Wilson, Brangman named to preseason All-SoCon team
ETSU's Emmanuel Wilson (left) and Donte Brangman were named to the Southern Conference's preseason all-conference team.
ETSU's Emmanuel Wilson (left) and Donte Brangman were named to the Southern Conference's preseason all-conference team.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bucs picked third in preseason coaches’ poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 21, 2014) – With the regular season just a week away, ETSU men’s soccer players Emmanuel Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.) and Donte Brangman (Southampton, Bermuda) have been selected to the Southern Conference’s preseason all-conference team.

One of six ETSU players to appear in all 20 matches last season, Wilson was the Bucs’ leading goal-scorer en route to ETSU making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in four years. The Memphis, Tenn., product scored four goals and dished out two assists while helping the Bucs to their second Atlantic Sun title.

Brangman appeared in 18 of the Bucs’ 20 contests, amassing 951 minutes of play. The Southampton, Bermuda, native recorded one goal and one assist.

ETSU was one of just three teams to place multiple players on the preseason All-SoCon team. Furman and Wofford each saw four players selected to the team.

The complete preseason all-conference team is as follows:

2014 Men’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
F    Emmanual Wilson, ETSU
F    Bobby Edet, Furman
F    Matthew Aurednik, Wofford
F    Nestor Jaramillo, Wofford
M   Donte Brangman, ETSU
M   Tyler Peoples, Furman
M   Connor Davis, Wofford
D    Dylan Rowe, Furman
D    Ashani Samuels, Mercer
D    Forrest Lasso, Wofford
GK Sven Lissek, Furman

In addition to announcing its preseason all-conference team, the Southern Conference released the results of the preseason coaches’ poll, with the Bucs being picked to finish third in the league standings behind Furman and defending regular-season champion Wofford. ETSU received one first-place vote.

2014 Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Furman (3)    22
2. Wofford (2)    21
3. ETSU (1)      17
4. UNCG          16
5. Mercer          9
6. VMI              5
() denotes first-place votes

ETSU will play one final exhibition match Saturday, Aug. 23 at Virginia Tech before opening the regular season Friday, Aug. 29 versus William & Mary in Richmond, Va.

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