ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team has been picked second in Conference USA’s preseason poll done by the league’s coaches. The Lobos received one first-place vote and finished behind Charlotte, which received six.
Juniors Niko Hansen and Chris Wehan were also honored by being voted to the Preseason All-Conference Team. The duo finished one-two in scoring for the Lobos last season, with Wehan leading the way with 10 goals, two assists and 22 points. Hansen added five goals and three assists for 13 points.
Earlier Wednesday Wehan was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, while Hansen is currently at the U.S. Men’s National Team collegiate identification training camp in preparation for Olympic qualifying, which begins in October.
The Lobos open their preseason schedule with a pair of home exhibition matches. The first is Saturday, Aug. 15 against Air Force at 7 p.m., and the second is against Grand Canyon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.
UNM opens the regular season at No. 1 UCLA on Saturday, Aug. 29, and its first home match of the regular season will be on Friday, Sept. 4 vs. San Diego at 7 p.m.
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