FOREST, Va. -- Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's soccer coaches picked Guilford College eighth in their annual preseason poll, released Tuesday. Defending league champion Randolph College was picked to repeat by a single point over Roanoke College.
Jeff Bateson enters his seventh season as Guilford's head men's soccer coach after a 6-9-2 season (3-7 ODAC) in 2011. He returns 19 letter winners from a year ago and looks to senior Freddy Gomez for offensive leadership. Gomez, a First Team All-ODAC pick in 2011, led the Quakers and finished second in the ODAC in goals (11) and points (23).
The Quakers open the season this Friday night at home against crosstown-rival Greensboro College at 7:00 p.m.