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Eric Ebron, Crystal Dunn Win Patterson MedalCrystal Dunn, the first player to win ACC women's soccer player of the year awards for both offense and defense, and record-setting football tight end Eric Ebron are the recipients of the 2013-14 Patterson Medals, the top awards for career athletic achievement awarded at the University of North Carolina. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on athletic accomplishment. The recipients must have played at least three seasons for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Mia Hamm brings soccer academy to CabarrusMia Hamm’s stop in Cabarrus County this week is probably her first, as far as she can remember. Along with two former teammates from UNC, Olympic and World Cup teams – Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch – Hamm will help lead the Team First Soccer Academy Camp on July 25-27 at Cabarrus County’s Frank Liske Park. (Charlotte Observer)
Former UNC goalkeeper Scott Goodwin talks about playing for Carolina RailhawksScott Goodwin, former North Carolina men’s soccer goalkeeper and member of the 2011 national championship team, plays for the Carolina RailHawks, the North American Soccer League team based in Raleigh. He has led his team to victories over two Major League Soccer teams in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. (Daily Tar Heel)
GOOOOOOAL! Soccer’s illustrious history at UNCIn the 1930s, soccer was offered as an activity in Physical Education classes and as a club sport. Men’s soccer gained varsity status in 1947, and just one year later the team won the Southern Conference title. In 1963, Nigerian student Edwin Okoroma joined the soccer team, becoming the first black varsity athlete at the university. (University Archives)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 10No. 10: Carolina 3, Duke 0 - Women's Soccer, Oct. 31, 2013: UNC entered the final 10 days of the 2013 regular season with some work to do to guarantee a home game in the ACC quarterfinals. Wins over Clemson and Wake Forest put the Tar Heels in good shape for a coveted top-4 seed, but an emphatic win over Duke in the regular season finale ensured that Fetzer Field would host games into November. (GoHeels.com)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 15-No. 11No. 13: Carolina 4, Virginia 2 - Baseball, April 20, 2014: A young Carolina squad had gone toe-to-toe with the top-ranked Cavaliers in the first two games of a midseason ACC series, falling 3-2 and 3-1 before entering the Easter Sunday finale with hopes of avoiding a sweep. The Tar Heels did just that due in large part to their two most consistent performers of 2014 - Michael Russell and Reilly Hovis. (GoHeels.com)
Scott Goodwin's journey to RailHawk successScott Goodwin knows a thing or two about home field advantage – from winning state championships at Broughton to winning a national championship at UNC, the Carolina RailHawks goalie has played many games in front of a pro-Goodwin crowd. “Every time playing around here I always have a big fan base and everything, a lot of family and friends coming to watch,” said Goodwin. (WRAL Sports Fan)
My Carolina Experience: Heather O'ReillyHeather O'Reilly is a legend on the soccer field and yet one of her proudest accomplishments off the pitch was receiving her degree from UNC. "It was important to earn my degree because I valued my education. A degree from the University of North Carolina is something I am very proud of and it will help me continue my career when my days playing professional soccer are done." (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Indi Cowie Freestyles In All 32 World Cup JerseysIndi Cowie, UNC women's soccer undergraduate assistant coach and Guinness Book of World Record-holding freestyle soccer star, posts her video homage to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Cowie, from Raleigh, NC, shows off her amazing freestyle skills wearing jerseys from all 32 of the nations that qualified for this year's World Cup in Brazil.
Looking Back at the Legendary Career of Mia HammBefore she became the greatest women’s soccer player of all time and the face of the sport for a entire generation, Mia Hamm was in Chapel Hill helping the Lady Tar Heels soccer team, under head coach Anson Dorrance. While their, she helped the Tar Heels soccer program become one of the most successful and dominant programs in all of college sports. (Keeping It Heel)
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
UNC 0-for-This Year in ACC Team Titles?Barring UNC winning one of the last three championships, the Heels will finish the 2013-14 season without winning a single official ACC title in any team sport. What's worse UNC only had one team finish in the first place. The women's tennis team ended up in a four way tie for first during regular season play. Per UNC, the Tar Heels have never not won at least one ACC title in something. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014.