Men's Soccer Picked to Finish Sixth in A-10
Aug. 21, 2007
CINCINNATI - The Xavier University men's soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic 10 in vote by league coaches as announced on Tuesday, August 21.
XU completed the 2006 season with a 7-10-2 overall record and finished sixth in conference with a 4-3-2 mark, earning a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship for the first time since 1997.
Seven of Xavier's top-ten scoring threats return for the 2007 campaign including 2006 All-Rookie Team selection Slavisa Ubiparipovic. Ubiparipovic was tied for second on the team with three goals, including a team-high two game-winners. Also returning to the XU frontline is senior forward Jon Enders. Enders was second on the squad with nine points on three goals and three assists.
Head coach Dave Schureck has inked yet another talented recruiting class this year, which is highlighted by the presence of two-time NSCAA All-American and 2007 A-10 Preseason All-Rookie Team pick El-Hadji Dieng.
Rhode Island was tabbed as the preseason favorite after the Rams finished the 2006 season at 12-5-6 and earned the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament by winning the A-10 Championship.
Xavier will open up the 2007 season with a match vs. UC Davis on Friday, August 31 as part of the Ramada Xavier Challenge. The match will be preceded by a showdown vs. UNLV and Pittsburgh, which is set to kick-off at 5 p.m. All action takes place at the XU Soccer Complex.