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St. Joseph’s tabbed for fifth in MAAC preseason men’s poll

Wednesday, 11th February 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/11/09    

Canisius College was picked to repeat as MAAC men’s champions in the 2009 preseason coaches poll.

     In addition, sophomore midfielder Adam Jones (Owen Sound, Ontario) was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year. Joining Jones on the All-MAAC Preseason Team is classmate Nick LoCoco (Cicero, N.Y.). The Griffs received 80 of a possible 81 points in the preseason poll. Providence (68 points), Siena (61) and VMI (47) rounded out the top four.

    St. Joseph’s University was selected as the No. 5 team with 44 points and Hawks senior defender Tom Wengenosky was a preseason all-conference pick. Wengenosky, a tri-captain, was a an All-MAAC second-team choice last year when he tied for the team lead in groundballs with 46.

MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. Canisius           80

2. Providence        68

3. Siena               61

4. VMI                  47

5. Saint Joseph’s 44  

6. Manhattan         41

7. Marist               32

8. Mt. St. Mary’s   21


9. Wagner            11 Preseason All-MAAC Team  

Nick LoCoco             Canisius              Attack

Colin Tigh                 Providence           Attack

Matt Girsh                Siena                  Attack

Adam Jones             Canisius              Midfield

Jackson Fallon          Providence          Midfield

Tim Moran                VMI                     Midfield

Steve Sternberg         Manhattan           Defense

Tom Wengenosky    Saint Joseph’s   Defense  

Chris Viviano             Siena                  Defense

Brent Herbst             Siena                  Goalkeeper

Preseason Player of the Year  

Adam Jones        Canisius



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