Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LSC Roundup 10-28

MSU men tabbed as LSC South favorites
Lone Star Conference coaches, sports information directors and selected media have a forecast for Midwestern State’s first-year coach Grant McCasland — instant success. The Mustangs, who were picked first on 13 of 21 ballots, are the favorites to repeat as Lone Star Conference South Division champions after going 25-7 last season which included a trip to the South Central Regionals for the fourth time since the school made the jump to NCAA Division II in 1995.

Midwestern State was picked to finish sixth in this same poll last season. MSU, who has claimed two league championships and advanced to the national postseason over the past three years, return three starters and a total of eight lettermen from last year’s squad that fell to Central Missouri in the regional semifinals.

But much has changed.

Mustangs men's soccer team No. 10 in nation
Midwestern State maintained its No. 2 position in the South Central Region Tuesday when the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Committee released its weekly rankings. Top-ranked teams advance to the NCAA Division II postseason when the final regular season rankings are published Nov. 3.

The top two teams from the South Central Region and top two sides from the Central Region will meet at the site of the Central Region’s top team on the weekend of Nov. 13.

MSU (11-1-3) also moved ahead one spot to No. 10 in the latest National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America/adidas national poll.

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