GSC releases pre-season soccer honors

Published 8:58 pm Friday, August 3, 2012

Nicki Gears represents UWA on the pre-season All-GSC team.

The Gulf South Conference released its 2012 men’s and women’s pre-season soccer rankings and teams Thursday.

On the men’s side, West Florida is picked to win the conference, with Christian Brothers, Alabama-Huntsville, Delta State and West Alabama picked to finish in second through fifth, in that order.

This will be the first season that West Alabama has had a men’s soccer team, so they do not have any players on the All-GSC team or the 2012 Top Newcomers team.

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In the women’s poll, North Alabama is picked to win the conference. UWA is picked to finish seventh out of the eight teams in the conference.

Sophomore forward Nicki Gears is the only UWA player named to the pre-season All-GSC team.

Midfielder Lillian Khodabandeh and forward Lauren Tate made the 2012 GSC Top Newcomers team for the Tigers.