Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cleveland State favored in coaches' poll
August 19th, 2013 4:39PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Men's College Cup: Stanford repeats as national champ    
Stanford repeated as the NCAA Division I men's champion, winning its second shootout in three days ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NCAA Division I Men    
Men's College Cup runner-up Wake Forest placed three seniors on the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division I ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NAIA    
Hastings sophomore Daniel Whitehall (34 goals and added nine assists) and Northwestern Ohio sophomore Camilla Andersen ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division I    
Tyler sophomore Yazeed Matthews and Monroe freshman Eleni Markou were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior College ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division III    
Richland sophomore Mikkel Rohde and Diablo Valley sophomore Katie McLaughlin were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior ...
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives