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Men's soccer picked second by SLIAC coaches

Men's soccer picked second by SLIAC coaches

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The men's soccer team earned the second place prediction in the 2016 edition of the SLIAC preseason coaches poll.  The Panthers picked up one first place vote in the poll.

Greenville earned 63 total points in the rankings. The Panthers went 10-10 overall last season and 7-2 in SLIAC play.

Head Coach Chris Swift returns 15 players including six starters from last year's team that made the conference tournament.

Among those returners is First Team All-Conference performer Edgar Bueno. Bueno, a sophomore, was the Panthers' top playmaker, finishing with nine assists last year from his midfield position.

Joining Bueno at the midfield spot are a pair of Third Team All-Conference performers in sophomore's Chad Juneau and Caleb Mulholland.

The Panthers will have to replace the back end of their defense after losing defenders Richie Hershkowitz and Elliot Thompson and goalie Ian Hodge.

A pair of newcomers in defender Max Finley and goalie Nick Holland could fill those departures.