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Washington Picked First In Pac-12 Preseason Poll

Aug 16, 2022

SEATTLE – For the third time since 2000, the No. 3 Washington men's soccer team was picked to finish atop of the Pac-12 standings in the preseason coaches poll. The Huskies tied with Oregon State as favorites with 21 points.
UCLA finished closely behind with 18 points, while receiving two first-places votes. Stanford (14, one first place vote), San Diego State (10) and California (6) rounded out the poll.
In the national rankings, the Pac-12 features three teams with the Huskies ranked third, Oregon State fifth and UCLA 23rd.
Washington returns 22 players from last year's College Cup final squad – including Gio Miglietti, Nick Scardina and Lucas Meek who scored four or more goals. In addition, the Huskies return three others who recorded multiple assists.
Back in goal is Sam Fowler who led a goalkeeping group that held a .70 goals against average – which ranked first in the conference and sixth in the nation. Fowler's .74 individual GAA was eighth nationally.
The 2022 season kicks off on Aug. 25 when UW faces Sacramento State at Husky Soccer Stadium. To view the entire schedule, click here.
For more information on the UW men's soccer team, follow @UW_MSoccer on Twitter and Instagram.
T1. Oregon State – 21 (2)
T1. Washington – 21 (1)
3. UCLA – 18 (2)
4. Stanford – 14 (1)
5. San Diego State – 10
6. California – 6