Aug. 12, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia women's soccer team was picked third in the ACC in the annual preseason poll of the league's coaches. It is the highest place the Cavaliers have been in the poll since 2008, when they were also selected third.
Reigning NCAA Champion North Carolina was tabbed as the preseason favorite in the conference, receiving 13 of the 14 first place votes. Florida State, who was second in the poll, received the other first place vote. Following the Cavaliers in third were Duke, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Maryland, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Miami, Syracuse, NC State and Pittsburgh.
The Cavaliers open the regular season on Aug. 23 as they host the Klöckner Classic. Virginia meets VCU at 7:30 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader. The first game of the day is at 5 p.m. as North Carolina plays Santa Clara.
2013 ACC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
|School (1st place votes)||Points|
|1. North Carolina (13)||194|
|2. Florida State (1)||171|
|5. Notre Dame||143|
|6. Wake Forest||140|
|8. Boston College||102|
|9. Virginia Tech||85|
|13. NC State||36|
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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