In head coach Bobby Muuss’s first season at the helm of the program, the Demon Deacons went 17-3-2 in a season that featured many high points for the team. Starting the season unranked, the Deacs climbed to the top of the national rankings and sat atop the NCAA’s RPI list from start to finish throughout the campaign. At season’s end, the Deacs earned the regular season ACC title with an unbeaten 6-0-2 record and was named the top-overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. In the Big Dance, Wake Forest went to the Elite Eight after two last-minute victories in the second round and Sweet 16 before falling 2-1 in overtime to eventual national champion Stanford. Sensational freshman Jack Harrison was named ACC Offensive Player and Rookie of the Year and earned First Team All-America honors as the only freshman in the country to do so. He later went on to be the first Demon Deacon drafted No. 1 overall in the MLS SuperDraft, being selected first by the Chicago Fire before being dealt to New York City FC. Overall, seven players were named across the All-ACC teams and Coach Muuss earned ACC Coach of the Year. Along the way, Wake Forest beat No. 19 Florida Gulf Coast, No. 6 Akron, No. 22 Boston College, No. 15 South Carolina, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 16 Indiana. Against the four teams that went to the College Cup in 2015, the Deacs went 2-1-1 with wins against Akron and Syracuse to go with a tie against Clemson and the loss to Stanford.