Oct. 6, 2009
- Clemson senior C.J. Spiller was named the National Kickoff Returner of the week by collegefootballperformance.com. Spiller returned a kickoff 92 yards for a score in the Tiger's game against Maryland. Spiller's five career touchdowns on kickoff returns lead the nation among active FBS players. His touchdown also tied him for the ACC record of six total returns for scores.
- Wake Forest senior QB Riley Skinner has established career highs in passing yardage for three straight weeks. The Jacksonville, Fla., native threw for a career-best 289 yards against Elon on Sept. 19, he then threw for 354 yards against Boston College on Sept. 26, before tossing for 361 yards against NC State last Saturday. During this streak, Skinner has completed 70 of 101 passes--69 percent--for 1,004 yards and 8 TDs and a sizzling pass efficiency rating of 171.03.
- The average margin of victory in the 12 conference games played to date in the ACC is 10.17. The lowest in ACC history is 10.19 set in 1965 in only 21 games.
- Miami senior RB Javarris James ran for 150 yards on just 15 carries in last Saturday night's 21-20 upset win over, 8th ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners - the nation's No.1 defense against the run - had allowed only a total of 122 rushing yards in its first three games.
- Just one week after carrying the football 32 times for Georgia Tech in a win over North Carolina, Yellow Jacket junior QB Josh Nesbitt displayed his versatility, throwing for a career-high 266 yards, completing 11 of 14 passes in leading Tech to a 42-31 win over Mississippi State.
- Two ACC men's soccer players were tabbed as finalists for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, NC State's Ronnie Bouemboue and Wake Forest's Zack Schilawski were among the 10 men's finalists. Click Here to Vote
- Four of the top 10 teams and five of the top 12 in this week's College Soccer News top 25 poll hail from the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the league also boasts three of the top five in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's top 25.
- Three ACC student-athletes were chosen as part of the College Soccer News' "Team of the Week," including Duke goaltender James Belshaw, who was picked as the National Player of the Week for the organization. Belshaw had six saves in the Elon contest and five against the Terps. Belshaw was joined on the team by Cameron Brown of North Carolina and Tyler Lassiter of NC State.
- Wake Forest forward Zack Schilawski set new career-highs with three goals and seven points in the Deac's 5-1 win at Virginia Tech. The hat trick marked the 24th time that a Wake player had scored at least three goals in a single game and it marked the sixth multi-goal game for Schilawski in his career.
- North Carolina's Kristi Eveland was named a finalist for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, an honor given to one male and one female senior soccer player who exemplifies excellence in the areas of classroom, character, community and competition. Click Here to Vote
- Virginia Tech scored its first win over a nationally top-ranked team on Sunday, when the Hokies took down No. 1 North Carolina, 1-0, in Blacksburg, Va. Marika Gray scored the lone goal of the match, and Virginia Tech goal-keeper Kristin Carden came up big with 10 saves, including three in the final 10 minutes.
- The Hokies' win was their seventh straight and vaulted them from being unranked to the No. 6 position in this week's Soccer America poll. That gives the ACC four teams in the Top 10 as North Carolina holds the No. 3 spot, Florida State is at No. 5 and Boston College is at No. 7. Maryland is ranked 17th and Wake Forest 22nd to give the ACC six among the Top 25
- Florida State's 4-1 win over Miami on Sunday was the Seminoles' 13th straight at home, a school record.
- Wake Forest coach Tony da Luz is only two wins away from the 200th of his career. The 18-year veteran holds an all-time mark of 198-134-24, including a 153-92-20 record in 12 years with the Demon Deacons.
- Duke senior forward Amie Survilla has 18 goals over 11 games and is leading the nation with 1.68 goals per game. Survilla has had two hat tricks in her last three games and has three total for the season.
- With 18 assists over 11 games, North Carolina junior midfielder Katelyn Falgowski is leading the nation with 1.68 assists per game. Falgowski has tallied at least one assist in every game this season, including seven multiple assist games.
- North Carolina has pitched eight straight shutouts and has not allowed a goal since a 4-1 win against Wake Forest (non-conference game) on Sept. 4.
- All six teams are ranked in the Top-25 nationally in goals per game, with North Carolina, Maryland, and Boston College holding spots one, two, and nine respectively. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland hold spots one, two, and seven nationally in goals against average.
- Miami sophomore outside hitter Lane Carico set a school record with 36-kills against Clemson, then finished with 30-kills in a win against Georgia Tech. Carico become the only player in Hurricane history to have two career 30-kill matches and her 36-and 30-kill performances are the top two in the ACC this season. She leads the league with 243 kills and 4.19 kills per set.
- Wake Forest has won six straight matches after losing the first 10 of the season. The Demon Deacons have outscored their opponents 18-5 in sets in those six matches, including two sweeps.
- Wake Forest junior middle blocker Lauren McIntyre hit a whopping .727 (17-1-22) in a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech, the second straight match she has hit better than .700. McIntyre also has a streak of three straight matches hitting higher than .400.
- Maryland and Clemson rallied from 2-0 deficits to take their respective matches on Friday, October 2. Maryland trailed NC State 2-0 in Reynolds Coliseum before winning the match, while Clemson rallied to beat Miami at the Knight Sports Complex.
- Florida State is ranked 19th in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 poll and has been ranked for five straight weeks. Duke is receiving 25 votes.
- This past weekend ACC cross country teams captured nine team championships and seven individual titles.
- In men's competition, Duke won the Great American Festival, Virginia Tech earned first place honors at the Dual in Elk and Virginia captured the team title at the George Mason Invitational.
- NC State's Ryan Hill finished first in the 42-team Paul Short Invitational, Maryland's Alex Lundy captured the individual title in the Great American Festival and Virginia's Emil Heineking won his second straight race of the year, winning the George Mason Invitational.
- In women's action Duke won two titles - the Hagan Stone Classic in Greensboro and the Wisconsin Invitational, which included seven nationally-ranked schools. Maryland captured the team title in Great American Festival while Virginia won the George Mason Invitational. Boston College finished first at the Murray Keatinge Invitational and Virginia Tech claimed team honors in the Dual in the Elk.
- Maryland's Kristin Reed won the individual title in the Great American Festival, Boston College's Julian King won her second individual title of the season at the Murray Keatinge Invitational, Clemson's Kim Ruck claimed the individual title at the Charlotte Invitational and Virginia's Catherine White was the George Mason Invitational champion.