MILWAUKEE – Marian University men’s soccer received a total of 83 points and was picked to finish 10th according to the NACC preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the league.
Dominican was picked as the favorite to take the conference crown after winning the NACC tournament last season as the No. 3 seed. Four different teams received first-place votes led by Dominican who received 11, and MSOE who had seven first-place tallies finishing third in the poll.
Marian was only three points behind Rockford in the poll who finished ninth. The Sabre defense had a strong season in 2018 posting the second-most saves in the NACC with 130 and recording the fifth most shutouts with five. Marian had eight games a season ago where they allowed one or fewer goals.
League play concludes Wednesday, Oct. 30 with the top six teams in the final regular-season standings advancing to the NACC tournament. First-round matches are slated for Saturday, Nov. 2, with semifinals to be played Tuesday, Nov. 5. The semifinal winners will meet Saturday, Nov. 9 for the tournament crown and the associated automatic berth into the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship.
The full release from the NACC can be found at https://naccsports.org/sports/msoc/2019-20/releases/20190821bjrcck.
|Rank||School (1st place votes)||Points||2018 Record|
|1.||Dominican (11)||275||15-6-1, 8-3-0 NACC|
|2.||Aurora (4)||246||9-9-1, 8-2-1 NACC|
|3.||MSOE (7)||243||15-4-0, 10-1-0 NACC|
|4.||Benedictine (2)||223||11-7-0, 8-3-0 NACC|
|5.||Concordia Wisconsin||202||11-7-1, 7-3-1 NACC|
|6.||Illinois Tech||148||9-9-0, 4-7-0 NACC|
|7.||Wisconsin Lutheran||147||7-11-0, 6-5-0 NACC|
|8.||Edgewood||127||10-7-2, 5-4-2 NACC|
|9.||Rockford||86||8-10-2, 3-7-1 NACC|
|10.||Marian||83||4-10-2, 2-8-1 NACC|
|11.||Concordia Chicago||56||3-12-0, 2-9-0 NACC|
|12.||Lakeland||36||3-16-0, 0-11-0 NACC|