Oct. 13, 2009
- For the first time in ACC history, all seven of the winning teams last weekend scored 42 or more points in their wins. FSU, which lost an offensive slugfest to Georgia Tech, also topped the 40 point mark, scoring 44 against the Jackets, tying for the fourth highest total by an ACC team in a losing cause.
- Virginia Tech currently has the longest active scoring streak in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies have scored in 182 straight games, the sixth longest current streak in the nation.
- Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis threw for 459 yards and accounted for six touchdowns in the Blue Devils' 49-28 win over NC State. The yardage was a career best for Lewis, who was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by the prestigious Walter Camp Foundation for this effort.
- Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner has a 180.58 pass efficiency mark in his last four games. During that time, Skinner has completed 94 of 133 passes for 1364 yards and 12 touchdowns while only throwing 4 interceptions. During this time, he has three times recorded a new career-best in passing yardage and tossed a career-high 4 TD passes against Maryland.
- Virginia Tech freshman tailback Ryan Williams has rushed for 100 or more yards in four of his first six college games. Williams leads the ACC this week in rushing, averaging 122.3 yards per game, and ranks fifth in the nation in rushing with 734 yards.
- Clemson's C.J. Spiller would lead the nation this week return yards, if he had enough returns to meet the NCAA minimum, he is averaging 36.2 yards per return. For his career Spiller has 5,945 all-purpose yards and with more than half of the season still remaining. Spiller broke the ACC career all-purpose record last Saturday against Maryland.
- Maryland sophomore wide receiver Torrey Smith leads the nation this week in all-purpose yardage, averaging 236.7 yards per game. Just 19 games into his college career, Smith already ranks 8th on the ACC career kickoff return yardage list.
- Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is averaging 23.8 yards per catch this year on his 26 receptions. Thomas leads the ACC in reception yards per game (103.3) and yards per catch.
- Two of the top four and six of the top 15 teams in this week's College Soccer News top 25 poll hail from the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the league also boasts two of the top four and three of the top eight in this week's TopDrawerSoccer.com rankings.
- Second-ranked North Carolina and 10th-ranked Maryland are knotted atop the ACC standings as each squad owns a 3-1-1 record in league play (10 points), while No. 4 Wake Forest (2-1-1) and No. 13 NC State (2-2-1) are tied for the third with seven points apiece.
- Bouemboue, who leads the ACC in both goals and points (17), has scored six goals to date for the Pack, who are 8-2-1. For his efforts last week, Bouemboue was named to both TopDrawerSoccer.com and CollegeSoccerNews.com teams of the week.
- Junior midfielder Michael Farfan tallied a four-point week for No. 2 North Carolina, as the Tar Heels defeated Liberty and tied at No. 6 Wake Forest. Farfan leads Carolina with five goals and 13 points.
- Clarke Bentley continued his offensive streak in ACC play, scoring the Hokies' only goal on Friday night against the 11th-ranked Maryland defense. He has now collected three goals and two assists in conference play, tallying points in each ACC match Tech has played in.
- The latest Soccer America poll finds six Atlantic Coast Conference teams ranked among the Top 13 and four among the Top 10 - No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Florida State, No. 7 Boston College, No. 10 Maryland, No. 11 Virginia Tech and No. 13 Wake Forest.
- Wake Forest senior forward Jill Hutchinson, whose third multi-goal game of the season led the Demon Deacons to a 3-0 win over visiting Florida State last Thursday night, has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
- With 10 wins already, Maryland has reached the double-digit victory plateau for the first time since 2003. Sunday's 3-1 win over sixth-ranked Virginia Tech marked Maryland's first win over a Top-10 opponent since 2006, when the Terps topped No. 10 Tennessee in the season-opener.
- Duke's 0-0 decision vs. fifth-ranked Florida State on Sunday was the Blue Devils' fourth tie of the season. Duke has battled two Top-10 teams (FSU and No. 9 Wake Forest) to ties this season and took then-No. 1 North Carolina into overtime before suffering a tough 1-0 loss.
- Despite a 2-1 win over No. 14 Duke on Sunday, October 11, North Carolina's 2-1 win over No. 14 Duke ended a nine match shutout streak that lasted more than a month, and matched an ACC record.
- With a 4-0 record in conference play and just one remaining league game on the slate, the Terps are looking to become the first team to finish the regular season with an undefeated mark in league play since the 2007 Tar Heels, who went on to win both the ACC and NCAA championships.
- North Carolina, Maryland, and Boston College boast three of the nation's best offenses. The Tar Heels rank first in both goals per game and assists per game, while the Terps rank second in both categories and the Eagles hold the ninth spot in goals per game and the fifth spot in assists per game.
- Defensively, Virginia joins North Carolina and Maryland as a top-10 team. The Tar Heels, Cavaliers, and Terps rank first, fourth, and fifth, respectively in goals against average, while North Carolina and Maryland rank first and fifth, respectively, in save percentage.
- Boston College senior goalkeeper Kristine Stigas has logged 887 of the team's 925 minutes in goal this season and has given up just 25 goals over 13 games for a 1.97 goals against average.
- Maryland is the only team in the conference to have three players (senior forward Nicole Muracco, 18; junior forward Katie O'Donnell, 17; senior defender Emma Thomas, 13) score at least 10 goals this season. All three of those players have taken ACC Player of the Week honors.
- Duke senior forward Amie Survilla scored the Duke goal to break North Carolina's streak. Survilla leads the conference and ranks second nationally with 1.46 goals per game (19 in 13 games).
- Miami sophomore outside hitter Lane Carico continued her hot streak with 22 kills and 22 digs in a 3-1 win over Wake Forest. Her 20-20 game is the first in the ACC this season. Carico also has a streak going of seven matches with a double-double, and she leads the league with nine overall.
- Clemson 17th-year head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover won her 350th game at Clemson with a 3-0 win over visiting Maryland. Hoover is 350-190 (.648) overall since joining the Tiger program in 1993, including a 167-112 (.599) in league play. Additionally, her 443 career wins and .667 win percentage ranks her 39th and 42nd respectively, among active coaches.
- The "Techs" are unstoppable at home this season. Both Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech have perfect records on their home courts.
- Florida State senior middle blocker Brianna Barry has a hitting percentage of .517 to lead the ACC and she ranks second nationally.
- Clemson freshman middle hitter Alexa Rand is second in the conference and ranks eighth nationally with a .428 hitting percentage.
- Miami's Charles Michel was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week, and Boston College's Elizabeth Hynes earned the league's Women's Performer of the Week honors.
- Charles Michel led the Hurricanes to a 10th-place finish at the 25-team Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic. For the fourth time this season Michel led all Miami runners and he became the first Miami men's cross country runner to win ACC Performer of the Week honors.
- Elizabeth Hynes helped lead Boston College to a second-place team finish at the 49-team New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. Hynes finished ninth overall.