WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Unbeaten in its last nine contests and sitting atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings, the William and Mary women's soccer team is ranked 18th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas national poll, which was released Tuesday. It marks the sixth consecutive week that the Tribe (10-1-2, 4-0-1) has earned a top-25 ranking.

During the weekend, W&M, which is ranked third in the Mid-Atlantic Region, defeated Virginia Commonwealth, 1-0. The College's victory snapped VCU's five-game winning streak. Sophomore Danielle Collins provided the game-winner in the 66th minute when she fielded a pass from junior Mary MacKenzie Grier and blasted a shot from 20 yards out that sailed past the Rams' goalkeeper. It was Collins' second goal of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Meghan Walker recorded six saves and posted her sixth shutout of the season, lowering her goals against average to 0.67. As a team, W&M has blanked its opposition on seven occasions, including four of the last six outings.

The Tribe also moved into Soccer Buzz's national poll, currently ranking 23rd. It marks the first time since 2001 that W&M has earned a spot in the publication's poll.

The Green and Gold will be in action again tonight when they host James Madison at 7 p.m. The contest was originally scheduled for last Friday, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

NSCAA/adidas National Rankings
1. Notre Dame
2. North Carolina
3. Santa Clara
5. Portland
6. Florida State
7. West Virginia
8. Texas A&M
9. Wake Forest
10. Boston University
11. Penn State
12. Oklahoma State
13. Utah
14. Texas
15. Virginia
16. Indiana
17. BYU
18. William and Mary
19. Boston College
20. Louisville
21. Florida
22. California
23. Villanova
24. Illinois
25. Colorado