October 18, 2005
Albany - The Darton women's soccer team last month was complaining about a lack of respect in the national junior college polls after they beat two top ten ranked teams including a number one ranked Young Harris in consecutive days.
The unbeaten Lady Cavaliers are finally getting some respect.
This week, the Darton women moved from fifth to first in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll.
It is the first time in the six year history of the program that the Lady Cavaliers have been ranked number one.
Head coach Ken Veilands knows that national championships are won on the field and not on paper.
But the ranking is a milestone moment for his young program.
Ken Veilands said "I think it is a compilation of alot of girls over the years have done alot of work that has really added up to this. The players in the past to the players of this year has helped build the program and make a name for ourselves so that we can recruit the kind of players that we have."
Midfielder Naomi Clark said "It is nice to know we are getting recognition we deserve. We have have worked hard for it and hopefully we will finish it up at the end of the season."
The number one ranked Darton women's soccer team closes out their regular season this Sunday at home against Georgia Military College.
The Lady Cavaliers will host the state tournament on October 28-29.