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Mia Hamm: The most powerful woman in soccer?She's one of the most powerful women in football after cracking one of sports' most notorious glass ceilings, but even Mia Hamm is not immune from the demands of domestic drudgery. "Sorry for all of the noise," she says as the clatter of workmen and screaming kids crackles down the phone line. "The people who were supposed to be here 30 minutes ago to fix our carpets have just shown up!" (CNN)
Sandlot Soccer Action at North Carolina Draws Elite TalentIt was 11:19 a.m. on a gray Wednesday in April, and Anson Dorrance, the UNC women’s soccer coach, who has won 21 national titles, had yet to arrive to Noon Ball — a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals that actually begins 45 minutes before noon to account for the daily practice of the men’s soccer team, at 2:30 p.m. (New York Times)
UNC Soccer Programs Help Stop World HungerThe University of North Carolina men's and women's soccer teams recently teamed up with Stop Hunger Now to help fight worldwide hunger. The two programs came together and packaged meals that were sent to Nicaragua as part of a total of 285,000 meals sent out to those in need, and support the organization's vision of "a world without hunger." (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
Six Tar Heels Named To 2015 World Cup TeamWith 55 days until the USA's opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the United States on women's soccer's grandest stage Tuesday. Six former University of North Carolina Tar Heels have been named to the team - the most from any university program. (GoHeels.com)
ESPN.com Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We'll be highlighting some of the top teams, athletes and moments that characterized greatness in sports from 1995 to 2015. Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods -- which athletes defined the pinnacle of sports over the past two decades? Our staff chose the following athletes as the best of the best. (ESPN.com)
Kristine Lilly to be inducted to National Soccer Hall of FameFormer U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 14. Lilly is the sport’s all-time international caps leader, having played 352 games for the United States from 1987-2010. Lilly enters the Hall of Fame after appearing in international competition for 21 different years over a 24-year span. (US Soccer)
My Carolina Experience: Anson DorranceWith a story like Anson Dorrance’s, one would venture to speculate that he was fashioned into human form by the Soccer Gods themselves. The reality is, this legend was molded by experience, led by passion, and has been sustained through utter determination. Dorrance grew up the son of an international oil businessman. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Maintain Third In Directors' Cup StandingsThe University of North Carolina athletic program maintained its spot in third place in the latest fall standings for the 2014-15 Learfield Directors’ Cup which were released Thursday. The UNC program has had a banner fall with five sports already scoring in the competition. Two more sports – volleyball and football – will be counted into the rankings on December 24 and January 15, respectively. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 15Bruce Carter played well on Sunday Night Football, making six tackles and grabbing a game-sealing interception. Giovani Bernard had 79 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. All-America honors for two UNC men's soccer players. The volleyball team defeated Oregon to advance to the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history, but fell to Texas in the round of eight. (GoHeels.com)
Congratulations To The Tar Heel GraduatesUNC held its Winter Commencement on Sunday, and approximately two dozen student-athletes are among the nearly 1,000 undergraduates who completed their degrees this month. After finishing finals this week, several Tar Heels took the time to look back on their years at UNC. Here are some of the highlights of their Carolina careers: (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 12It appears Kentucky has lost a starter to a torn ACL. Jonathan Cooper got his second career start in the Thursday night game as Arizona beat St. Louis, 12-6. Ed Davis is adjusting to a starting role with the Lakers. Three Tar Heels were invited to the MLS combine. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Rundown: December 9The Tar Heels went shopping for underprivileged families on Monday afternoon. The funds are generated by the sale of team-signed basketballs. Touching tribute to Stuart Scott last night from the ESPN crew at Lambeau. 22 points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson. Some interesting details on the Quick Lane Bowl matchup, how it came about, and Eric Ebron is already talking a little trash. (GoHeels.com)