For The Sanford Herald
The Atlantic Coast Conference unveiled its championship dates and sites for the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday.
“We look forward to the 2021-22 ACC Championships and appreciate the tireless efforts of our schools, partners and staff who work together to conduct these first-class events,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. “The nearly 10,000 ACC student-athletes who persevered through last year’s challenging circumstances to compete safely are to be applauded. We appreciate the continued work of our ACC Medical Advisory Group for continuing to provide a pathway for safe competition, and we look forward to celebrating our student-athletes’ accomplishments this season.”
As previously announced, the 17th annual ACC Football Championship Game will return to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 11th time in 12 years on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, will welcome the New York Life ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third time on March 8-12, 2022.
The Greensboro Coliseum will also play host to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament (March 2-6) for the 22nd time in 23 years.
The first ACC Championships of 2021-22 will be held Oct. 29, as Notre Dame plays host to Men’s and Women’s Cross Country.
Syracuse will be the host school for the 2021 ACC Field Hockey Championship Nov. 4-5 and 7.
WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina will again be the site for later rounds of the ACC Women’s and Men’s Soccer Championships this fall.
Six teams will qualify for this year’s ACC Women’s Soccer Championship. Quarterfinals are set for Oct. 31 with the No. 1 and 2 seeded teams earning byes, while the No. 3 seeded team plays host to No. 6, and the No. 4 team plays host to No. 5. The winners will then advance to Cary for the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 5, followed by the title game on Nov. 7.
The title match of the 2021 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park on Sunday, Nov. 14. The first three rounds of the event will be held at campus sites, with the higher-seeded teams serving as hosts for each game. First-round games are set for Nov. 3, followed by the quarterfinals on Nov. 7. Semifinal games will be played Nov. 10.
Georgia Tech will play host to the ACC Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Feb. 15-19, 2022. The Atlanta venue, which served as a site for the 1996 Olympic Games and has hosted ACC Championships on five previous occasions, is also slated to be the site of the 2022 NCAA Championships.
Virginia Tech will serve as the host for the ACC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships from Feb. 24-26.
Duke welcomes ACC Fencing on Feb. 26-27. The 2022 ACC Wrestling Championships are set for March 6 at Virginia.
The ACC Women’s Golf Championship is set for The Reserve Golf Club at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, April 14-17. As previously announced, the ACC Men’s Golf Championship will be played later in the month (April 22-25) at Watersound Club’s Shark’s Tooth Golf Course in Panama City Beach, Florida.
The ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships return to Rome, Georgia, for the second straight year April 20-24.
For the 2022 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, the No. 8 vs. No. 9 game will be played on campus site of the higher seeded team on April 27. Notre Dame will then host the quarterfinals and semis (April 29, May 1), with the championship game scheduled May 7 at the campus site of the higher seeded of the final two teams.
Pitt will play host to the ACC Softball Championship from May 11-14, while Duke welcomes ACC Outdoor Track and Field from May 12-14.
The ACC Rowing Championship will again be held on Clemson’s Lake Hartwell on May 13-14, before the ACC Baseball Championship wraps up the league’s 2021-22 sports seasons. The site for ACC Baseball, scheduled May 24-29, 2022, will be announced at a future date.
Postseason ACC championships are currently scheduled in 25 of the 27 sports sponsored by the conference. The ACC volleyball champion is decided by regular-season play, and the format for determining the ACC men’s lacrosse champion is still to be determined.