Men’s soccer picked to finish seventh

The Gannon University men’s soccer team was selected to finish seventh in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, according to the preseason coaches’ poll released Tuesday.

Gannon, which will be led by first-year head coach Dale White, will look to improve on last year’s 5-11-1 mark.

That task won’t be easy, as the Golden Knights have their hands full this season with a loaded conference schedule.

Rival Mercyhurst topped the poll for the second consecutive year. The Lakers were also ranked No. 9 in the preseason national rankings earlier this month.

Gannon is listed among others receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason national rankings.

Defending PSAC champion Mercyhurst holds the top spot, while West Chester, Seton Hill, Bloomsburg and Millersville round out the top 5 of the 12-team league.

PSAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll

  1. Mercyhurst
  2. West Chester
  3. Seton Hill
  4. Bloomsburg
  5. Millersville
  6. Slippery Rock
  7. Gannon
  8. California
  9. Shippensburg
  10. Lock Haven
  11. East Stroudsburg
  12. Pitt-Johnstown

 

DOMINIC SANSONE

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