The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team was chosen 10th in the 2013
South Atlantic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll, league officials announced today.
Wingate, which is ranked No. 12 in the NSCAA NCAA Division II National Preseason Top 25 Poll, was picked to win the title after receiving eight first-place votes and 114 total points.
The Bulldogs won the NCAA D-II Southeast Regional Tournament last year before falling to Lynn in the national quarterfinals.
L-R junior defender Tom Holland (Bolton, ENGLAND) was named to the 2013 All-South Atlantic Conference Preseason Men's Soccer First Team.
Holland earned all-league first-team honors last fall after starting in 16 of the team's 17 contests and helping the squad earn a 1.49 goals against-average while shutting out two opponents.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the 2013 season on Thursday, September 5, against Lees-McRae at home. Match time at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex is set for 7:00 p.m. The Bears are coming off a 6-7-4 campaign including a 3-4-2 mark in league play.
2013 South Atlantic Conference
Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Wingate 114 (8)
2. Lincoln Memorial 104 (1)
3. Mars Hill 98 (3)
4. Carson-Newman 93
5. Coker 75
6. Tusculum 71
7. Anderson 67
8. Queens 48
9. Catawba 47
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 41
11. Newberry 21
12. Brevard 13
2013 All-South Atlantic Conference
Preseason Men's Soccer Teams
F - Mario Pinto, Lincoln Memorial
F - Felipe Ferraro, Mars Hill
F - Lars Zimmerman, Anderson
F - Corey Faughnan, Catawba
MF - Alex Mullen, Mars Hill
MF - Gui Andrade, Wingate
MF - Sindre Welo, Carson-Newman
MF - Thiago Andrade, Queens
D - Gregg Munn, Mars Hill
D - Tom Holland, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Callum Home, Lincoln Memorial
D - Victor Tozelli, Wingate
GK - Rumwald Le Gueval, Carson-Newman
F - Peron Da Silva, Wingate
F - Erick Suarez, Queens
F - Joao Pedro Dowsley, Carson-Newman
F - Daniel Jackson, Coker
MF - Roberto Pimentel, Tusculum
MF - Liam Gillesphey, Wingate
MF - Martin Brain, Anderson
MF -Lucas Siqueira, Carson-Newman
D - Domhnall Minogue, Catawba
D - Fernando Bedoya, Coker
D - Matias Rubio, Tusculum
D - Akeem Prendes, Coker
GK - Marcel Barwanietz, Lincoln Memorial