Cowboys Ranked Fourth in ASC Preseason  

Cowboys Ranked Fourth in ASC Preseason  

August 16, 2018

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's soccer team was ranked fourth in the American Southwest Conference preseason poll, voted on by the league's sports information directors and head coaches.

Three Cowboy individuals were included on the preseason players to watch list, midfielder Preston Hillis, goalkeeper Trent Ivy, and midfielder Frane Vidosevic.

Hillis enters his senior year as a solid Cowboys defender. He is joined by sophomore Ivy, whose freshman campaign in goal included 56 saves and two shutouts in 10 starts.

Junior Vidosevic looks to help the Cowboys offense coming off a team-leading five goals last season, including three game-winners and 2-2 on PK attempts. Both Vidosevic and Hillis were all-ASC honorees last season.

The Cowboys will start their season on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. with an exhibition game against West Texas A&M.

ASC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll

(First Place Votes)

Rank

Team

Pts.

2017 Record (ASC)

1.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (19)

298

17-3-1 (10-1)

2.

UT Dallas (5)

275

11-6-2 (7-3-1)

3.

Concordia Texas

226

8-5-2 (5-4-2)

4.

Hardin-Simmons (1)

216

5-7-2 (4-5-2)

5.

McMurry

194

8-6-3 (5-3-3)

6.

Ozarks (1)

181

9-7-2 (4-5-2)

7.

Belhaven #

125

4-7-6 (3-5-3)

8.

Sul Ross State

120

n/a

9.

East Texas Baptist

113

6-8-3 (2-7-2)

10.

Howard Payne

108

6-8 (4-7)

11.

LeTourneau

93

3-9-4 (3-6-2)

12.

Louisiana College

53

1-15 (1-10)

 

UT Tyler &

n/a

11-4-3 (9-1-1)

# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship / NCAA Tournament (NCAA Div. III Provisional)

& Ineligible for 2018 ASC Championship / NCAA Championship (NCAA Division II Reclassifying)

 

ASC Men's Soccer Preseason Players of the Year

Offense: Lucas Pereira, Sr., M, UT Tyler

Defense: Caleb Vandergriff, Sr., D, Mary Hardin-Baylor

 

ASC Men's Soccer Players to Watch List

Name

Cl.

Pos.

Team

Hometown

Omar Aguirre *

Sr.

F

Concordia Texas

Austin, Texas

Mason Anderson *

Jr.

D

UT Dallas

Frisco, Texas

Jesse Ardila

So.

M

UT Dallas

McKinney, Texas

Travis Atkinson *

Jr.

D

East Texas Baptist

Palestine, Texas

Ryan Brinda *

Sr.

D

UT Tyler

Coppell, Texas

Ian Carter

So.

D

Louisiana College

Gonzales, La.

Varney Carter

So.

F

LeTourneau

Temple, Texas

Nash Cole *

Sr.

D

Concordia Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

Travis Collins *

Jr.

D

UT Tyler

Wichita Falls, Texas

Steven Dang *

Sr.

D

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Plano, Texas

Josh Erwin *

Sr.

D

McMurry

Duncanville, Texas

Ronny Garza *

Sr.

M

Concordia Texas

Austin, Texas

Luis Gonzales

Fr.

F

Sul Ross State

Pampa, Texas

Andrew Hackney

So.

GK

Howard Payne

Bedford, Texas

Preston Hillis *

Sr.

M

Hardin-Simmons

Irving, Texas

Trent Ivy

So.

GK

Hardin-Simmons

Plano, Texas

Ian James

Sr.

D

Belhaven

St. Kitts and Nevis

Spence Jean Baptiste *

So.

M

Ozarks

Tabarre, Haiti

Alfredo Kaegi *

Jr.

F

UT Dallas

Frisco, Texas

Rafael Lara *

Sr.

F

McMurry

Houston, Texas

Martin Lopez *

Jr.

M

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Hutto, Texas

Zachariah Malik

Jr.

D

LeTourneau

Austin, Texas

Adam McKinstry

So.

D

Louisiana College

Wishaw, Scotland

Robert Mims

Sr.

M

Belhaven

Caledonia, Miss.

Alejandro Molina *

So.

D

Howard Payne

Houston, Texas

Jose Luis Origanales

Fr.

D

Sul Ross State

El Paso, Texas

Leo Osawa

So.

M

Louisiana College

Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Lucas Pereira *

Sr.

M

UT Tyler

Barcelona, Spain

Max Ponticorvo *

Jr.

M

East Texas Baptist

The Woodlands, Texas

Nathan Ratzlaff

Jr.

F

Belhaven

Youngsville, La.

Miguel Reyes *

Sr.

M

Ozarks

Canyon, Texas

Frank Rodriguez

Jr.

GK

Sul Ross State

El Paso, Texas

Thomas Ross *

Sr.

F

Ozarks

Heath, Texas

Daniel Rutter *

Sr.

M/F

East Texas Baptist

League City, Texas

Jordan Sczech

So.

M

McMurry

Spring Branch, Texas

Caleb Vandergriff *

Sr.

D

Mary Hardin-Baylor

Georgetown, Texas

Frane Vidosevic *

Jr.

M

Hardin-Simmons

Zagreb, Croatia

Michael Westerman *

Sr.

M

Howard Payne

Brownwood, Texas

Alec Wier *

Sr.

F

LeTourneau

Cypress, Texas

2017 All-Conference Selection*

 

 

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