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No. 6 UNC Women's Soccer Dispatches Liberty In NCAA First Round
Freshman Madison Schultz scored her third game-winning goal in the past five games to lead sixth-ranked North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over Liberty in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament first round Saturday at Fetzer Field. UNC advances to the second round of the tournament where it will play either Kansas or Missouri next Friday in Chapel Hill.
Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar Heels
Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians.
UNC women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance covets culture over championships
It’s a numbers game. At least, that’s how he gets you in the door — one propped open by any of the dozens of trophies littering the floor of the McCaskill Soccer Center. But you’re here for the 22 other trophies, so many they’re practically spilling out of their display case. And you’re here for Anson Dorrance, the coach with more wins than anyone else in college soccer.
Former Tar Heel Soccer Standout Matt Hedges Wins MLS Defender of the Year
FC Dallas standout Matt Hedges was named the MLS Defender of the Year on Friday. Drafted by Dallas with the No. 11 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Hedges spent his senior season at UNC after playing his first three years at Butler. As a Tar Heel, he helped lead UNC to an NCAA Championship in 2011–on the way to being named a First Team All-American.
UNC's Annie Kingman plays through the pain
Annie Kingman walks onto the field and begins to stretch, but the rest of the North Carolina women’s soccer team won’t be there for another 45 minutes. It’s been her routine all season — a habit born not of choice, but necessity.
I'm A Tar Heel: Nick Williams
It has been an indescribable honor and pleasure to represent our wonderful university over the past four years on Fetzer Field. It's with a heavy heart that I have to leave such a caring and supportive community. One thing is for certain though, the legacy of a Tar Heel fan can never be challenged, and I am proud to add to that legacy for the rest of my life.
Cam Lindley Named ACC Men's Soccer Freshman Of The Year
Led by ACC Freshman of the Year award winner Cam Lindley, North Carolina placed a league-high six players on the 2016 All-ACC Men’s Soccer Teams. A midfielder from Carmel, Indiana, Lindley has helped orchestrate a Tar Heel team that leads the league with 1.94 goals per game and is third in country with a 0.45 goals against average.
UNC Women's Soccer Falls to Florida State on Penalty Kicks
The sixth-seeded Florida State Seminoles left MUSC Health Stadium with the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Championship title for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in six seasons, outlasting fourth-seeded North Carolina, 4-3, on penalty kicks after the teams battled to a scoreless draw through regulation and two overtimes.
UNC Men's Soccer Tripped Up By BC In ACC Quarterfinals
North Carolina was upended by Boston College, 1-0, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship on Sunday at Fetzer Field. Zeiko Lewis scored on a shot that was severely deflected off a Tar Heel defender in the 58th minute that held up for the game winner. It was Lewis’ sixth goal of the season, and third in two postseason ACC matches.
UNC Women's Soccer Downs Irish 2-1 With Goal In 86th Minute
The UNC women’s soccer team will advance to the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time since 2009 after defeating top-seeded (#6 nationally) Notre Dame Friday 2-1 in the 2016 ACC Tournament semifinals. Annie Kingman scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to lift the Tar Heels past its third Top 10 opponent in nine days.
Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At Hospital
UNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital.
Q&A with UNC women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance
The No. 10 UNC women’s soccer team takes on No. 6 Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament semifinal Friday. The matchup will be a chance for the Tar Heels to continue their season turnaround. Assistant Sports Editor Jeremy Vernon sat down with Coach Anson Dorrance to discuss the team’s revival, his thoughts on its progress and the upcoming game against the Fighting Irish.
Bridgette Andrzejewski Named ACC Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year
UNC's Bridgette Andrzejewski is the ACC women's soccer freshman of the year as announced Thursday. Andrzejewski is tied for eighth among ACC scorers with 19 points while leading the Tar Heels in both goals and points. She is the second Tar Heel in three years to be named the league's freshman of the year. Megan Buckingham won the award in 2014.
UNC Women's Soccer Sweeps ACC Player of the Week Honors
Following wins over No. 8/5 Florida State and No. 7/9 Virginia, North Carolina sweeps the final weekly awards of the season as freshman forward Madison Schultz is this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and senior defender Hanna Gardner is the Defensive Player of the Week.
UNC Soccer Teams Riding High Entering Postseason
Both the UNC men’s and women’s teams are currently in a great position to challenge for championship glory. Ranked No. 3 in the country, the Tar Heel men earned the top seed for the ACC Tournament. The No. 11 Tar Heel women got their postseason off to a flying start with a 3-0 win over No. 12 Virginia in their ACC Quarterfinal match on Sunday.