Heartland Conference preseason men’s soccer poll has Eagles 8th

Midfielder Seth Brown is one of nine returning starters this season for OC.
Midfielder Seth Brown is one of nine returning starters this season for OC.

WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian was picked eighth in the Heartland Conference’s preseason men’s soccer poll, which was released this week by the NCAA Division II league.

The Eagles finished an injury-plagued 2013 campaign with a 4-11-1 overall record and a 2-7 mark in conference play, but they have nine starters returning.

St. Edward’s (Texas) topped the poll of conference coaches and sports information directors, receiving 14 first-place votes and 157 total points.

Lubbock Christian (Texas), which finished atop last season’s regular-season standings, tied for second after receiving the other four first-place votes and 134 points. Texas A&M International also received 134 points.

St. Mary’s (Texas) was fourth with 76 points, followed by Rogers State with 75 points, Dallas Baptist (Texas) with 74 points, Texas-Permian Basin with 67, OC with 59 and Newman (Kan.) with 34.