IRVINE, Calif. — Sacramento State men's soccer's captain Dominic Scotti was named to the Big West preseason all-conference team, the league announced Thursday.
#BWCHonors Preseason XI: Dominic Scotti (@SacStMSoccer) - scored all 4 of his goals in a 6-game span in 2017, including a golden goal for his 1st career strike.#StingersUp | #StartBig ��⚽️ pic.twitter.com/3j5fUbdFLm— Big West M-Soccer (@BigWestMSOC) August 16, 2018
A senior midfielder, Scotti is the only Hornets player named to the preseason all-conference team. The full team is listed below.
Scotti appeared in just 13 games and logged just 412 total minutes last season, but was an impact player when on the field for Sacramento State. Scotti, who started the final three matches of the season, scored four goals. All four goals came over a stretch of just six games.
Named the team's captain for the 2018 season, Scotti has proven an instrumental part of the midfield for Sacramento State last season and through the preseason so far this year.
In addition to the preseason all-conference team, the Big West also announced the preseason coaches' poll. Sacramento State was picked to finish sixth, receiving 23 votes. The full poll is available below.
|2018 Big West Preseason All-Conference|
|Noah Billingsly||UC Santa Barbara||F||JR|
|Roy Boateng||UC Davis||D||SR|
|Ivan Canales||UC Irvine||MF||SR|
|Daniel Crisostomo||UC Irvine||MF||SR|
|Samuel Goni||Cal State Fullerton||F||SR|
|Nabi Kibunguchy||UC Davis||D||SO|
|Ross McPhie||Cal State Fullerton||MF||SR|
|Adam Mickelson||UC Davis||F||JR|
|Dominic Scotti||Sacramento State||MF||SR|
|2018 Big West Coaches' Poll|
|1. Cal State Fullerton||57 (4)|
|2. UC Santa Barbara||55 (3)|
|4. UC Davis||40 (1)|
|5. UC Irvine||30|
|6. Sacramento State||23|
|7. UC Riverside||21|
|8. Cal Poly||15|