June 16, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- It is time for the fans' voices to be heard! Over the next week, the Patriot League will present votes via Twitter to select the best teams and players of the 2013-14 season. The voting begins today with the Men's Team of the Year!
The Men's Team of the Year features five choices from the 2013-14 season. To vote, log on to Twitter and Tweet your vote by using the corresponding hashtags in your Tweet. All you have to do is copy and paste the bold hashtag/text and paste it into your Tweet. Voting ends at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Only one vote per Twitter handle will be counted.
Winners will be announced next week after the voting sessions are complete. Voting will continue this week with Women's Team of the Year (Tuesday), Men's Player of the Year (Wednesday) and Women's Player of the Year (Thursday), which will be released each day at 2 p.m. for a 24-hour voting period.
@PatriotLeague Men's Team of the Year
#FordhamFB Fordham reached the top five of the national FCS polls after starting 10-0, and finished at 12-2 overall including a victory over Sacred Heart in the first round of the postseason. The Rams' season was highlighted by a 30-29 win at Temple on Sept. 14, the first victory for a Patriot League team over an FBS opponent since 2003.
#NavyMSOC After going a perfect 9-0 in the Patriot League, the Mids posted a pair of shutout wins in the League Tournament and won a first-round NCAA Tournament game at VCU as they finished 16-4-2 overall and at No. 25 in the final NSCAA rankings.
#AmericanMBB Picked ninth in the preseason, the American men's basketball team placed second in the regular season and went on to win the Patriot League title with a 55-36 victory in the championship game at Boston University on March 12.
#LoyolaMLAX The Greyhounds dominated in their first season in the Patriot League, sweeping through the League schedule with an 8-0 record before winning a pair of League Tournament games by a combined 15 goals to claim the title. Loyola beat eventual NCAA champion Duke and rival Johns Hopkins in the regular season, and held the No. 1 ranking for the majority of the season before finishing at No. 5 overall.
#BucknellBASE After sharing the regular-season title with Army, Bucknell put forth a dominant effort in the Patriot League Baseball Tournament by sweeping series from both Navy and Lehigh. The Bison defeated Liberty in the postseason, becoming the first Patriot League team to win an NCAA Regional game since 2009.