Five ACC teams – North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College and Florida State – are ranked among the nation’s Top 10 by both the NSCAA and Soccer America this week.
Virginia’s Meghan Lenczyk is just the third player in ACC history to be named Player of the Week three times in a season. She joins North Carolina legends Mia Hamm (four times in 1992) and Debbie Keller (three times in 1995) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
Forward Katie Stengel scored two goals last weekend – one each against Virginia Tech and Virginia – breaking the Wake Forest freshman records for goals and points in a season. Stengel has totaled 13 goals, good for the ACC lead, as well as 29 points this season. The Melbourne, Fla. native scored the second of Wake’s three goals against the Hokies and notched the Deacons’ only goal against the Cavaliers on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute. With three games remaining in the 2010 regular season, Stengel is only one goal and three points shy of the Wake Forest school records for goals and points in a season.
Junior forward Courtney Jones had the game-winning assist in North Carolina’s 1-0 victory over seventh-ranked Florida State and then scored a goal and assisted on another in the Tar Heels’ 5-0 victory over Miami. Jones assisted on Ranee Premji’s first career goal with less than four minutes to play in the game in the win over the Seminoles. Her corner kick led to UNC’s second goal in the Tar Heels’ win over Miami and she followed that up nine minutes later with a goal from 18 yards out to ice the win over Miami, giving the Heels a 3-0 lead en route to the 5-0 final score.
Boston College sophomore Victoria DiMartino notched a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Clemson last Sunday. The Eagles improved to 10-3-1 with the win. DiMartino entered the week second in the ACC in goals scored (12) and leading in points (31). The Clemson match marked her seventh multiple point game this season. She has notched a goal or assist in 10 of BC’s 14 games