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Emily Fox, Brianna Pinto Named To U.S. U20 World Cup Soccer Roster

U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team coach Jitka Klimkova has named 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup to be held Aug. 5-24 in the Brittany region of France. Two current North Carolina players have been named to the team. The duo includes sophomore Emily Fox and freshman Brianna Pinto. (

Fetzer Field, football renovation project will not be completed by original timeline

The North Carolina men’s and women’s soccer teams will not be playing at the new Fetzer Field when their seasons start in September. The Fetzer Field project, which began in May 2017, is one of three projects that was expected to be done this August, along with an indoor football practice facility and a new field hockey stadium at Ehringhaus Field. (Daily Tar Heel)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Heather O'Reilly sets sights on Courage, championships, coaching, coffee

Heather O’Reilly lives close enough to the Carolina Coffee Shop in Chapel Hill that she can drive her Carolina blue golf cart there. It’s a way to avoid Franklin Street parking when visiting the iconic bar and eatery that she, her husband, and several friends bought last year. O’Reilly frequented the coffee shop, which first opened in 1922, when she played soccer for UNC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

North Carolina Announces 2018 Women's Soccer Schedule

The defending ACC Tournament champion North Carolina women's soccer team announced its 2018 regular season schedule Monday. The Tar Heels will play 18 regular season matches as well as a pair of exhibitions in the Triangle area. All nine of UNC's regular season home matches will be played at the program's practice facility on Finley Fields South. (

Crystal Dunn Named NWSL Player of the Month for June

North Carolina Courage forward was voted the National Women’s Soccer League player of the month for June. Dunn scored two goals and added one assist in June despite missing one game due to international duty to help lead the Courage to a 2-1-1 record – second best for the month – and helped to extend its first-place lead atop the league at 12-1-3. (Front Row Soccer)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

On and off the field, Crystal Dunn turning heads

“Everyone was playing soccer in Rockville Centre at the time, so I was like ‘My God, I want to play too,’” said , a former South Side High School soccer star that has gained national recognition in recent years. The 26-year-old local legend, who helped lead the Cyclones to three state titles, most recently appeared in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. (Long Island Herald)

Chansky’s Notebook: Highest Draft Ranking!

Despite UNC missing its usual spot in the top ten of the Learfield Directors Cup (Carolina placed 13th), the Tar Heels finished atop an ESPN ranking of overall pro draft talent with their athletes since 2009. While men’s basketball had 15 NBA draft picks compared to Duke’s 22, UNC had the most athletes drafted in all pro sports. ESPN called Carolina a football school. (

UNC No. 1 for Producing Pro Sports Draft Talent

1. North Carolina Tar Heels - While college basketball is the unquestioned king when it comes to UNC's athletics program, its success in several other sports has the Tar Heels sitting at No. 1 in the Ultimate Draft Rankings. In terms of total draft picks across all sports for the past decade, UNC has been a football school, with 37 players selected in the NFL draft. (

Heather O'Reilly readily returns to North Carolina in joining Courage roster

One of the most decorated players in American soccer history is home in the Triangle. just got picked up by the NC Courage. As a soccer player at UNC, she won two College Cups. At 33 years-old, O'Reilly is the oldest player on the Courage Roster. She boasts three gold medals and helped team USA win the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

UNC, national team standout Heather O'Reilly set to join NC Courage

When the U.S. Women’s National Team visited WakeMed Soccer Park in 2014, Heather O’Reilly, who had just moved back to Chapel Hill the year before, spoke sanguinely about women’s professional soccer one day returning to the Triangle. The North Carolina Courage did return last year. Today, O’Reilly will return to join them, according to reliable sources. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Crystal Dunn Named NWSL Player of the Week

North Carolina Courage forward was voted the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 13 of the 2018 season. Dunn was a national champion soccer player and the National Player of the Year in 2012 when she played at the University of North Carolina for Coach from 2010-13. (

USWNT star Crystal Dunn on turning her height into an advantage

At just 25, has already amassed a long résumé of accomplishments: NCAA champion (with UNC in 2012), FIFA Under-20 World Cup champion (2012), and youngest player to win the National Women's Soccer League MVP and Golden Boot (2015), to name a few. It's an impressive record for someone who, at 5-2, once feared she was too short for the game. (
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