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Heather O'Reilly's soccer journey comes full circle with move to Arsenal

Untold numbers of girls dream of playing for the University of North Carolina, the most iconic program in college soccer. Heather O'Reilly is among the few who lived that dream. Countless imagine, too, competing for the U.S. women's national team. O'Reilly is one of even fewer who made that aspiration a reality. Which isn't to say the newest member of Arsenal Ladies FC has run out of dreams. (ESPN.com)

Crystal Dunn ready for English soccer

For someone who has made her living making opposing defenders and goalkeepers uncomfortable, Crystal Dunn has decided to put herself outside of her comfort zone. For the next 18 months, the former North Carolina star will ply her trade with the Chelsea Ladies FC in the Football Association Women’s Super League in England. It certainly will be no easy transition. (Newsday)

Crystal Dunn opens up about why she signed with Chelsea and why her position there won’t matter

Crystal Dunn, the 24-year-old U.S. women’s national team soccer star, has heard those instructions almost her entire life, first on youth soccer fields in New Hyde Park, N.Y., then at the University of North Carolina and most recently from coaches with the Washington Spirit and U.S. national team. (Excelle Sports)

Colton Storm, Walker Hume Selected At MLS SuperDraft

Colton Storm and Walker Hume of the North Carolina men’s soccer team were selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Friday from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Storm was taken 14th overall by Sporting KC, while Hume was drafted in the second round by FC Dallas. Storm recorded two goals and eight assists in 69 games during his four-year collegiate career. (GoHeels.com)

Ashlyn Harris Named CONCACAF Female Goalkeeper of the Year

CONCACAF recently revealed their Female Best XI Awards, honoring Orlando Pride Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris as the Female Goalkeeper of the Year and Defender Ali Krieger as one of the best defenders in the region. Both Harris and Krieger made several appearances for the U.S Women’s National Team this year. Harris traveled with the team to Rio as an alternate. (Orlando City Soccer Club)

Crystal Dunn, rising star in U.S. women’s soccer, departs Washington Spirit for Chelsea

Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women’s national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women’s Soccer League final three months ago. She follows Ali Krieger, who clashed with the coach and owner before being traded to the Orlando Pride in November. (Washington Post)

Allie Long: ‘I want to be the best player in the world’

The soccer season never ends for Allie Long. When she is not playing with the Portland Thorns or with the U.S. national team, the Northport High School graduate can be found flying to Spain for a soccer-dominated honeymoon, giving a clinic in the Cayman Islands or on Long Island, or getting a head start preparing for the coming season in Houston. (Newsday)

How a 19-hour flight changed Ashlyn Harris’s life forever

Ashlyn Harris traveled to Africa last month to help change the lives of young women. But after one week in the small West African country of Liberia, she returned feeling as though what had changed most was her own life. And for the better. Harris, a goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national team traveled to Monrovia as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy program. (Excelle Sports)

Congratulating UNC's December Graduates

Carolina Athletics congratulates the Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees this fall, many of whom participated in commencement ceremonies on Sunday. In addition to the many hours spent studying for classes and competing in their sports, the group has devoted hundreds of hours to community outreach and leadership training. (GoHeels.com)

UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday season

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)

Crystal Dunn Wins U.S. Soccer Best Individual Performance of 2016

Crystal Dunn had a record night in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship against Puerto Rico, scoring five goals. Dunn not only tied a U.S. WNT record for most goals scored in a game, but it was also her first multi-goal game for the USA. Dunn became the seventh player to score five goals in a match in the 31 years of the WNT program. (US Soccer)

Cam Lindley Selected TDS Freshman Of The Year

TopDrawerSoccer has named UNC midfielder Cam Lindley its 2016 Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Year. Lindley also earned third team Best XI honors and Mauricio Pineda was selected to the Freshman Best XI first team. Lindley also earned Freshman of the Year and first team honors from the ACC. Earlier this week he was named a second team All-America by the NSCAA. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Ranked 4th In Final 2016 NSCAA Poll

North Carolina men's soccer finished the 2016 season with a No. 4 ranking according to the final Top 25 poll released by the NSCAA on Tuesday. North Carolina (14-3-4) receives its best final ranking since 2011 when the program was No. 1 following its NCAA Championship title that year. The Tar Heels have finished in the top-10 eight times in the last nine seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Tobin Heath Named 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

Tobin Heath has been voted the 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. Heath, who has long been a fan favorite for her entertaining style of play and dynamic work with the ball, wins the award for the first time in her ninth year with the U.S. Women’s National Team. She won after earning 40 percent of the vote. Crystal Dunn came in second with 34 percent. (US Soccer)

A Time To Stand Strong

It took me two full days to be able to sit down and write this. This isn’t about me, though, and ultimately I gritted my teeth and placed my fingers back on the keyboard to get this out. This is about a team, a group of men who’ve sacrificed so much to be a part of the UNC soccer program, who’ve given their hearts and efforts to the jersey they don for their university. (GoHeels.com)

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