Women's Soccer Notables for September 27, 2012

Sept. 27, 2012

    • Four ACC matches will be televised this week including Florida State at North Carolina and Miami at NC State on Thursday, Sept. 27, and Florida State at NC State on Sunday, Sept. 30 all airing on ESPN3, while Duke and Virginia will square off at 2 p.m. live on ESPNU on Sunday.
    • The ACC continues to dominate the national rankings as eight teams are ranked in the NSCAA and in the Soccer America Top-25 polls this week. Florida State is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation for the third consecutive week. It is also the fifth straight week the Seminoles have owned the top spot in the NSCAA poll. FSU is 12-1-0 all-time as the nation's top team.
    • Following a tie at No. 5/4 Duke and a win at No. 13/22 Wake Forest Maryland jumped back into the NSCAA poll at No. 18 this week. The Terps were ranked No. 17 by Soccer America last week.
    • Eight teams rank in the Top-30 of the first NCAA RPI released on Sept. 25; Florida State (5), North Carolina (6), Boston College (10), Duke (12), Virginia (17), Wake Forest (20), Virginia Tech (24), Maryland (28). The RPI, a quantity used to rank sports teams based upon a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule, is part of the criteria used in making at large selections, seeding and placing teams in the NCAA Championship bracket.
    • Three ACC student-athletes who excel on the field and in the classroom were selected as candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer. Among the 30 on the women's list are North Carolina midfielder Amber Brooks, Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell and Virginia forward Carolina Miller.
    • ACC Teams own an impressive 63-13-8 record over non-conference competition.
    • Wake Forest head coach Tony da Luz is one win shy of his 200th career win at Wake Forest. Da Luz stands 244-152-32 in 21 years as a head coach.
    • At 9-0-0, Florida State stands as the only unbeaten and untied team in the nation. The Seminoles are off to their best start in school history.
    • Florida State also owns the nation's top shutout percentage (0.778), the fourth-best goals against average (0.333) and the sixth best saves percentage (0.903). Florida State has not allowed a goal in 438 minutes – the fifth longest shutout streak in school history and the longest since 2008.
    • ACC Player of the Week Hayley Brock (Maryland) owns a league-high 11 points on five goals and four assists through four ACC games played. She has scored at least one goal in all four league contests.
  • Boston College sophomore Stephanie McCaffery scored a pair of goals to help BC come-from-behind to defeat then No. 9/7 Virginia Tech, 2-1, on Sept. 23. It was McCaffery's second multi-goal game of her career. She was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week for her efforts.