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Happy Returns for UNC Women's Soccer
Three of UNC's players who could have the biggest impact in 2017 didn't play for last season's College Cup team. Both Jessie Scarpa and Taylor Otto redshirted the season while representing the United States in the 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup, while incoming freshman Emily Fox started alongside them as one of a few high school players on the roster.
UNC Women's Soccer Chosen Second In Preseason ACC Poll
Coach Anson Dorrance's 2017 UNC women's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the ACC for the upcoming season. The Tar Heels finished behind 2016 ACC Tournament champion Florida State among the 14 teams in the preseason poll. Two Tar Heel forwards were picked to the preseason All-ACC Team in a vote by the league's head coaches.
UNC women's soccer player Annie Kingman prepares for her senior season
For the nation’s most successful soccer program, there is no looking back, and this year senior midfielder Annie Kingman and her team aren’t sparing a moment reminiscing on the successes of their 2016 College Cup run. Instead, Anson Dorrance’s team is looking to cast themselves in a new light. Dorrance’s team will be living the moniker, ‘the beautiful game.’
A summer update on former and current Tar Heel athletes
Here’s a roundup of how some UNC athletes have done recently. Several former men’s Tar Heels won the Gold Cup with the US men’s soccer team, but as you may expect, the women’s national team also has some former UNC players. Midfielder Allie Long and forward Crystal Dunn are both on the USWNT’s roster for the Tournament of Champions.
Hedges, Lichaj, McCarty Help Lead U.S. To CONCACAF Gold Cup Title
Former North Carolina standouts Matt Hedges, Eric Lichaj and Dax McCarty played instrumental roles in helping the U.S. National Team capture the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on its home soil this summer. Thursday night, Jordan Morris netted the game winner in the 88th minute to lift the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica in the championship match.
UNC Men’s Soccer Hosting Nine Games At WakeMed Soccer Park
The UNC men's soccer team will host nine games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new soccer and lacrosse field is being built on the UNC campus. UNC will also play "home matches" in the Triad against Providence on Aug. 25 at Elon University, Duke on Sept. 16 at Bryan Park in Browns Summitt and Winthrop on Sept. 26 at UNCG.
West Forsyth's DellaPeruta Commits to UNC Women's Soccer
When the West Forsyth girls soccer team took the field last spring, all Talia DellaPeruta could do was watch and cheer on her friends. But it certainly wasn’t because she couldn’t hang with the action on the field. DellaPeruta, a rising sophomore at West, is one of the best soccer players in her age group in the country, and on Sunday she announced her commitment to play at UNC.
Tar Heel Women’s Soccer To Host Five Games At WakeMed Soccer Park
UNC will host five games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new Fetzer Field is being built on the UNC campus. The Tar Heels will host five ACC opponents at WakeMed which is located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary. The Tar Heels play Duke in the season opener in a designated non-conference game and then play four ACC games later in the year.
U.S. Soccer legends Mia Hamm & Kristine Lilly host soccer camp
It's one thing to attend a summer soccer camp. It's a completely other thing to be learning from some of the best players to ever play the game. Soccer legends Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly held their 'team first' soccer camp in Stevens Point today. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of soccer, and encourages young players to come out of their shells.
Portland Thorns remain hopeful that Tobin Heath can return to club in time for the NWSL playoffs
Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been continuing her rehabilitation from a lingering back injury with the U.S. Women's National Team staff. Portland has sorely missed Heath this season. The world-renowned midfielder led the NWSL in assists in 2016 and was a finalist for league MVP. Heath was also named U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year in 2016.
Former UNC Athletes Among Group Buying Carolina Coffee Shop
Last month, a group of investors bought the Carolina Coffee Shop, a Franklin Street institution, which had been on the market this spring. Among the investors are UNC soccer legend Heather O’Reilly and her husband David Werry, a former UNC lacrosse player. The 95-year-old Carolina Coffee Shop is the oldest restaurant in Chapel Hill still operating in its original location.
Roy Williams on UNC coaching legend Anson Dorrance
Coach Williams is from North Carolina, went to UNC, and now has led the Tar Heels to three National Titles. Still, he raves about the UNC sports culture and the other successful programs making noise in Chapel Hill. Williams went in-depth on Anson Dorrance, UNC's women's soccer coach. Dorrance has coached the Tar Heels since 1979. He has won 21 National Championships.
Trio of former Tar Heels help USMNT to first place in Gold Cup group
The UNC men’s soccer had put a fair number of players into MLS and the world of soccer in general. Several of those player have found their way onto the US Men’s National Team. Said US team is currently taking part in the Gold Cup, the championship tournament of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Matt Hedges, Dax McCarty Named To MLS All-Star Game
A pair of former North Carolina men's soccer standouts - Matt Hedges and Dax McCarty - will represent Major League Soccer against Spanish superpower Real Madrid in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Hedges, the 2016 MLS Defender of the Year at FC Dallas, is making his first career all-star appearance.
Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition
The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year.