A short drive up the road from Fuquay Varina and your new home at the South Lakes community is Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park, boasting some of the finest world class athletics on a year round basis, including the 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships, set to return to town for the semi-finals and championship round on the weekend of November 4.
With a bit of local flair added to what is arguably the most competitive field to ever take a field in a Division I NCAA conference soccer tournament, the 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships will see six team national ranked in the top 25 battling for a chance to play for the championship, with two teams from the Triangle area involved in tat mix hoping that a local “cheering section” being so close to home campus can be the deciding factor they may need to push through and being crowned as “top dog” at the 2016 ACC women’s Soccer Championships.
The 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships will wrap up in what is sure to be three hotly contested battles, with the semi finals at WakeMed Soccer Park scheduled for Friday, November 4 and the league championship game taking place on Monday, November 6. Both of the two teams who played a memorable game for the championship in last year’s tournament, when Florida State defeating Virginia in a shootout finish, will be the odds on favorites to be there again in the 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships.
Currently, the defending champion, Florida State, is the number one ranked team in the nation and Virginia (whom they defeated last year) is close behind in the polls, checking in at number three. Looking to upend one of those two power house schools, and as earlier mentioned, hoping to make it through to Cary to grab a “home field” advantage of sorts are area favorites, the Duke Blue Devils, who are currently ranked number 6 in the polls and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels who also sit in the top ten at number eight.
Other figuring to challenge for the top spots at the 2016 ACC women’s Soccer Championships will be the Clemson Tigers (Number 13) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Number 20) with each continuing what has been a fantastic season and hopes to finish with a run at the title at the 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships.
WakeMed Soccer Park is located at 940 East Chatham Street in Cary. For full details on all the action and excitement of the 2016 ACC Women’s Soccer Championships, visit the conference’s website at theacc.com.