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Aug. 21, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s soccer teamwas ranked sixth in the 1999 Soccer America Men’s Preseason Collegiate Top20 poll, and UVa midfielder Ryan Trout (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) was namedPreseason All-American (Second Team) by the editorial staff at SoccerAmerica.

Indiana, the defending national champions, gathered the top spot inthe preseason Top 20 poll. The Hoosiers (23-2 in ’98) were followed byMaryland (16-8), UCLA (17-4), Clemson (22-2) and Stanford (18-5-2).Virginia fell in at number six, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference threeschools ranked in the top six positions in the poll. The Cavaliers arecoming off the heels of a 16-4-3 season in which they finished 4-1-1 inconference play. SMU (15-5-1) was ranked seventh, followed by Brown(13-3-2), St. John’s (16-5-3) and Connecticut (17-4) to round out the topten teams in the poll.

Virginia was also ranked sixth in the Nation Soccer CoachesAssociation of America (NSCAA) Top 25 poll, which ranked Indiana first,followed by Stanford, Maryland, Clemson and Santa Clara in the top five.

Trout started all 23 games for UVa last season and finished theyear second in scoring on the team with 23 points. He recorded six goalsand nine assists on the season, including two game-winning goals and fourgame-winning assists. During his two-year career at Virginia, Trout hasposted 40 points after registering 22 assists and nine goals.

Trout and the sixth ranked Cavaliers will prepare for the upcoming’99 season by participating in the Fila Preseason Kick-off in College Park,Md. on August 27-28. The games are being hosted by the University ofMaryland. UVa will play exhibition games against Rutgers on Friday, August27 before battling Connecticut on Saturday, August 28. Both contests arescheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Following its competition in College Park, Virginia will return toCharlottesville to host the 1999 Coca-Cola Classic Tournament on September3-5. UVa will join American, Gonzaga and Seton Hall in the four-teamtournament. The Cavaliers will play Seton Hall on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7:30p.m. and will face Gonzaga on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

1999 Soccer America Men’s Preseason Collegiate Top 20

Rank  School            1998 Record1.    Indiana              23-22.    Maryland             16-83.    UCLA                 17-44.    Clemson              22-25.    Stanford            18-5-26.    VIRGINIA            16-4-37.    SMU                 15-5-18.    Brown               12-3-29.    St. John's          16-5-310.   Connecticut          17-411.   Santa Clara         15-5-212.   Saint Louis         14-5-113.   Cal-State Fullerton 14-5-214.   Washington           16-415.   Creighton           16-4-216.   Duke                18-4-017.   South Carolina      15-4-018.   South Florida       12-8-219.   William & Mary      15-8-220.   Jacksonville        19-5-0

1999 Soccer America Men’s Preseason All-American Team

First Team

Position    Player            Team              YearGoalkeeper  Adin Brown        William & Mary    SeniorDefender    Nick Garcia       Indiana           JuniorDefender    Carlos Bocanegra  UCLA              JuniorDefender    Lee Morrison      Stanford          SophomoreMidfielder  Yuri Lavrinenko   Indiana           SeniorMidfielder  Sasha Victorine   UCLA              SeniorMidfielder  Pete Vagenas      UCLA              SeniorMidfielder  Sigurd Dalen      Boston University SeniorForward     Aleksey Korol     Indiana           SeniorForward     Taylor Twellman   Maryland          SophomoreForward     Nesa Stefanovic   Jacksonville      Junior

Second Team

Goalkeeper  Adam Zapala       Stanford          SophomoreDefender    Nick Downing      Maryland          SophomoreDefender    Dan Califf        Maryland          SophomoreDefender    Cory Gibbs        Brown             JuniorMidfielder  Ryan Trout        Virginia          JuniorMidfielder  Mark Lisi         Clemson           JuniorMidfielder  Wes Hart          Washington        SeniorMidfielder  Gavin Glinton     Bradley           SophomoreForward     Bole Acimovic     Jacksonville      SophomoreForward     Brian Waltrip     South Florida     SeniorForward     Colby Jackson     Cal-State Fullerton Senior

1999 NSCAA Preseason Ranking

Rank    School             1998 Record  Points1.      Indiana              23-2-0      4802.      Stanford             18-5-2      4543.      Maryland             16-8-0      4124.      Clemson              22-2-0      3985.      Santa Clara          15-5-2      3806.      VIRGINIA             16-4-3      3517.      Creighton            16-4-2      3378.      St. John's           16-5-3      3139.      UCLA                 17-4-0      29110.     South Carolina       16-5-0      24511.     Washington           16-4-0      23112.     Duke                 18-4-0      22413.     UNC Greensboro       19-4-2      15714.     Butler               19-5-1      13815.     Southern Methodist   15-5-1      12716.     Connecticut          17-4-0      10717.     Akron                17-3-1       9518.     Saint Louis          14-5-1       8219.     Cal State Fullerton  14-5-2       6720.     Penn State           13-6-2       4221.     William & Mary       15-8-2       2922.     Brown                12-3-2       2623.     Jacksonville         19-5-0       25 24.     San Diego            12-9-0       1925.     Georgetown           15-6-0        3
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