Mountain Cat Soccer Picked Seventh in WVIAC
08/15/12...Head Coach Eric Kinsey's (13th season) Mountain Cat soccer team, coming off of its fifth straight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Tournament berth, has been picked to finish seventh in the 10-team field by the conference's coaches in this year's WVIAC Preseason Poll... (Full WVIAC Release)
After registering a WVIAC Championship under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Grassie in 2011, the University of Charleston (WV) has been selected to win the 2012 WVIAC Championship as voted on by the league’s coaches.
The Mountain Cats are expected to have a solid squad returning this season. Pitt-Johnstown boasts three-time all-WVIAC selection Derik Swope (Harleysville, Pa.) and two-time all-WVIAC honoree Zeke Buchta (Mount Pleasant, Pa.). The duo shared team-high honors in points scored. Both registered six goals and four assists for 16 points. Swope, however, had four goals go for match clinchers.
The Golden Eagles claimed the top spot in the preseason poll by recording 98 total points. Charleston was first on eight ballots while registering two second-place votes. West Virginia Wesleyan College was second in the voting, tallying 88 points. The Bobcats corralled the other two first-place votes by the league’s coaches.
Davis & Elkins (WV) College was selected to finish third in the WVIAC, amassing 79 points. The Senators had one second-place vote and seven third-place votes. Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University and Seton Hill University rounded out the top-five.
Rank Team (First-place votes) Points
1. Charleston (8) 98
2. WV Wesleyan (2) 88
3. Davis & Elkins 79
4. Wheeling Jesuit 73
5. Seton Hill 59
6. Shepherd 48
7. Pitt-Johnstown 33
8t. Alderson-Broaddus 29
8t. Concord 29
10. Ohio Valley 14