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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.
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)
Mia Hamm returns to UNC for lecture on excellenceThe lights came back on and the masked figures left the room. With the century-old ritual for new member selection to The Order of the Golden Fleece completed, two-time World Cup champion, philanthropist and UNC alumna Mia Hamm took the stage to present the 2014 Frank Porter Graham Lecture on Excellence. (Daily Tar Heel)
Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's TotalWhile representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176. (GoHeels.com)
Video: President Obama Honors 2012-2013 NCAA Division I ChampionsPresident Obama hosts the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Champions (including the UNC women's lacrosse and soccer teams) at the White House to congratulate student-athletes from schools across the country on their accomplishments in the classroom and on the playing field.
UNC women’s lacrosse and soccer teams to be honored at White HouseUNC's national title-winning women’s lacrosse team and women’s soccer team will be honored at the White House today. President Barack Obama is hosting the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s champions at an event on the South Lawn. Obama will welcome the student-athletes from schools across the country to congratulate them on their accomplishments. (UNC.edu)
Kristine Lilly Elected to National Soccer Hall of FameFormer U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Kristine Lilly has been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Lilly is the sport’s all-time international caps leader, having played 352 games for the United States between 1987 and 2010. Lilly enters the Hall of Fame after a 24-year international career that included winning two of the five FIFA Women’s World Cups in which she played. (US Soccer)
Girls And Women In Sports Day Means Fun For AllAthletes of all ages found much to celebrate Sunday as UNC commemorated National Girls and Women in Sports Day with an event at the Eddie Smith Indoor Field House. Student-athletes from most of the Tar Heel women's sports teams, as well as the UNC cheerleading squad, came out to spend part of the afternoon interacting with young girls and boys, teaching sports skills and having fun. (GoHeels.com)
Averbuch: A Souvenir and a MemoryYael Averbuch: "What I learned at U.N.C. is that success is never an accident. Winning is not about what happens the day of the game, when you leave it to chance. Some moments come unexpectedly. And some moments are born from a notion, a vision, that one day the tedious minutia that might be a pain today, will be incredibly worth it down the road." (New York Times)
Dunn, Ohai to go separate ways in professional soccerFriendship is often forged based on mutual interests. A favorite band, a favorite restaurant. The friendship between Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai, the respective top two picks in Jan. 17’s National Women’s Soccer League’s draft, is no different. But their mutual interest was not a band or a restaurant. They shared a common desire for dominance, an addiction to victory and a yearning for success. (Daily Tar Heel)
Dunn & Ohai Taken 1-2 In 2014 NWSL DraftNorth Carolina standouts Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai were taken 1-2, and veteran defender Megan Brigman was taken in the second round of the 2014 National Women's Soccer League Draft held Friday. Dunn was rumored to be the #1 choice in the draft. Ohai was expected to be a first round pick but Tar Heel hearts soared when she was picked second by the expansion Houston Dash. (GoHeels.com)