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NCAA Jan 26, 2021

ACC announces Spring 2021 soccer season format

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the spring season format and ACC Championship schedules on Tuesday.

ACC soccer programs will play a spring schedule in advance of NCAA Championship competition, which also will be held this spring. Every ACC team continues to follow the health and safety protocols outlined in the ACC’s Medical Advisory Report.

See below for a look at the ACC soccer season format:

Men’s Soccer
• Spring league schedule starts the weekend of March 5-7 (determinations on when to begin practice and participate in any non-conference competition remain at the discretion of each institution).
• Teams will return to two divisions, Atlantic and Coastal, and play five matches within their division as well as one cross-division game.
• The Atlantic Division champion will play the Coastal Division champion at the higher seed on April 13.
• The winner of the divisional champion match will play at Clemson (which won ACC Championship in the fall) to determine the ACC’s automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. If Clemson is the Atlantic Division champion, the April 13 match will not be played.
• The NCAA College Cup is scheduled for May 13-17 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Women’s Soccer
• The conference played an eight-game league schedule in the fall and will not play any league matches in the spring.
• Teams are permitted to play non-conference matches.
• Florida State, the winner of the 2020 ACC Championship, is the conference’s automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA College Cup is scheduled for May 13-17 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.