NEWARK, Del. - For the first time this season, the University of Delaware men's soccer team is receiving votes in the College Soccer News national poll.

College Soccer News releases a top-30 national ranking each week, and this week the Blue Hens have received votes in the nationwide poll. Delaware currently owns a 7-1 overall record with a four-game win streak. The Blue Hens have outscored their opponents 23-11 this season, earning shutout wins on three occasions.

Regionally, Delaware is ranked in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Rankings for the fifth straight week. This week, Delaware is ranked eighth in the South Atlantic Region after defeating Iona, 3-0 on Sept. 25. Colonial Athletic Association rivals William & Mary and Drexel are also ranked in the South Atlantic regional poll.

Delaware currently leads all of NCAA Division I men's soccer in points per game (8.75) and scoring offense (2.88 goals per game). The Blue Hens rank third on the national scene in assists per game (3.00), goals (23) and points (70).

Individually, freshman forward Guillermo Delgado has also received national recognition for his performance this season. Delgado leads the nation in goals (9), points (21) and points per game (2.63). The freshman ranks second with 1.13 goals per game 

The Blue Hens travel to Baltimore, Md. today to take on No. 7 UMBC at 7 p.m. The match will be Delaware's first of the season against a nationally-ranked opponent and its first against a Top 20 foe since tying then No. 11 Old Dominion last Oct. 7. 

Delaware's last victory over a ranked team came on Nov. 13, 2011 when the Hens defeated then No. 18 Old Dominion 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship game.