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Alessia Russo Named Second-Team Soccer All-America

UNC freshman forward Alessia Russo was named Thursday to the second-team All-America squad named by the United Soccer Coaches Association of America. Russo's All-America accolade capped a brilliant season in which she led the team in goals and was named MVP of the 2017 ACC Tournament, leading UNC to its first ACC championship since 2009. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer to Face Indiana in College Cup Semifinals

The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Indiana Hoosiers in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8:45 p.m. ET at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. The game will air live on ESPNU. This is will be the sixth time in the last 10 years that the Tar Heels will be in the College Cup, more than any other program during that time. (GoHeels.com)

Janelle Bailey Thriving, Olympic Sports Notes

Over the past two seasons, the North Carolina women's basketball team's first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1989-91, the Tar Heels' most glaring weakness has been the lack of a reliable post presence. The sample size might be limited. But through eight games this season, freshman center Janelle Bailey has appeared to be the solution to that problem. (GoHeels.com)

Winn & Wright Push Tar Heels Back To College Cup

Veterans like Alan Winn and Zach Wright help establish a culture. And because of them, the Tar Heels are making back-to-back College Cup appearances for the first time since they went four straight years from 2008-2011. "I couldn't be happier with these two guys right now, because it just seems like yesterday they showed up," said coach Carlos Somoano. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Tops Fordham 2-1, Heads Back To College Cup

North Carolina punched its ticket back to the NCAA Men's College Cup with a 2-1 win over Fordham Saturday night in front of a standing room only crowd (Highlights). Goals from Zach Wright and Alan Winn propelled the Tar Heels to back-to-back College Cup appearances and the sixth in the last 10 years, more than any other program in the country during that time. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn All-South Region Men's Soccer Honors

UNC placed four players on the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Division I Men's Soccer All-South Regional Team. Alex Comsia, Cam Lindley and Alan Winn were named to the first team and Zach Wright to the third team. The Tar Heels tied Wake Forest for most players selected on the first team. Comsia has led a stingy UNC defense this year that's limited opponents to only 17 goals. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: The ‘Other’ Soccer Team

Guess what? Carolina Men’s Soccer is pretty darn good, too! Over the last 10 seasons, UNC leads all other programs in NCAA tournament victories with 22; Sweet 16 appearances with nine; Elite 8 appearances with eight and five trips to the Men’s College Cup. Should the Tar Heels defeat Fordham Saturday, they will reach the Men’s College Cup for the sixth time in 10 years. (Chapelboro.com)

Alan Winn, Cam Lindley named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalists

North Carolina forward Alan Winn and midfielder Cam Lindley have been named semifinalists for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in college soccer. UNC joins Stanford as the only two teams with multiple players on the list. Winn, a first team All-ACC selection, leads the Tar Heels in goals (10) this season despite missing five games due to injury. (GoHeels.com)

Risk-Reward Pass Pays Off For Lindley, Heels

With eight minutes left in Saturday's match and the UNC men's soccer team clinging to a 1-0 lead over SMU, James Pyle fired a goal kick downfield. Jelani Pieters corralled the ball near midfield. He then flicked it to Cam Lindley, who stood just beyond the halfway line. The sequence seemed mundane. But if you looked away, you missed what happened next. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Blanks SMU to Reach NCAA Men’s Soccer Elite Eight

For the eighth time in 10 years, the UNC men’s soccer team will be heading to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels used a pair of second-half goals to defeat SMU 2-0 in Saturday’s Third Round match at WakeMed Soccer Park (Highlights). The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals, where it will play the winner of Fordham and No. 6 Duke. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Men's Soccer to Take on SMU in Sweet 16

The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on SMU in the third round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. ET at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The Tar Heels are playing in their 9th Sweet 16 in the last 10 years, the most of any program during that time. The match will be streamed live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app beginning at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Playing The Smart Card

Some of you may be wondering how Princeton defeated UNC in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. It’s all Anson Dorrance’s fault, and not because he’s a lousy coach or over the hill. Just the opposite. Other schools began studying exactly what Dorrance was doing in Chapel Hill, and as more girls were playing soccer more of them became college prospects. (Chapelboro.com)

Jelani Pieters' Improvement Paying Dividends

Through 19 games, all of which he's started, Jelani Pieters ranks second on UNC's team with eight goals. But Sunday's marked just his second over the last nine matches. Still, he's found other ways to contribute, such as recording four of his seven assists across three games from Oct. 17-27. Pieters' 23 points on the season are two shy of Cam Lindley's team-high 25. (GoHeels.com)

Paris Kea Living Up To The Hype, UNC Olympic Sport Notes

As the North Carolina women's basketball team has navigated a 2-2 start, Paris Kea has lived up to the hype that landed her a spot on the preseason All-ACC team. Averaging 25.3 points through four games, Kea leads the ACC in scoring. She also ranks fourth in the conference with a 58.8 shooting percentage. But she's excelled in other areas, as well. (GoHeels.com)

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