|Posted August 16, 2012|
ThunderWolves picked to finish sixth by RMAC coaches
RMAC coaches pick ThunderWolves to make playoffs again.
Related: 2012 RMAC Preseason Men's Soccer Release (Aug. 16, 2012)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Aug. 16, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo's men's soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the RMAC Preaseason Coaches Poll, an identical look to how the team finished a year ago.
A sixth place finish would be good for the final spot in the conference playoffs. The ThunderWolves almost pulled off a stunner after securing the sixth spot, losing a tightly contested game against Metro State, 2-1, in the opening round of the RMAC playoffs.
Defending national champions, Fort Lewis, was unanimously picked to finish atop the conference. The Skyhawks also added four players to the Preseason All-RMAC team - the most by any team.
Junior Tesho Akindele was voted as Preseason Player of the Year for Colorado Mines. Akindele finished second in the conference in goals and assists in 2012.
Andrew Mejia wrapped up preaseason selections by being named Preseason Defensive Player of the year as he prepares for his junior season at Metro State.
The Pack will play a trio of exhibition games before opening up the season on the road, with a pair of tough games, beginning Aug. 31 against Grand Canyon University.