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VCU Rounds Out Top 3 in A-10 Preseason Poll, Multiple Rams Honored

VCU Rounds Out Top 3 in A-10 Preseason Poll, Multiple Rams Honored

With nine incoming recruits and ten returning starters, VCU Men’s Soccer looks to be in prime position for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Preseason Rankings were released Wednesday afternoon displaying the Rams finishing in 3rd place during conference play.

VCU (3-2-3 A-10) came short in the 2015 A-10 Championship losing to Dayton and aims to return to the championship match this season. Returning to the Rams includes Jorge Herranz and Rafael Andrade Santos who were also selected to the Preseason All-Conference team. Petros Agiasiotis and Gerald Vargas were also selected to A-10’s Preseason All-Rookie team representing the Black & Gold.

The Rams tallied 147 points in the A-10 Preseason Rankings; included with those points were two first place votes by the Atlantic 10 committee.

Three points ahead of VCU in 2nd place were the defending A-10 tournament champions in Dayton (150 Points) and Saint Louis (153 Points) took the top spot in the Preseason Rankings for the fourth consecutive season.

VCU starts a new season of Men’s Soccer at home on Friday, August 26th against Stetson. Kick-off is slated for 7 PM at Sports Backers Stadium.

Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.


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