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Former Tar Heels, World Cup winners proud of 2015 team

As the World Cup final ended on Sunday, the United States once again held the crown. Two former Tar Heels, two former National Team players were feeling the excitement all over again. "I am so proud of them," said Carla Overbeck. Overbeck, who is now an assistant coach at Duke, was part of the two other U.S. World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999.

Carla Overbeck still inspires

She won four national championships with the North Carolina Tar Heels and was an American hero to girls across the country when she helped win the 1999 Women’s World Cup as captain of the U.S. women’s national team. Carla Overbeck has every reason to be arrogant, but she has been more to Duke soccer than just an assistant coach for the last 21 years.

Q&A: Anson Dorrance

Anson Dorrance's Tar Heels teams have provided the national squad with 49 players over the years. Many of those players - names like Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Carla Overbeck - are among the game's greatest stars. This year's U.S. team will play Japan in the World Cup final at 2 p.m. today in Frankfurt, Germany, and features two former UNC players - midfielders Heather O'Reilly and Tobin Heath.

David Glenn Chats With Carla Overbeck

Among the topics they discussed: what Carla Overbeck remembers about the 1999 World Cup championship game; the pressure of taking penalty kicks; how she reacted to Abby Wambach’s goal against Brazil; the appreciation Overbeck has for her young fans; and the differences between her 1991 and 1999 World Cup teams and this year’s squad.

N.C. Hall of Fame to welcome McCauley, Overbeck, Shelton

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has selected seven outstanding North Carolina sports figures for induction into the Hall in 2010: Don McCauley, an All America running back at the University of North Carolina and Baltimore Colts pro bowler. Carla Overbeck, a three-time All America soccer star at UNC-CH who now coaches at Duke University. Karen Shelton, whose UNC-CH field hockey teams have won seven national titles.

A Big Honor For Shelton, Overbeck

This week's selections of Carla Overbeck and Karen Shelton to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame mark breakthroughs for the state's highest athletic honor. Overbeck is the first soccer player named to the Hall, while Shelton is the first field hockey coach or player to be chosen. Anson Dorrance was named to the Hall of Fame four years ago, but that was based on his amazing coaching record.

Don McCauley, Jim Donnan join another Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame inductees Don McCauley and Jim Donnan highlight the 2010 class for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, a seven-member group that was announced on Monday. McCauley, a UNC legend, and Donnan, who starred at N.C. State, will be joined by Carla Overbeck and Karen Shelton of UNC; Mike Quick of N.C. State; Herb Appenzeller of Wake Forest; and amateur golfer Paul Simson.

UNC women no longer alone at top

Since they started winning national championships in 1981 with a numbing regularity, North Carolina's women's soccer program has been the sport's gold standard. The Tar Heels have been major suppliers to the U.S. national team -- with players such as Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Carla Overbeck and Cindy Parlow. Now, as North Carolina prepares for top-ranked Florida State, it seems the Tar Heels have become a victim of their own success.


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