Notre Dame soccer: ND dominates ACC picks

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Notre Dame's Harrison Shipp was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Offensive Player of the Year and Bobby Clark was selected Coach of the Year it was announced Thursday.

Six Fighting Irish players in all received recognition.

Joining Shipp on the first team was his teammate Nick Besler, a junior midfielder. Sophomore midfielder Patrick Hodan earned second-team honors, while Grant Van De Casteele (Sr./D), Luke Mishu (Sr./D) and Vince Cicciarelli (Jr./F) were named to the third team.

Notre Dame led all teams with six selections. Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest all had four players recognized.

Notre Dame and Maryland tied for first with identical 7-1-3 conference marks. The Irish are 12-1-5 overall and the consensus No. 1 team in the nation.

Shipp ranks second in the league in points (24), is tied for second in assists (8) and is tied for third in goals (8). The Lake Forest, Ill., native tallied a league-best five game-winners.