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Tobin Heath is very aware Connecticut is the 'Nutmeg State'

Connecticut is known as the "Nutmeg State." While sure, that actually refers to the spice, it still makes for lots of moderately-amusing jokes on the soccer field. All that said, the U.S. women's soccer team played in East Hartford on Sunday night during the Tournament of Nations, and they more than appreciated the state's moniker. Just ask . (

Interview with U.S. Women's National Soccer Team member Allie Long

Almost every soccer girl knows who is. Allie was born on Aug. 13, 1987, in Huntington, New York, and went to college at UNC. Allie currently plays on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as No. 23, and on the Seattle Reign as No. 6, and she is part of their unstoppable midfield lineup. Forget about Allie’s amazing soccer skills, she is a great person. (Newsday)

Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai named to U.S. Women's National Team preliminary roster

Houston Dash forward was named to the U.S. Women's National Team preliminary 26-player roster for the Tournament of Nations by head coach Jill Ellis. The forward has scored four goals and tallied two assists in 13 appearances for Houston this season after returning from an ACL sprain and meniscus tear in her left knee suffered last July. (Houston Dash)

Yael Averbuch: Find Your Team

: "College was the first time I truly felt a full connection with my team. My Tar Heel teammates became my family and saw all of me, the good and bad. We cried together, laughed together, and accepted one another for all our weirdness, flaws and amazing strengths. Once again in my career, though, the meaning of being part of a team has shifted for me." (Yael Averbuch)

Kristine Lilly remembers her early soccer camp days

Before she won Olympic gold medals and World Cup championships, and years before she became an All-American and helped the University of North Carolina claim four straight national championships, and even before she led Wilton High School to three state titles, developed some of her skills on a soccer field at the Packer Soccer Camp. (The Hour)

North Carolina Releases 2018 Men's Soccer Schedule

Coming off back-to-back College Cup appearances, the University of North Carolina men's soccer team's 2018 schedule features no fewer than seven teams that participated in the NCAA Championship last season. Included is fellow College Cup participate and semifinal opponent Indiana and an NCAA second-round opponent UNCW. (

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. (
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