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Men’s Soccer Ranked In MAAC Preseason Poll

Published: August 19, 2015

EDISON, New Jersey – Marist’s men’s soccer team was picked eighth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Poll as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches. The 2015 preseason rankings were released Wednesday.

Defending champion Monmouth took the top spot with 111 points, Quinnipiac finished in second (95 points), and Iona and Rider tied for third with 87 points apiece. Fairfield (83 points), Siena (77 points) and Canisius (52 points) ended up in fifth, sixth, and seventh place, respectively, before Marist College took eighth with 44 points. Rounding out the bottom three were Manhattan (39 points), Saint Peter’s (26 points) and Niagara (25 points).  

The Red Foxes open the 2015 campaign at Saint Joseph’s with a 5 p.m. match Aug. 28. Marist then begins a four-game home stand hosting UNH at 5 p.m. August 30. MAAC play begins Sept. 26 when Marist heads to Rider for a 1 p.m. contest.

Preseason Coaches' Poll

1. Monmouth 111
2. Quinnipiac 95
T3. Iona 87
T3. Rider 87
5. Fairfield 83
6. Siena 77
7. Canisius 52
8. Marist  44
9. Manhattan 39
10. Saint Peter's 26
11. Niagara 25

Preseason All-MAAC Team

Dave Nigro Forward Monmouth
Florian Valot Forward Rider
Alexander Tejera Forward Siena
James Doig Midfield Quinnipiac
Christian Flath Midfield Rider
Luke Fairlamb Midfield Saint Peter's 
Thomas Teupen Back Canisius
Angus Hastings Back Fairfield
Jordan Scarlett Back  Iona
Abraham Bartoah Back Manhattan
Derek Luke Back Monmouth
Tobias Esche Back Quinnipiac
Sonimi Halladay Back Rider
Danilo Markovic Back Siena
Eric Klenofsky Goalkeeper Monmouth

Preseason Player of the Year

Erick Klenofsky Monmouth


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