UT soccer team named preseason favorites in MACWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
When the Toledo women’s soccer team kicks off its 2012 campaign at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 in West Lafayette, Ind., against Purdue, they will be beginning yet another season full of expectations.
The Rockets were chosen as the clear-cut favorites this week to win their third-straight Mid-American Conference tournament title.
“I’m not sure really what it means other than the fact that some names got put down on a piece of paper in August,” UT head coach Brad Evans said. “There’s a lot of work to get done and we will see how it plays out in November.”
Toledo was nearly the unanimous decision in the coaches’ poll, receiving 69 votes as the preseason pick in the MAC West Division, one short of the maximum. The Rockets finished ahead of Central Michigan (59) and Western Michigan (47) for the division lead.
UT was also chosen as the favorite to win the league tournament championship game with five votes. If the team won the title, it would claim a conference-record fifth championship.