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Virginia Men's, Women's Soccer Tabbed Second in ACC

Doug Pensinger

Both Virginia men's and women's soccer were picked to finish second in the conference by a vote of the league's head coaches. Picked to win it all on the men's side is conference newcomer and defending national champion Notre Dame, while defending ACC champions Florida State was picked on the women's side. Both teams are nationally ranked preseason No. 3.

Here's how the voting went down:

Men's Soccer

Overall Champion
Notre Dame (6)
Virginia (3)
North Carolina (2)
Louisville (1)

Atlantic Division Coastal Division
Louisville (9) 69 Notre Dame (6) 64
Wake Forest (2) 57 VIRGINIA (4) 62
Clemson (1) 50 North Carolina (2) 53
NC State 30 Duke 37
Boston College 26 Virginia Tech 23
Syracuse 20 Pitt 13

Women's Soccer

1. Florida State (189 points, 8 first place votes)
2. VIRGINIA (183, 5)
3. North Carolina (166, 1)
4. Virginia Tech (150)
5. Duke (135)
6. Notre Dame (128)
7. Wake Forest (104)
8. Boston College (95)
9. Clemson (79)
10. Louisville (72)
11. Syracuse (56)
12. Miami (44)
13. NC State (42)
14. Pitt (16)

The coaches also selected the women's preseason all-ACC team, and to nobody's surprise, it's headlined by Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian. Virginia's Danielle Colaprico and Makenzy Doniak also join their teammate on the team:

Preseason All-ACC Team
Morgan Brian, Sr., M, Virginia
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sr., M, Florida State
Danielle Colaprico, Sr., M, Virginia
Makenzy Doniak, Jr., F, Virginia
Christina Gibbons, So., D, Duke
Summer Green, Jr., F, North Carolina
Kristin Grubka, Sr., D, Florida State
Stephanie McCaffrey, Sr., F, Boston College
Ashley Meier, Jr., M, Virginia Tech
Cari Roccaro, Jr., M/D, Notre Dame
Kailen Sheridan, So, GK, Clemson

Last night, the women defeated VCU in a preseason exhibition game, 5-0, with five different scorers taking part for the Hoos. Last Friday, they also defeated Michigan State, 2-1, in Michigan. The Hoos' season opener is this Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Klockner.

The men lost to Rutgers in their first preseason tune-up last Friday, 2-1. They were originally scheduled to play an exhibition against St. John's tonight, but that has since been cancelled, and instead, there will be a Blue vs. Orange game at Klockner that will be open to the public. Virginia will have one more exhibition game this Saturday against Georgetown in Charlottesville before opening their season against Old Dominion next Friday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Charlottesville.