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2013 College Soccer News Preseason Top 30 National Poll
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#2 Georgetown
Seven starters return from the record setting 2012 team that finished with a 19-4-3 overal record and advanced to the national championship game. Senior All-American Steve Neumann (10g, 13a) returns up-top along with sophomore Brandon Allen (16g, 2a) who was the 2012 Big East Rookie of the Year. Georgetown will again have a big play offense that will be very dificult to contain. The graduation of All-American Ian Christianson (2g, 2a) and Jimmy Nealis (0g, 6a) means some rebuilding will be required in the midfield. Senoir Joey Dillon (0g, 1a) is among returning linkmen. Sophomores Cole Seiler and Keegan Rosenberry return in the back along with junior Tomas Gomez in goal. The Hoyas have also added a dynamic recruiting class led by forwards Brett Campbell and Alex Muryl.


#4 Creighton
A College Cup would seem incomplete without Elmar Bolowich on the sidelines. The Bluejays will begin play in the Big East Conference with a solid core of players returning on both sides of the ball supplemented by a nine member recruiting class that features midfielder Ricardo Perez. Creighton will be without the services of All-American midfielder Jose Gomez (6g, 9a) and All-American defender Andrew Ribeiro but with a midfield returnig that includes Timo Pitter (10g, 4a), Bruno Castro (2g, 3a), CSN Presesaon All-American Eric Miller, Zach Barnes and Christian Blandon (4g, 1a) the Bluejays are going to be very competitive. Jose Ribas and Brendan Hines-Ike are among returning defenders. Alex Bolowich will likely assume the starting role between the pipes which became vacant when Jeff Gal elected to transfer to the University of Virginia.

#8 Marquette
The Golden Eagles were a much better team last year than their one and done performance in the NCAA Tournament indicated. Marquette will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the men's soccer program with a team that could be the best yet that the Golden Eagles have put on the pitch. A solid core led by senior attacking mid Bryan Ciesiulka (5g, 9a),senior defensive mid Eric Pothast (4g, 2a), sophomore centeral defender Axel Sjoberg, senior forward Adam Lysak (5g, 4a) and junior goalkeeper Charlie Lyon return supplemented by what looks to be the programs best ever recruiting class. The healthy return up-top of redshirt sophomore forward C. Nortey who missed the 2012 is a big boost to the attack. If the newcomers gel with the returning players Marquette will put a lot of wins on the board.

#21 St. John's
A young St. John's team will welcome back just about everyone from the 2012 squad that was 10-5-4 overall and earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tourney. Defense has historically been St. John's calling card and should again be a team strength in 2013 with the return of senior defensive midfielder Jamie Thomas, junior back Tim Parker, and senior goalkeeper Rafael Diaz. Senior Jimmy Mulligan (2g, 1a) and sophomore forwards Jelani Williams (4g, 0a) and Danny Bedoya (2g, 1a) are among returning players who Dr. Dave Masur will likely look to for offensive punch. The Johnnies will be tenacious on the defensive side of the ball but there is a twinge of concern on the offensive side of the ball due to lack of a go-to goal scorer.

#22 Xavier
The Musketeers will seek to build on their school best fourteen win 2012 season that included the programs third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and first ever NCAA Tourney victory. However they must do it without forward Luke Spencer who has been the Musketeers go-to guy for the past three seasons. Matt Walker (11g, 10a), Will Walker (7g, 6a) and Gino De Paoli (6g, 9a) will power what looks to be a very productive Xavier midfield. Tanner Petrick and Garrett Halfhill are very solid defensive center mids. All-American center back Nick Hagglund will anchor a backline that does require some rebuilding. Xavier moves from the Atlantic 10 to the Big East in 2013.


http://www.collegesoccernews.com/index.p...son-top-30
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The Johnnies are going to make another run at a final four this year!
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Marquette Selected First in Preseason Coaches' Poll


The Marquette women's soccer team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the BIG EAST regular season crown as voted by the league's head coaches. The Golden Eagles have won four-consecutive regular season division titles.

