Northern Kentucky replaces Tampa atop D2 men's rankings

SMALL COLLEGE NEWS ... Top-ranked Tampa fell to fifth in the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division II Men's Top 25 after it was held to a 1-1 tie by West Florida in what Coach Adrian Bush termed an "ugly performance." Northern Kentucky, which took over as No. 1, got two goals from Steven Beattie (the 40th and 41st of his career) to earn a 2-1 victory over Indianapolis in Great Lakes Valley action on Sunday.

* MEN RANKINGS:
NCAA Division II 1. Northern Kentucky, 2. Lynn, 3. Cal State Los Angeles.
NCAA Division III 1. Messiah, 2. Amherst, 3. Ohio Wesleyan

* WOMEN RANKINGS:
NCAA Division III 1. Messiah, 2. Puget Sound, 3. Williams
NCAA Division II 1. Seattle Pacific, 2. West Florida, 3. Saint Rose

* NAIA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Men's Offense: Arturo Guizar, Kansas Wesleyan (had three goals in wins over William Jewell, 3-2, and Graceland, 2-0)
Men's Defense: Jesse Guevara-Lehker, Aquinas (notched shutouts against Concordia, Mich., 4-0, and St. Xavier, 1-0)

Women's
Offense: Kirsten Morley, SUNY-Canton (posted hat tricks against Morrisville State, 6-1 and Vermont Tech, 4-3)
Women's Defense: Emily Evanson, Cal Baptist (earned shutouts against Simon Fraser, 0-0, and Concordia, Ore., 3-0)

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