Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: August 27, 2019
As the men’s Division I soccer season kicks off this week, TopDrawerSoccer.com releases its men’s Preseason Best XI teams.
Seeking to project the players to bring the biggest impact on the field during the upcoming campaign, players from programs around the country are set to play pivotal roles.
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Defending champions Maryland start the season as the No. 1 team in the country in this week’s TDS Preseason Top 25.
Check out the Preseason teams below, with three for upperclassmen and one for first-year talent.
F: Cal Jennings (UCF), David Egbo (Akron), Jack Hallahan (Michigan)
M: Bruno Lapa (Wake Forest), Giuseppe Barone (Michigan State), Mauricio Pineda (North Carolina), David Loera (NC State)
D: Tanner Beason (Stanford), Dylan Nealis (Georgetown), Patrick Nielsen (Michigan State)
GK: Remi Prieur (St. Mary's (CA))
F: Jake Rudel (St. Mary's (CA)), Edward Kizza (Pittsburgh), Phillip Goodrum (UNC Wilmington)
M: Jesus Perez (UIC), Brandon Williamson (Duke), Joe Bell (Virginia), Kalil Elmedkhar (Kentucky)
D: Aime Mabika (Kentucky), Josh Bauer (New Hampshire), Jack Maher (Indiana)
GK: Andrew Thomas (Stanford)
F: Kyle Edwards (UTRGV), Brian Saramago (Loyola (MD)), Emil Elveroth (Louisville)
M: Rey Ortiz (Portland), Louis Perez (UCF), Blake Bodily (Washington), Manuel Ferriol (James Madison)
D: Carlo Ritaccio (Akron), Zac McGraw (Army), Sergi Nus (Duke)
GK: Enrique Facusse (Kentucky)
Freshman Best XI
F: Josh Penn (Indiana), Ousseni Bouda (Stanford), Jefferson Alade (UCLA)
M: Christian Soto-Rincon (Washington), Jesse Ortiz (Seattle), M Dante Polvara (Georgetown), Jacobo Reyes (Portland)
D: Alex Stevenson (Penn State), Blake Malone (North Carolina), Kendall Edwards (NC State)
GK: Patrick Schulte (Saint Louis)