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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NU men's soccer selected 10th In 2017 preseason coaches' poll

All WNY News     Tuesday, August 15, 2017    

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS




EDISON, N.J. – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced the results of the 2017 men's soccer preseason coaches' poll during the annual Men's and Women's Soccer Preseason Soccer Awards show on Tuesday. The Purple Eagles men's soccer team received 29 votes and was ranked tenth in the preseason poll.
 
Niagara finished eighth in the MAAC last season with a 3-6-1 conference record (4-11-2 overall), including wins over conference regular-season champion Quinnipiac, Fairfield, and Manhattan. Captains Joel Gerberichand Konrad Zydowicz will lead the Purple Eagles this season. Niagara also returns their top two scorers from a year ago, Mackenzie Roach and Mbongeni TshumaBill Boyle enters his second season as head coach of the Purple Eagles and welcomes 14 newcomers to the roster, including four transfers.
 
The Purple Eagles start the 2017 campaign with seven straight road games, opening on Friday, Aug. 25 at Lipscomb University at 8 p.m. The team's home opener comes on Wednesday, Sept. 20 with a 7 p.m. kick against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.
 
Stay connected with the Purple Eagles through social media. Follow Niagara Athletics on Twitter @NUPurpleEagles and for men's soccer updates, follow @NiagaraSoccer. Check in with the Purple Eagles on Facebook.com/PurpleEagles and on Instagram @NUPurpleEagles.
 
Preseason Coaches' Poll
1.Quinnipiac (7)113
2.Rider (3)110
3.Monmouth95
4.Siena (1)88
5.Fairfield63
6.Canisius61
7.Marist60
8.Iona48
9.Manhattan39
10.Niagara29
11.Saint Peter's20
 
Preseason All-MAAC Team (listed alphabetically by school)


Forward:
Eamon Whelan, Quinnipiac
Jose Aguinaga, Rider
Clement Bourret, Rider
Elliot Otmani, Rider

Midfield:
Melvin Blair, Canisius
Simon Lund Jorgenson, Marist
Colin Stripling, Monmouth
James Doig, Quinnipiac

Back:
Angus Hastings, Fairfield
Jeppe Haehre, Quinnipiac
Connor McCoy, Quinnipiac
Milorad Sobot, Siena

Goalkeeper:
Chrysostomos Iakovidis, Quinnipiac

Preseason Player of the Year: 
Jose Aguinaga, Rider 

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