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Crystal Dunn still evolving ahead of OlympicsCrystal Dunn is the reigning National Women’s Soccer League MVP, but to call the Washington Spirit forward’s game a finished product is to ignore the enormity of her potential. At just 23 years old -- and fresh off a 15-goal NWSL campaign -- Dunn’s ceiling is as high as any player in women’s soccer. (CSN Mid-Atlantic)
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final StandingsUNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn: The CallCrystal Dunn: "In 2015 I was coming off a collegiate career at North Carolina during which I had won a national title and the Hermann Trophy as the country’s best player. So when I showed up to training camp for the national team last January, I thought, I just have to push for this spot and show what I can do. I was confident. But things don’t always work out how you planned." (The Players' Tribune)
Soccer star Julia Ashley recalls journey to University of North CarolinaJulia Ashley just completed her freshman year at the University of North Carolina and became a prominent member on the Lady Tar Heels women's soccer team. "It's very different," she said. "It's like a full-time job. I'm with my teammates non-stop, whether it's eating meals or working out or traveling together. But it's great. They're my family and I love it." (Verona-Cedar Grove Times)
Chicago Red Stars to Retire Lori Chalupny’s NumberThe Chicago Red Stars announced Thursday that they will retire club legend and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Lori Chalupny’s number 17 jersey. The former Tar Heel earned her first cap with the U.S. squad in 2001, and she would be a fixture for the next nine years, earning 92 appearances and wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions. (Chicago Red Stars)
Fox mistakes Chris Wondolowski for USWNT's and UNC alum Ashlyn Harris, she respondsFox’s broadcast of the Copa America Centanario has not been without its issues. Perhaps most embarrassingly, Fox has confused players in the Copa with women from the same country. On Tuesday, it happened to the United States’s Chris Wondowlowski, whose yellow card—as astutely spotted by Carli Llyod—was attributed to Ashlyn Harris. (Sports Illustrated)
Tobin Heath set to embrace a new role in her 3rd OlympicsEven Tobin Heath herself has a hard time believing it. She is preparing for her third Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer, and while she is still only 28, that experience means she'll be one of the leaders on and off the field for the U.S. Women's National Team as it attempts to win another gold medal. (NJ.com)
North Carolina Announces 2016 Men's Soccer ScheduleHome matches with ACC rivals NC State and Virginia, and an opening-weekend game with 10-time NCAA champion Saint Louis highlight the 2016 schedule for the UNC men’s soccer program, announced on Wednesday. The 17-game regular season schedule features six contests against clubs that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Championship. (GoHeels.com)
Adelaide Gay Interview: From UNC to Sweden's Top FlightAdelaide Gay is a professional goalkeeper for Kvarnsvedens IK in Sweden's premier league. After spending time at Yale and North Carolina, Gay played with the Portland Thorns and Washington Spirit before traveling overseas to her current club. Adelaide offers a unique perspective on playing abroad, development in the US, and the expectations on playing at UNC. (Everybody Soccer)
Video: Indi Cowie Freestyle Soccer and Trick Shots at UNCFormer UNC soccer player and world-renowned soccer freestyler Indi Cowie shows off her soccer skills and trick shots around campus, from the Quad to the Dean Dome to Kenan Stadium and everywhere in between.
North Carolina's 'yard sale' brings the shoppers outNormally items sold -- such as jerseys, shoes and lacrosse sticks -- get forwarded to the state's surplus store because technically, at a public university, the equipment purchased is state property. That is why the Tar Heels didn't just give the jerseys to the former players who used to wear them and it's also why the university had to allow the public equal opportunity to purchase them. (ESPN.com)
Mia Hamm looks to inspire young playersSoccer royalty was in Wellford, SC Saturday for the start of a two-day camp. Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch were on hand for the Team First Soccer Academy at the Carolina FC facility. The trio founded the camp five years ago, and travel around the country teaching skills to kids of all ages. (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Reactions to the Tar Heel Yard SaleOn May 14, UNC Athletics hosted their first-ever yard sale — selling over 12,000 items — at Eddie Smith Field House. While I have never been Black Friday shopping, after today I feel like I have. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC cleaning out closets with sale of athletics equipmentShoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. Saturday to purchase a piece of Tar Heel history. The athletics department yard sale at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives fans and collectors a chance to cash in. (WRAL.com)
Video: UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale PreviewThe University of North Carolina Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House.