GREENSBORO, N.C. – ACC Men’s Soccer begins conference play this weekend with six matchups. It marks the initial of eight straight weekends of typical-season league action.
The weekend slate is highlighted by a matchup of 2020 College or university Cup semifinalists on Friday evening, as North Carolina travels to Pitt.
Friday, Sept. 10
Notre Dame at Boston College or university | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Syracuse at Virginia | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
No. 2 Clemson at NC Condition | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
No. 4 North Carolina at No. 15 Pitt | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Saturday, Sept. 11
Monday, Sept. 13
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Michigan State at Notre Dame | 7 p.m. | ACCN
Campbell at North Carolina | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Ga Southern at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Binghamton at Syracuse | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
James Madison at NC Condition | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
UNC Greensboro at Virginia | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
position is United Soccer Coaches poll at time of match
Noting ACC Men’s Soccer
• Six ACC teams are ranked in the newest United Soccer Coaches poll – 2 times as quite a few as any other league. The ACC retains a few of the prime six places in the poll.
• Clemson is ranked No. 2 nationally and is followed by North Carolina (4), Virginia Tech (6), Pitt (15), Duke (19) and Wake Forest (25).
• BC junior forward Stefan Sigurdarson has been selected as the ACC Offensive Player of the 7 days, while Duke goalkeeper Eliot Hamill was named the ACC Defensive Participant of the 7 days.
• Virginia’s Andreas Ueland was picked to the College Soccer News National Crew of the 7 days.
• Six ACC head coaches rank among the the best 35 in NCAA Division I in profitable share by lively head coaches: UNC’s Carlos Somoano (4th, .730), Virginia’s George Gelnovatch (11th, .690), Wake Forest’s Bobby Muuss (16th, .676), Clemson’s Mike Noonan (27th, .639), Pitt’s Jay Vidovich (28th, .638) and NC State’s George Kiefer (34th, .607).
• The 2021 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship returns to a 12-crew structure this year, with the to start with three rounds at campus web pages just before the championship sport on Nov. 14 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
• 21 of the 30 customers of the 2020 All-ACC Staff return this period, which include four initially-teamers: 2020 ACC Offensive Participant of the 12 months Valentin Noel of Pitt, 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Jasper Löeffelsend of Pitt, senior forward Jack Lynn of Notre Dame and graduate goalkeeper Nico Campuzano of Pitt.
• All 11 customers of the 2020 All-Freshman Team returned to college this season.
• Pitt was picked as the preseason preferred to gain the 2021 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship pursuing a vote of the league’s head coaches.
• The Panthers also were the coaches’ favorite to declare the Coastal Division, when Clemson was the Atlantic Division favourite.
• 25 ACC gamers ended up picked in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, like 12 in the initially round. The two totals broke the ACC’s possess information for a conference. The ACC had every of the major five picks.
• The ACC has had at the very least just one conference crew in the NCAA Men’s University Cup in 19 of the last 20 seasons.
• Witt Pitt advancing to its 1st College or university Cup very last period, 11 diverse league courses have reached the Men’s College Cup. Fifty-9 ACC groups have reached the Men’s Higher education Cup all-time.
• Pitt built its initial College Cup visual appearance past period, though North Carolina played in its ninth College Cup.