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Men's Soccer Picked Ninth in SAC Preseason Poll


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba claimed the ninth spot in the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll.  Wingate took nine of the first place votes and are the preseason favorite.  It was announced by the conference earlier this week.

The Catawba Indians return nine main starters from last year, including goalkeeper Christian Watts.  Watts had a 2.01 goals against average and recorded three shutouts.  Jack Ragen led the team with three assists last season and chipped in with a pair of goals.  Philipp Hollenhorst leads the returners in goals with three from his defender position.

The 2016 South Atlantic Conference Men’s soccer season is set to get underway on Thursday, Sept. 1.  Catawba will face a tough test in its opener, traveling to Pfeiffer on Sunday, September 4 to face defending national champion Pfeiffer at 7 pm.

2016 SAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Wingate (9), 119
2. Carson-Newman (3), 112
3. Lincoln Memorial, 98
4. Queens, 95
5. Tusculum, 77
6. Anderson, 71
7. Lenoir-Rhyne, 65
8. Mars Hill, 46
9. Catawba, 44
10. Coker, 33
11. Newberry, 26
12. Brevard, 12

2016 Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team
F – Jon Ander, Wingate
F – Tom Read, Carson-Newman
F – Corey Brown, Queens
F – Ismael Noumansana, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Aksel Juul, Wingate
MF – Callum Ross, Wingate
MF – Henrique Rezek, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Thibault Mathorez, Carson-Newman
D – Alex Nelson, Wingate
D – Guillermo Lazcano, Tusculum
D – Damian Gaona, Wingate
D – Ryo Ogawa, Anderson
GK – Pablo Jara, Wingate
Second Team
F – Bruno Andrade, Carson-Newman
F – Marius Staalby, Carson-Newman
F – Danilo da Silva, Lincoln Memorial
F – Ryan McPhillips, Brevard
MF – Marc-Kevin Schwenk, Queens
MF – Brad Du Plooy, Anderson
MF – Polymnios Avgousti, Carson-Newman
MF – Amine Merdjett, Mars Hill
D – Ryan Kawczynski, Queens
D – Ricardo Da Silva, Tusculum
D – Hisham Abedlaziz, Lincoln Memorial
D – Josh Calabria, Anderson
GK – Jorge Alvarez, Tusculum

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