The 2021-22 Syracuse Orange athletic season is already underway. So let’s take a look at some of the pre-season predictions for the Olympic (and other non-revenue) sports.
Syracuse was picked 13th out of 14th teams in the ACC preseason poll. The Orange started their season off with a 2-0 win over Farleigh Dickinson. Senior Telly Vunipola scored a goal and assisted on freshman Ashley Rauch’s first career goal. Lysianne Proulx notched the shutout as Syracuse matches their 2020 win total right away.
.@FSUSoccer has been voted the preseason favorite to win the 2021 ACC women’s soccer title by the league’s head coaches.— The ACC (@theACC) August 12, 2021
The Orange were picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division with the Pitt Panthers the overall pre-season ACC favorite Deandre Kerr was one of 12 players named to the pre-season ACC Watch List. Syracuse might have taken out some of the anger at this poll with their 11-0 win over Herkimer in their final exhibition game.
Pitt was also the pre-season favorite in volleyball. Syracuse was picked to finish sixth overall in the conference with Marina Markova and Polina Shemanova selected to the pre-season All-ACC squad
.@Pitt_VB has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2021 ACC Volleyball Championship.— The ACC (@theACC) August 20, 2021
The Orange were picked by the ACC coaches to finish in a tie for 5th in the league with Louisville and Duke. UNC was the heavy favorite as they look to make it four national titles in a row but after the Tar Heels there isn’t much separating the rest of the league. Charlotte de Vries was named to the pre-season All-ACC squad. Syracuse hosts this year’s ACC Championships so the Orange will be looking to qualify to benefit of the home-field advantage.
The schedule for ACC Network coverage of fall Olympic sports can be found here with most other contests available on the ACCNX streaming online.