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WCC Announces 2014 Men's Soccer Preseason Poll and All-WCC Team

Aug. 19, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - After capturing its first outright West Coast Conference championship in 2013, Loyola Marymount was picked as the favorite to win the 2014 title. The top two teams were separated by five votes in the annual preseason poll of the WCC's eight coaches.

Loyola Marymount was a nearly unanimous selection earning 48 out of a possible 49 points to go along with six first place votes. Santa Clara received the remaining two first place votes, collecting 43 points. Portland and San Diego each captured 27 votes for a share of third place, while Saint Mary's rounded out the top-five with 26 points. Gonzaga (23), San Francisco (22) and Pacific (8) - fielding its first team since 1985 - round out the survey.

Six programs placed at least one student-athlete on the preseason All-West Coast Conference Team. The Lions led the way with five preseason picks while San Diego added a pair of representatives.

All eight West Coast Conference teams open the 2014 campaign Friday, August 29. For a complete interactive schedule, please visit WCCsports.com, and follow @WCCsports on Twitter for updates throughout the season.

2014 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

Team (First Place Votes) Points
Loyola Marymount (6) 48
Santa Clara (2) 43
Portland 27
San Diego 27
Saint Mary's 26
Gonzaga 23
San Francisco 22
Pacific 8

2014 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM

Player School Year Position
Miguel Aguilar San Francisco Sr. F
Paul Blanchette Loyola Marymount Jr. GK
Connor Brandt San Diego Sr. M
Bobby Conner Saint Mary's Sr. D
Torrey DeArmas San Diego Jr. F
Sebastian De Rada Loyola Marymount Sr. M
John McFarlin Loyola Marymount Sr. M
Craig Nitti Loyola Marymount Sr. D
Adrien Perez Loyola Marymount So. M
Clark Phillips Gonzaga Sr. F
Eddie Sanchez Portland So. M