Uploaded Ad

Carolina Picked Fourth In ACC Preseason Poll

Carolina Picked Fourth In ACC Preseason Poll
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The North Carolina women's basketball team was selected fourth in the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball preseason polls by both the league's Blue Ribbon Panel and its 15 head coaches.

Sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel, the league's Freshman of the Year in 2013, and freshman guard Diamond DeShields were selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team. McDaniel landed on both preseason teams voted by the Blue Ribbon Pane and the head coaches.

DeShields was the only freshman on either All-ACC Team. She was named to the Coaches Preaseason All-ACC Team.

DeShields was predictably on both Newcomer Watch Lists after being named both the 2013 State Farm/WBCA and Naismith Girl's High School Player of the Year.

Two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas of Maryland is projected to become a three-time winner in 2013-14 in both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the coaches' votes.

Thomas was joined on the 2013-14 Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa and Kayla McBride, Duke's Chelsea Gray, Tricia Liston and Elizabeth Williams, Georgia Tech's Tyaunna Marshall, North Carolina's Xylina McDaniel, Virginia's Ataira Franklin and Wake Forest's Chlesea Douglas.

Thomas, McBride, Gray, Williams, Liston, Marshall, McDaniel and Franklin were also named to the Coaches' Preseason All-ACC team, along with Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd and North Carolina's Diamond DeShields.

DeShields was chosen to the Blue Ribbon Panel's Newcomer Watch List, along with Georgia Tech's Kaela Davis, Notre Dame's Taya Reimer, Duke's Oderah Chidom and Kendall McCravey-Cooper, and Maryland's Lexie Brown.
 
DeShields, Davis. Reimer and Chidom were also featured the Coaches Newcomer Watch List, along with Florida State's Morgan Jones.
 
Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll
1. Duke (843 points, 39 first-place votes)
2. Notre Dame (794 points, 14 first-place votes)
3. Maryland (745 points, 3 first-place votes)
4. North Carolina (715 points, 1 first-place vote)
T5. Georgia Tech (527 points)
T5. Florida State (527 points)
7. Syracuse (517 points)
8. Virginia (470 points)
9. Miami (419 points)
10. NC State (363 points)
11. Boston College (304 points)
12. Wake Forest (263 points)
13. Virginia Tech (213 points)
14. Clemson (159 points)
15. Pittsburgh (102 points)
 
Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team
Chelsea Gray, Sr., G, Duke
Tricia Liston, Sr., G,  Duke
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., F/C, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr.,  G, Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F,  Maryland
Natalie Achonwa, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Xylina McDaniel, So., F, North Carolina
Ataira Franklin, Sr., G, Virginia
Chelsea Douglas, Sr., G, Wake Forest
 
Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Player of the Year
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
 
Blue Ribbon Panel Newcomer Watch List

Oderah Chidom, Fr., F, Duke
Kendall McCravey-Cooper, Fr., F/C, Duke
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Lexie Brown, Fr., G, Maryland
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G,  North Carolina
Taya Reimer, Fr.  F, Notre Dame
**an extra member was added to the team due to a tie in voting
 
ACC Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Duke (220 points, 10 first place votes)
2. Notre Dame (211 points, 5 first place votes)
3. Maryland (195 points)
4.  North Carolina (182 points)
5.  Georgia Tech (146 points)
6.  Florida State (137 points)
7. Syracuse (133 points)
8.  Virginia (128 points)
9.  Miami (103 points)
10. NC State (90 points)
11. Boston College (75 points)
12. Wake Forest (68 points)
13. Virginia Tech (58 points)
14. Clemson (34 points)
15. Pittsburgh (20 points)
 
Coaches Preseason All-ACC Team
Chelsea Gray, Sr., G, Duke
Tricia Liston, Sr., G, Duke
Elizabeth Williams, Jr.,  F/C, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F, Maryland
Jewell Loyd, So., G, Notre Dame
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Xylina McDaniel, So., F, North Carolina
Ataira Franklin, Sr., G, Virginia 
 
Coaches Preseason Player of the Year
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
 
Coaches Newcomer Watch List
Oderah Chidom, Fr., F, Duke
Morgan Jones, Fr. G, Florida State
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G North Carolina
Taya Reimer, Fr., F, Notre Dame

Related Links