Jones College’s soccer teams ranked

Both Jones College soccer teams were ranked in the Top 25 preseason poll.
Both Jones College soccer teams were ranked in the Top 25 preseason poll.(Jones College)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:36 PM CDT
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Jones College Sports Information

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Both Jones College teams are ranked in United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division II preseason polls.

The Bobcat women are ranked No. 2 and the Bobcat men are No. 13.

Lady Bobcats

Head coach Dolores Deasley’s 2021 Lady Bobcats (14-2-1), won the Mississippi Association Community Colleges Conference and Region 23 titles and advanced to the NJCAA Division II Tournament for the second consecutive time.

Jones was No. 2 in last year’s final poll.

This year (Port Angeles, Wash.) Peninsula College is ranked No. 1 followed by Jones. Other MACCC schools in the poll are Holmes Community College at No. 3 and Northwest Community College at No. 5.

The Lady Bobcats will warm up with a pair of exhibitions, visiting Auburn University-Montgomery at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 before hosting Delta State University at 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Jones begins regular-season play at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Howard College in Knoxville, Tenn.

Bobcats

Head coach Brendan Connolly’s men finished ranked No. 8 in last year’s final poll.

Other MACCC teams ranked for the men are Pearl River Community College at No. 5 and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at No. 11.

Pima (Tucson, Ariz.) Community College is rated No. 1 in the men’s poll, followed by Community College of Baltimore-Essex.

The Bobcats visit William Carey University for a 7 p.m. scrimmage on Aug. 6 and host West Alabama in a 7 p.m. scrimmage on Aug. 12.

Jones begins regular season play at Andrew (Cuthbert, Ga.) College in a 3 p.m. match on Aug. 25.

To be considered for a spot in the United Soccer Coaches poll, teams must be a member of the association.

To be considered for a spot in the United Soccer Coaches poll, teams must be a member of the association.

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