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Video: Girls and Women in Sports Day at UNCThe annual Girls and Women in Sports Day took place in Fetzer Gym on Sunday, January 17. Hundreds of children had the opportunity to spend time with their favorite Carolina women's teams.
UNC Trio Picked In MLS SuperDraft First RoundIt was a banner day for the UNC men’s soccer program with three players - Omar Holness, Jordan McCrary and Jonathan Campbell - all selected in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Holness, the Jamaican International, was taken fifth overall by Real Salt Lake, followed by McCrary who went to the New England Revolution with the 10th selection. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Third In Final Fall Director's Cup StandingsUNC is in third place in the final fall sports Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Tar Heels amassed 342 points in the fall, including 90 by the field hockey team, which reached the final four for the 20th time and played in its 16th national championship game. Carolina is third nationally behind Stanford (479.5) and Syracuse (347.5). (GoHeels.com)
Mia Hamm, Will Ferrell, Other Los Angeles Football Club Owners Reveal Official CrestThursday, scores of energized fans of the Los Angeles Football Club gathered at Union Station and joined Will Ferrell, Mia Hamm Garciaparra, Nomar Garciaparra, sports and entertainment legend Peter Guber, businessman Henry Nguyen, and other key club owners, elected officials and city leaders for the official unveiling of the new team’s crest and colors. (Los Angeles Football Club)
Interview: The fighting spirit of Meghan KlingenbergIf there's one thing we've learned about the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) during the 2015 Women's World Cup, is that each player on that squad packs a powerful punch in her own way. And that can be said especially for defender Meghan Klingenberg (the kids call her "Kling"). (Examiner.com)
Video: MEGisode 3 - Chapel ThrillFormer North Carolina soccer star Meghan Klingenberg and her five Tar Heel World Champion teammates return to Chapel Hill.
Tobin Heath Brings Flair & Experience to U.S. Women's Soccer's Olympic PrepWhen Tobin Heath first emerged with the United States women's national team in 2008, she did so as part of a trio of talented youngsters that also included Lauren Holiday and Amy Rodriguez. Dubbed "The New Kids," the three college-aged players were fighting for spots on the Olympic team that would compete in Beijing that year. (American Soccer Now)
Profile of an icon: Mia HammThe most palatable situation is this: Footballers do not have to be positive role models, but they can choose to be. As well as entertaining the current generation, they can use their positions to influence, inspire and assist the next. No player in football’s history has been a greater influence and role model than Mia Hamm. (Football 365)
Mia Hamm's Name Is on Nike's Biggest BuildingWhat does it take for a female athlete to get some recognition? For U.S. women’s national soccer star Mia Hamm, having a building named after her isn’t enough—even for the people who work in it. Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., is a gargantuan compound of 44 buildings and a staff of about 9,200. (Fortune)
Jonathan Campbell Named First Team Scholar All-AmericaJonathan Campbell added another award to his full trophy case on Thursday when the UNC defender was named to the Scholar All-America First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The recent UNC grad compiled a 3.92 grade-point-average as a business administration major. His GPA was tops among the 11 members of the first team. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Named First Team Soccer All-AmericaJonathan Campbell earned first team All-America honors on Friday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A first team All-ACC selection from Greensboro, N.C., Campbell also earned first team Academic All-America honors during his 2015 senior campaign. Earlier this week he was named All-South Region first team by the NSCAA. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Indi Cowie - Carmichael Arena Soccer FreestyleCarmichael Arena, once home to UNC Men's Basketball and Michael Jordan, NOW soccer freestyle. Hope y'all enjoy!
Campbell, George, McCrary Named to All-South Region Soccer TeamNorth Carolina men’s soccer seniors Jonathan Campbell, Raby George and Jordan McCrary were named to the 2015 NSCAA Division I All-South Region Teams. Campbell and George landed on the first team, while McCrary earned third-team honors. Campbell, a first team All-ACC selection from Greensboro, N.C., garnered his second career all-region selection. (GoHeels.com)
Paige Nielsen Named First-Team Senior All-AmericaUNC senior defender Paige Nielsen was among 10 finalists for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and was named first-team Senior All-America by the Senior CLASS Award Committee. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Named MAC Hermann Trophy SemifinalistUNC senior defender Jonathan Campbell has been named a semifinalist for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in college soccer. Campbell, a first team All-ACC selection, is one of the top defenders in college soccer. Serving as the Tar Heel team captain in 2015, Campbell guided UNC to the NCAA Round of 16 for the third time in his four seasons. (GoHeels.com)