North Carolina Preseason Favorite

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North Carolina Preseason Favorite

The ACC women’s soccer coaches preseason poll gives the nod to North Carolina to repeat as conference champions.

Four teams split the first place votes with the Tar Heels coming in second in that category.

North Carolina has a single player named to the Preseason All-ACC Team in Alessia Russo. Russo joins Louisville’s Emina Ekic on the roster. The two were last year’s ACC Freshmen of the Year.

Overall, 11 players from 9 teams make up this year’s Preseason All-ACC Team with Florida State and Duke leading with 2 players apiece.

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ACC Preseason Women’s Soccer


ACC Coaches Poll

  1. North Carolina  183 points  4 FPV
  2. Florida State  174 points  5 FPV
  3. Virginia  173 points  2 FPV
  4. Duke  151 points  3 FPV
  5. NC State
  6. Clemson
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Wake Forest
  9. Louisville
  10. Boston College
  11. Virginia Tech
  12. Syracuse
  13. Miami
  14. Pitt

North Carolina Preseason Favorite


Preseason training is well underway including scrimmaging. The women’s soccer season kicks off on Thursday, August 16.

The top eight teams in the final ACC standings will move on to the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.

Play begins with quarterfinal action at campus sites on Sunday, October 28. The semifinals and final are set for November 2 and 4 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

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