2018 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season

Summary

The 2018 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season is the 23rd consecutive competition of men's college soccer in the Western Athletic Conference under the 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season.[1] The season will feature twelve teams, where five are affiliate members of the conference. Air Force, San Jose State, and UNLV will compete from the Mountain West Conference, while Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word come from the Southland Conference. Colleges in the WAC will begin competition on August 24, 2018, and conclude on November 9, 2018 after the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. Prior to the NCAA Division I Tournament Championship, there will be a postseason conference tournament held in Seattle, Washington at the Championship Field, where the winner is guaranteed to represent the WAC in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The California Baptist Lancers are ineligible for postseason as they are in transition to the NCAA Division I level. Chicago State and New Mexico State have defunct programs in this season.

2018 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season
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LeagueNCAA Division I
SportSoccer
DurationAugust 24, 2018 – November 9, 2018
Number of teams12
2019 MLS SuperDraft
Regular Season
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    Team W   L   T W   L   T
    No. 12 Air Force + 8 2 0 17 5 0
    UTRGV 8 3 0 14 6 0
    Seattle 7 4 0 13 6 1
    Grand Canyon 6 4 0 12 8 1
    Utah Valley 6 4 0 9 9 0
    UNLV 5 5 1 10 10 1
    San Jose State 5 5 1 8 10 3
    Cal Baptist # 5 6 0 9 9 1
    UMKC 4 7 0 5 12 0
    Houston Baptist 3 6 1 5 8 3
    Cal St. Bakersfield 3 7 1 5 12 1
    Incarnate Word 2 9 0 2 14 1
    As of December 11, 2018; Rankings from United Soccer Coaches

    PreseasonEdit

    Award watch listsEdit

    Listed in the order that they were released

    Award Team Player Position Year
    Hermann Trophy[2] Air Force Tucker Bone Forward Senior
    Seattle Nathan Aune Defender Senior

    Media pollEdit

    Team

    Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
    1 Seattle 119 (9)
    2 UNLV 105
    3 Air Force 104 (3)
    4 San Jose State 84
    5 Utah Valley 79
    6 Grand Canyon 75
    7 CSU Bakersfield 55
    8 UTRGV 49
    9 UMKC 38
    10 California Baptist 30
    11 Houston Baptist 28
    12 Incarnate Word 26

    Individual

    Letterman Year Position Team
    Tucker Bone Senior Forward Air Force
    Austin Dewing Senior Forward Air Force
    Marco Gonzalez Sophomore Forward UNLV
    Josh Drack Sophomore Midfielder Grand Canyon
    Timo Mehlich Junior Midfielder UNLV
    Sergio Rivas Senior Midfielder Seattle
    Nathan Aune Senior Defender Seattle
    Anthony Ayala Senior Defender Seattle
    Adam Musovski Senior Defender UNLV
    Andy Rios Senior Defender San Jose State
    Josh Adachi Senior Goalkeeper Seattle

    [3]

    RankingsEdit

    Legend
      Increase in ranking
      Decrease in ranking
      Not ranked previous week
      Selected for NCAA Tournament
    Key: No. – Ranking, RV – Received votes, NR – Not ranked
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    Air Force RV NR RV
    California Baptist NR NR NR
    CSU Bakersfield NR NR NR
    Grand Canyon RV RV 24
    Houston Baptist NR NR NR
    Incarnate Word NR NR NR
    San Jose State NR NR NR
    Seattle 22 NR NR
    UMKC NR NR NR
    UNLV NR NR RV
    UTRGV NR NR NR
    Utah Valley NR NR NR

    MatchesEdit

    • Note: Results updated after the last game of each day in WAC competition, and games are added/updated weekly after each rankings release
    • Rankings are from the United Soccer Coaches Poll

    Non–conferenceEdit

    Week One – August 24, 2018 to August 30, 2018
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) HBU Invitational Saint Francis 0–0 UTRGV Houston, Texas
    4:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Sorrels Field
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Florida Atlantic 0–0 UNLV Orem, Utah
    4:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Clyde Field
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Virginia Tech 0–0 Air Force Harrisonburg, Virginia
    2:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Sentara Park
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Missouri State 0–0 UMKC Kansas City, Missouri
    6:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Durwood Soccer Stadium
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Rivalry San Jose State 0–0 No. 1 Stanford Stanford, California
    6:00 p.m. MST, P12N Stadium: Laird Q. Cagan Stadium
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Incarnate Word 0–0 Saint Mary's Moraga, California
    6:00 p.m. PST Stadium: Saint Mary's Stadium
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) HBU Invitational Siena 0–0 Houston Baptist Houston, Texas
    6:30 p.m. MST Stadium: Sorrels Field
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) No. 22 Seattle 0–0 New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
    7:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Soccer–Track Complex
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Evansville 0–0 Utah Valley Orem, Utah
    7:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Clyde Field
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) Bethesda 0–0 CSU Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
    8:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Main Soccer Field
    24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) No. 12 Wisconsin 0–0 Grand Canyon Phoenix, Arizona
    8:00 p.m. MST Stadium: GCU Stadium
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) HBU Invitational Siena 0–0 UTRGV Houston, Texas
    10:00 a.m. MST Stadium: Sorrels Field
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) Evansville 0–0 UNLV Orem, Utah
    10:30 a.m. MST Stadium: Clyde Field
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) Incarnate Word 0–0 California Berkeley, California
    3:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Edwards Stadium
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) Air Force 0–0 James Madison Harrisonburg, Virginia
    5:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Sentara Park
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) CSU Northridge 0–0 San Jose State San Jose, California
    5:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Spartan Soccer Complex
    26 August 2018 (2018-08-26) HBU Invitational Saint Francis 0–0 Houston Baptist Houston, Texas
    6:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Sorrels Field
    27 August 2018 (2018-08-27) California Baptist 0–0 Manhattan New York, New York
    9:00 a.m. MST Stadium: GCU Stadium
    27 August 2018 (2018-08-27) Florida Atlantic 0–0 Utah Valley Orem, Utah
    7:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Clyde Field
    27 August 2018 (2018-08-27) Pacific 0–0 CSU Bakersfield Bakersfield, California
    8:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Main Soccer Field
    28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) UMKC 0–0 SIUE Edwardsville, Illinois
    6:00 p.m. MST Stadium: Ralph Korte Stadium

    [4]

    Records against other conferencesEdit

    Conference Record
    America East 0–0
    American 0–0
    Atlantic 10 0–0
    ACC 0–0
    Atlantic Sun 0–0
    Big East 0–0
    Big South 0–0
    Big Ten 0–0
    Big West 0–0
    CAA 0–0
    C–USA 0–0
    Horizon 0–0
    Ivy League 0–0
    MAAC 0–0
    MAC 0–0
    Missouri Valley 0–0
    Northeast 0–0
    Pac–12 0–0
    Patriot 0–0
    Southern 0–0
    Summit 0–0
    Sun Belt 0–0
    WCC 0–0

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ "2017 Men's Soccer Records Book" (PDF). Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
    2. ^ "SU's Aune, AF's Bone Named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
    3. ^ "Seattle U Favorite to Win 2018 WAC Men's Soccer Title". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
    4. ^ "Men's Soccer Schedule (2018)". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 12 August 2018.