The final NCAA Division III National Poll has been released by the United Soccer Coaches and Luther College is ranked No. 8. The Norse were ranked in the top-25 nine of 10 weeks this year.
Luther finished the year with an overall record of 19-4-1. The Norse advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA III National Tournament before being eliminated by the University of Chicago 1-0 in overtime.
Luther qualified for the national tournament for the ninth time after capturing the title of the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) Tournament, defeating regular season champions Loras College 2-1.
Head Coach Chris Garcia-Prats (137-66-23), who just completed his 11th season, and his staff were named the A-R-C Coaching Staff of the Year and the North Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
Postseason honors were also presented to seven players that were named all-conference, including the Offensive MVP and Defensive MVP ; four were named all-North Region; and senior midfielder Aidan O'Driscoll was named a third-team All-American.