The Big West Conference released its preseason all-conference team for Men’s Soccer on Thursday, a list that includes three UCSB Gauchos.
The team consists of nine position players and two goalies, and was voted on by the Big West coaches.
Forward Dion Acoff, midfielder Machael David, and defender Peter McGlynn represent Santa Barbara.
The three from UCSB are the most from any school. Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine and UC Riverside each placed two players on the team listed below.
Of the 11 preseason selections, UC Irvine defender Everett Pitts is the only returning Big West First-Team player from last year while UC Davis sophomore Matt Wiesenfarth was the Big West Freshman of the Year.
2012 Big West Men’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
Dion Acoff, UC Santa Barbara, Senior
Edwin Rivas, Cal State Northridge, Sophomore
Matt Wiesenfarth, UC Davis, Sophomore
Machael David, UC Santa Barbara, Senior
Aaron Long, UC Riverside, Junior
Christopher Santana, UC Irvine, Junior
Jose Diaz, UC Riverside, Senior
Peter McGlynn, UC Santa Barbara, Senior
Everett Pitts, UC Irvine, Senior
Michael Abalos, Cal State Northridge, Senior
Cesar Castillo, Sacramento State, Junior