PUEBLO, Colo. (August 29, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's soccer team was picked to finish seventh in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference according to the coaches' poll released Tuesday.
Colorado Mesa was picked to finish first and received five first-place votes, totaling 91 points overall.
Closely behind, Colorado Mines was tabbed second, earning four first-place vote and 90 overall, while Regis was picked third and earned one first-place votes.
MSU Denver sits fourth while UCCS and Fort Lewis were selected to finish tied for fifth place ahead of the ThunderWolves.
Rounding out the field Adams State, Westminster, South Dakota Mines and Colorado Christian were chosen eighth thru eleventh in the standings.
Colorado Mines' Nikolaus Grotz was selected Preseason Player of the Year and teammates Slater Elkind and Briley Guarneri of Colorado Mesa was chosen Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively.
CSU-Pueblo ended last season with a 6-8 RMAC record and 8-10 overall.
The ThunderWolves open the regular season Sept. 1 against Rogers State at 7:30 p.m. and host West Texas A&M Sept. 3 at noon, both matches at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.