August 21, 2013

Prognosticators Pick Lions to Finish Fifth in Conference

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Rollins, the 2012 Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions, edged reigning National Champion Lynn by one point to sit atop the SSC men's soccer preseason poll, it was announced Wednesday.

The Tars collected 60 points and received four of the nine first-place votes in a preseason poll conducted among the conference head men's soccer coaches. The Fighting Knights received 59 points and also collected four first-place votes.

Tampa, who collected 52 points to sit third in the preseason poll, received the final first-place vote.

Florida Tech (37 points) and Saint Leo (33 points) capped the top-five, while Eckerd (32 points), Barry (24 points), Nova Southeastern (19 points) and Florida Southern (8 points) rounded out the poll.

2013 Sunshine State Conference Preseason Men's Soccer Poll

Rank – Team, Points (1st-place votes)

1 – Rollins, 60 (4)

2 – Lynn, 59 (4)

3 – Tampa, 52 (1)

4 – Florida Tech, 37

5 – Saint Leo, 33

6 – Eckerd, 32

7 – Barry, 24

8 – Nova Southeastern, 19

9 – Florida Southern, 8