The United Soccer Coaches, formerly called the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), has released the 2017 NCAA III Preseason National Rankings and Luther is ranked No. 23.
Luther, last year's Iowa Conference Tournament champion, returns eight starters from a team that finished with an overall record of 15-6-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA III National Tournament. The national tournament appearance was the eighth in school history and third under the direction of head coach Chris Garcia-Prats, who begins his 10th season this year. Garcia-Pratz has compiled a career mark of 107-58-17.