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UNC Women's Soccer Loses Two Players to ACL Tears on MondayHours before the UNC women's soccer team found out its fate regarding the NCAA Tournament, the team got a case of bad news. Junior midfielders Joanna Boyles and Cameron Castleberry went down with knee injuries in practice on Monday, and both were diagnosed with season-ending ACL tears. Boyles and Castleberry have played in every game this season for the Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)
Jonathan Campbell Headlines Six Heels On All-ACC Men's Soccer TeamLed by first team selection Jonathan Campbell, UNC had had six players on the All-ACC men’s soccer teams, announced Tuesday. Campbell, a three-time All-ACC selection, garners first-team plaudits for the first time in his senior season. The 2014 first team Academic All-America has started all 18 games, and is considered one of the top defenders in all of college soccer. (GoHeels.com)
MLS Playoffs Full Of Tar HeelsSeveral North Carolina men’s soccer alums advanced to the semifinals of the MLS Playoffs on Sunday. Captained by former Tar Heel standout Dax McCarty, the New York Red Bulls moved to the Eastern Conference Championship with a 1-0 result Sunday, and 2-0 on aggregate, over D.C. United, sending their oldest rivals home for a second consecutive postseason. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Falls to Syracuse in ACC Tournament QuarterfinalsSeventh-seed Syracuse advanced 4-3 in penalty kicks past No. 2 seed North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC men’s soccer championship Sunday afternoon from Fetzer Field. Ranked third in the country, North Carolina (14-1-3) received a second-half goal from Tucker Hume to knot the match at 1-1. The score remained tied after 110 minutes heading into penalty kicks to decide the match. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Drops Heartbeaker In ACC SemifinalsCheyna Williams scored her second goal of the game on a breakaway in the 66th minute to lift fourth-ranked Florida State to a 2-1 victory over eighth-ranked UNC in the semifinals of the 2015 ACC Soccer Tournament at WakeMed Soccer Park. In an evenly-played game in which both teams took 15 shots, it was Florida State which finished one more chance than the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer - The Hume TwinsWalker's season-ending injury presented him with a unique opportunity to still stay connected to the team by being the voice of Carolina men's soccer on broadcast streams, including commenting on his brother's team-leading 9 goals.
Four Tar Heels Named To All-ACC Women's Soccer TeamFour Tar Heels were named to the All-ACC Women's Soccer Teams and another two Tar Heels were tapped for the All-Freshman Team. Senior midfielder Katie Bowen of Auckland, New Zealand, was named to the first team for the second successive year. She was joined on the first team by sophomore forward Jessie Scarpa of Lakeland, Fla. Scarpa was an All-Freshman selection a year ago. (GoHeels.com)
My Carolina Experience: Darcy McFarlanePlaying next to her sister during the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament in 2013, while wearing Carolina on her chest will always be one of Darcy McFarlane’s fondest memories. She grew up a Tar Heel thanks to her mother, a Tar Heel alumna and cross country runner with native ties to Chapel Hill. “It’s hard to put into words what makes UNC such a special place.” (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Clinches ACC Tournament Spot With Win Over CanesThe eighth-ranked UNC women’s soccer team got an early goal from Summer Green and an insurance goal by Alexa Newfield as it defeated the University of Miami 2-0 Saturday night at Cobb Stadium. The win by the Tar Heels clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament semifinals for UNC next Friday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. UNC won its third match in a row to improve to 14-3-1. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Women's Soccer Weathers 'Canes 2-0UNC's Summer Green and Alexa Newfield each score to give the Tar Heels a 2-0 win over Miami in the final game of the regular season on October 31, 2015.
Tar Heels Celebrate "Heeloween" At Children's HospitalUNC student-athletes kicked off the holiday weekend on Friday afternoon with the annual Carolina Outreach “Heeloween” visit to UNC Children’s Hospital. Thirty Tar Heels, representing the softball, men’s lacrosse, gymnastics, women’s soccer and track and field teams, took part in the fun. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Earns Draw At VirginiaThe No. 5 North Carolina men’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 0-0 double-overtime draw at 13th-ranked Virginia on Friday night. UNC secured first place in the ACC Coastal Division last week and will be the No. 2 seed in the ACC Championship. The Tar Heels will host a quarterfinal round match against either #7 seed Syracuse or 10th-seed NC State next Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
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.