CLEVELAND, Ohio – SIUE men's soccer has been picked fourth in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll. The poll was voted on by the league's head coaches.
Akron was chosen as the favorite to win the regular season, receiving five of the league's six first-place votes. After winning the MAC Tournament, the Zips advanced to the National Championship game in last year's College Cup. Western Michigan, which won the regular season in 2017 was picked second, followed by 2018 regular season champion West Virginia.
The Cougars were followed by Bowling Green and Northern Illinois.
SIUE is playing its third season in the MAC. The Cougars open the regular season, the first season under the direction of Head Coach Cale Wassermann, Friday at Michigan State. The team completed the preseason schedule at 1-0-1, playing Tulsa to a 1-1 tie before defeating Kentucky 3-2.