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
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.