The Big Ten Conference announced its 2016 men’s soccer preseason coaches poll and preseason honors list on Wednesday, with Maryland claiming the top spot among the nine conference teams.
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Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament, as announced Monday. Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State and Rutgers all secured bids to the national tournament, which begins Thursday.
No. 3 seed Maryland topped No. 1 seed Ohio State 2-0 to win the Terrapins’ second-straight Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament title on Sunday. With the win, the Terrapins earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Ohio State shut out Rutgers 4-0 and Maryland advanced after beating Indiana 3-2 on penalty kicks after two overtimes in the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinals held Friday at Ohio State. Both winners advance to Sunday’s championship, which airs live at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
BTN will air both Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinal matches live on Friday from Ohio State, and both game are also available on BTN2Go. At 1 p.m. ET, top-seed Ohio State faces Rutgers before No. 2 seed Indiana faces Maryland at 3:30 p.m..