The ACC Hot List: Thursday, September 23

Sept. 23, 2010

Football

  • The Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) have selected Duke's Bryan Morgan and Florida State's Christian Ponder to its 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. For the first time in the program's history, fans will be able to vote for a Team Captain by visiting http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/allstate/2010/goodworks/?ex_cid=promoKeyword_allstategoodworks
    The Team Captain will be recognized by ESPN personality and Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® national ambassador Lou Holtz during The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The site also features profiles of the award recipients and their selfless acts of kindness.
  • ACC football coaches are participating in Coach To Cure MD a one-day, nationwide awareness building and fundraising event to find a cure for muscular dystrophy. The event will be held on September 25, 2010.

    Men's Soccer:

  • The ACC dominates the College Soccer News' Top 30 poll as the league owns six of the top 16 spots, including three of the top five positions. North Carolina is currently ranked No. 2, while Maryland and reigning national champion Virginia follow close behind at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest make-up the remaining programs nationally ranked in the CSN poll.
  • Wake Forest broke Virginia's 20-game unbeaten streak, which dated back to last year's NCAA Championship season, and broke the Cavaliers' 13-match win streak in Klöckner Stadium last week. However, the Cavaliers still have not lost to a non-conference opponent since the 2008 NCAA Tournament - a string of 14 contests.
  • Head coach Ed Kelly, picked up his 250th career win at Fairfield on Sept. 14. Kelly, who is in his 23rd year at Boston College and was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame last fall, has guided the Eagles to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and seven in the last decade.

    Women's Soccer:

  • ACC teams will enter league play with a collective 70-18-6 record against non-conference opposition, a winning percentage of .777. ACC teams posted a .765 winning percentage against outside competition in 2009, when they won a league-record 86 non-conference matches (including NCAA Tournament play).
  • Maryland (8-0) is one of only three current unbeaten and untied teams in NCAA Division I women's soccer.

    Field Hockey

  • Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia remain undefeated on the season. The only other ranked undefeated team is Princeton
  • ACC field hockey teams lead the nation in five statistical categories, including goals against average, shutouts per game, winning percentage, points per game and assists per game. Maryland's Katie O'Donnell ranks first in assists per game, while Virginia's Kim Kastuk leads the country in save percentage.
  • In the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, all six ACC teams rank in the top 13 with three teams holding the top three spots.
  • Katie O'Donnell became the conference's all-time career points leader, notching an assist in Friday's game against Boston College.

    Volleyball

  • Florida State moved up two spots to No. 13 in the latest AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, matching its highest ranking of the season.
  • Wake Forest earned the conference's 100th non-conference victory of the season, sweeping Charlotte in straight sets on Tuesday.

    Women's Golf:

  • Duke University freshman, Laetitia Beck has been named one of three golfers that will represent Israel at the upcoming World Amateur Team Championship, which will take place from October 16-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beck is a native of Caesarea, Israel.