WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its preseason poll for men's soccer and Thomas College was picked to finish first in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.
Thomas won its fifth NAC Championship in program history and fourth under Head Coach Chris Parsons, who returns for his ninth season. He brings back an experienced group led by 2018 NAC All-Conference First Team defender Benjamin Vigue (Yarmouth, Maine), MacQuille Walker (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) and 2018 NAC Rookie of the Year Kyle Patterson (Gorham, Maine), while a mix of transfers and first-year newcomers will add depth and experience.
Thomas opens the season on the road at Gordon College on August 30.
2019 NAC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Thomas – 77 Points (6 first place votes)
2. Maine Maritime – 70 (2)
3. Husson – 57 (1)
T4. SUNY Delhi – 51
T4. SUNY Canton – 51
6. NVU-Johnson – 40
7. UMaine-Farmington – 31
8. NVU-Lyndon – 16
9. UMaine-Presque Isle – 12