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Maryland men’s soccer sits atop the Big Ten preseason poll

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Matthew Regan

The Big Ten released its 2017 men’s soccer preseason poll Wednesday, and the nation’s No. 6 Maryland Terrapins were unanimously selected to the conference’s top spot.

The rankings, compiled by the conference’s coaches, picked the Terps to win their fourth straight conference title since joining the Big Ten in 2014.

Maryland will commence the conference schedule on Friday, Sept. 8 at home against the Indiana Hoosiers, who follow the Terps in the preseason poll. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw last season in Bloomington.

The Big Ten also announced its preseason honors list Wednesday afternoon. Juniors Amar Sejdic, Gordon Wild and Eryk Williamson represent the Terps on the Watch List.

Wild highlights the selections as a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List nominee, to which he was nominated to last week, and as last year’s unanimous Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. He led the conference with 17 goals last season, eight more than the next most, which earned him First-Team Big Ten honors.

Sejdic joined Wild on last season’s first team, while Williamson was a second-team recipient.

Maryland plays in its last exhibition match Saturday at home against No. 8 Syracuse before opening the season on the road in California against Santa Clara on Aug. 25.

In other news

Maryland basketball’s 2017-18 schedule includes two early December conference games against Purdue and Illinois.

Maryland football revealed its “Bring the Night” jerseys for the Oct. 14 game against Northwestern. This game was originally scheduled for Friday night before moving to Saturday.

Maryland 2018 wide receiver target Ed Hendrix committed to Syracuse yesterday, the three-star D.C. native is teammates with Terp commits Noah Boykin and Vincent Flythe.

Our very own Jared Goldstein joined the Land-Grant Holy Land podcast to talk some Maryland football.