Stetson men’s soccer was picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Sun Preseason Poll, released by the league office on Friday.
Senior defender JJ Bostic was named to the preseason all-conference team. Bostic, a 2nd-team All-Atlantic Sun pick at the conclusion of the 2013 season, scored two goals and added an assist in 16 games for the Hatters last season.
Lipscomb and Florida Gulf Coast are the favorites to win the A-Sun’s regular season title, with each team receiving 43 points in the voting. Those two are followed, in order, by North Florida, Northern Kentucky, Jacksonville, Stetson and USC Upstate.
With first-year head coach Ernie Yarborough at the helm, the Hatters return 12 letterwinners from last season. Yarborough also welcomes 12 newcomers to the squad for 2014.
Stetson plays a pair of exhibition games before opening the regular season August 29 against Elon at the Nike Invitational in Durham, N.C.