SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The USD men's soccer team earned 27 points in the 2014 WCC preseason poll, putting them in a tied for third with Portland. Reigning champion Loyola Marymount was picked to finish first, earning six first place votes. Santa Clara picked up the other two first place votes and was chosen to finish second.
Senior midfielder Connor Brandt and junior forward Torrey DeArmas were represented USD on the 11-man preseason All-WCC team. Brandt, a first-team selection last year, led the Toreros in goals, assists, and points in 2013. DeArmas was a second-team pick last season after being named to the All-Freshman team in 2012. Other than LMU, the preseason favorite, the Toreros were the only school with two players on the All-WCC preseason team.
Saint Mary's was picked fifth, coming in just one point behind USD and Portland. The Gaels were followed by Gonzaga (23 points) and San Francisco (22 points). Just five points separated the five teams picked to finish third through seventh, an early indication of how competitive the conference race will be in 2014. Pacific, fielding a men's soccer team for the first time in 28 years, was chosen to finish eighth.
The Toreros return over 20 players from last year's squad and kick off the season Thursday when they scrimmage San Diego State at 7:00 p.m. at Torero Stadium.
2014 WCC Preseason Men's Soccer Coaches Poll
Team (First Place Vote) Pts.
1. Loyola Marymount (6) 48
2. Santa Clara (2) 43
3. Portland 27
3. SAN DIEGO 27
5. Saint Mary's 26
6. Gonzaga 23
7. San Francisco 22
8. Pacific 8
2014 All-WCC Preseason Men's Soccer Team
Name Institution Yr. Pos.
Miguel Aguilar San Francisco Sr. F
Paul Blanchette LMU Jr. GK
Connor BrandtSan Diego Sr. M
Bobby Conner Saint Mary's Sr. D
Torrey DeArmas San Diego Jr. F
Sebastian De Rada LMU Sr. D
John McFarlin LMU Sr. M
Craig Nitti LMU Sr. D
Adrien Perez LMU So. M
Clark Phillips Gonzaga Sr. F
Eddie Sanchez Portland So. M
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Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
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Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
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Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
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Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
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Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
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Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
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Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
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Toreros Return Home
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Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
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Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
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Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
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Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
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Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
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USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
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A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.