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Sept. 22, 2011
The No. 4 through No. 7 spots in this week's Soccer America poll are occupied by ACC teams (Duke, North Carolina, Boston College and Wake Forest) ... Maryland is ranked ninth and Florida State 10th to give the ACC six among the top 10 ... Virginia is ranked No. 14 ... Seven ACC teams are among the top 18 of this week's NSCAA rankings.
ACC teams own a collective 71-10-5 record against nonconference opposition in 2011. ACC teams are 41-6-4 against outside opposition on their home fields but also boast an impressive 21-2-1 record in road matches.
ACC Player of the Week Katie Stengel of Wake Forest has been named the National Player of the Week by both the NSCAA and Soccer America. With 11 goals in seventh-ranked Wake Forest's first nine games, Stengel is five shy of the school record of 16 she set last year as a freshman.
Stengel was joined on the Soccer America National Team of the Week by Duke defender Natasha Anasi. Wake's Stengel and defender Jackie Logue were named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week, along with Boston College defender Casey Morrison. Stengel and Boston College goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni were named CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week.
Sixth-ranked Boston College head coach Alison Foley needs one victory to reach 200 for her career.
Duke freshman Kelly Cobb is tied for the national lead in game-winning goals with five. NC State's Alex Berger is right behind with four.
Fourth-ranked Duke's 9-1 start is the best in school history.
North Carolina junior defender Megan Brigman scored her third goal of the season in last Friday night's win over NC State. That triples her total from her first two collegiate seasons combined.