Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O men's soccer team was recently picked to win the East Division in a poll of the division's six head coaches.
The number one preseason ranking comes after the Eagles finished with a school record 15 wins a year ago and played in the American Southwest Conference Tournament Championship game. The Eagles received three first place votes to earn the ranking. The Eagles finished second in the East Division last season with a 6-4 mark. “It’s nice to get that kind of respect from the other coaches in the conference,” said head coach Dave De Hart, who will return eight starters. “However, there is a lot to do before that ranking becomes true.” The Eagles will begin their season on September 1 with a home game against Bartlesville Wesleyan.