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Three Tar Heels Earn Academic All-America Honors

Three members of the UNC men’s soccer team have earned 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, recognizing achievement in the classroom and on the field. Junior David October was named to the first team and sophomores Nils Bruening and Alex Comsia were named to the third team, announced Tuesday by College Sports Information Directors of America. (

Finding Healing On The Soccer Field

Hudson Owens gets this love of sports from his dad. Whether it was watching a game on television or attending Saturday afternoon youth soccer games, sports always connected the two. When his father passed away from cancer last spring, that connection fueled the student to bring to Carolina what his dad once gave to him: a love for soccer. (

Hume's Golden Goal Lifts UNC Men's Soccer Past FGCU

Tucker Hume's driving header in the 105th minute lifted ninth-seeded North Carolina past FGCU, 3-2, Sunday at Fetzer Field. Hume's goal, his second of the game, sent the Tar Heels into the final 16 of the NCAA Championship for the 16th time in program history. UNC, will face ACC rival Syracuse for a spot in the national quarterfinals next Sunday at 2 p.m. (

No. 6 UNC Women's Soccer Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

Sophomore midfielder Dorian Bailey scored on a long distance shot in the 71st minute as sixth-ranked North Carolina advanced past 12th-ranked Clemson in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship third round on Sunday. It was a hard-fought defensive battle with UNC holding an 11-10 edge in shots and Clemson holding a 3-1 edge in corner kicks. (

Tar Heels Advance to NCAA Women’s Soccer Sweet 16 With Win Over Kansas

The UNC women’s soccer team kept its season alive on Friday with a 2-0 win over Kansas in NCAA Tournament Second Round action at Fetzer Field. Seeking to end the longest national title drought in program history–a span of three years–the No. 2-seeded Tar Heels locked down defensively while receiving goals from Madison Schultz and Maya Worth. (

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. (Daily Tar Heel)

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. (Daily Tar Heel)

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. (

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