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UNC Men’s Soccer Hosting Nine Games At WakeMed Soccer Park

The UNC men's soccer team will host nine games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new soccer and lacrosse field is being built on the UNC campus. UNC will also play "home matches" in the Triad against Providence on Aug. 25 at Elon University, Duke on Sept. 16 at Bryan Park in Browns Summitt and Winthrop on Sept. 26 at UNCG. (GoHeels.com)

West Forsyth's DellaPeruta Commits to UNC Women's Soccer

When the West Forsyth girls soccer team took the field last spring, all Talia DellaPeruta could do was watch and cheer on her friends. But it certainly wasn’t because she couldn’t hang with the action on the field. DellaPeruta, a rising sophomore at West, is one of the best soccer players in her age group in the country, and on Sunday she announced her commitment to play at UNC. (Forsyth County News)

Tar Heel Women’s Soccer To Host Five Games At WakeMed Soccer Park

UNC will host five games this fall at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., while the new Fetzer Field is being built on the UNC campus. The Tar Heels will host five ACC opponents at WakeMed which is located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary. The Tar Heels play Duke in the season opener in a designated non-conference game and then play four ACC games later in the year. (GoHeels.com)

U.S. Soccer legends Mia Hamm & Kristine Lilly host soccer camp

It's one thing to attend a summer soccer camp. It's a completely other thing to be learning from some of the best players to ever play the game. Soccer legends Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly held their 'team first' soccer camp in Stevens Point today. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of soccer, and encourages young players to come out of their shells. (WSAW)

Portland Thorns remain hopeful that Tobin Heath can return to club in time for the NWSL playoffs

Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been continuing her rehabilitation from a lingering back injury with the U.S. Women's National Team staff. Portland has sorely missed Heath this season. The world-renowned midfielder led the NWSL in assists in 2016 and was a finalist for league MVP. Heath was also named U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year in 2016. (Oregon Live)

Former UNC Athletes Among Group Buying Carolina Coffee Shop

Last month, a group of investors bought the Carolina Coffee Shop, a Franklin Street institution, which had been on the market this spring. Among the investors are UNC soccer legend Heather O’Reilly and her husband David Werry, a former UNC lacrosse player. The 95-year-old Carolina Coffee Shop is the oldest restaurant in Chapel Hill still operating in its original location. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Roy Williams on UNC coaching legend Anson Dorrance

Coach Williams is from North Carolina, went to UNC, and now has led the Tar Heels to three National Titles. Still, he raves about the UNC sports culture and the other successful programs making noise in Chapel Hill. Williams went in-depth on Anson Dorrance, UNC's women's soccer coach. Dorrance has coached the Tar Heels since 1979. He has won 21 National Championships. (Carolina Blue)

Trio of former Tar Heels help USMNT to first place in Gold Cup group

The UNC men’s soccer had put a fair number of players into MLS and the world of soccer in general. Several of those player have found their way onto the US Men’s National Team. Said US team is currently taking part in the Gold Cup, the championship tournament of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Hedges, Dax McCarty Named To MLS All-Star Game

A pair of former North Carolina men's soccer standouts - Matt Hedges and Dax McCarty - will represent Major League Soccer against Spanish superpower Real Madrid in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Hedges, the 2016 MLS Defender of the Year at FC Dallas, is making his first career all-star appearance. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Announce 2017 Women's Soccer Schedule

The UNC women's soccer team, 2016 NCAA semifinalists, will play 17 regular season games in 2017, beginning with a matchup against Duke on Friday, August 18 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., at 6 p.m. Coach Anson Dorrance returns a veteran team in 2017 after advancing to last year's NCAA College Cup with one of the more inexperienced teams in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Releases 2017 Men's Soccer Schedule

Coming off a trip to the College Cup last fall, the University of North Carolina men's soccer team's 2017 schedule will feature no fewer than six teams that participated in the NCAA Championship last season. Included in that group is fellow College Cup participant Wake Forest, and an NCAA Quarterfinal rematch with Providence in this season's opening match. (GoHeels.com)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Soccer Alum Eric Lichaj Trying to Make Most of USMNT Return

This summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup camp offers quite an opportunity. For some it’s their first time in a U.S. MNT camp, and for the more established players a chance to further cement a place in future rosters. In defender Eric Lichaj’s case, it’s the occasion to re-establish a spot in the senior team fold after only scant international appearances the past few years. (US Soccer)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

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