Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
‘You’re going to see a different Crystal Dunn’ this year
Paul Riley expects Crystal Dunn will regain the form this year that made her one of the most lethal and exciting players in U.S. women’s soccer. Dunn, who joined the North Carolina Courage after a year-long stint with Chelsea in England, was named the National Women’s Soccer League’s MVP while capturing Golden Boot honors (15 goals) as well in 2015.
UNC Men's Soccer Beats Clemson 4-1 In First Spring Game
North Carolina kicked off its spring soccer season with a 4-1 win over Clemson on Sunday in Chapel Hill. The Carolina offense picked up where it left off last season as the top scoring team in the country thanks to goals by Mauricio Pineda, Jack Skahan, Lucas del Rosario and Jelani Pieters. Next up, UNC will visit Georgetown on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m.
Total Tar Heels: Feb. 28, 2018
Total Tar Heels provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and things they do away from competition. Luke Maye, a junior on the men's basketball team, has earned Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for Academic All-America recognition. Austin Proehl (football) was selected as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup.
Crystal Dunn leaves Chelsea Ladies for North Carolina Courage
Crystal Dunn has left Chelsea Ladies to join the North Carolina Courage. Dunn joined Chelsea from Washington Spirit in January 2017. Initially playing as a striker, the 25-year-old was switched to wing-back as Chelsea won the WSL Spring Series. "The opportunity to return to the USA felt like the right decision at this stage of my career," Dunn said.
Meghan Klingenberg out to prove that she still deserves spot with U.S. Women's National Team
Meghan Klingenberg was an indispensable piece of the USA's backline at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She played every minute of every game in the tournament, helping the U.S. Women's National Team to its first World Cup title since 1999. But three years later, the 29-year-old is fighting to prove that she still deserves a spot on the international stage.
Houston Dash’s Kealia Ohai cleared to play after summer knee injury
Eight months after she suffered the worst injury of her career, Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ohai, the club's all-time leading scorer, has been cleared for all soccer activities following the rehabilitation of the ACL in her left knee, which she tore during a game on June 24. The last seven months have been grueling.
Anson Dorrance on the politics of soccer and the women's pro game
Anson Dorrance coached the USA to its first Women's World Cup title in 1991 and the North Carolina Tar Heels to 22 national championships. More than 60 of his UNC players have played for the U.S. national team, including six on the USA's 2015 World Cup-winning roster. We checked in with Dorrance in the wake of Carlos Cordeiro being elected U.S. Soccer president.
Tar Heels Announce Women's Soccer Recruiting Class
UNC has signed five student-athletes to National Letters-Of-Intent for the Tar Heel women's soccer program. Tar Heel head coach Anson Dorrance announced the signings this week. Claudia Dickey will be a two-sport athlete at Carolina, also playing basketball. Dickey was a member of the U18 and U20 National Women's Soccer Teams in 2016 and 2017.
Carlos Somoano Named to 2018 SSC Hall Of Fame
The Sunshine State Conference announced Tuesday that UNC Men's Soccer coach Carlos Somoano will be inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame. Somoano has an overall record of 107-26-21 and is the active leader in winning percentage (.638) among DI men's soccer coaches. He's led the Tar Heels to three College Cups and seven straight NCAA Tournaments.
Tar Heels Celebrate Girls And Women In Sports
The group of girls had attended the event before. Still, when UNC celebrated the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Sunday at Fetzer Gym, each one arrived just as excited about spending the afternoon with Tar Heel student-athletes from nine women's sports teams. Perhaps the largest crowds formed around the rowing station.
Tar Heel Lorrie Fair returns to Carolina
More than a decade after she graduated from North Carolina with a degree in communications and mathematics and as a three-time national champion on the women’s soccer team, Lorrie Fair Allen is back at Carolina. Allen is enrolled in the master of public administration program at the School of Government. “I get to be a double Tar Heel!” Allen said.
Mia Hamm remains a soccer hero to fans of all ages
Mia Hamm won four NCAA titles. She later became a hero to millions of girls around the country. Hamm was part of Women’s World Cup championship teams in 1991 and 1999. She helped the U.S. win gold at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics. Hamm, whose 46th birthday is next month, retired from playing soccer 14 years ago. But she still has plenty of young fans.
Three UNC Women's Soccer Players Named Academic All-ACC
Three UNC women's soccer players have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team. Tar Heels named to the squad, which recognizes academic and athletic performance, were Megan Buckingham, Julia Ashley and Dorian Bailey. Student-athletes must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester, as well as a cumulative 3.0 to qualify.
Alex Comsia Named To All-ACC Academic Men's Soccer Team
Alex Comsia, a junior majoring in business administration, has been named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Team for men's soccer, announced Thursday. The honor recognizes student-athletes from conference schools who excel academically and athletically. Comsia, a defender from North Vancouver, British Columbia, started all 22 games for the Tar Heels in 2017.
Video: Fancy footwork on display at Carolina
Tap dancer, choreographer and MacArthur 'Genius' grant winner Michelle Dorrance and her dance troupe join soccer freestyling sensation Indi Cowie for a series of performances on campus. Dorrance and Cowie have a connection dating back to when Cowie played soccer for Dorrance's father, Anson Dorrance, at UNC.