Men's Soccer Slated No. 9 In Preseason Coaches Poll

Men's Soccer Slated No. 9 In Preseason Coaches Poll

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) 2018 Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour has been released and Walsh has been selected to finish ninth among the twelve-team field. The Cavaliers, led by third-year Head Coach Andy Hoggarth, received 45 points in the voting process.

Walsh is looking to improve upon last season's 7-10-1 overall finish with a 6-8 conference mark. Over 75 percent of the starting lineup returns from last year's conference tournament qualifying team.

Ohio Valley was selected to finish first in the conference with ten first place votes and 119 total points, with Davis & Elkins following close behind with 102 points. Tiffin was the only other program amongst the group that received first place votes with two. Ohio Valley returns after a clean sweep of the regular season and conference tournament titles last season.

Alderson Broaddus (87), Findlay (86), Cedarville (81), Ohio Dominican (60), and Trevecca (56) filled the four through eight spots. Following the Maroon and Gold are Lake Erie with 34 points, Malone with 19 points, and Kentucky Wesleyan with 13 points.

The Cavaliers kick off their season on Thursday, Aug. 30, with a home opener against Daemen College. They begin conference play at Lake Erie on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

1.        Ohio Valley (10) – 119
2.        Davis & Elkins – 102
3.        Tiffin (2) – 90
4.        Alderson Broaddus – 87
5.        Findlay – 86
6.        Cedarville – 81
7.        Ohio Dominican – 60
8.        Trevecca – 56
9.        Walsh – 45
10.     Lake Erie – 34
11.     Malone – 19
12.     Kentucky Wesleyan - 13