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Bill Palladino has been pivotal to 22 national titlesFew achievements in the history of sports match the dominance of UNC women’s soccer. Alongside each other as coaches, Anson Dorrance and Bill Palladino have ended nearly twice as many seasons raising the national championship trophy than not. In 36 years as an assistant coach, Palladino and his team have won 22 national championships, more than every other school in the country combined. (Daily Tar Heel)
“She’s a winner” – How Heather O’Reilly moved from World Cup frustration to NWSL Championship gloryHeather O’Reilly‘s career statistics feature some pretty compelling numbers. Forty-one goals, three Olympic gold medals and one Women’s World Cup title in a whopping 220 career U.S. Women’s National Team appearances (the first of which came way back in 2002, when she was just 17 years old); a nine-year run in professional and semipro club ball featuring eight championship games, seven of which her team won; two national championships and her No. 20 jersey retired by the University of North Carolina in a glittering NCAA tenure. (Soccer Wire)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Tops Northeastern 1-0Tucker Hume picked up his ninth goal of the season to lift the Tar Heels 1-0 over Northeastern on Senior Day Tuesday.
UNC Men's Soccer Honors Seniors With A 1-0 VictoryTucker Hume notched his ninth goal of the season to lift No. 5 North Carolina 1-0 over the Northeastern Huskies on Senior Night Tuesday at Fetzer Field. Carolina (14-1-1) started off the night by celebrating the six seniors on the squad: Jonathan Campbell, Jordan McCrary, Sam Euler, Alex Olofson, Tyler Ray and Raby George. (GoHeels.com)
Andy Lopez Named ACC Men's Soccer Player Of The WeekNorth Carolina’s Andy Lopez and Wake Forest’s Jon Bakero have been named the ACC Men’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week, while Duke’s Markus Fjørtoft was selected as ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Lopez, a redshirt freshman forward from Mission, Texas, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Louisville on Friday night. (GoHeels.com)
Paige Nielsen Tapped As Finalist For Senior CLASS AwardTen NCAA women’s soccer student-athletes were selected as finalists Monday for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in community, classroom, character and competition. Among the 10 women finalists is UNC senior Paige Nielsen. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women’s soccer team eyes postseason playComing off its first win in four games, the UNC women’s soccer team was hunting for another win for its seniors. The No. 9 Tar Heels honored their seniors — Bryane Heaberlin, Summer Green, Katie Bowen, Paige Nielsen and Alexa Newfield — with a flower ceremony before Sunday’s 1-0 win over the No. 6 Clemson Tigers. But Coach Anson Dorrance said the flowers were more than just a formality. (Daily Tar Heel)
#9 UNC Women's Soccer Prevails vs. #6 ClemsonThe UNC women’s soccer team won a defensive battle against Clemson 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field, allowing the Tar Heels to move into a tie for fourth place in the ACC standings with the Tigers. After losing three straight games, ninth-ranked Carolina had a good home weekend, beating 15th-ranked Notre Dame Thursday 2-1 and sixth-ranked Clemson 1-0 Sunday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Clinches Coastal DivisionNorth Carolina clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division with a 2-1 victory over Louisville Friday night at Fetzer Field. North Carolina (13-1-1, 6-1-0 ACC) fell behind early in the second half, but received goals from Tucker Hume and Andy Lopez to earn the come-from-behind victory over the Cardinals. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Lori Chalupny - Friend, Teammate and ChampionAs Lori Chalupny prepares to end her international career, she sits down with the only two other active WNT players from their 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Cup title team to reminisce, reflect on “book-ending” her career with titles in Canada and of course, Heather O’Reilly and Ashlyn Harris have some nice things to say about their long-time teammate.
Video: UNC Women's Soccer's Late Goals Clinch Comeback vs. #15 Notre DameAlexa Newfield and Joanna Boyles each scored late in the second half to lead a 2-1 comeback victory over the #15 Fighting Irish on October 22nd, 2015.
Second Half Heroics By Newfield, Boyles Lift UNC Women's SoccerAlexa Newfield and Joanna Boyles combined to make the key plays in the second half as ninth-ranked North Carolina rallied past 15th-ranked Notre Dame 2-1 in women’s soccer action Thursday night at Fetzer Field. The comeback win halted the Tar Heels’ losing streak at three games and kept them firmly in the picture for a bid to the ACC Tournament. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina OutreachUNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities. (GoHeels.com)
The Lone-Tar Connection“He’s a Texas guy. Texas guys, we just play hard, and that’s what he does,” Carlos Somoano said of Tucker Hume after the forward scored with three seconds left in the first half against North Florida. Somoano has been the Tar Heel men’s soccer head coach since 2011, when he became the second rookie coach in history to win a national championship. (GoHeels.com)
Warren Marshall Leads UNC Men's Soccer To 6-1 Win At CampbellTwo goals from Warren Marshall helped propel No. 5 North Carolina to a 6-1 victory over Campbell Tuesday night. UNC (12-1-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season by scoring a season-high six goals against the Camels, who fall to 5-7 on the season. Carolina wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard in the fifth minute. Tucker Hume drew a foul and a free kick just outside the top of the 18-yard box. (GoHeels.com)