Wednesday, August 21, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team was tabbed to finish fifth in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2013 PAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Titans totaled 45 points from the PAC's nine head coaches.
Westminster's sophomore midfielders Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, Pa./Neshannock) and Cody Postupac (Export, Pa./Penn-Trafford) represented the Titans on the Players to Watch list.
Thomas More led the way with five first-place votes and a total of 75 points. Grove City College was picked to finish second after garnering one first-place vote and 65 points, followed by Geneva College in third with two first-place votes and 63 points.
Washington & Jefferson College tallied one first-place vote and 58 points to finish fourth on the preseason coaches' poll. After Westminster, followed Bethany College in sixth (39), Waynesburg University (29) seventh, Saint Vincent College (20) eighth and Thiel College ninth (11).
The Titans open their season on August 31 in Defiance, Ohio where they will play Rockford (Ill.) and Defiance in a two-day tournament.
2013 PAC Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
School (first-place votes)…Points…2012 Record (PAC)
1. Thomas More College (5)…75…13-4-4 (6-1-1)
2. Grove City College (1)…65…8-9-2 (5-2-1)
3. Geneva College (2)…63…10-7-5 (5-1-2)
4. Washington & Jefferson College (1)…58…6-7-3 (4-3-1)
5. Westminster College…45…11-6-2 (5-2-1)
6. Bethany College…39…5-12-1 (3-5)
7. Waynesburg University…29…8-8-1 (3-4-1)
8. Saint Vincent College…20…6-11-1 (1-7)
9. Thiel College…11…4-12-2 (0-7-1)
*The Presidents' Athletic Conference contributed to this release.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.
Senior David Osae