August 18, 2011
Smith, Faughnan and Minogue Earn Preseason All-SAC Men's Soccer Honors
ROCK HILL, SC -- The Catawba men’s soccer team was picked eighth in the 2011 South Atlantic Conference preseason coaches’ poll which was released by the league office. The Catawba Indians placed three players on the preseason All-SAC team, headed by first team selection Carson Smith (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS). Domhnall Minogue (Greystones, IRELAND/Presentation) and Corey Faughnan (Jacksonville, FL/Jacksonville HS) were second team picks.
Smith led the team last season with nine goals and eight assists. Four of his tallies went for game winners. Faughnan provided four goals and six assists with a pair of game winners. Minogue helped the defense post four shutouts and also chipped in with two goals.
Defending SAC regular season co-champion Wingate is a favorite to win the league’s men’s soccer title. The Bulldogs, who earned an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, edged Anderson by a single point, collecting six first place votes to a pair for the Trojans.
Anderson will open the season ranked 17th in the NSCAA national poll – the only SAC school to appear in the preseason top 25. The Trojans won the Food Lion SAC Tournament last season and advanced to the NCAA II Southeast Regional Final.
Lincoln Memorial is third in the poll, grabbing one first-place vote. They are followed by Carson-Newman and Mars Hill, who also received a first-place vote in the poll. Rounding out the poll is Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 6, then Tusculum, Catawba, Newberry and Brevard.
Anderson led the way with a league-high four student-athletes on the first team preseason All-SAC team, including reigning SAC Player of the Year and Daktronics All-American Lasse Sohrweide. The Trojans also placed one player on the second team.
Mars Hill has three players on the first team and two on the second team, while Carson-Newman and Wingate each have four preseason all-conference selections. Catawba, Lincoln Memorial and Lenoir-Rhyne each have two All-SAC selections.
2011 SAC men’s soccer action gets underway on Sept. 1, highlight by Catawba’s match up with NCAA I Appalachian State.
Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Wingate, 93 (6)
2. Anderson, 92 (2)
3. Lincoln Memorial, 76 (1)
4. Carson-Newman, 63
5. Mars Hill, 60 (1)
6. Lenoir-Rhyne, 52
7. Tusculum, 43
8. Catawba, 34
9. Newberry, 19
10. Brevard, 18
Preseason All-SAC Team
F – Lasse Sohrweide, Anderson
F – Clement Samson, Anderson
F – Robbie Hill, Carson-Newman
F – Gui Lima, Wingate
MF – Ben Jones, Anderson
MF – Shadi Harb, Mars Hill
MF – Isiah Shafer, Mars Hill
MF – Carson Smith, CATAWBA
D – James Moseley, Anderson
D – Troy Chavez, Mars Hill
D – Gui Andrade, Wingate
D – Chris Wilson, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Michael Watkins, Lincoln Memorial
F – Stephen Bivens, Mars Hill
F – Emmanuel Aboagye, Carson-Newman
F – Fabricio Barancoski, Wingate
F – Chibuzo Nwosu, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Ryan Messick, Anderson
MF – Matt Craine, Carson-Newman
MF – Corey Faughnan, CATAWBA
MF – Chris Nash, Lincoln Memorial
D – Anthony Chiappetta, Carson-Newman
D – Corey McCollom
D – Domhnall Minogue, CATAWBA
D – Sean Rogers, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Zac Scott, Mars Hill
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)