The ACC Hot List: Thursday, November 18

Nov. 18, 2010

Men’s Basketball

  • The ACC has eight players on the 2010-2011 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list.
    They include Harrison Barnes of North Carolina, Malcolm Delaney of Virginia Tech, Kyrie Irving of Duke, Kyle Single of Duke, Chris Singleton of Florida State, Nolan Smith of Duke, Jordan Williams of Maryland and Tyler Zeller of North Carolina.
    The Naismith Trophy is awarded annualy to the nation’s top college men’s basketball player.

    Field Hockey

  • The ACC is represented by three teams in the “Final Four” of the 2010 Division I Field Hockey Championship. No. 2 seeded North Carolina will meet No. 3 Virginia in a rematch of last year’s national semifinals and this year’s ACC Championship semifinals. Top-seeded Maryland faces Ohio State. The winners will meet in the national championship on Sunday. It marks the second consecutive year and sixth overall that the ACC has three of the four semifinal teams. It is also the 14th time since 1983 that the ACC has had multiple teams appearing in the “Final Four”.

    Swimming & Diving

  • Four men’s and two women’s teams are ranked in the top 25 in the latest Division I Poll, which was released last week. North Carolina (Men – 9, Women – 12) and Virginia (Men – 11, Women – 12) are ranked in both polls, while Florida State and Virginia Tech are also ranked in the men’s poll.


  • Maryland 165-pound sophomore Josh Asper has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after capturing the title in his weight class at the Brockport Invitational and defeating a fellow nationally-ranked wrestler in the title match. Asper, who was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament, is 7-0 so far this season with his wins coming via four major decisions, two technical falls and a pin.

    Men’ Soccer

  • The ACC had five teams selected to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Field of 48 announced by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee.
  • The ACC owns 14 NCAA Men’s Soccer national titles and has appeared in the championship game on 21 occasions. The league has won the last three consecutive College Cups (Virginia ‘09, Maryland ‘08, Wake Forest ‘07) and four of the past five crowns (Virginia ‘09, Maryland ‘08, Wake Forest ‘07, Maryland ‘05).

    Women’s Soccer

  • Duke sophomore goalkeeper Tara Campbell has been named Ronald McDonald House Charities Student-Athlete of the Week, after guiding the Duke women’s soccer team to NCAA Tournament victories over California and fifth-ranked Florida this past weekend.
  • Five ACC women’s soccer teams are among the final 16 still standing in the NCAA Championship field. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the ACC has placed at least four teams among the “Sweet 16.”
  • Seven ACC women’s soccer players were named to the's Team of the Season. Ten players were named to the all-rookie team.

    Women’s Golf

  • Virginia senior women¹s golfer Calle Nielson has been honored for the third consecutive year by the Tennessee Golf Association as its top women¹s amateur player. Nielson is from Nashville where she attended University School.