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Carolina Named 2017 ACC Men’s Soccer Favorite

North Carolina is the Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer preseason favorite to win the league championship, according to a vote of the league's 12 head coaches. The Tar Heels were named by five coaches as this year's team to beat for the ACC Championship. Wake Forest received three votes, followed by Clemson with two. Notre Dame and Virginia each received one vote. (GoHeels.com)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

Jessie Scarpa Named To Preseason Best XI Team by Top Drawer Soccer

UNC junior forward Jessie Scarpa has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's Division I preseason Best XI team announced Monday. In addition, freshman defender Lotte Wubben-Moy, a native of England, who will join the Tar Heels on August 23 and is projected as UNC's starter at center back this year, was tapped for Top Drawer Soccer's Freshman Best XI. (GoHeels.com)

Orlando Pride’s Ashlyn Harris uses battle with addiction, anger to show fans they are not alone

By sharing her past struggles with depression, aggression and addiction, Ashlyn Harris has forged deep connections with fans. “There’s a gentleman who’s older, who said I’ve helped save his life, who’s contemplated suicide,” Harris said. “You bet I’m going go over, say hello, give him a hug, see how he’s doing. Five minutes is worth saving anyone’s life.” (Orlando Sentinel)

Rose, Pieters Score In 3-1 UNC Men's Soccer Win Over Coastal

Freshman Alex Rose scored twice in his collegiate debut, and Jelani Pieters added a goal and an assist in leading North Carolina to a 3-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in an exhibition match Sunday night from WakeMed Soccer Park. Carolina visits South Carolina on Thursday in its final tuneup match. Kick off from Columbia, South Carolina is slated for 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Begins Sunday With Coastal Carolina Exhibition

The first chance to see the No. 4 North Carolina men's soccer team in the 2017 season is right around the corner. The Tar Heels host 19th-ranked Coastal Carolina in an exhibition match on Sunday, Aug. 13 at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE to all games this season at WakeMed, including Sunday evening's top-25 matchup. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Welcomes Men's Soccer Newcomers At First Training Session Of 2017

A new season brings new faces and a new training ground in 2017, but the same expectations are still there for the fourth-ranked North Carolina men's soccer team. The campaign officially got underway on Wednesday morning with a training session that lasted just shy of two hours under a bright blue sky at the new practice facility off Old Mason Farm Road. (GoHeels.com)

Bridgette Andrzejewski Named To Hermann Trophy Watch List

UNC sophomore forward Bridgette Andrzejewski is among 30 female candidates on the 2017 Hermann Trophy Watch List. Andrzejewski was the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2016 while leading the Tar Heels to the College Cup. She was also an NSCAA coaches third-team All-America selection. The Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. (GoHeels.com)

Cam Lindley Named To Hermann Trophy Watch List

Cam Lindley, the reigning ACC Freshman of the Year, will begin his sophomore campaign at North Carolina listed on the 2017 Men's MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year. (GoHeels.com)

Interview with UNC assistant women's soccer coach Chris Ducar

This week, I had the amazing privilege of speaking with Chris Ducar, one of the most respected men in all of soccer. Coach Ducar is entering his 22nd season as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the North Carolina Tar Heels. “The competitive cauldron. Every day, every practice, we compete and we track results. You either win, or you lose.” (USA Today)

UNC Athletic Facilities Construction Live Updates

Construction is well underway on a series of new UNC athletics facilities, including the football indoor practice facility, the soccer and lacrosse stadium, the track & field and practice fields complex near Finley Golf Course and the field hockey complex. Tar Heel fans can keep up with the progress of the construction with live footage of the projects as they're built. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Soccer Family

UNC men’s soccer is looking for it all this year. In 2016, they made it to the College Cup in Houston, only to lose in a shootout to Stanford. Thursday it was announced that the Tar Heels were No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. This number, while meaningful in terms of talent and expectations, doesn’t faze head coach Carlos Somoano’s men. (Argyle Report)

UNC Women's Soccer Checks In At No. 6 In Preseason Coaches Poll

Coach Anson Dorrance's 2017 UNC women's soccer team is ranked sixth in the preseason poll issued Friday by the United Soccer Coaches Association. North Carolina, returning six starters off its 2016 team which reached the NCAA semifinals before falling to West Virginia, was 17-4-4 a year ago. The Tar Heels are one of six ACC teams in the preseason Top 25. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Coaches Poll

UNC begins the 2017 season ranked No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. The eight ACC men's soccer programs included in the poll is more than twice as many as from any other conference. Wake Forest, at No. 2, is the only ACC school ahead of the Tar Heels. Both reached the College Cup last season and are expected to battle for top honors again. (GoHeels.com)

Allie Long never quit, now emerging as star with U.S. Women's National Team

Allie Long sprinted onto the field in the 86th minute Sunday and was on the pitch when the U.S. Women's National Team completed its comeback to beat Brazil 4-3 in the Tournament of Nations. With Sunday's appearance, Long has played in 25 consecutive games for the U.S. Women's National Team dating back to April 2016. She has started an incredible 21 of those games. (Oregonian)

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