WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team placed three players on the 2012 All-CAA preseason team. Junior Will Smith was a first-team selection, while classmate Roshan Patel and sophomore Michael Teiman earned honorable mention accolades.
A second-team All-CAA selection last season, Smith enters his junior campaign as a co-captain and as one of the best defenders in the league. Patel, who was a preseason honorable mention honoree in 2011, gives the Tribe experience in the backfield. As a freshman, the McLean, Va., native earned All-CAA rookie-team honors. Sophomore Michael Teiman garnered rookie-team honors last season, as he started all 18 matches for the Green and Gold in 2011.
Not only did Smith and Teiman land on the preseason conference squad, but the pair also made their way onto TopDrawerSoccer.com's list of the Top 20 players in the CAA.
As voted on by the league coaches, W&M was picked to finish fourth this season in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tribe, who received 69 points in the voting process, was tabbed to finish behind Delaware, James Madison and preseason favorite Old Dominion.
W&M opens the season today, in the VCU invitational against Butler in an affair slated for 5 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the College will face in state foe VCU at 7:30 p.m. The Tribe opens the home ledger at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field against Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m.