Ripon, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the Midwest Conference in the preseason poll released today by the conference office. The poll is based on a vote of the conference coaches.
Carroll University, with six first-place votes, was chosen to defend their 2008 championship while St. Norbert College received the other four first-place votes to come in second.
Grinnell College is third and Lawrence University fourth ahead of the Bucs.
The Buccaneers, with Tim Schmiechen beginning his 20th season, open their 2009 season on Tuesday, September 1, when they host Wisconsin Lutheran College at the Strong Complex Fields at 4:30 p.m.