Soccer Weekly Release: August 18
Friday, August 19
Jackson State vs. Stephen F. Austin
Nacogdoches, Texas | 1 p.m.
Alabama A&M vs. Mercer
Huntsville, Alabama | 3 p.m.
Southern vs. Southern Miss.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi | 4 p.m.
Alabama State vs. Georgia State
Atlanta, Georgia | 6 p.m.
Howard vs. Cleveland State
Washington, D.C. | 6 p.m.
Prairie View A&M vs. McNeese State
Prairie View, Texas | 7 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Oral Roberts
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 7 p.m.
Texas Southern vs. Houston
Houston, Texas | 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 21
Alabama State vs. Austin Peay
Montgomery, Alabama | 1 p.m.
Texas Southern vs. Texas A&M - Texarkana
Houston, Texas | 1 p.m.
Mississippi Valley vs. ULM
Itta Bena, Mississippi | 1 p.m.
Jackson State vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Jackson, Mississippi | 1 p.m.
Howard vs. Radford
Washington, D.C. | 1 p.m.
Prairie View A&M vs. Texas State
San Marcos, Texas | 1 p.m.
Alabama A&M vs. Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee | 1 p.m.
Conference News & Notes
• Many changes have been made to the league’s coaching staffs this season for schools such as Jackson State now paced by Stephen Peck, Mississippi Valley State led by Sean Mapson and Southern coached by Jeremy Fontenot
• During the preseason poll, Howard was voted to finish first in the 2016 season. The Bison swept all three preseason specialty awards. Kela Gray was named Offensive Player of the Year, Kendall Hamilton was named Defensive Player of the Year and Mackenzie Diotte was named Goalkeeper of the Year
• The SWAC currently has three student-athletes ranked in the top five in the NCAA’s active career leaders: Marissa Oehler (Alabama A&M) is 1st in saves (475) and 3rd in saves per game (6.69), Ariela Lewis (Alabama State) is 3rd in points per game (1.92), Aaliyah Lewis (Alabama State) is 4th in points per game (1.90)
• The 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Soccer Tournament will be held on the campus of Prairie View A&M this season. Visit swac.org for more information
• The SWAC Digital Network (SDN) will cover four soccer games this season:
• Oct. 2 - Alabama State at Howard (Birmingham, Ala.)
• Oct. 16 - Alabama A&M at Southern (Baton Rouge, La.)
• Oct. 23 - Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Howard (Washington, D.C.)
• Nov. 6 - SWAC Soccer Championship (Prairie View, Texas)