ANNVILLE, Pa. (August 24, 2021) – The MAC Freedom produced its Preseason Poll Tuesday and the Stevens Institute of Engineering men’s soccer group was picked 2nd, the league business office introduced. The vote was executed among the league’s nine head coaches.
Stevens, who gained the MAC Independence normal-period title in 2019, received four to start with-spot votes to total 59 factors. The Ducks posted a 12-4-2 history two several years ago, which includes a 6–1 mark in their initial season as a member of the MAC Independence. The method reeled off 6 straight victories to open the period, marking the longest year-opening successful streak in at least 25 several years.
Lycoming School, who will be competing in the MAC Freedom for the 1st time, been given the remaining 5 initially-location votes to accumulate 61 details and earn the preseason preferred designation. The Warriors won a overall of 3 MAC Commonwealth championships, which include equally 2018 and 2019, ahead of shifting to the MAC Freedom with Arcadia College in a conference-large realignment in July 2020. Arcadia totaled 47 details to slot in third area with Misericordia University (45) and King’s Higher education (32) rounding out the best 5. The reigning MAC Independence champion, Eastern University, moved to the MAC Commonwealth in the realignment, indicating that a distinctive institution will be crowned league champion for the initially time considering the fact that 2017.
The Ducks welcome Rutgers-Newark to campus on Sept. 1 to open up the 2021 campaign, marking the very first countable intercollegiate opposition considering that Nov. 6, 2019. The MAC Flexibility performed a four-activity exhibition period in the Spring of 2021 following the cancellation of the traditional Slide 2020 athletic calendar. Stevens is 6-4 versus the Scarlet Raiders considering that 2002, with half of the contests made a decision by just one goal. The Ducks will enter the contest as winners of 3 straight season-openers.
Conference play gets underway on Oct. 2 when the Ducks welcome DeSales College to the DeBaun Athletic Sophisticated.
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