Men's Soccer Picked to Finish Ninth in C-USA Preseason Poll
Go Tigers! 2002 All-Freshman selection, Dayton O'Brien and the Tigers prepare to make a run for the 2003 C-USA Tournament
Go Tigers!
2002 All-Freshman selection, Dayton O'Brien and the Tigers prepare to make a run for the 2003 C-USA Tournament
Go Tigers!

Aug. 7, 2003

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Despite returning 14 letterwinners and nine starters, the University of Memphis men's soccer team was picked to finish ninth by C-USA coaches as announced by the league office. Saint Louis, who has won the last three conference tournaments, was picked to win regular season crown. Louisville defender Adrian Cann, a first team All-Conference pick a year ago, was chosen as the C-USA preseason Player of the Year.

The Billikens, who return 10 lettermen from last year's team and finished the 2002 season with a 15-4-2 mark, were picked first, followed by UAB, who brings back seven starters. Cincinnati, Louisville and USF were selected to finish in a three-way tie for third. Marquette was picked to finish sixth, with Charlotte, DePaul, Memphis and East Carolina rounding out the poll.

Louisville head coach Tony Colavecchia was tabbed as the Preseason Coach of the Year.

The top eight regular season finishers will advance to C-USA tournament to be hosted by The University of Memphis on Nov. 13-16 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

2003 C-USA Preseason Honors

Player of the Year
Adrian Cann, Jr., Def., Louisville

Coach of the Year
Tony Colavecchia, Louisville

2003 C-USA Preseason Poll
1. Saint Louis
2. UAB
3. Cincinnati
3. Louisville
3. USF
6. Marquette
7. Charlotte
8. DePaul
9. MEMPHIS
10. East Carolina


All-Conference
Mira Mupier, Jr., F, Charlotte
Tim Brown, Sr., MF, Cincinnati
Josh Gardner, Jr., MF, Cincinnati
Simon Bird, Sr., F, Louisville
Adrian Cann, Jr., D, Louisville
Nick Gannon, Sr., D, Saint Louis
Martin Hutton Jr., GK, Saint Louis
Kevin Wickart, Sr., MF/D, Saint Louis
Derek Gutierrez, Sr., F/MF, Marquette
Marin Pusek, Sr., MF, UAB
Hunter West, So., MF/F, USF
Jared Vock, Jr., D, USF

 

 

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