The ACC is 60-13 (.822) against nonconference opponents this season, including a 27-5 mark on the road and a 22-7 record against ranked opponents. The .822 nonconference winning percentage ranks as the second best for the league since 2001, and sixth best in conference history.
Three ACC student-athletes are among the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, the sport’s highest honor. Maryland’s Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann, and North Carolina’s Kara Cannizzaro were named finalists and will be in Washington, D.C., for the award ceremony on May 30.
ACC teams were 6-1 in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, including a perfect 6-0 mark against teams ranked in the IWLCA Top 25. The six wins include two road victories and two over teams in the top 10.
With two all-ACC matchups in the quarterfinals, two league representatives are guaranteed spots in the national semifinals. It will be the 10th time in the league’s 17 years with at least two in the final four. In those 17 years, the ACC has produced 30 of the 68 (44%) national semifinal teams.
All-time, the six ACC teams have 13 national championships, 25 appearances in the championship game, and have reached the national semifinals 45 times.
The 13 ACC student-athletes that were named IWLCA All-Americans tied for the most in the nation, and the seven from the league on the first team also led the country.