UNC Soccer

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Emily Fox, Brianna Pinto, Taylor Otto Selected In 2021 NWSL Draft

, , and Taylor Otto were each chosen to continue their soccer careers professionally in the NWSL draft on Wednesday. Racing Louisville selected Fox with the first overall pick and Otto with the 11th selection, while Sky Blue FC drafted third overall. Fox is the second Tar Heel to go No. 1 in the draft's nine-year history. (GoHeels.com)

Brianna Pinto to Enter Wednesday’s NWSL Draft

UNC junior midfielder announced she will enter Wednesday’s NWSL Draft and turn pro following the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament in May, after an outstanding career in Chapel Hill. The Durham native has scored 29 goals and dished out 16 assists in her three seasons as a Tar Heel, earning First Team All-American status in 2020. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucy Bronze: 'There’s always a small part of me that needs to prove myself'

The young "probably would have laughed" if you told her she would end up as the best player in the world, but the former UNC soccer star would also have quipped, "I know I’m going to be good", with all the confidence and belief that is one of her most powerful characteristics. "I’ve always had it running through me, it’s just been built into me." (The Guardian)

Despite two-sport start, UNC's Julia Dorsey envisions pro soccer career over lacrosse

Reaching the Division I level in one sport is hard enough. North Carolina sophomore Julia Dorsey did it twice. A member of both the Tar Heels women's soccer and lacrosse teams, Dorsey plays for two of the best college programs in the country in their respective sports. She began playing soccer when she was 5 and lacrosse when she was 8. (Daily Tar Heel)

Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: England's Lucy Bronze wins top prize

Manchester City defender and former UNC standout has won best women's player at FIFA's 2020 awards. The 29-year-old defender is the first English player to win the Best FIFA Football Awards prize. Bronze won a league, cup and Champions League treble with Lyon this year before returning to Manchester City to win the FA Cup in November. (BBC Sport)

Podcast: Tobin Heath Speaks With Anson Dorrance

is a rock star. She wants to play soccer and compete, and everyone's opinion of her doesn't matter. She's a 3-time national champion at UNC and a star of Manchester United and the US Women's National Team. Today, she talks with coach about how the Competitive Cauldron shaped her life and playing career. Read More...

Podcast: "Vision of a Champion" with Anson Dorrance, Episode 10 - Lucy Bronze

Manchester City's talks with about her time at UNC and the competitive cauldron. "There's a perception that being competitive is not really a good thing, especially for a girl. I was not that girl. I wanted to win at everything. The day I turned up to Carolina was the day I realized it was ok to be like that." Read More...

USWNT star Crystal Dunn adapting to adversity like only she can

does not really know what comes next. That was made clear to her - and really, to all of us - by the disarray that has defined 2020. Dealing with the twists and turns of this year requires one to be flexible, philosophical and adaptable. It requires someone who can be thrust into an unexpected situation and thrive. (Goal.com)

Podcast: Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy - Carla Overbeck feat. Mia Hamm

USWNT legend and two-time World Cup champion joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her leadership style, how she was a true "soccer mom" and why refs get under her skin. “Zoom bombs” the conversation, and Carla, Mia and Julie share stories from their playing days, and more. Read More...

Podcast: "Vision of a Champion" with Anson Dorrance, Episode 9 - Susan Ellis

Many feel like for those who want to play soccer collegiately, club soccer is the only way to get discovered and recruited. Susan Ellis is a soccer hall of famer, UNC legend, and high school coach at Durham Academy - and she completely disagrees. and host Dean Linke talk about the value of high school soccer and more. Read More...
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