Video: Cindy Parlow Finds Out She's Been Elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame
The U.S. Soccer National Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Cindy Parlow, UNC Class of 1999, has been selected for induction in the Hall's 2018 class. Watch as North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance surprises his former player with the wonderful news.
Cindy Parlow Chosen For National Soccer Hall of Fame
The U.S. Soccer National Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Cindy Parlow, UNC Class of 1999, has been selected for induction in the Hall's 2018 class. Parlow was a three-time National Player of the Year and two-time NCAA champion. She played on the U.S. National Team for 10 years, retiring in 2005 after winning the 1999 World Cup and 2004 Olympic gold medals.
Yael Averbuch's Big Week Includes Academic Honors, Soccer Record
Yael Averbuch will be making a record-setting appearance when the Carolina women's soccer team faces Illinois on Saturday. Averbuch will be starting her 102nd consecutive game for when the Tar Heels in the third round of the NCAA Women's College Cup. That will break the school record held by Cindy Parlow, Tiffany Roberts and Danielle Borgman. But, that won't even be the highlight of Averbuch's week.
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.