Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
Taylor Otto, Alessia Russo Named To TDS Freshman All-America Team
A pair of standout Tar Heel freshman players from UNC's 2017 ACC women's soccer championship team were named Wednesday to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI teams. Freshman defender Taylor Otto of Apex, N.C. was named to the first-team freshman Best XI while freshman forward Alessia Russo was tapped for the second-team squad.
Always A Good Day To Be A Tar Heel
Midfielder Cam Lindley talked about his disappointment of not going to the national championship because that means he doesn't get to play with this family again. It's there that it hits you. This is what it means to be a Tar Heel. It's the journey, not necessarily the destination that makes Chapel Hill and all those associated with it special. This is what makes us a family.
Indiana Slips Past UNC In NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup
No. 2 seed Indiana scored early in the second half to earn a 1-0 victory over No. 3 North Carolina in a NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup semifinal match Friday night between two of the powerhouse programs of the sport. Indiana broke the deadlock by converting a corner kick in the 50th minute. Trevor Swartz served a ball to the far post that Andrew Gutman tapped in.
NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: North Carolina vs. Indiana
If Friday’s semifinal between 9th seed Stanford and 5th seed Akron is a bit of a surprise match-up, the night’s later match-up between perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Indiana is the game everyone has been looking forward to. Two very different styles of play face off – high octane offense against shut down defense, both with pedigreed coaches at the helm.
UNC Men's Soccer: Chasing Excellence
The Tar Heels have reached the College Cup for the second straight season. Just 363 days before, their season ended on this stage. Some players spoke during the preseason of the bitter taste they experienced after Stanford advanced past UNC in penalty kicks in the national semifinals in Houston. And yet now that they've returned, they're seeking more than just redemption.
Tar Heels Get Ready For Hoosiers In College Cup Semifinals
Travel days are always interesting. What do you expect when you try to move 35 players and staff across the country for the final four. But, luckily for the Tar Heels the trip to Philadelphia for its semifinal matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers was painless. UNC will face Indiana on Friday at 8:45 p.m. live on ESPNU for a spot in the national championship.
Cam Lindley, Alan Winn Named To United Soccer Coaches All-America Team
UNC midfielder Cam Lindley and forward Alan Winn were both named All-Americans by United Soccer Coaches on Thursday. Lindley, a second team All-American last season, earned first team honors and Winn was named to the second team. Lindley, one of three underclassman to be named to the first team, leads the Tar Heels in total points, shots on goal and assists.
Alessia Russo Named Second-Team Soccer All-America
UNC freshman forward Alessia Russo was named Thursday to the second-team All-America squad named by the United Soccer Coaches Association of America. Russo's All-America accolade capped a brilliant season in which she led the team in goals and was named MVP of the 2017 ACC Tournament, leading UNC to its first ACC championship since 2009.
UNC Men's Soccer to Face Indiana in College Cup Semifinals
The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Indiana Hoosiers in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8:45 p.m. ET at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The game will air live on ESPNU. This is will be the sixth time in the last 10 years that the Tar Heels will be in the College Cup, more than any other program during that time.
Janelle Bailey Thriving, Olympic Sports Notes
Over the past two seasons, the North Carolina women's basketball team's first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1989-91, the Tar Heels' most glaring weakness has been the lack of a reliable post presence. The sample size might be limited. But through eight games this season, freshman center Janelle Bailey has appeared to be the solution to that problem.
Winn & Wright Push Tar Heels Back To College Cup
Veterans like Alan Winn and Zach Wright help establish a culture. And because of them, the Tar Heels are making back-to-back College Cup appearances for the first time since they went four straight years from 2008-2011. "I couldn't be happier with these two guys right now, because it just seems like yesterday they showed up," said coach Carlos Somoano.
UNC Men's Soccer Tops Fordham 2-1, Heads Back To College Cup
North Carolina punched its ticket back to the NCAA Men's College Cup with a 2-1 win over Fordham Saturday night in front of a standing room only crowd (Highlights
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Four Tar Heels Earn All-South Region Men's Soccer Honors
UNC placed four players on the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Division I Men's Soccer All-South Regional Team. Alex Comsia, Cam Lindley and Alan Winn were named to the first team and Zach Wright to the third team. The Tar Heels tied Wake Forest for most players selected on the first team. Comsia has led a stingy UNC defense this year that's limited opponents to only 17 goals.
Chansky’s Notebook: The ‘Other’ Soccer Team
Guess what? Carolina Men’s Soccer is pretty darn good, too! Over the last 10 seasons, UNC leads all other programs in NCAA tournament victories with 22; Sweet 16 appearances with nine; Elite 8 appearances with eight and five trips to the Men’s College Cup. Should the Tar Heels defeat Fordham Saturday, they will reach the Men’s College Cup for the sixth time in 10 years.
Alan Winn, Cam Lindley named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists
North Carolina forward Alan Winn and midfielder Cam Lindley have been named semifinalists for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in college soccer. UNC joins Stanford as the only two teams with multiple players on the list. Winn, a first team All-ACC selection, leads the Tar Heels in goals (10) this season despite missing five games due to injury.