UWP men’s soccer picked to win GLIAC

The UW-Parkside men’s soccer team was picked to finish first in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference when the preseason coaches poll was released Friday.

Led by ninth-year coach Jason Zitzke, Parkside was picked ahead of Saginaw Valley State. Northwood, Ashland and Davenport rounded out the top five in the eight-team conference.

In their first season in the GLIAC in 2018, the Rangers went 9-7-1 and were one game away from clinching the regular-season conference title. They earned a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

Parkside returns its top two points scorers from last season, including reigning GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year Leki Prpa, who’ll be a redshirt senior this season.

The Rangers open their season with a non-conference game against Quincy on Sept. 5 at Wood Road Field.

Bradford XC holding meeting at school

The Bradford cross country team is holding a mandatory parent/athlete meeting for the upcoming season at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Bradford Auditorium.

Athletic forms can be turned in, and the athletic fee will be collected during the meeting.

Other important items pertaining to the season will also be discussed. New athletes are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to use the auditorium entrance on 39th Ave.

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