of its NCAA College Cup appearance last December, the UMBC men's soccer program has been ranked No. 12 in the 2015 National Soccer College Association of America Division I preseason rankings.
The No. 12 ranking is the top preseason mark for the Retriever program. Last season, Pete Caringi's squad, coming off back-to-back America East titles, was tabbed at No. 19 in the August poll.
The three-time defending league champions will welcome back 16 letterwinners and three starters from last year's 14-6-5 squad.
The Retrievers open the 2015 campaign by hosting Fairfield on Fri., August 28 in the opener of the Hampton Inn BWI Kick-Off Classic.