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Coaches Tab San Francisco to Capture WCC Men’s Soccer Crown

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The University of San Francisco has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2015 West Coast Conference men’s soccer title. In a preseason poll of the WCC’s eight head coaches, the Dons captured 39 overall points in the poll along with two first place votes. Competition is expected to be strong in 2015, as the first through fifth place teams in the poll all received at least one first place vote and the five squads are separated by just seven points in the poll.

Saint Mary College was picked to finish second in this year’s poll. The Gaels finished last season with a 12-5-2 overall record and a 5-2-0 mark in league play.  Meanwhile, the reigning West Coast Conference champion University of San Diego was selected to finish third in this season. The Toreros earned 36 points and two first place votes. Loyola Marymount University garnered two first place votes and 35 points to finish fourth in the survey, while Santa Clara (32 points) earned a first place nod and was picked fifth. Meanwhile, Gonzaga University (21 points), the University of Portland (15 points) and University of the Pacific (nine points) round out the ballot.

Six WCC schools are represented on the preseason All-West Coast Conference team, led by San Diego’s three selections. The 2015 season begins Friday, August 28, with all eight WCC teams in action.

2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

Team (First Place Votes)

Points

1. San Francisco (2)

39

2. Saint Mary’s (1)

37

3. San Diego (2)

36

4. Loyola Marymount (2)

35

5. Santa Clara (1)

32

6. Gonzaga

21

7. Portland

15

8. Pacific

9

 

 

2015 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM

Name

Institution

Yr.

Pos.

Tristan Blackmon

Pacific

So.

F

Alex Braman

Saint Mary’s

Jr.

D

Torrey DeArmas

San Diego

Sr.

F

Ryan Masch

Santa Clara

Jr.

F

Kendall McIntosh

Santa Clara

Sr.

G

Thomas Olsen

San Diego

So.

G

Adrien Perez

Loyola Marymount

Jr.

M

Hugo Rhoads

Portland

Sr.

D

Eddie Sanchez

Portland

Jr.

M

Rafael Sanchez

Saint Mary’s

Jr.

D

Darragh Vieyra

San Diego

Sr.

M