Men's Soccer Picked To Finish Third In The A-10
Aug. 25, 2005
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The GW men's soccer team has been picked to finish third in the A-10 this season in a recent vote by the league's head coaches. Conference newcomers Charlotte and Saint Louis were voted to place ahead of the Colonials in 2005, with the Billikens predicted to win the conference championship.
GW is the defending A-10 champion and finished with a 10-9-4 overall record and a 6-3-2 mark in the league on its way to its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance. Saint Louis, which has won 10 national championships, missed the NCAA Tournament last season after ending the year 9-8-1. Charlotte, tabbed second in the pre-season vote, posted an 11-7-1 record in 2004.
Last year's regular-season champion Duquesne (13-6-1) was picked fourth, while Rhode Island (12-8-1) and 2004 A-10 Championship runner-up Temple (12-8-2) claimed the fifth and six spots. Dayton (11-7-1), Richmond (3-13-2), Massachusetts (8-9-2), and La Salle (10-8-1) rounded out the top 10.
Xavier (5-12-2) was tabbed 11th, with St. Bonventure (8-9-1) and Fordham (3-12-3) selected to finish 12th and 13th, respectively. Saint Joseph's (3-14-1) was voted to bring up the rear.
The Colonials begin the 2005 season on Friday, Sept. 2. GW will meet Patriot League champion American University at 12:00 pm in the DC College Cup at Georgetown.