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Rowan College at Burlington County Soccer Teams Head Into the Playoffs

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The Rowan College at Burlington County College men’s and women’s soccer teams head into the playoffs atop their conference with the men ranked as the nation’s 11th team in Junior College Division I.

This is the highest ranking for the Barons since finishing 11th in the nation after it advanced to the national championship tournament in 2013. The Lady Barons enter the playoffs as conference champions.

Both teams host playoff games on Saturday in Pemberton. The women play at 11 a.m. against Mercer County Community College and the men play at 1:30 p.m. against Harcum College.

“Rowan College at Burlington County athletes excel on the field, in the classroom and in the community,” said RCBC President Paul Drayton. “I’m extremely proud of all our soccer players and I can’t wait to see them play in the postseason. Our men have certainly taken the country by storm and I am excited to see how far both teams can go.”

The men, 11-2-1, wrapped up the regular season with a win against Morris, its fourth straight victory. It has not lost a game since Sept. 15 going 9-0-1 during that stretch.

“We finished strong and are playing our best heading into postseason,” said head coach Craig Dewar, who has participated in national tournaments with the Barons as both player (1996) and coach (2013). “Our teams are having a memorable first season as Rowan College at Burlington County and we are working hard to keep winning throughout the fall.”

The women also finished atop their conference at 9-5 with three consecutive victories heading into the postseason.

“We overcame a slow start and believe we can play even better this fall,” said head coach Kathe DeLitta. “I’m really proud of how our team came together. They are playing really well and are well-prepared for the toughest matches of the season.”

The men’s team is ranked 11th in Junior College Division I by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and 15th by the National Junior College Athletic Association.