Furman Starts 2011 Campaign In College Soccer News Preseason Top 30 Poll
Greenville, S.C. -- The Furman mens soccer team has been ranked No. 30 in College Soccer News Preseason Top 30 Poll, it was released at www.collegesoccernews.com this week.
The Paladins, who posted a 10-7-2 overall record and 4-1-2 league mark on their way to a share of the Southern Conference regular season title in 2010, return nine starters including all-conference goalkeeper Alec Kann and all-freshman selections Michael Gandier and Jacob Brown.
Kann, a Decatur, Ga., product, allowed just 17 goals in 21 starts last season while fashioning a 0.79 goals against average. The Paladin attack, which returns just six of its 19 goals from 2010, will get a boost from the return of 2008 SoCon Freshman of the Year Coleton Henning who sat out last season with a knee injury.
Furman opens its 2011 season with an exhibition match at 25th-ranked Wake Forest on August 17, before travelling to Campbell for the regular season opener nine days later. The Paladins will entertain 16th-ranked Duke in the home opener at Stone Stadium on August 29, at 7 p.m.
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CSN Preseason Top 30 Poll
3. North Carolina
11. Notre Dame
13. Boston College
17. Ohio State
18. Michigan State
20. Penn State
22. West Virginia
24. Florida Gulf Coast
25. Wake Forest
26. Old Dominion