2014 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer season

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Atlantic Coast Conference
Season 2014
Champions Clemson Tigers (14th Overall)
Premiers TBD
NCAA Tournament TBD
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Syracuse + 5 2 1     16 4 1
#11 Clemson 5 2 1     12 7 3
Wake Forest + 5 3 0     10 7 2
#18 Louisville + 4 3 1     11 8 3
NC State 1 4 3     7 7 4
Boston College 1 6 1     5 8 3
#9 Notre Dame + 6 1 1     12 5 4
#6 North Carolina + 5 2 1     15 5 2
Duke 4 4 0     9 9 1
#1 Virginia + 3 3 2     14 6 4
Virginia Tech 2 5 1     7 8 2
Pittsburgh 0 6 2     4 9 4
As of December 16, 2014; Rankings from NSCAA

The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer season was the 62nd season of men's varsity soccer in the conference. It marked the arrival of the Louisville Cardinals men's soccer program, who joined the ACC from the American Athletic Conference. The Maryland Terrapins men's soccer program, who were both the defending regular season and tournament champions, departed the conference for the Big Ten Conference.

Changes from 2013[edit]

  • Louisville will be joining the conference, and will also be opening the new Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium, a 5,300-seat on-campus facility.
  • Maryland will be leaving the conference for the Big Ten.
  • The ACC adopted a divisional format (Atlantic and Coastal) similar to what they did for other sports, allowing for regular season division winners to be recognized as well. All full-time members were in their respective divisions, while Notre Dame was assigned to the Coastal Division to balance the conference at six teams apiece in each division.


Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Boston College Eagles Boston, Massachusetts Newton Soccer Complex 2,000
Clemson Tigers Clemson, South Carolina Riggs Field 6,500
Duke Blue Devils Durham, North Carolina Koskinen Stadium 4,500
Louisville Cardinals Louisville, Kentucky Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium 5,300
Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend, Indiana Alumni Stadium 3,000
NC State Wolfpack Raleigh, North Carolina Dail Field 1,500
North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill, NC Fetzer Field 6,000
Pittsburgh Panthers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Urbanic Field 735
Syracuse Orange Syracuse, New York SU Soccer Stadium 1,500
Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville, Virginia Klöckner Stadium 8,000
Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg, Virginia Thompson Field 2,500
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston-Salem, North Carolina Spry Stadium 3,000


Team Head coach Captain Shirt supplier
Boston College Eagles Republic of Ireland Ed Kelly United States Matt Wendelken United States Under Armour
Clemson Tigers United States Mike Noonan United States Kyle Fisher United States Nike
Duke Blue Devils United States John Kerr, Jr. United States Nick Palodichuk United States Nike
Louisville Cardinals United States Ken Lolla United States Daniel Keller Germany Adidas
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Scotland Bobby Clark United States Nick Besler Germany Adidas
NC State Wolfpack United States Kelly Findley France Clement Simonin Germany Adidas
North Carolina Tar Heels Guatemala Carlos Somoano United States Andy Craven United States Nike
Pittsburgh Panthers United States Joe Luxbacher England Chris Davis United States Nike
Syracuse Orange England Ian McIntyre United States Jordan Murrell United States Nike
Virginia Cavaliers United States George Gelnovatch United States Todd Wharton United States Nike
Virginia Tech Hokies United States Mike Brizendine United States Brad Vorv United States Nike
Wake Forest Demon Deacons United States Jay Vidovich United States Sam Fink United States Nike

ACC Tournament[edit]

The 2014 ACC Men's Soccer Tournament, was held from November 5–16, 2014. 1st round and quarterfinal games were held at campus sites based on higher seed, while the semifinals and finals were held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The Clemson Tigers won the tournament to earn their 3rd ACC tournament championship and first since 2001. The tournament win also accounted for the Tigers' 14th official ACC championship, as the Tigers had won 11 conference titles in regular season play prior to the start of the ACC tournament in 1987.

NCAA tournament[edit]

Seven ACC teams earned bids to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament, led by defending national champion Notre Dame earning the #1 seed in the tournament. The Virginia Cavaliers, #16 seed in the tournament, would eventually win their 7th National Championship as a program and first since 2009.

Team National Seed Round Eliminated Results
Notre Dame #1 Round of 16 2nd Round: def. Ohio State 2-1
Round of 16: lost #16 Virginia 1-0
Clemson #7 Round of 16 2nd Round: def. Coastal Carolina 2-1
Round of 16: lost North Carolina 2-1
Syracuse #9 Round of 16 2nd Round: def. Penn State 2-1
Round of 16: lost Georgetown 2-1 (OT)
Louisville #13 Round of 16 2nd Round: def. St. Louis 2-1
Round of 16: lost UMBC 1-0
Virginia #16 National Champions 2nd Round: def. UNC-Wilmington 3-1
Round of 16: def #1 Notre Dame 1-0
Quarterfinals: tied Georgetown 2-2 (OT) - advance on PK
Semifinals: def. UMBC 1-0
Finals: tied #2 UCLA 0-0 (2OT) - won PK
North Carolina N/A Quarterfinals 1st Round: def. James Madison 6-0
2nd Round: def. #10 Charlotte 2-1
Round of 16: def. #7 Clemson 2-1
Quarterfinals: tied #2 UCLA 3-3 (2OT) - UCLA advance on PK
Wake Forest N/A 1st Round tied UMBC 0-0 (2OT) - UMBC advance on PK

See also[edit]