TopDrawerSoccer.com Slots Men's Soccer No. 42 in Tournament 48 Rankings
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – In its first season of Division I postseason eligibility, the FGCU men’s soccer team was selected No. 42 overall in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s preseason tournament 48 rankings, announced by the media outlet on Wednesday afternoon.

With five first place votes, the Eagles topped the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason poll with 77 points, one point better than 2010 A-Sun Tournament champion ETSU (76) which received the remaining four first place votes. Entering their first year of postseason eligibility following the four-year reclassification period, the Eagles also received five votes as the 2011 tournament favorites.

Entering the 2011 campaign, FGCU has received preseason recognition by a number of media outlets. The Green and Blue currently hold a No. 14 ranking by Goal.com, sit at the No. 24 spot according to College Soccer News and earned votes in the NSCAA preseason poll.

Additionally, the Eagles had four players named to the preseason All-Conference team, including a pair of unanimous selections and the preseason Defensive Player of the Year in senior goalkeeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS). In addition to his preseason All-Conference nod, senior midfielder Josey Portillo (Metairie, La./Grace King HS) also landed a spot on College Soccer News’ preseason All-America third team and was named to the initial watch list for the NSCAA MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer.

The Tournament 48 rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason college soccer tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth. Thus, some college soccer teams will not be included that are included in other rankings lists.

Finishing the season with a 13-3-2 record (9-0-0 A-Sun), the Eagles finished the 2010 season ranked No. 20 nationally. The Blue and Green are set to return 20 players from last year's A-Sun regular season championship squad, including six All-Conference performers.

TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48
1. UNC (ACC)
2. Maryland (ACC)
3. Akron (MAC)
4. Louisville (BIG EAST-Red)
5. UCONN (BIG EAST-Blue)
6. UCLA (Pac-12)
7. SMU (C-USA)
8. UC Santa Barbara (Big West)
9. Notre Dame (BIG EAST-Blue)
10. Cal (Pac-12)
11. Indiana (Big Ten)
12. Boston College (ACC)
13. Michigan (Big Ten)
14. Virginia (ACC)
15. Creighton (Missouri Valley)
16. Duke (ACC)
17. UC Irvine (Big West)
18. Brown (Ivy League)
19. William & Mary (CAA)
20. South Carolina (C-USA)
21. Michigan State (Big Ten)
22. Wake Forest (ACC)
23. Georgetown (BIG EAST-Blue)
24. USF (BIG EAST-Red)
25. Princeton (Ivy League)
26. New Mexico (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation)
27. West Virginia (BIG EAST-Blue)
28. Dartmouth (Ivy League)
29. Tulsa (C-USA)
30. Santa Clara (WCC)
31. Denver (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation)
32. UCF (C-USA)
33. Penn State (Big Ten)
34. Old Dominion (CAA)
35. Penn (Ivy League)
36. Sacramento State (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation)
37. Bradley (Missouri Valley)
38. UNC Greensboro (Southern Conference)
39. Xavier (A-10)
40. UMBC (America East)
41. Wisconsin-Green Bay (Horizon League)
42. FGCU (Atlantic Sun)
43. Monmouth (Northeast Conference)
44. College of Charleston (Southern Conference)
45. St. Peter’s (MAAC)
46. Bucknell (Patriot League)
47. Coastal Carolina (Big South)
48. Oakland (Summit League)