ACC Dominates Soccer America’s Preseason Poll and All-America Team

Four conference teams ranked among top five; nine players on the Preseason All-America Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference leads all leagues with eight women’s soccer teams among the Soccer America Preseason Top 25 – including four teams ranked among the top five and all eight among the Top 15.

Defending ACC champion Florida State holds the No. 2 spot behind defending NCAA champion UCLA. The ACC also holds the next three spots in the poll, with Virginia at No. 3, North Carolina at No. 4 and Virginia Tech at No. 5.

FSU, Virginia and Virginia Tech were all participants in the 2013 NCAA Women’s College Cup.

Duke holds the No. 10 spot in preseason poll, while Notre Dame is No. 11, Boston College is No. 13, Wake Forest is No. 14.

Virginia rising senior Morgan Brian, who claimed the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy and Soccer America Player of the Year honor, leads the 2014 preseason All-America Team, which was released on Wednesday. Brian is one of a league-leading nine ACC student-athletes on the 25-member team, which also includes Florida State midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir and defender Kristin Grubka, Virginia midfielder Danielle Colaprico and forward Makenzy Doniak, North Carolina forward Summer Green, Boston College forward Stephanie McCaffrey, Notre Dame midfielder Cari Roccaro and Virginia Tech midfielder Ashley Meier. 

ACC Players on Soccer America’s All-America Team 
Stephanie McCaffrey, Sr., Boston College
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sr., M, Florida State
Kristin Grubka, Sr., D, Florida State
Summer Green, Jr., North Carolina
Cari Roccaro, Jr., Notre Dame
Danielle Colaprico, Sr., M, Virginia
Morgan Brian, Sr., M, Virginia
Makenzy Doniak, Jr., Virginia
Ashley Meier, Jr., M, Virginia Tech

Soccer America Preseason Top 25
1. UCLA 
2. Florida State
3. Virginia 
4. North Carolina 
5. Virginia Tech 

6. Florida 
7. Stanford 
8. Texas A&M
9. Penn State
10. Duke
11. Notre Dame 

12. Marquette 
13. Boston College 
14. Wake Forest 

15. Georgetown 
16. West Virginia 
17. BYU  
18. Portland 
19. UCF
20. Santa Clara 
21. Wisconsin 
22. Texas Tech 
23. California 
24. San Diego State 
25. South Carolina