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Paige Nielsen leaving footprint as a Tar Heel

What started out as a dream became a possibility. What was once a possibility became reality. For Paige Nielsen, reality has become surreal. Now a senior at North Carolina, it doesn’t seem so long ago that she was attending Husker soccer camps and playing for Lincoln Southeast. Then, with the support of her mother, Nielsen chased her ultimate dream. (Lincoln Journal Star)

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Alums Dish on Pre-Game Dance Tradition

UNC women's soccer alums Jessica Mcdonald, Kealia Ohai and Meghan Klingenberg reflect on how dance became a huge part of the team's culture during their time at UNC, a tradition that we still carry on today. View Video...

Video: UNC Men's Soccer - Fresh Cutz With Andy Lopez

Andy Lopez takes GoHeelsTV on a tour of the various and intriguing hair styles on the North Carolina men's soccer team. View Video...

Spirit Forward Crystal Dunn Wins 2015 Golden Boot

Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was honored Monday as the winner of 2015 NWSL Golden Boot, awarded to the player with the most goals during the regular season. Dunn, 23, led the NWSL in scoring this year with 15 goals to become the youngest winner of the award. The North Carolina product fell one goal shy of matching the NWSL single-season record of 16 goals. (National Women's Soccer League)

Video: UNC Men's Soccer Highlights vs Tulsa

The 4th-ranked Tar Heels (3-0-1) got goals from Zach Wright and Tucker Hume in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win over Tulsa on September 6, 2015. View Video...

Tar Heels Men's Soccer Downs Tulsa, 2-1

No. 4 North Carolina calmed the tempest of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2-1 in the driving rain Sunday night at Fetzer Field. With the Tar Heels controlling the ball for much of the first half, David October delivered a quick pass to Jordan McCrary in the box. A touch from Alan Winn connected with Zach Wright to give Carolina the advantage in the match in the 12th minute of play. (GoHeels.com)

Firstenberg's Goal The Difference As UNC Women's Soccer Rallies

Junior forward Sarah Ashley Firstenberg’s third career goal lifted third-ranked North Carolina to a 2-1 women’s soccer victory over 15th-ranked Southern California Sunday in the Duke Nike Classic. For the second straight game, UNC conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes before rallying, beating USC 2-1 Sunday after forging a 1-1 tie with California on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Highlights vs. USC

The fourth-ranked UNC women's soccer team got goals from Jesse Scarpa and Sarah Ashley Firstenburg to top no. 15 Southern Cal by a score of 2-1 on September 6th, 2015. View Video...

UNC Men's Soccer Draws With Wiliiam & Mary

No. 4 North Carolina played to a 1-1 draw with the Tribe of William & Mary Friday night at Fetzer Field. The Tribe was first to strike. A one-touch just before colliding with goalkeeper James Pyle produced the first goal of the game. The collision brought goalkeeper Sam Euler into the game, who recorded three saves throughout the rest of the match. (GoHeels.com)

Buckingham’s Late Goal Earns UNC Women's Soccer A 1-1 Draw

Megan Buckingham’s return from injury was well-timed for the third-ranked UNC women’s soccer team as her goal with less than three minutes remaining allowed the Tar Heels to tie 25th-ranked California Friday night 1-1 in the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium. Buckingham sent a blast off the hands of Cal goalkeeper Emily Boyd into the back of the net with just 2:52 left in regulation time. (GoHeels.com)

Jonathan Campbell Selected A Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

Jonathan Campbell is among sixty NCAA men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and were selected as candidates Thursday for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award. Campbell is a four-year starter for the fourth-ranked Tar Heels. In 2014, Campbell was named a first team Academic All-America and also earned All-ACC honors for the third-straight year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Indi Cowie's Crazy "Three Revolution" Soccer Trick

Check out this crazy soccer trick from Indi Cowie as she nails the "three revolution" juggle move with the soccer ball. Cowie was a former player and assistant coach for the North Carolina women's soccer team. View Video...

UNC men's soccer freshman keeper earns the start

UNC has always been the team James Pyle envisioned himself playing for. After redshirting his freshman season, Pyle earned the starting nod this season from Coach Carlos Somoano after an exhibition season where he allowed only one goal. Pyle proceeded to start both of UNC’s opening matches this weekend — posting two shutouts and collecting eight saves. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Women's Soccer Takes Austin

Go behind the scenes with the UNC women's soccer team on their weekend road trip to Austin, Texas where they went 2-0 and still found time to take over the hotel pool for a painful looking belly flop contest. View Video...

Zach Wright Pushes UNC Men's Soccer Past Broncos

Zach Wright’s first-half goal propelled No. 5 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos Sunday night at Fetzer Field. With five seconds remaining in the first stanza, Andy Lopez had little time to set up the sixth corner of the half, but his cross connected with Wright in the box to put the Tar Heels up 1-0. The sophomore’s header marked his first goal of the season and second in his career. (GoHeels.com)

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