Men’s Soccer Tabbed to Finish Sixth in ECC Preseason Poll
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2011) – On Thursday afternoon, the East Coast Conference office officially released the 2011 men's soccer preseason poll, in which Mercy College was picked to finish sixth among the eight-team conference. For a complete preview and list of the poll, please click the video link below:
The Mavericks return three all-conference performers from last season, including graduate student captain Ben Latchford (Birmingham, England), senior Collin Legge (Schodack, N.Y.) and junior Moustapha Dioum (Harlem, N.Y.). With Latchford and six seniors returning to lead a team full of new faces (10 freshmen and several transfers), second-year Head Coach Chris Smith and his staff will be looking to make a big mark on what looks to be a tightly contested East Coast Conference this season.
Last season, Mercy finished 6-7-4 overall (1-5-1 in conference) after a combined 4-26-1 record the previous two years.
2011 ECC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Dowling - 59 points
2. Bridgeport - 50 points
3. C.W. Post – 47 points
4. St. Thomas Aquinas - 33 points
5. Molloy - 27 points
6. Mercy - 26 points
7. NYIT - 24 points
8. Queens - 22 points