Husky Men's Soccer Picked To Finish Fourth In Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll

Aug. 19, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- The Washington men's soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the Pac-10 standings this season, as voted upon by the league's coaches and announced by the conference office today.

Defending NCAA and Pac-10 champion UCLA was selected to repeat its first-place finish from last year. The Bruins received four first-place votes, while Stanford, picked to finish second, received two. Cal was chosen to finish third, followed by Washington, Oregon State and Fresno State.

In last year's Pac-10 standings, Cal finished second behind UCLA, while NCAA runner-up Stanford placed third. Oregon State was fourth, followed by fifth-place Washington and sixth-place Fresno State. In addition to UCLA and Stanford, Cal and Oregon State advanced to the 2002 NCAA Tournament.

The Huskies open the 2003 season, Wed., Aug. 20, hosting an exhibition match with city rival Seattle University at Husky Soccer Field at 7 p.m. Washington will also host Seattle Pacific, Sat., Aug. 23, in an exhibition showdown at 7 p.m.. UW officially begins the season at the Portland Nike Invitational Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, facing UNLV and Oakland University.

2003 Men's Soccer Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. UCLA (4) 24 pts.
2. Stanford (2) 22 pts.
3. California 16 pts.
4. Washington 12 pts.
5. Oregon State 11 pts.
6. Fresno State 5 pts.

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