Women's soccer team opens season as No. 3 team in country

Women's soccer team opens season as No. 3 team in country

The Eastern Florida State College women's soccer team enters the 2017-18 season as the No. 3 team in the country.

The Titans are coming off a 14-win campaign and return 12 players from last season when they reached the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament for the fifth straight season.

Defending national champion Paradise Valley Community College enters the new season as the No. 2 seed behind Tyler Junior College who lost to Paradise Valley in the national championship game last season.

Monroe Community College, who the Titans will play Sept. 15, are tied with Eastern Florida State College for the No. 3 spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason poll. Butler and Laramie County Community College round out the top five.

Southern Conference foe Daytona State is No. 12 in the ranking.

The national championship tournament will once again be held at Titan Soccer Complex in November.