Five ACC teams rank among the top nine in the latest Soccer America poll – Boston College #2, North Carolina #3, Maryland #5, Virginia #6 and Florida State #9.
Six ACC teams are among the Top 22 of this week’s NSCAA/Henrdickcars.com rankings – North Carolina #3, Boston College #4, Maryland #8, Virginia #9, Florida State #12 and Duke #22.
Florida State goalkeeper Kelsey Wys (18 saves in two matches last week) was named the National Primetime Player of the Week by CollegeSoccer360.com. Wys was joined on the Primetime Performers of the Week list by Virginia senior forward Meghan Lenczyk, the ACC Co-Player of the Week. The other Co-POTW, Florida State senior midfielder Rachel Lim, earned a spot on Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week.
Virginia Tech freshman goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts turned in her top performance of the season Oct. 3, making five crucial saves for the Hokies as they handed fifth-ranked Maryland its first loss of the year. Colpitts was the difference-make for Tech as she earned her third shutout of the season in the 1-0 Virginia Tech win.
Boston College sophomore Victoria DiMartino scored both goals in the Eagles’ 3-2 loss at sixth-ranked Virginia on Oct. 3. DiMartino has played in all 11 of second-ranked BC’s matches and has 11 goals and six assists for 28 points. She leads the ACC in points (28) and goals scored (11), and she is currently in the midst of a seven-game point scoring streak. DiMartino has notched a goal or assist in nine of 11 games and has six multiple-point performances this season. DiMartino tied the Virginia game with a goal in the 20th minute followed by a goal in the 55th minute to give BC a 2-1 lead.
Sophomore Cassidy Banks controlled the midfield and set up two of Miami’s three goals against Clemson as the Hurricanes picked up their first ACC victory of the season by a 3-0 score on Oct. 1. After an injury cut her season short in 2009, Banks has been vital to the resurgence of the Hurricane offense. Last season, Miami scored only 20 goals in 19 contests. This season UM has already racked up 22 goals in 11 games.
The Miami-Clemson game also saw Hurricane senior Brittney Steinbruch tie former Miami star Britney Butcher (2001-04) as the program's all-time leading scorer. Steinbruch now has 73 career points.