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UNC women's soccer player Alexa Newfield: Fighting her way throughThere’s an idea in sports, as well as in life, of an ultimate goal — something you build your whole life around in hopes of achieving. This is the summit for most. But to Alexa Newfield, a redshirt senior on the UNC women’s soccer team, the path of her playing career has no end game. No pinnacle. The idea she could lose everything she worked for is exactly what kept her moving forward. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women’s and Men’s Soccer Ranked No. 1 and 2 RespectivelyThe undefeated UNC women’s soccer team is now ranked number one in the country, in the latest NCAA poll that came out Tuesday. Carolina knocked off Wake Forest for its latest victory on Sunday, 1-0. They take the field again hosting Boston College on Friday. On the men’s side, the Tar Heels were ranked second, behind only Creighton. UNC knocked off Duke last Saturday. (Chapelboro.com)
Summer Green’s Goal The Difference As Tar Heels Beat Wake 1-0The North Carolina women’s soccer team stayed unbeaten Sunday as the Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest 1-0 on a rainy afternoon at Denny Spry Soccer Stadium. The win improved Carolina to 10-0-1 on the season and 3-0 in the ACC as the Tar Heels stay tied atop the conference standings with Pittsburgh. Wake Forest fell to 4-5-1 overall and 1-2 in the league race. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Defeats Duke 2-1No. 2 North Carolina battled rain and soggy conditions to best Duke 2-1 Saturday night in an ACC men’s soccer match at Fetzer Field. "I’m just so proud to be associated with the University of North Carolina,” said head coach Carlos Somoano. "The amount of people at this university - the administration, staff and fans - that made this game happen tonight and pulled all this together is amazing, and I’m so proud to be a part of it.” (GoHeels.com)
Fifteen Years Before Women Appeared On FIFA ’16, There Was Mia Hamm Soccer 64FIFA '16 is far from the first women's soccer video game to hit the market. In 2000, the now-defunct publisher South Peak Interactive released Mia Hamm Soccer 64 for Nintendo 64. It was the first game to feature female athletes exclusively, without a single male player in the game. The game was released specifically in American markets, and sold a relatively high 42,886 copies. (VICE Sports)
UNC Women's Soccer Downs Syracuse 3-1 To Remain UnbeatenThe UNC women’s soccer team cashed in one some tremendous passing combinations Thursday night to score three goals and beat Syracuse 3-1 in ACC action at rain-soaked Fetzer Field. Three different Tar Heels recorded goals in the game and six different players registered assists. With the win, UNC improves to 9-0-1 on the season and 2-0-0 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Highlights - UNC Women's Soccer Cruises Past Syracuse 3-1The second-ranked Tar Heels jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, topping the visiting Syracuse Orange 3-1 on September 24th, 2015.
UNC has three teams ranked in the top 3 playing this weekendThe field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer teams are all ranked in the top three in the country, and each has the chance to add another championship to its resume. The men’s soccer team, responsible for two of UNC’s national titles, jumped to No. 2 in the country on Tuesday. Even when facing one of its toughest opponents of the season in then-No. 2 Notre Dame, the Tar Heels looked the part of a championship-caliber team during Friday’s 4-2 win. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Alumnae Discuss #CarolinaChaosUNC Women's Soccer Alumnae Jessica McDonald, Kealia Ohai, and Meghan Klingenberg tell a couple of their favorite #CarolinaChaos Stories
Crystal Dunn Voted NWSL Player of the YearWashington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn was voted the National Women's Soccer League Most Valuable Player for the 2015 NWSL season, the league announced Wednesday. Dunn, 23, becomes the youngest player to win the award - ahead of 2014 MVP Kim Little (who was 24 at the time) and 2013 MVP Lauren Holiday (who was 25). (GoHeels.com)
I'm A Tar Heel: Raby GeorgeRaby George: "Thank you for making Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina feel like home. Three years ago I made the decision to leave my family and friends back in Sweden to start a journey in a land far away. UNC has a reputation, around the world, of being excellent academically and athletically, but that is all I knew until I landed here on July 21, 2012." (GoHeels.com)
Versatile Crystal Dunn Makes Impact With USWNTNot every playoff game is a win-or-go-home scenario. Sometimes they send you to Detroit when your season ends. That's a reward, by the way. As far as Crystal Dunn was concerned, Detroit was a more welcome destination in the aftermath of her team's loss this past weekend than the French Riviera or Rio de Janeiro. Although, she may yet earn a trip to that last destination. (ESPN.com)
Storm, Winn Named ACC Men's Soccer Players Of The WeekNorth Carolina’s Alan Winn shared ACC Men’s Soccer Offensive Players of the Week honors, while teammate Colton Storm was named the Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Winn, a sophomore forward from Garland, Texas, scored two second-half goals, including the game winner, in the 4-2 victory over second-ranked Notre Dame last Friday in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Hume's Blast Beats North Florida 2-1Tucker Hume's blast in the 82nd minute cemented the Tar Heels' 2-1 victory over North Florida in men's soccer on Monday.
Tucker Hume Pushes Tar Heels Past North FloridaNorth Carolina scored twice in the second half to beat the University of North Florida 2-1 at Fetzer Field Monday night. It took until the 50th minute for the Tar Heels (6-0-1) to break through. Raby George found Alan Winn on the right side, who connected on a tight cross with Omar Holness to push Carolina up 1-0. The goal is Holness’s first of the season. (GoHeels.com)