ACC Men’s Soccer Coaches Pick North Carolina

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For the fourth straight year the ACC men’s soccer coaches have selected North Carolina as their preseason favorite. The Tar Heels received 9 of 12 first place votes to take the 2019 championship. Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest received one vote each. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons were picked to win the Coastal and Atlantic Divisions respectively.

The ACC leads all conferences with team in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Top 25. Seven teams are all within the top 16 of the poll. Three other teams placed in the Receiving Votes category.

Heading into the season five men’s soccer players have been named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The ACC leads all conferences with players named to the list which includes –

  • Daniele Proch, Duke
  • Emil Elvoreth, Louisville
  • Mauricio Pineda, North Carolina
  • David Loera, NC State
  • Bruno Lapa, Wake Forest

ACC Men's Soccer

ACC Men’s Soccer

The ACC men’s soccer season gets underway on Thursday, August 29 as Boston College hosts Quinnipiac. A total of ten conference teams open on Friday with Notre Dame getting underway on Saturday.

ACC Preseason Watch List

  • Kristofer Konradsson, Boston College
  • Malick Mbaye, Clemson
  • Daniele Proch, Duke
  • Lamine Conte, Louisville
  • Mauricio Pineda, North Carolina
  • Dave Loera, NC State
  • Felicien Dumas, Notre Dame
  • Edward Kizza, Pitt
  • Ryan Raposo, Syracuse
  • Joe Bell, Virginia
  • Kristo Strickler, Virginia Tech
  • Bruno Lapa, Wake Forest

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ACC Men’s Soccer – Divisions

  • Atlantic
  • Wake Forest (64 points) (9 first place votes)
  • Louisville
  • Syracuse
  • NC State
  • Clemson
  • Boston College

  • Coastal
  • North Carolina (65 points) (10 first place votes)
  • Virginia
  • Duke
  • Virginia Tech
  • Notre Dame
  • Pitt

Georgia Tech, Florida State and Miami do not compete in ACC men’s soccer.

The ACC men’s soccer championship begins with first-round action on November 5 and 6. The quarterfinals will be played on Sunday, November 10 with the semifinals on Wednesday, November 13.

Cary, North Carolina will once again host the ACC Championship. The title game will be at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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