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Men’s Soccer Tabbed Sixth in NACC Preseason Poll

Peter Fouchet and the men's soccer team were ranked sixth the NACC's annual poll (photo credit: Judith Rackow)
Peter Fouchet and the men's soccer team were ranked sixth the NACC's annual poll (photo credit: Judith Rackow)

FULL NACC RELEASE

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) released its men's soccer preseason poll on Friday, which projects improvement for Illinois Tech. In the 12-team league, the Scarlet Hawks were picked to place sixth in the rankings voted on by the league's head coaches and athletics communications professionals.

After a 9-9 overall and 4-7 NACC record last year, the voters' 148 points given to Tech project a jump from eighth to sixth in the standings. The Scarlet Hawks narrowly edged Wisconsin Lutheran in the poll, who garnered 147 points. Dominican led the way with 275 points and 11 out of 24 first-place votes.

Below are the poll's full results:

  1. Dominican (11) – 275
  2. Aurora (4) – 246
  3. MSOE (7) – 243
  4. Benedictine (2) – 223
  5. Concordia-Wisconsin – 202
  6. Illinois Tech – 148
  7. Wisconsin Lutheran - 147
  8. Edgewood – 127
  9. Rockford – 86
  10. Marian – 83
  11. Concordia-Chicago – 56
  12. Lakeland – 36

The Scarlet Hawks open the season at home a week from today, on Friday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. against Beloit. Live audio, video, and stats will be available, with the live audio powered by Illinois Media School.