Lucy Porter is ranked nationally sixth in goals, seventh in points, 11th in goals per game and 11th in points per game. (Courtesy of Hofstra’s SID)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Hofstra University women have broken into the NCAA Division I Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) top 25 rankings at the 24th position.
It is the first time that Hofstra jumped into the RPI top 25 since the 2015 season, when the Pride were ranked 25th.
Hofstra is one of four non-Power Five programs represented in the top 25, joined by Brown University (5th), to which the Pride suffered a narrow 2-1 decision earlier this season, unbeaten Brigham Young University (16) and Georgetown University (20).
Head coach Simon Riddiough’s team is 11-3-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association and holds an 11-1-1 mark over unranked opponents. The Pride, in sole possession of first place in the CAA, is riding a 10-match unbeaten streak and has not dropped a contest since Sept. 5 against No. 21 Rutgers. Hofstra has won nine of those last 10 matches, outscoring opponents, 25-9.
Hofstra is visible throughout the NCAA top 25 statistical rankings as well, as the team is ranked in assists (10th), shots per game (14th), total points (16th), total goals (17th), assists per game (22nd) and points per game (23rd).
Several players are represented in the top 25 individual rankings. Junior midfielder Lucy Porter is sixth in goals, seventh in points, 11th in goals per game and 11th in points per game. Junior forward Lucy Shepherd is ranked 16th in assists, sophomore Miri Taylor is tied with Porter for 14th in game-winning goals and junior forward Sabrina Bryan is 13th in shots per game and 21st in shots.
Three regular season matches remain for the Pride, including a crucial contest against second-place UNCW at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium Sunday, Oct. 20. The regular season will conclude with two road contests at Towson (Oct. 24) and William & Mary (Oct. 27).