NORTH PARK — With its season opener still more than a week away, North Park University's men's soccer team already has something to cheer about: a Top 20 preseason ranking.
The squad is looking to equal or better last season's 13-3-5 record, which led it to a berth in the NCAA tourney. Archrival Wheaton College is ranked sixth in the preseason standings.
North Park will face Carroll University on the road in Waukesha, Wis., Aug. 30, for its season opener. Fans' first chance to catch the Vikings at home will be Sept. 10 versus Concordia University.