Wake Forest Ranked 15th in Director's Cup
Taylor Rhea and the field hockey team reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament

Dec. 19, 2013

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By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@DemonDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - After a strong fall sports season, Wake Forest is ranked 15th in the most recent release of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, accumulating points in field hockey and men's and women's soccer.

Wake Forest has totaled 188 points, ranking the Demon Deacons fifth among ACC schools and sixth among private institutions nationally.

The men's and women's soccer teams each earned 64 points by reaching the third round of the NCAA Tournament, while the field hockey team garnered 60 points with its NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearance.

The field hockey team's quarterfinal appearance was its first time in the final eight since 2009. The Deacons upset No. 6 Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to North Carolina.

Seeded 14th in the NCAA Tournament, the men's soccer team received a first round bye before beating Navy to advance to the third round. The Deacons bowed out to eventual national champion Notre Dame.

The women's soccer team downed OVC champions Morehead State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before knocking off fourth-seeded Penn State in the second round. The Deacs fell to top overall seed Virginia.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup awards schools points based on their postseason performances in up to 20 sports. A national championship is worth 100 points.

Wake Forest's highest finish in the final Directors' Cup standings came in 2006-07 when the Deacs came in 23rd.

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