Indiana Unanimously Claims First Place In Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll

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Indiana Unanimously Claims First Place In Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll

12 Academic All-Big Ten students highlight Preseason Honors List


ROSEMONT, Ill.—Indiana University was unanimously selected to pace the nine conference teams in the 2018 season, announced by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.


Indiana (18-1-6, 5-0-3 Big Ten) tied for second in the 2018 season, along with making a run to the NCAA National Championship match.


Michigan State was voted into the second position, Maryland in third place and Michigan fourth. The top-five was rounded out by Wisconsin.


The preseason honors list includes the 2017 Goalkeeper of the Year in Michigan State’s Jimmy Hauge, two additional first-team selections and five All-Big Ten second-team picks.


The 2018 preseason honors list also includes Second Team Scholar All-American Hauge and Scholar All-North/ Central Region DeJuan Jones, both representing Michigan State. Twelve of the students on the honors list were named 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten.


The season kicks off on Friday, August 24 with all nine teams in action.


Below is the full poll and preseason honors list:



1. Indiana

2. Michigan State

3. Maryland

4. Michigan

5. Wisconsin

T-6. Ohio State

T-6. Penn State

8. Northwestern

9. Rutgers



Andrew Gutman, Sr., D, Indiana

Francesco Moore, Sr., M, Indiana

Trey Muse, So., GK, Indiana

Donovan Pines, Jr., D, Maryland

Amar Sejdic, Sr., M, Maryland

Dayne St. Clair, Jr., GK, Maryland

Marcello Borges, Sr., D, Michigan

Jack Hallahan, Jr., F, Michigan

Robbie Mertz, Sr., M, Michigan

Jimmy Hague, Sr., GK, Michigan State

DeJuan Jones, Sr., F, Michigan State

Ryan Sierakowski, Sr., F, Michigan State

Camden Buescher, Sr., M, Northwestern

Tommy Katsyiannis, So., M, Northwestern

Garrett Opperman, So., D, Northwestern

Brady Blackwell, Sr., M, Ohio State

Parker Siegfried, Jr., GK, Ohio State

Will Hirschman, So., D, Ohio State

Ethan Beckford, So., F, Penn State

Brennan Ireland, Sr., D, Penn State

Aaron Molloy, Jr., M, Penn State

Zeno Mazzucato, So., D, Rutgers

Rafael Pereira, Sr., GK, Rutgers

Bryce Washington, So., D, Rutgers

Mitch Guitar, Jr., M, Wisconsin

Noah Leibold, Jr., M, Wisconsin

Robin Olofsson, Jr., D, Wisconsin

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