Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Soccer.
Heather O’Reilly leaves Arsenal
Former United States international Heather O'Reilly joined Arsenal Football Club in January 2017 and went on to make 38 appearances during her 18 months in north London, scoring four goals. A fan favourite, Heather helped Arsenal lift its fifth Continental Cup title and played a key part in us reaching last season’s SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
Crystal Dunn voted NWSL player of the week
North Carolina Courage forward Crystal Dunn has been voted the National Women’s Soccer League player of the week. Dunn scored the opening goal of the match to help the Courage earn a 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC in Piscataway, NJ. The Courage improved to 7-0-2 and tied the NWSL record for the best nine-game start to a season since the 2014 Seattle Reign FC.
Former UNC Soccer Player Lucy Bronze Named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year
Olympique Lyonnais and England defender Lucy Bronze has been crowned 2018 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year. Bronze, who played at UNC and headed Manchester City's opening goal as they beat Birmingham City to win the Women's FA Cup in May 2017, was presented with the award by her aunt, Julie Tough, in front of her cheering Lyon team-mates.
North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR Recognitions
The NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
Mia Hamm reflects on friendship with Pat Summitt during trip to Knoxville
One of the greatest soccer players of all time was in Knoxville on Saturday. Mia Hamm, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup champion, helped host her TeamFirst Academy soccer camp for kids. Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch, both former stars of USA women's soccer and teammates of Hamm at UNC, also hosted the camp.
Interview with Heather O’Reilly
At 33 and with a hugely decorated international career behind her, Heather O’Reilly insists that she is still learning in England, “The football has been really impressive, the tactical awareness is so good here. You can tell that players here have been watching and analysing football their entire lives. In the US, we probably don’t quite have that yet.”
UNC's Emily Fox, Brianna Pinto Invited to U.S. U-20 National Soccer Team Training Camp
As the United States Under-20 Women’s Soccer National Team prepares for its 10-day training camp in Carson, California, a pair of Tar Heels were invited to take part. Rising sophomore defender Emily Fox and incoming freshman midfielder Brianna Pinto join a group of 24 players competing for 21 roster spots on the USA’s 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup team.
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse
Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
Tobin Heath is making her way back from injuries
Tobin Heath, a U.S. national team veteran considered among the best players in the world, has returned to her NWSL club after spending the better part of the past year dealing with injuries. Reflecting on the year, Heath was clearly frustrated during with her lengthy stay on the sideline. A long-lingering back injury kept Heath off the field for the Thorns for nearly all of 2017.
Frances Reuland Has Goals Beyond Soccer at UNC
Not every 21-year-old’s prospects are as bright as Frances Reuland’s. A senior majoring in Spanish and Environment and Ecology, Reuland not only plays on the UNC women’s soccer team, but maintains a 4.0 average. During her first two years at UNC, Reuland was preparing for medical school. A study-abroad trip to Argentina, however, piqued her interest in public health.
Lucy Bronze Nominated for 2018 BBC Footballer of the Year
Former North Carolina women's soccer standout Lucy Bronze has been nominated for the 2018 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award. The winner will be revealed on Tuesday, May 22. Bronze was named Professional Football Association Women's Player of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and also the English Football Association's Player of the Year in 2015.
Video: UNC Athletics Facilities Construction Update
North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton and Mike Bunting, Assistant Athletic Director for Facility Planning and Management, put on their hard hats to give an on-site update on the progress of the University's extensive athletic facilities makeover taking place in Chapel Hill over the past year.
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated the many talents of Tar Heel student-athletes Monday evening at the sixth-annual Rammy Awards. The show opened with a highlight video and ended with the North Carolina alma mater. The hour in between included laughter, cheers, tears, bloopers and, of course, an appearance by everyone's favorite Carolina canine, Remington.
UNC Men's Soccer Finishes As Undefeated Champions Of U.S. Soccer Spring Program
The UNC men's soccer team capped off an undefeated spring season with a 1-0 defeat of rival Duke on Saturday to be named champions of the inaugural U.S. Soccer Spring College Program. A Jeremy Kelly goal midway through the second half proved to be the difference. Overall, the Tar Heels finished 5-0 on the spring season and outscored opponents 13-2.
UNC Men's Soccer Continues Undefeated Spring Season with Win Over Wake Forest
North Carolina continued its undefeated spring men's soccer season with a 2-0 victory against Wake Forest to move to 4-0 in the U.S. Soccer Spring College Program, the only unbeaten team in the program. The Tar Heels fifth and final game of the spring season will take place next Saturday against Duke in Winston-Salem. The game time has yet to be determined.