Aurora, currently 11-0-1, leaped into the Top 25 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll at No. 13.

Emory, Trinity (Texas), Messiah and Hardin-Simmons held as the top four, while former-No. 5 Wheaton fell to No. 16 and was replaced at the top by Amherst.

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Aurora moved into the Top 25 after a 3-0 week in which they defeated Wisconsin Lutheran College 4-0, nationally ranked Wheaton College 2-1 and Concordia-Wisconsin 3-1.

“It is a great honor for our players to be recognized in the national rankings, but we know that we have a greater goal in our sights for the 2013 season,” head coach Troy Edwards said. “We want to establish ourselves as one of the top women's soccer programs in the country, and that requires daily hard work, preparation, and commitment.”

The Spartans have not allowed more than one goal in a contest this season and have shutout four opponents. Offensively, AU has had 15 players score a goal, led by freshman Nicci Bermudes (eight goals and two assists), sophomore Nicole Wolfe (six goals) and senior Kaitlyn Crohan (five goals and five assists).