ANNVILLE, Pa. (August 23, 2021) – The reigning MAC Freedom champion, the 14th-ranked Stevens Institute of Technologies women’s soccer group, was selected as the preseason preferred in the 2021 MAC Independence Preseason Poll, the league business office announced Monday. The vote was performed among the the conference’s head coaches.
Stevens, who gained the league crown outright in 2019, been given 6 first-put votes and accumulated 62 points to sit atop the projected 9-team standings. In the course of the 2019 marketing campaign, the Ducks completed with a 17-4-1 history, capturing their fifth straight conference championship, albeit the to start with as a member of the MAC Flexibility, and attained the third spherical of the NCAA Event for the third time in program history. Among the Ducks’ 17 victories, 11 came by shutout, like 6 straight from Oct. 26 via Nov. 16.
Arcadia College, who acquired votes in United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll, gathered two initially-spot votes and 56 whole points to slot in 2nd area. Misericordia University, who fell to the Ducks in the 2019 MAC Liberty championship been given the closing 1st-spot vote to whole 53 points, while DeSales College (40) and Wilkes College (36) rounded out the projected prime 5. Arcadia will sign up for Lycoming Faculty in competing in the MAC Independence next a convention realignment in July of 2020 that brought the Knights and Warriors to the league from the MAC Commonwealth. The league done a 4-match exhibition year in the Spring of 2021 adhering to the cancellation of the standard Tumble 2020 athletic calendar.
Stevens grew to become the seventh institution to earn a MAC Liberty title with its 2019 victory, snapping Misericordia’s operate of a few straight meeting crowns. The Cougars ended up the lone workforce considering the fact that 2009 to earn back again-to-again MAC Freedom titles.
The Ducks open up the 2021 marketing campaign by welcoming MAC Commonwealth preseason favorite and defending countrywide champion, Messiah University to the DeBaun Athletic Advanced on Sept. 1. The matchup with the top rated-rated Falcons is set to be the initially of 4 contests with rated opponents. The fixture will be the initially season opener in Hoboken due to the fact 2016 and will mark the first countable intercollegiate opposition given that Nov. 23, 2019. Messiah was a unanimous range as preseason preferred in the MAC Commonwealth.
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