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UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday seasonThe 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 2016Crystal 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 YearTopDrawerSoccer 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 PollNorth 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 YearTobin 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 StrongIt 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)
Cam Lindley Named To NSCAA All-America TeamUNC freshman Cam Lindley earned second team All-America honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Lindley, from Carmel, Indiana, started all 21 matches and recorded seven assists for North Carolina in his 2016 rookie campaign. He was named the ACC Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-ACC selection. (GoHeels.com)
Stanford Advances Past UNC Into NCAA Men's Soccer Final On PKsStanford advanced past North Carolina on penalty kicks, 10-9, in a classic NCAA Tournament semifinal match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night. Stanford made all 10 of its penalty kick attempts and advanced when the attempt by UNC's Alex Comsia sailed high over the goal. The Cardinal advances to face Wake Forest on Sunday for the NCAA title. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer - This Is Who We AreUNC's 2016 storybook season came to an end at the College Cup, but the journey was full of memories and "Sweet Lovin". Thank you to Soccer Social for the airport dancing footage.
Men's Soccer in Final Four headlines big NCAA FridayNeed more Tar Heel sports action in your life? You can watch two North Carolina teams compete in advanced stages of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The UNC Men's Soccer team and UNC's women's volleyball team both look to keep their tournament runs alive Friday in primetime. Both games are on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)
Alex Comsia Named NCAA Elite 90 Award WinnerUNC sophomore defender Alex Comsia has been named the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for men's soccer for the 2016-17 school year. The award, presented at the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship banquet Thursday evening in Houston, recognizes the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average competing at each championship site (GoHeels.com)
Abby Elinsky: A Love Never LostThe UNC Women's Soccer team would play two more games without Abby. She remained in Cleveland with her family, spending many mornings paddle boarding out on the lake behind her house. It was her place to be alone. It was how she began to process the tragedy. When the girls found out the date of the funeral, they immediately began looking up flights. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer To Meet Stanford In National SemifinalNorth Carolina and Stanford will face off in the second national semifinal match on Friday at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup in Houston, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app. No. 9 seed North Carolina (14-3-3) reached the College Cup with a thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory over Providence this past Friday. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn, Tobin Heath Finalists For U.S. Soccer Female Player of the YearU.S. Soccer has announced the five nominees for the 2016 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year’s field features Crystal Dunn, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, and Becky Sauerbrunn. Dunn added 14 goals, recorded eight assists and played in all 25 matches to conclude her best year with the WNT. Heath also turned in an impressive 2016. (U.S. Soccer)
Video: Overtime Golden Goal sends UNC to College CupThe Tar Heels are back in the Final Four. North Carolina needed overtime and a sweet Drew Murphy goal from outside the box to advance to the College Cup. This will be UNC's seventh College Cup. The Tar Heels have won championships in 2001 and 2011. (Carolina Blue)