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Profile of an icon: Mia HammThe most palatable situation is this: Footballers do not have to be positive role models, but they can choose to be. As well as entertaining the current generation, they can use their positions to influence, inspire and assist the next. No player in football’s history has been a greater influence and role model than Mia Hamm. (Football 365)
Mia Hamm's Name Is on Nike's Biggest BuildingWhat does it take for a female athlete to get some recognition? For U.S. women’s national soccer star Mia Hamm, having a building named after her isn’t enough—even for the people who work in it. Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., is a gargantuan compound of 44 buildings and a staff of about 9,200. (Fortune)
Jonathan Campbell Named First Team Scholar All-AmericaJonathan Campbell added another award to his full trophy case on Thursday when the UNC defender was named to the Scholar All-America First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The recent UNC grad compiled a 3.92 grade-point-average as a business administration major. His GPA was tops among the 11 members of the first team. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Named First Team Soccer All-AmericaJonathan Campbell earned first team All-America honors on Friday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A first team All-ACC selection from Greensboro, N.C., Campbell also earned first team Academic All-America honors during his 2015 senior campaign. Earlier this week he was named All-South Region first team by the NSCAA. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Indi Cowie - Carmichael Arena Soccer FreestyleCarmichael Arena, once home to UNC Men's Basketball and Michael Jordan, NOW soccer freestyle. Hope y'all enjoy!
Campbell, George, McCrary Named to All-South Region Soccer TeamNorth Carolina men’s soccer seniors Jonathan Campbell, Raby George and Jordan McCrary were named to the 2015 NSCAA Division I All-South Region Teams. Campbell and George landed on the first team, while McCrary earned third-team honors. Campbell, a first team All-ACC selection from Greensboro, N.C., garnered his second career all-region selection. (GoHeels.com)
Paige Nielsen Named First-Team Senior All-AmericaUNC senior defender Paige Nielsen was among 10 finalists for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and was named first-team Senior All-America by the Senior CLASS Award Committee. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition. (GoHeels.com)
Jonathan Campbell Named MAC Hermann Trophy SemifinalistUNC senior defender Jonathan Campbell has been named a semifinalist for the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in college soccer. Campbell, a first team All-ACC selection, is one of the top defenders in college soccer. Serving as the Tar Heel team captain in 2015, Campbell guided UNC to the NCAA Round of 16 for the third time in his four seasons. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Soccer Falls to Creighton In NCAA Third RoundNinth-ranked Creighton capitalized on a deflected clearing pass in the 38th minute of the game to score the goal it needed to defeat fourth-ranked North Carolina 1-0 Saturday at Fetzer Field in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament third round. North Carolina saw its season end with only its second loss of the campaign. Carolina’s final record for 2015 is 15-2-3. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Soccer Tops Coastal In NCAA 2nd RoundNo. 4 North Carolina scored early and never let up in its 2-1 win over Coastal Carolina Sunday night at Fetzer Field in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. The fifth-seeded Tar Heels advance to the third round for the seventh time in the last eighth years, and will face No. 12 seed Creighton next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Soccer Advances Past Coastal Carolina in NCAATTucker Hume scored the game's first goal and assisted on another to lead the Tar Heels to a 2-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament on November 22, 2015.
UNC Women's Soccer Falls To Texas A&M In NCAA Second RoundThe #21 Texas A&M women’s soccer team defeated #8 North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Historic Riggs Field by a 1-0 score. The Tar Heels saw their season end at 15-5-1 while Texas A&M advances to the third round with a record of 17-6-1. The two teams played in the NCAA Tournament four times previously but the fifth time was the charm for the Aggies. (GoHeels.com)
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)