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LMU Men's Soccer Picked Third In Preseason Poll, Places Two On All-SAC Teams

ROCK HILL, SC -- The Lincoln Memorial University men's soccer team was picked third in the preseason coaches' poll that was released on Thursday.

Senior LMU goalkeeper Michael Watkins was also named to the preseason all-conference first team while midfielder Chris Nash was named to the second team.

Defending South Atlantic Conference regular season co-champion Wingate is the favorite to win the league’s men’s soccer title again in 2011. Wingate, which earned an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, finished ahead of No. 2 Anderson by a single point in the poll, but edged the Trojans 6-2 in first-place votes.

Anderson will open the season ranked 17th in the NSCAA national poll – the only SAC school to appear in the preseason top 25.  The Trojans won the Food Lion SAC Tournament last season and advanced to the NCAA Championship Southeast Regional Final. 

Lincoln Memorial is third in the poll – including one first-place vote, followed by Carson-Newman and Mars Hill.  The Lions also received a first-place vote in the poll.

Rounding out the poll is Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 6, then Tusculum, Catawba, Newberry and Brevard.

Also announced on Thursday was the men’s soccer preseason All-Conference team. 

Anderson leads the way with a league-high four student-athletes on the first team, including reigning SAC Player of the Year and Daktronics All-American Lasse Sohrweide.  The Trojans also placed one player on the second team.

Mars Hill has three players on the first team and two on the second team, while Carson-Newman and Wingate each have four preseason all-conference selections.

Catawba, Lincoln Memorial and Lenoir-Rhyne each have two All-SAC selections.

2011 SAC men’s soccer action gets underway on Sept. 1.   

Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Team                                     Points (1st-Place)
1. Wingate93 (6)
2. Anderson92 (2)
3. Lincoln Memorial76 (1)
4. Carson-Newman         63
5. Mars Hill                          60 (1)
6. Lenoir-Rhyne                52
7. Tusculum                        43
8. Catawba                          34
9. Newberry                       19
10. Brevard                         18

Preseason All-SAC Team

First Team
F – Lasse Sohrweide, Anderson
F – Clement Samson, Anderson
F – Robbie Hill, Carson-Newman
F – Gui Lima, Wingate
MF – Ben Jones, Anderson
MF – Shadi Harb, Mars Hill
MF – Isiah Shafer, Mars Hill
MF – Carson Smith, Catawba
D – James Moseley, Anderson
D – Troy Chavez, Mars Hill
D – Gui Andrade, Wingate
D – Chris Wilson, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Michael Watkins, Lincoln Memorial

Second Team
F – Stephen Bivens, Mars Hill
F – Emmanuel Aboagye, Carson-Newman
F – Fabricio Barancoski, Wingate
F – Chibuzo Nwosu, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Ryan Messick, Anderson
MF – Matt Craine, Carson-Newman
MF – Corey Faughnan, Catawba
MF – Chris Nash, Lincoln Memorial
D – Anthony Chiappetta, Carson-Newman
D – Corey McCollom
D – Domhnall Minogu, Catawba
D – Sean Rogers, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Zac Scott, Mars Hill


Michael Watkins

Chris Nash

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April 1
M. Tennis vs. Brevard 8-1
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 4-0
W. Tennis vs. Brevard 7-2
Baseball vs. Shorter 13-8
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 5-9
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April 4
W. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
M. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
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April 5
Baseball vs. Coker 6-5
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-2
W. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
M. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 3-1
Baseball vs. Coker 4-6
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April 6
Baseball vs. Coker  7-3
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April 7
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
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April 8
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
W. Tennis vs. @Queens 3-6
M. Tennis vs. @Queens 2-7
Baseball vs. @Kentucky State 14-7
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April 9
Baseball vs. @UVa-Wise 13-1
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April 10
Softball vs. @Brevard 2-3
Softball vs. @Brevard 4-5
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April 11
W. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 4-5
M. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 7-2
Baseball vs. Anderson 5-13
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April 12
Baseball vs. Anderson 8-6
Softball vs. Catawba 1-6
Baseball vs. Anderson 13-15
Softball vs. Catawba 10-5
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April 13
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 14
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 15
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
Baseball vs. King Canceled
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April 16
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 3-0
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 5-4
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April 18
Baseball vs. @Wingate 8-15
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April 19
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Baseball vs. @Wingate (DH) Canceled
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Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament 
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament 
Softball vs. vs. Tusculum (Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament) 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. vs. Newberry (Food Lion SAC Tournament) 7:30 p.m.
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Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament 
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament 
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Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament 
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament 
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Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament 
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