Aug. 31, 2009
|WCC MEN'S SOCCER KICKS OFF 2009 REGULAR SEASON|
The seven WCC men's soccer teams will begin their 2009 campaigns this Saturday.
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San Francisco Selected as Preseason Favorite in 2009 WCC Men's Soccer Poll
The 2008 WCC Champion University of San Francisco garnered the maximum six first place votes to earn the top spot in the 2009 West Coast Conference men's soccer preseason coaches poll, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Dons are followed by Bay Area rival Santa Clara University, who was selected as the preseason favorite last year. Loyola Marymount University and Gonzaga University both moved up from last season's coaches' poll and now are tied for third place. Rounding out this year's list are the University of San Diego, which was selected fifth, followed by the University of Portland and Saint Mary's College.
2009 WCC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
The WCC landed two players on the 2009 Men's Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. 2008 WCC Player of the Year Conor Chinn from San Francisco was selected, as was Loyola Marymount's Rafael Baca.
After shattering the WCC record with 17 goals, including six game-winners, Chinn was also selected to the 2009 College Soccer News All-American Second Team. Baca, the first LMU soccer player to be included on the Hermann Trophy List, led the Lions with five goals and 11 points last season, earning him a selection to the NSCAA/adidas All-West Region Third Team.
2009 WCC Preseason All-Conference
Preseason All-Conference Team
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