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August 7, 2009

NWC Coaches Pick Lutes to Finish Third

Northwest Conference men's soccer coaches picked Pacific Lutheran to finish third and made Whitworth the unanimous pick to win the 2009 NWC title.

Whitworth. aiming for its third consecutive conference crown, picked up all eight first-place votes and a maximum of 72 points in the poll. The rest of the poll was more muddied as Puget Sound edged Pacific Lutheran for second place by a single vote, while Whitman, Pacific and Linfield were closely clumped in fourth through sixth places.

Pacific Lutheran will be led by senior midfielder Jason Bjorgo, a first team all-conference selection in 2008.