Gressel Named To Preseason All-BIG EAST Team

Sophomore Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany)

Sophomore Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany)
Aug. 19, 2014

New York, N.Y. -

The BIG EAST Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll and Preseason All-BIG EAST Team were released on Aug. 19. Providence was selected to finish fifth out of the 10 teams in the league.

Sophomore Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) was among 15 players named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. In 2013, Gressel led the team in goals (5), assists (4), points (14), shots on goal (23) and tied for the most game-winning goals (2). He was also named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie and All-BIG EAST Second Team.


 

 

The Friars kick-off their season at Bryant University on Aug. 29 at 3:00 p.m. and will have their first home game on Aug. 31 against Rhode Island at 7:00 p.m.

 

2014 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll

Rank    Team (1st place votes) -- Pts

  1. Georgetown (5) -- 75
  2. Marquette (4) -- 75
  3. Creighton (1) -- 63
  4. St. John's -- 54
  5. Providence -- 48
  6. Butler -- 43
  7. Xavier -- 38
  8. Villanova -- 23
  9. Seton Hall -- 19
  10. DePaul -- 12

 

2014 Preseason All-BIG EAST TEAM

Offensive Player of the Year: Brandon Allen, Georgetown

Defensive Player of the Year: Axel Sjoberg, Marquette

Goalkeeper of the Year: Tomas Gomez, Georgetown

 

Forwards

Brandon Allen, Jr., Georgetown*

David Goldsmith, So., Butler

Julian Gressel, So., Providence

Alex Muyl, So., Georgetown

C. Nortey, RS-Jr., Marquette*

 

Midfielders

Louis Bennet II, So., Marquette

Samuel Geiler, So., Seton Hall

Timo Pitter, So., Creighton

Zach Steinburger, Sr., Butler

Will Walker, RS-Sr., Xavier

 

Backs

Tim Parker, Sr., St. John's*

Jose Ribas, Sr., Creighton

Axel Sjoberg, RS-Jr.., Marquette*

Joshua Yaro, So., Georgetown

 

Goalkeeper

Tomas Gomez, Sr., Georgetown

 

* - unanimous selection

Note: Because of a tie in the voting, a position at forward and a position at midfield were added.

 

 

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