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Podcast: The Driving Force Behind Super Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris has a sterling resume that includes two college soccer championships at North Carolina, playing with the U.S national team and being named CONCACAF Female Goalkeeper of the Year. Listen to the Orlando Pride goalie on this Forbes SportsMoney podcast as she discusses the new TV deal, the sport of soccer, and what motivates her. (Forbes)

Mia Hamm on the other football: 'I didn’t really enjoy getting hit'

Mia Hamm's favorite sport as a kid was basketball. “I was quick and competitive. I stole the ball a lot and made a lot of layups. But I didn’t have a very good shot.” Her family moved around a lot because her father was an Air Force pilot. They settled in Texas by the time she was in junior high, where she also played football while attending a small Catholic school. (Statesman Journal)

Sixteen UNC Teams Score Perfect 1000 In APR

The 2017 NCAA champion men's basketball team and the 2016 women's lacrosse national champions are two of 16 University of North Carolina athletic programs to score a perfect 1000 in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates for the academic year 2015-16. This is the third consecutive year the UNC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams recorded a 1000. (GoHeels.com)

Hamm, Lilly, Venturini-Hoch to host youth soccer camp in Fayetteville

This month, young players in Fayetteville will have the chance to learn from Mia Hamm and fellow U.S. Soccer greats Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini-Hoch when the trio brings their Team First Soccer Academy camp to Jordan Soccer Complex on May 20-21. Soccer fans would be hard pressed to find a more decorated trio of players. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke Telling

Coaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards. View Video...

Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heel Jessica McDonald moves home with NC Courage

Jessica McDonald has live her life out of a suitcase since she turned professional in 2010. She was a soccer nomad with a new team and sometimes even a new country with each transaction. The seventh time the former UNC forward and NCAA Champion was traded, one can imagine her jubilation as the relocation brought her to a place she once knew as home. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Anson Dorrance Lecture Highlights Character

UNC women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance performs the same ritual before each national championship game his team plays (a whopping 24, with 22 of those victories). It doesn’t have anything to do with superstition. It’s all about appreciation. “I spend the entire day and half the night before the national championship game writing a note to every senior on my roster, thanking them.” (GoHeels.com)

Heather O'Reilly Tapped For Academic All-America Hall of Fame

Four distinguished professionals, all standout collegiate scholar-athletes, have been announced as the newest members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include UNC women’s soccer standout Heather O’Reilly (2003-06) who led UNC to a pair of NCAA championships. (GoHeels.com)

Two UNC Student-Athletes Tapped For Golden Fleece

Two Tar Heel student-athletes – Ezra Baeli-Wang and Annie Kingman – were among the 29 most recent inductees to UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC's oldest honorary society. Baeli-Wang is a member of the men’s fencing team. Kingman is a member of the women’s soccer team. Both are members of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. (GoHeels.com)

14 Tar Heels on NWSL Opening Day Rosters

The National Women’s Soccer League announced their rosters for the upcoming season which begins this Saturday. The opening day rosters include 14 alumnae from Coach Anson Dorrance’s UNC women’s soccer program. Following is a list of all 14 Tar Heels in the league in 2017 with their respective teams, positions and the final year played at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

UNC alumnae Crystal Dunn, Allie Long lead USWNT past Russia, 4-0

Now that Allie Long has mastered the header for the U.S. women's national team, the midfielder wonders when she'll score with her feet. Long had two goals on headers, Crystal Dunn scored twice on the same field where she tied a U.S. record with five goals in a game last year, and the Americans rolled to a 4-0 exhibition victory over Russia on Thursday night. (ESPN.com)

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