August 15, 2014


ANNVILLE (PA) – The Delaware Valley College football team has been picked to finish second in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) this year as the conference released its annual preseason coaches’ poll on Friday.

The Aggies, under new head coach Duke Greco, received one first-place vote and a total of 68 points. Defending co-champion Lycoming College topped the poll with five first-place votes and 77 points, while fellow champion and NCAA qualifier Lebanon Valley College was third with 65 points, including four first-place picks. Widener University and Albright College rounded out the top five with 58 and 48 points respectively.

The entire 2014 MAC preseason coaches’ poll is as follows:
1.        Lycoming College (5) --                      77 points
2.        Delaware Valley College (1) --         68 points
3.        Lebanon Valley College (4) --            65 points
4.        Widener University --                         58 points
5.        Albright College --                               48 points
6.        King’s College --                                  40 points
7.        Stevenson University --                      38 points
8.        Wilkes University --                             30 points
9.        Misericordia University --                  19 points
10.      FDU-Florham --                                    10 points
* Number in parentheses indicates first place votes.

Greco, who spent the last eight years as the Aggie’s offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, is expected to have 14 starters (six offense, seven defense, one specialty) back from a 2013 Delaware Valley squad that posted a 7-4 overall record (6-3 MAC) and reached the postseason for the sixth year in a row with an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southeast Bowl runner-up showing. The three MAC losses were by a combined 13 points, including a pair of overtime setbacks.

Delaware Valley begins its 2014 campaign on Saturday, September 6 (1:00 p.m.) when it travels to Montclair State University for a non-conference game. The Aggies then have a bye before hosting Wilkes University on Saturday, September 20 (7:00 p.m.) for the first home night football game in school history. Lights were installed at Robert A. Lipinski Field at James Work Memorial Stadium in the offseason.