Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Cleveland State favored in coaches' poll
August 19th, 2013 4:39PM



[HORIZON: Men] Cleveland State, the defending Horizon League champion, was voted the preseason favorite for the 2013 season.

Detroit, Milwaukee, Oakland, UIC and Wright State all joined the Vikings in receiving first-place votes, but CSU with three first-place votes was the only school to appear at the top of more than one coaches’ poll.

Cleveland State, which finished second in the regular season standings last season before winning the tournament championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament, returns two all-league performers last season in seniors Aslinn Rodas and Admir Suljevic. Also back for the Vikings are Zach Ellis-Hayden, Danilo Radjen and Alfonso Sandoval.

Milwaukee and Oakland both received 34 points in the poll to finish in a tie for second. The Panthers return nine starters, Laurie Bell, who led the team 21 points last season.

Oakland, which won the Summit League regular season title with a 5-1-1 League mark last year, will look to make its mark in the Horizon League this season. The Golden Grizzlies return three players -- Miche’Le Lipari, Scott Messer and John Timm -- who earned all-league status last season in the Summit League.

Detroit and UIC were next in the poll in a tie for fourth after both teams finished with 30 points in the poll.

The Titans, who were the regular-season champions last season with a 6-1-0 record, return eight starters from last year’s squad, including senior Adam Bedell, who was the League’s Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year last season.

Jesus Torres will lead the Flames, who return 13 letterwinners from last season’s team that finished third in the regular season.

Wright State, which returns the Newcomer of the Year in sophomore Brett Elder, finished sixth in the poll, narrowly edging out Valparaiso. Green Bay rounded out the poll in eighth place.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent College Soccer Reporter
POTW: Goalkeepers sweep NSCAA Division I awards    
Boston University's Matt Gilbert and Kentucky freshman Katelyn Jensen were named the recipients of the NSCAA ...
Collegians are in Germany with U.S. U-19s    
Collegians provided half of the 20-player roster for the U.S. U-19 national team that is in ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
There is no change at the top of the weekly Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
North Carolina held on to the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings ...
Men's Week 6: Three things we learned this weekend    
German Fabian Herbers continued his streak of recording a goal or assist in every game as ...
Penn State's Lee gets Guam call for World Cup qualifying    
Penn State junior defender Nate Lee has been called up by the Guam national team for ...
Conference Watch: Big Ten women's race gets tighter    
Penn State has won or shared 16 of the last 17 Big Ten regular-season women's titles, ...
Video Pick: Virginia's Foss dials long distance    
Virginia players know how to score goals. Last week, Derrick Etienne went through half of the ...
U.S. Merchant Marine's Smolens earns 300th win    
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's coach Michael Smolens earned his 300th career victory when the Mariners ...
Wake Forest is first in opening Men's Soccer RPI    
Wake Forest is No. 1 in the NCAA's first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) of the 2015 ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives