CUA tabbed conference favorite in preseason poll

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University men’s soccer program was selected first in the Landmark Conference preseason poll, it was announced Tuesday. The Cardinals received 89 points in the poll, which is voted on by the men’s soccer head coaches and sports information directors of the institutions in the Landmark Conference.

The Cardinals won their first ever Landmark Conference championship in 2009 and finished the season with a record of 16-4-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the Landmark Conference.  The team also qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

The Cardinals return two of their three top goal scores from the 2009 campaign in seniors Kevin Duffy and Tyler Bills. Senior goalkeeper Quinn Daly was named First-team All-Conference after recording six shutouts in 2009.

The Cardinals were followed in the poll by The United States Merchant Marine Academy (78 pts), The University of Scranton (76 pts) and Drew University (69 pts).

CUA men’s soccer season begins on Wednesday, September, 1st at Salisbury University at 4:00 pm.