Saint Leo University’s men’s soccer team has been chosen to repeat as the Sunshine State Conference champions in the 2016 preseason poll, released on Aug. 25.
The Lions received four first-place votes in the poll, which is based on votes by head coaches in the league.
Saint Leo — the defending regular season Sunshine State Conference Champions—finished the 2015 campaign with a 10-7-1 record.
“It’s an honor to be picked first in one of the best conferences in the country,” head coach Keith Fulk said, in a release. “We are definitely stoked to be picked first in the preseason poll, but it’s not how you start the race, it’s how you finish.”
The Lions led all teams in the poll with 60 total votes, followed by Lynn University and Rollins College, who both tied for second with 53 total votes.
Saint Leo reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015.