Men's Soccer Picked Eighth In Patriot League Preseason Poll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
The Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team was picked to finish eighth in the 2014 preseason poll, as released by the Patriot League Thursday.
The Greyhounds collected 56 points, one shy of Lafayette, which sits seventh in the poll. Navy, the 2013 Patriot League Champion, picked up 161 points, including 17 first-place votes, to edge Army (143 points, two first place) out of the top spot. Bucknell checked in third with 118 points and had the final first-place vote, while American was fourth (109 points), Holy Cross fifth (100) and Boston University sixth (85). Colgate and Lehigh rounded out the poll with 51 and 20 points, respectively.
Loyola returns 14 letterwinners from a 2013 squad that posted its best record to start a season since 2008, going unbeaten through their first six games (5-0-1). The Greyhounds ultimately finished their inaugural year in the Patriot League with a 7-8-2 overall record and a 2-6-1 mark in conference play.
Nine newcomers, including three transfers and five freshmen, will look to help first-year head coach, and former Greyhound, Steve Nichols get Loyola back into the postseason.
Loyola will open its season on Friday, Aug. 29 with a game at Saint Francis (Pa.). Game time is slated for 7 p.m.
2014 Preseason Poll
1. Navy - 161 points (17 first-place votes)
2. Army - 143 (2)
3. Bucknell - 118 (1)
4. American - 109
5. Holy Cross - 100
6. Boston U. - 85
7. Lafayette - 57
8. Loyola - 56
9. Colgate - 51
10. Lehigh - 20
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