Noting ACC Women's Soccer

Sept. 28, 2011

• The No. 4 through No. 7 spots in this week's Soccer America poll are occupied by ACC teams (Duke, Boston College, Wake Forest and Virginia) ... North Carolina, Florida State and Maryland occupy the No. 9 through No. 11 spots to give the ACC seven teams ranked among the top 11.

• 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 Caroline Miller's golden goal in the second overtime period on Sunday lifted Virginia to a 1-0 win at North Carolina and marked the Cavaliers' first win over the Tar Heels, who were ranked fifth nationally, in 38 meetings ... It marked Virginia's first road win over a top-5 opponent since 1999 (2-0 at No. 4 Portland).

• Boston College coach Alison Foley recorded her 200th career win last Thursday, when Boston College edged Maryland in overtime. The Eagles followed up with a double-OT win at Virginia Tech on Sunday. All but four of Foley's 201 career victories have come with BC.

• Florida State junior Tiffany McCarty scored a career-high three goals in last Thursday night's road win at Clemson. It was the first hat trick by an FSU player since Becky Edwards scored three times vs. Jacksonville in the 2009 season-opener. McCarty moved to within two career goals of the FSU record of 40, held by Cindy Schofield (1999-2002).

• Duke is off to its best start in school history with an 11-1 overall record, and this season marks only the third time in school history that the Blue Devils have started ACC play at 3-0.

• National recognition continued to pour in for ACC student-athletes this week. FSU forward Tiffany McCarty and Wake Forest forward Rachel Nuzzolese were named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, while Boston College goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni and Virginia's Caroline Miller received National Team of the Week honors from Soccer America. Mastroianni and Virginia defender Maggie Kistner were named Primetime Performers of the Week by CollegeSoccer360.com.

• Nine current or recent ACC players have been invited to attend the U.S. Under-23 National Team training camp, set for Oct. 2-7 in Carson, Calif. Among current players, Invitees include seven current ACC student-athletes in goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest); defender Mollie Pathman (Duke); midfielders Morgan Brian (Virginia), Amber Brooks (North Carolina), and Kristie Mewis (Boston College) and forwards Crystal Dunn (North Carolina) and Katie Stengel (Wake Forest). Former ACC players invited include Meghan Klingenberg (North Carolina) and Nikki Washington (North Carolina).