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Bears Men's Soccer Picked Fifth in MVC Preseason Poll
 
Junior Defender James Fawke
 
Junior Defender James Fawke
 

August 26, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri State men's soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll, the league announced on Monday.

The Bears earned 21 points, including one first-place vote.

The top four teams in the poll are all separated by only four points. Sitting at the top of the poll, and also receiving first-place votes, are SIU Edwardsville (40), Evansville (36), Drake (36), Bradley (35), followed by Missouri State (21). Central Arkansas (19) and Loyola (9) round out the seven-team poll.

The Missouri Valley Conference also announced the preseason all-conference team, which includes MSU junior defender James Fawke. The Cheltenham, England native led all Missouri State field players in total minutes played (1,561) and started all 17 matches last season.

2013 PRESEASON POLL

Rank Team (1st-place votes) Points
1. SIUE (1)........................................................... 40
T2. Evansville (2)............................................. 36
T2. Drake (1)...................................................... 36
4. Bradley (2)..................................................... 35
5. Missouri State (1)................................. 21
6. Central Arkansas.......................................... 19
7. Loyola................................................................ 9

2013 MVC PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
PLAYER, TEAM POS. CL. HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
Jarred Arde, Drake MF Jr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)
John Berner, SIUE GK Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (St. Mary's)
Addison Eck, Drake MF Sr. Springfield, Ill. (Sacred Heart Griffin)
James Fawke, Missouri State D Jr. Cheltenham, England (Bournside School)
Mark Gonzalez, Evansville MF So. Toronto, Canada (Robert F. Hall Catholic)
Faik Hajderovic, Evansville F So. St. Louis, Mo. (Mehlville)
Patrick Hodges, Evansville D Jr. Evansville, Ind. (Harrison)
Matt Polster, SIUE MF Jr. Las Vegas, Nev. (Palo Verde)
Matt Taphorn, Central Arkansas D Jr. Denver, Colo. (Rangeview)
Christian Volesky, SIUE F Jr. Henderson, Nev. (Foothill/Denver)
Wojciech Wojcik, Bradley F Sr. Elmwood Park, Ill. (Elmwood Park)


 

 

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