Aug. 17, 2001

NKU PICKED SEVENTH IN GLVC POLL

Norse open regular season Aug. 25

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the Great Lakes Valley Conference preseason poll.

NKU, which posted a 7-12 overall record a year ago, finished 6-5 in the GLVC. The Norse return seven starters from that team.

NKU opens the regular season Aug. 25 with a match against Truman State University at the Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky. Truman State is ranked No. 21 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

Lewis University, an NCAA Division II Final Four participant a year ago, is the preseason choice to win the GLVC.

2001 GLVC men’s soccer poll

1. Lewis - 96 (8 first-place votes)

2. Wisconsin-Parkside - 89 (1 first-place vote)

3. SIU-Edwardsville - 80 (1 first-place vote)

4. Quincy - 78 (1 first-place vote)

5. Indianapolis - 60

6. Southern Indiana - 56

7. Northern Kentucky - 51

8. Saint Joseph’s - 33

9. Missouri-St. Louis - 29

10. Bellarmine - 20

11. Kentucky Wesleyan - 13