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Carolina's Summer Green Named To U.S. U20 Squad For CONCACAFU.S. Under-20 Women's National Team head coach Michelle French has named the 20-player roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, to be held from Jan. 9-19 in George Town, Cayman Islands. North Carolina's Summer Green has been named to the squad, following in the footsteps of Tar Heel teammates Bryane Heaberlin, Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai who led the U.S. squad to the World Cup U20 championship in 2012. (GoHeels.com)
Eddie Pope Named To U.S. Soccer All-Time Best XIU.S. Soccer unveiled its All-Time Men's National Team Best XI on Friday to wrap up the Federation's celebration of its Centennial anniversary. Former North Carolina great Eddie Pope was voted onto the U.S. Soccer Centennial Team. Pope received 33 votes, the second most among all eligible defenders listed on the ballot. (GoHeels.com)
Kealia Ohai Wins 2013 Senior CLASS AwardNorth Carolina forward Kealia Ohai has been selected as the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I women's soccer. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I women's soccer coaches, national soccer media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I women's soccer. (GoHeels.com)
Anson Dorrance and his wife have known each other since childhood, continue supportive relationshipEight-year-old M’Liss Gary was sure she’d outfoxed him. Playing flashlight tag one night more than 50 years ago in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she crouched at the bottom of the slope, right under playmate Anson Dorrance’s nose. And yet, when he was finished counting, he made a beeline for her hiding spot. (Chapel Hill Magazine)
Crystal Dunn Tapped As Hermann Trophy SemifinalistFifteen men and 15 women have been named semifinalists for the 2013 Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy. University of North Carolina senior midfielder Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y., is one of the 15 semifinalists for the women's award. Dunn won last year's Hermann Trophy, the first Tar Heel to do so since Catherine Reddick in 2003. (GoHeels.com)
UCLA 2OT goal knocks off reigning NCAA champ UNC 1-0After 101 minutes and 31 seconds of grueling, scoreless play, UCLA sophomore midfielder Taylor Smith dashed downfield, drilled a breakaway shot, rebounded the deflection and scored. In a fleeting moment, injury-riddled UNC’s hopes of repeating as NCAA women’s soccer champions crumpled in double overtime, 1-0, ending the Tar Heels’ season and 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Which Gets Upgrades First, Soccer Or Basketball?UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham says Fetzer Field is Carolina’s athletic facility most in need of upgrades, but money will likely be the deciding factor when it comes down to which programs see improvement first. (Chapelboro.com)
Anson Dorrance On His Team's Success Despite InjuriesThe No. 1 UNC women’s soccer team will face off against No. 2 UCLA Saturday in Chapel Hill at 5:00 p.m. for the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Head Coach Anson Dorrance joined Ron Stutts on the WCHL Thursday Morning News to talk about Carolina’s season so far and how the Heels have continued to win despite injuries. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Falls To UC Irvine In NCAA Second RoundThe North Carolina men's soccer team had its season come to an end with a 1-0 setback at 12th-seed UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UC Irvine (15-4-3) scored with two seconds left in the match to advance in the tournament. Christopher Santana was credited with the game winner at 89:58. Carolina (9-6-5) failed to make the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2007. (GoHeels.com)
Green, Sieloff Lead UNC Past Aggies In NCAA 3rd RoundSummer Green scored a pair of goals and Anna Sieloff had a stellar game in goal to lead fifth-ranked North Carolina past 13th-ranked Texas A&M 2-0 in the third round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament at chilly Fetzer Field Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels' win earns them a home quarterfinal game in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn’s Return Fuels UNC’s 4-0 NCAA Win Over IndianaCrystal Dunn and Paige Nielsen each scored a goal and assisted on another and Satara Murray assisted on a pair of tallies to power fifth-ranked North Carolina to a 4-0 victory over Indiana Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. The Tar Heels improved to 19-4 on the season and will host 13th-ranked Texas A&M Sunday in an NCAA third round game. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Advances 1-0 Over USF In NCAA FIrst RoundNorth Carolina advanced past USF, 1-0, on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. Carolina (9-5-5) will play at No. 12 seed UC Irvine on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET in Irvine, Calif. For the second-straight match, Carolina got another quick goal to take a 1-0 lead. This time the early goal came from Omar Holness at the 3:27 mark. (GoHeels.com)
Crystal Dunn Named Finalist For U.S. Youth Soccer Player of YearNorth Carolina women's soccer player and U.S. National Team starter Crystal Dunn was named a finalist for the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight year. U.S. Soccer has announced the opening of polls for the 2013 awards. Fans can vote for the finalists in five categories, and the winners will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 26. (GoHeels.com)
UNC men in NCAA soccer tournament; N.C. State and Duke left outNorth Carolina joined five other ACC schools in the 48-team field for the NCAA men’s soccer tournament, which was announced Monday. However, Duke and N.C. State will stay home again. The Tar Heels, who at one juncture of the season were ranked No. 1 before tumbling in the national polls, got an at-large bid and will host South Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fetzer Field. (Charlotte Observer)
Kealia Ohai needs your vote for Lowe's Senior Class AwardUNC Women's Soccer player Kealia Ohai is currently in 2nd place in a very tight race in voting for the Lowe's Senior Class Award. Please take a minute and vote for Kealia here to help put her over the top. You can vote once per day.