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Raby George: ‘An iron gate’ for UNC men's soccerGrowing up with a family of soccer players drove Raby George to fall in love with the game early on. Both of his parents played, and George’s twin sisters and 6-year-old brother also play. Even though he is separated from his family by an ocean and a substantial time difference, George said his family’s support has never waned. (Daily Tar Heel)
Bubba Cunningham Details New Athletic Facility PlansUNC football got some big news on Wednesday, as Bubba Cunningham presented a proposal to the Board of Trustees finance and facilities committee to develop plans for an indoor practice facility on campus. The Board of Governors gave the plan funding authority two weeks ago; the entire cost, which is unknown at this point, will be provided by private fundraising from The Rams Club. (GoHeels.com)
Mia Hamm speaks about journey as athleteMia Hamm matured quickly. The Hall of Fame soccer player did household chores at age eight and graduated high school in just three years. She then attended the University of North Carolina on a full scholarship while her family lived across the world in Italy. Hamm said she didn’t have time for petty concerns. But one thing always bothered her: when people wore her cleats. (Daily Texan)
Jordan McCrary Brings Championship Experience To UNC Men's SoccerJordan McCrary came into Carolina as a five-star recruit, previously starting for the U.S. U15 and U18 squads. The defender was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team, starting every game he played in. Being used to playing the toughest competition on the biggest stage, he viewed winning as something you were supposed to do at Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Meet Katie Bowen: UNC's New Zealand TreasureFor Katie Bowen, it’s not winning a national championship, having the opportunity to play professionally or even playing for the New Zealand national team on the world’s greatest soccer stage that she cherishes most about the past four years. For the senior midfielder, it's the friendships and it's the family that she has gained in her time at UNC that she will value above any great achievement made on the pitch. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Womens' Soccer Douses Flames In NCAA First RoundEighth-ranked UNC exploded for three second half goals to defeat Liberty 3-0 in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament First Round at Fetzer Field. Playing with a depleted roster, the Tar Heels struggled in the first half putting shots on frame, but 10 of their 14 second shots were on target and Jessie Scarpa, Megan Buckingham and Alexa Newfield found the back of the net. (GoHeels.com)
From walk-on to starter in one game, women's soccer player Hanna Gardner makes a name for herselfTo play for the North Carolina women’s soccer team, a player has to be more than just talented. Once they reach this level of competition, every player is good at soccer.There needs to be something special that separates them from everyone else. For redshirt junior defender Hanna Gardner, her confidence is impossible to miss. (Daily Tar Heel)
I'm A Tar Heel: Jordan McCraryDear Tar Heel Fans, I would like say thanks for making my five years here at Carolina an amazing journey. The experiences that I've gone through have given me nothing but great memories that I will never forget. Although I am from Marietta, Ga., I feel like Chapel Hill has become my home. Ever since I was a little kid I have wanted to become a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)
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)