Men ranked second in USA South coaches preseason poll

Men ranked second in USA South coaches preseason poll

The USA South Athletic Conference's men's soccer coaches have released their 2019 preseason polls. Each divisional preseason poll only includes votes from coaches within that particular division-only. Head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting. A new addition to the sport of men's soccer within the Conference will be Mary Baldwin who will sponsor the sport at the varsity level for the first time.

Maryville's Pepe Fernandez, beginning his 31st season guiding the Scots' men's program, returns six starters that won the USA South western division regular season crown with a 14-4-1 overall mark while going 10-2 last fall in conference action. Eight seniors hope to lead Maryville toward the program's fourth regular season title since joining the league in 2012.

"We expect the quality of the USA South soccer teams to be high this fall," stated Fernandez. "As shown in the past, the teams that can win the tight one goal games down the stretch will be at the top of this challenging league!"

The 2019 USA South Men's Soccer Tournament will once again be conducted exclusively on campus sites. The top-four seeded teams from each division will advance to the tournament.

 

2019 USA South Men's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll
East Division

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Greensboro^ (5)

35

2. 

N.C. Wesleyan (2)

32 

t-3. 

Methodist

22 

t-3. 

William Peace 

22 

5.

Pfeiffer*

19 

6. 

Averett

11 

7. 

Mary Baldwin 

*Ineligible for USA South Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Division Champion

2019 USA South Men's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll
West Division

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Covenant (3)

33

2.

Maryville^# (3)

32 

3.

Piedmont (1)

28 

4.

Brevard*

17

t-5.

Huntingdon

15

t-5.

LaGrange

15 

7.

Berea

*Ineligible for USA South Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Division Champion
#Defending Tournament Champion