State Colleges

Northwest Nazarene men’s soccer team ranked

Hours after earning their second-ever NCAA Division II Top 25 ranking Tuesday, the Crusaders completed a sweep of their road trip to Hawaii with a 3-1 victory over BYU-Hawaii. Abraham Placito scored two goals for NNU (3-0), and Jan Ilskens scored his first goal for the Crusaders. NNU landed at No. 13 in the first National Soccer Coaches Association of American NCAA Division II Top 25 poll. NNU was unranked but receiving votes in the preseason poll. Also Tuesday, freshman midfielder Alex Mitrovic was named GNAC offensive player of the week.