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Vogel Earns Patriot League Men's Soccer Preseason Honor

Derek Vogel

Aug 20, 2013

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy sophomore defenseman Derek Vogel (Long Beach, Calif.) has been named to the 2013 Patriot League Men's Soccer Preseason All-League Team and Navy has been selected to finish seventh in the preseason poll, the conference office announced Tuesday. The conference's head coaches and sports information directors vote on the preseason poll and all-league team.

Vogel is coming off an outstanding freshman season during which he earned Freshman All-America Third-Team honors. Vogel was named the 2012 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the all-league second team. Vogel set a new conference record by being named the rookie of the week four times.

Vogel, a center back, scored 10 points on four goals and two assists. One of his goals came in Navy's 2-1 win over No. 20 George Mason and he also scored in the following game, a 4-2 win over Lafayette. Vogel scored two goals and had one assist for a five-point effort in a 3-1 win over Howard.

This is the second year the Patriot League has conducted an all-league preseason team and Vogel is the first Mid to earn the recognition.

American, the 2012 regular season champion, was picked to finish first in the preseason poll with nine first-place votes and 151 points overall. Newcomers Boston University (130) and Loyola (121) were slotted second and third, respectively, and defending tournament champion Lafayette was fourth with 115 points.

Colgate (98) was selected fifth, followed by Bucknell (87), Navy (67), Lehigh (51), Holy Cross (44) and Army (36).

With the expansion of the league to 10 teams, six schools will qualify for the Patriot League Tournament, which will run from November 12-17.

Navy will open the 2013 season at Davidson on Friday, August 30 at 7:00 PM. The Mids are returning six starters from a team that went 7-7-3 last fall.

2013 Patriot League Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
1.       American - 151 points (9 first-place votes)
2.       Boston University - 130 (3)
3.       Loyola Maryland - 121 (4)
4.       Lafayette - 115 (3)
5.       Colgate - 98 (1)
6.       Bucknell - 87
7.       Navy - 67
8.       Lehigh - 51
9.       Holy Cross - 44
10.      Army - 36

All-Patriot League Preseason Team
Dominique Badji, Boston University, Jr., F
Larry Ndjock, Loyola Maryland, So., F
Colin Seigfried, American, Sr., M
Anthony Ciccone, Boston University, Sr., M
Alec Golini, Lafayette, Sr., M
Stephen Dooley, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Cristobal Soto, American, Sr., D
Kelvin Madzongwe, Boston University, Jr., D
Mayowa Alli, Bucknell, Sr., D
Derek Vogel, Navy, So., D
Billy Knutsen, American, Sr., GK

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year - Larry Ndjock, Loyola Maryland, So., F Preseason Defensive Player of the Year - Cristobal Soto, American, Sr., D



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