Aug. 26, 2008
|WCC TEAMS OPEN THE 2008 SEASON THIS WEEKEND|
|All seven WCC men's soccer teams open the 2008 season this weekend. WCC Preseason favorite Santa Clara opens the season ranked in the top five of all four major soccer polls, including a No. 3 listing in the Soccertimes.com preseason poll.
1 Navy Soccer Classic (Annapolis, MD); 2 LMU Fall Classic (Los Angeles, CA); 3 Northwestern Tournament (Evanston, IL); 4 Nike Portland Invitational (Portland, OR)
|AROUND THE WCC|
Santa Clara has been selected as the preseason favorite to take home the 2008 WCC regular season title, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Broncos, who will be returning seven starters from last year's squad, received six first place votes for a total of 36 points. This marks the fourth time in the past five years that Santa Clara has been voted the preseason favorite. Tabbed second was San Diego, which totaled 30 points with one first place vote. Rounding out the top three was Portland (25), which advanced to last year's NCAA Tournament. Behind Portland was San Francisco (20), Loyola Marymount (14), Gonzaga (12), which also made the NCAA Tournament last year, and Saint Mary's (10).
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WCC Tradition In The NCAA Tournament
|WCC TEAM NOTES|