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September 3, 2020
Seattle U’s men’s soccer program was ranked in the mid-pack by the College Soccer News 2020 preseason poll.
The national poll took into consideration all Division I teams whether or not they are playing in the fall. It is based on a combination of factors including performance the past season, returning talent and experience, depth, existing gaps, the projected impact of recruiting classes and intangibles such as leadership and team chemistry.
Here is what College Soccer News wrote about the team:
“The Redhawks’ season came to an end last year when they came out on the short end of a penalty kick shootout with Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after the contest was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and extra time. As a result, Seattle U concluded the 2019 season with a 16-game unbeaten streak, the longest unbeaten streak in the nation. Pete Fewing’s squad is coming off an impressive season with a 15-3-5 overall record that included a 10-0-1 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.
“The return of junior Declan McGlynn, an All-WAC First Team selection, sophomore James Morris, the WAC Freshman of the Year, and redshirt senior Noe Meza, an All-WAC Second Team member, gives the Redhawks a formidable and balanced attack up top once again. Junior Hal Uderitz, a two-year starter, and sophomore Jesse Ortiz, who played in 20 contests with nine starts last year are among returning midfielders. Senior Alex Acton-Petronotis, a WAC Second Team selection, senior Josh Castrillon and redshirt freshman Sam Tessler combine to provide a solid foundation upon which to reload the backline. Redshirt junior Akili Kasim provides stability and experience in goal after posting 0.83 goals against average last year with ten shutouts.”
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