N.C. Wesleyan Picked to Defend USA South Men's Soccer Title
(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - N.C. Wesleyan College,
under the direction of fourth-year Head Coach Jason Kilby, was
picked in the preseason coaches' poll to defend its USA South
Athletic Conference men's soccer title in 2005. The Battling
Bishops won the regular season and tournament title and then
advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2004
N.C. Wesleyan received five of seven first place votes (35 points) as head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.
Christopher Newport University finished second in the balloting with 30 points and two first place vote. Methodist College rounded out the top-three as the Monarchs collected 25 points.
The men's soccer regular season gets underway on Thursday, September 1 when Shenandoah University host Catholic University and Ferrum College travels to Emory & Henry College.
2005 USA South Coaches Poll
|Rank||Institution(1st place Votes)||Pts.|
|1.||N.C. Wesleyan (5)||35|
|2.||Christopher Newport (2)||30|