Bobcats picked fourth in MEC preseason coaches soccer poll


BRIDGEPORT  The University of Charleston has been picked by a vote of the league's coaches to win the 2019 Mountain East Conference men's soccer title.

Charleston finished atop the poll with 63 points, including seven first-place selections.

The Golden Eagles have finished atop the MEC regular season table in five of the first six years of the league and has won five MEC Tournament titles as well.

UC was 18-1-2 last year and had one of the nation's stingiest defenses allowing just four goals all year led by the reigning MEC Defensive Player of the Year Williams N'Dah, and Freddy Tracey (7g, 2a) and Christos Charalambous (4g, 9a) return to lead the team offensively.

Notre Dame was second in the poll with 57 points and had two first-place votes.

The Falcons are led up top by the MEC Offensive Player of the Year Arthur Favero (11g, 8a) and Nicholas Felician (7g, 5a), and first team All-MEC goalkeeper Daniele DeAngelis (0.67 GAA) leads the defensive unit.

Urbana was slotted third in the poll with 49 points, followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (40), Davis & Elkins (35) and Wheeling (31). West Liberty (21) is seventh, with Concord (19) and Frostburg State (9) rounding out the poll.

2019 MEC Men's Soccer

Preseason Poll

1. Charleston (7) 63

2. Notre Dame (2) 57

3. Urbana 49

4. West Virginia Wesleyan 40

5. Davis & Elkins 35

6. Wheeling 31

7. West Liberty 21

8. Concord 19

9. Frostburg State   9

() Indicates first place votes

* Coaches not able to vote for own team

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