The ACC Hot List: Thursday, October 21

Oct. 21, 2010


  • Four of the 10 finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award NCAA football bowl subdivision are from ACC institutions. Sean Bedford from Georgia Tech, Anthony Castonzo from Boston College Ras-I Dowling from Virginia and Christian Ponder from Florida State.
  • Vote for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award here:

    Field Hockey

  • ACC teams hold the top three poits in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll. North Carolina is No. 1, followed by Maryland at No. 2 and Virginia at No. 3. All six conference teams rank in the top 17.
  • Katie O’Donnell tallied 12 points over the weekend as Maryland topped then-No. 19 Old Dominion and Delaware. She notched four goals and four assists. With her two goals on Sunday, O’Donnell broke Maryland’s career goals record and currently has 86.

    Men’s Soccer

  • Former Wake Forest goalkeeper and current member of the Columbus Crew William Hesmer scored the game-tying goal in stoppage time of the second half to help the Crew to a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday.
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  • After scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against Virginia Tech, Virginia junior defender Greg Monaco has been named to's National Team of the Week.

    Women’s Soccer

  • Five ACC teams – North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College and Florida State are ranked among the nation’s Top 10 by both the NSCAA and Soccer America this week.
  • Virginia’s Meghan Lenczyk is just the third player in ACC history to be named Player of the Week three times in a season. She joins North Carolina legends Mia Hamm (four times in 1992) and Debbie Keller (three times in 1995) as the only players to accomplish the feat.


  • After hitting a .731 clip against Duke on Oct. 14, Felicia Willoughby currently boasts a career hitting percentage of .333, which is the highest all-time for Virginia Tech.