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Bridgette Andrzejewski Named ACC Women's Soccer Freshman of the YearUNC's Bridgette Andrzejewski is the ACC women's soccer freshman of the year as announced Thursday. Andrzejewski is tied for eighth among ACC scorers with 19 points while leading the Tar Heels in both goals and points. She is the second Tar Heel in three years to be named the league's freshman of the year. Megan Buckingham won the award in 2014. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Sweeps ACC Player of the Week HonorsFollowing wins over No. 8/5 Florida State and No. 7/9 Virginia, North Carolina sweeps the final weekly awards of the season as freshman forward Madison Schultz is this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and senior defender Hanna Gardner is the Defensive Player of the Week. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Soccer Teams Riding High Entering PostseasonBoth the UNC men’s and women’s teams are currently in a great position to challenge for championship glory. Ranked No. 3 in the country, the Tar Heel men earned the top seed for the ACC Tournament. The No. 11 Tar Heel women got their postseason off to a flying start with a 3-0 win over No. 12 Virginia in their ACC Quarterfinal match on Sunday. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Women's Soccer Blanks Virginia In ACC QuarterfinalsFor the second time in four days the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team knocked off a Top 10-ranked team in shutout fashion as the Tar Heels beat #7 Virginia Sunday afternoon 3-0 at Fetzer Field in the 2016 ACC Tournament quarterfinals. Goals by Madison Schultz, Sarah Ashley Firstenberg and Morgan Goff were the difference. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Earns Top Seed At ACC Men's Soccer ChampionshipNorth Carolina and Wake Forest hold the top two seeds for the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship, set to begin Wednesday, Nov. 2. Top-seeded UNC, ranked No. 3 in the country, earned the Coastal Division title with 17 points and will host a quarterfinal match against the winner of No. 9 Virginia Tech and No. 8 Boston College. (GoHeels.com)
Lindsey Harris chooses greatness for UNC women's soccerLindsey Harris sat quietly in the office of one of the greatest college coaches ever. North Carolina’s Anson Dorrance had called her in for an intervention, of sorts. Her mother and father joined him via conference call. “My parents and Anson did most of the talking,” she said. “I was just overhearing everything.” (Daily Tar Heel)
North Carolina, Notre Dame Men's Soccer Finishes In Scoreless DrawNo. 3 North Carolina closed out the regular season with a 0-0 double overtime draw at 12th-ranked Notre Dame on Friday night. UNC will host an ACC Championship Quarterfinal match on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. The Tar Heels’ have secured a top-2 seed in the tournament by winning the Coastal Division. Each team hit the post in the second half. (GoHeels.com)
Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai confirms she's dating J.J. WattYet another woman has been romantically linked to Texans superstar J.J. Watt, but this time, the rumor is true, apparently. Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai, the sister-in-law of Watt teammate Brian Cushing, recently revealed on a podcast that she's dating Watt, the defensive end who's on the sidelines this season, thanks to an injury. (Houston Chronicle)
3 UNC Men's Soccer Players Named Academic All-DistrictThe UNC men’s soccer team placed three players - Nils Bruening, Alex Comsia and David October - on the Academic All-District first team. October, a junior with a 3.81 grade point average as a business administration major, returns to the all-district team after also earning Academic All-America third team honors in 2015. (GoHeels.com)
‘That’s what my brother would want me to do’: UNC soccer's Abby Elinsky returns to the Tar HeelsAbby Elinsky had to come back. It is what her brother would have wanted. On Oct. 2, Elinsky’s older brother, Nick, died from injuries sustained in a one-car accident in Orlando, Florida. Ten days later, the entire UNC women’s soccer team came to Rocky River, Ohio to be with Elinsky at his funeral. “I had a lot of support from my team and my coaches." (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Soccer Downs Florida State To Earn ACC Tournament Home GameFreshman striker Madison Schultz delivered the only goal of the game to lift her senior teammates to a 1-0 North Carolina women’s soccer victory over Florida State on Senior Night bat Fetzer Field. Schultz scored on a rebound with 6:49 to play in the first half to provide the difference in the game as #16 Carolina improved to 11-3-3 overall and 6-2-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
One Last Ride for Men's Soccer SeniorsThis Saturday, Fetzer Field saw its last regular season game of the 2016 campaign from Carlos Somoano’s team. A cold, windy night was in store for those in attendance, but it was senior night for seven beloved seniors on the team. Families from all over swarmed to Chapel Hill to support those who’d accomplished so much during their tenure at Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Kealia Ohai's First International GoalKealia Ohai scored her first career international goal just 48 seconds after entering the field on her first cap. It was the fastest first career goal in US National Team history.
Kealia Ohai Scores A Record-Breaking 48 Seconds Into U.S. Soccer DebutWhat looked early on like a close contest turned into a dominating victory as the U.S. women's soccer team took down Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday in Minneapolis. Kealia Ohai scored just 48 seconds into her first national team appearance for the fastest first goal in U.S. soccer history. That opened up a 5-1 lead, which would hold as the final score. (TeamUSA.org)
Andrzejewski Scores Twice As UNC Women's Soccer Downs SyracuseThe No. 18 UNC women’s soccer team completed a successful weekend against a pair of ACC opponents from the Northeast as the Tar Heels knocked off Syracuse 3-1 Sunday on Senior Day at SU Soccer Stadium. Coupled with last Thursday’s 3-0 victory at Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels improved to 10-3-3 on the season and 5-2-2 in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)