Men's Soccer Ranks Sixth in Soccer America Preseason Poll
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
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
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