MU returns six starters from last years' squad that won the 2012 BIG EAST Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Golden Eagles complied an 18-2-3 record overall and a 9-0-1 mark in conference play. Marquette earned seven of 10 first place votes and tallied 79 total points in the vote.

2013 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
1.Marquette (7) 79
2.Georgetown (3) 75
3.Villanova 63
4.DePaul 51
5.Providence 46
6.St. John's 44
7.Butler 37
8.Seton Hall 30
9.Creighton 17
10.Xavier 12


2013 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year - Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year - Emily Menges, Georgetown
Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year - Emma Newins, Georgetown

Forwards
*Daphne Corboz, Jr., Georgetown
Kaitlin Brenn, Sr., Georgetown
*Maegan Kelly, Sr., Marquette
Amy Marron, Sr., St. John's
Catherine Zimmerman, So., Providence

Midfielders
Sophie Maccagnone, So., Butler
Colleen Dinn, Sr., Georgetown
Taylor Madigan, Sr., Marquette
Emily Damstram, So., Villanova

Backs
*Emily Menges, Sr., Georgetown
Kylie Nordness, Sr., DePaul
*Emily Jacobson, Sr., Marquette
*Taylor Houck, Sr., Villanova

Goalkeeper
Emma Newins, So., Georgetown

*denotes unanimous selection
Note: Because of a tie in the voting, a position at forward was added.

http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/w-socc...13aab.html
08-08-2013 12:12 PM
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The Big East, B1G, and ACC appear to be the three premier soccer conferences going forward.

5 - ACC (15) plus 3 receiving votes
5 - Big East (10)
5 - Big Ten (14)

The Big East is pretty deep in soccer. With half the league in preseason rankings. Likely expansion candidate SLU also has a good soccer team.
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Can Creighton make it back to the Final Four?

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In 2013, the BIG EAST will consist of 10 teams and play a nine-game league schedule in one division. The BIG EAST has added three new members, Butler University, Creighton University and Xavier University. The BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship will begin with the opening round on campuses on Nov. 12. Six teams will qualify for the championship. The No. 3 seed will play the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed will play the No. 5 seed in the opening round. The top two seeds will receive byes to the semifinals and championship game to be played on Nov. 15 & 17.

2013 BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Georgetown (7) 79
2. Creighton (3) 75
3. Marquette 63
4. St. John’s 59
5. Xavier 49
6. Villanova 42
7. Providence 25
8. Butler 24
9. Seton Hall 18
10. DePaul 17

2013 BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Preseason All-BIG EAST Team

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year – Steve Neumann, Georgetown

Preseason Defensive Players of the Year – Axel Sjoberg, Marquette
Tim Parker, St. John’s

Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year – Rafael Diaz, St. John’s

Forwards
*Brandon Allen, So., Georgetown
*Steve Neumann, Sr., Georgetown
C. Nortey, So., Marquette
George Velasquez, Sr., Seton Hall
Dylan Renna, Sr., Villanova

Midfielders
Timo Pitter, So., Creighton
*Bryan Ciesiulka, Sr., Marquette
Oscar Umar, Jr., Villanova
Matt Walker, Sr., Xavier'

Backs
Eric Miller, Jr., Creighton
Axel Sjoberg, So., Marquette
*Tim Parker, So., St. John’s
Nick Hagglund, Sr., Xavier

Goalkeeper
Rafael Diaz, So., St. John’s

*denotes unanimous selection

Note: Because of a tie in the voting, a position at forward was added. There was a tie for Defensive Player of the Year.

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New collegesoccernews poll has Creighton as #1 in the country!!!!!!

http://collegesoccernews.com/index.php/p...g-9-1-2013
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(09-02-2013 10:59 AM)Jet915 Wrote:  New collegesoccernews poll has Creighton as #1 in the country!!!!!!

http://collegesoccernews.com/index.php/p...g-9-1-2013

thats great! You guys have some stadium! Do the photos do it justice?
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You guys might be familiar with the website linked below, but it's excellent with all relevant college soccer information.

College Soccer Standings Page at Top-Drawer-Soccer

Big East Soccer Page at Top-Drawer-Soccer
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Bad loss at UVA yesterday for SJU.
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