Women’s Soccer: UVA picked third; Cagle named to Preseason All-ACC Team

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Sophomore forward Maggie Cagle was named to the preseason All-ACC team as selected by the league’s coaches, it was announced with the release of the annual team by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday.

Cagle was an All-ACC selection a year ago. She led the Cavaliers in assists with 12 and scored four goals. Her 12 assists included seven assists on game-winning goals and was tops among all NCAA DI freshmen last season. Cagle also hit a pair of game-winning goals against Oregon State and Wake Forest.


Virginia was picked to finish third in the standings as both the preseason order of finish and All-ACCC teams were determined by a vote of the league’s coaches. Coaches could not vote for their own team or players in the process.

Virginia is ranked fifth nationally in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. The Cavaliers open the 2023 season at home against Nevada at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. Tickets are on sale now at www.UVATix.com.

1. North Carolina (10) – 166
2. Florida State (2) – 146
3. Virginia (1) – 139
4. Notre Dame – 134
5. Duke – 126
6. Clemson – 104
7. Pittsburgh – 103
8. Wake Forest – 87
9. Virginia Tech – 81
10. NC State – 62
11. Louisville – 47
12. Syracuse – 35
13. Miami – 24
14. Boston College – 20

2023 Women’s Soccer Preseason All-ACC Team
Maycee Bell, Sr., D, North Carolina
Megan Bornkamp, Sr., D, Clemson
Jody Brown, Sr., F, Florida State
Maggie Cagle, So., F, Virginia
Eva Gaetino, Sr., D, Notre Dame
Hal Hershfelt, Gr., M, Clemson
Jameese Joseph, Sr., F, NC State
Sam Meza, Sr., M, North Carolina
Kat Rader, So., F, Duke
Cristina Roque, Sr., GK, Florida State
Ally Sentnor, So., M/F, North Carolina
Amanda West, Sr., F, Pitt
*Note: one additional honoree because of a tie in the voting