Aug. 18, 2003
NKU PICKED SEVENTH IN GLVC POLL
Lewis favored to win GLVC title
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University mens soccer team has been picked seventh in the Great Lakes Valley Conference preseason poll, which was released Monday.
NKU posted a 6-10-2 overall record a year ago, and the Norse finished in eighth place in the GLVC with a 3-6-1 slate. NKU is beginning its first season under head coach John Basalyga, who accepted the position in June.
Lewis University received seven first-place votes and a total of 95 points to earn the favorites role in the ballot. Defending GLVC Tournament champion Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville received 93 total points and is picked No. 2 in the poll.
Quincy University is third in the poll, followed by the University of Southern Indiana to round out the top four teams.
NKU will begin the season at 1 p.m. Aug. 30 against the University of Findlay in a match that will be played at the Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.
GLVC mens soccer preseason poll
School (1st-place votes), total points
1. Lewis (7) - 95
2. SIU-Edwardsville (4) - 93
3. Quincy - 77
4. Southern Indiana - 70
5. Wisconsin-Parkside - 64
6. Missouri-St. Louis- 61
7. Northern Kentucky - 40
8. Bellarmine - 33
8. Indianapolis - 33
10. Saint Joseph's - 29
11. Kentucky Wesleyan - 10