Mavs enter poll despite NCAA snub

Colorado Mesa’s men’s soccer team didn’t get an NCAA Division II Tournament bid, but it did get a national ranking in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.

The Mavericks (13-5-3) are ranked 23rd in the poll released Tuesday.

Regis was ranked 23rd in last week’s poll, but dropped out. The Rangers received the No. 1 seed in the South Central Region.

The No. 2 seed in the South Central Region, Midwestern State (Texas) University is ranked seventh. The Mustangs host No. 3 seed Colorado School of Mines in the first round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. The winner plays Regis on Nov. 21.

Women’s Basketball

Colorado Mesa guard Sharaya Selsor has been honored as the player of the week in RMAC women’s basketball.

The senior from Glenwood Springs scored 52 points and had eight assists in two games last weekend, including a school record 39 points in an 82-68 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State. The previous record was 38 points, set by Tonya Stites in a game against Western State in 1994.

The 13th-ranked Mavericks (2-0) are off until they host Montana-Western and Dixie State in the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Classic on November 29-30.

Volleyball

The Mavericks have clinched a spot in the RMAC tournament next week, but they could be seeded anywhere from second to seventh based on how each team finishes the regular season this weekend.

The top four teams will host first-round matches next Tuesday. The final four teams will play the following weekend at the highest remaining seed.

Mesa (19-7, 11-6 RMAC) is in a four-way tie for fourth place with two matches left. The Mavs host CSU-Pueblo (10-17, 7-10 RMAC) at 7 p.m. Friday and New Mexico Highlands (12-14, 6-11 RMAC) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brownson Arena.

Mesa is ranked seventh in the latest NCAA South Central Region poll. Eight teams in the region qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Skiing

The Colorado Mesa Ski Team is presenting a special screening of Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride” at 7 p.m. Friday night in the University Center ballroom.

A raffle includes prizes ranging from a ski-and-stay weekend at Telluride to a Big Ripper bicycle and lift tickets to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Representatives from Powderhorn and Telluride ski resorts will be selling lift tickets and season passes.

Tickets are available at Board & Buckle and Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods in Fruita in advance or at the door. Cost is $5 for students and $10 for the general public. Doors open at 6 p.m.


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