Westminster men's soccer was chosen to finish second in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference based on a poll by the league's head coaches.
The Blue Jays receive 75 points and three first-place votes to secure the second spot. Only Spalding finished ahead of Westminster, receiving 78 points and six first-place votes.
During the 2016 season, Westminster finished second in the regular season, but went on to secure its fifth-straight SLIAC Tournament title to enter the NCAA Tournament. They finished the season 15-4-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the conference.
Head Coach Adam Galla, in his second year, returns 15 players and eight starters. Raul Belman, who sat out a season ago due to injury, will return this season as the squad's goalkeeper.
Westminster opens its season at home Sept. 1 against North Central at 5 p.m.
The entire poll is as follows: