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Photos: National Girls & Women in Sports Day at UNC

Hundreds of people gathered at UNC’s indoor practice facility for National Girls & Women in Sports Day in Chapel Hill on Sunday, January 19. Participants practiced with UNC’s women’s soccer team. Members of UNC’s softball team practiced throwing the ball with participants. UNC’s field hockey team was among the many women’s teams in attendance. (

UNC celebrates eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day

It was a day of celebrating women's sports at North Carolina, as 15 varsity teams representing 36 national championships greeted over 1,200 visitors for UNC's eighth annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Each team set up a station with a "mini-clinic" so the hundreds of grade-school children could get autographs from their favorite UNC athletes. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bridgette Andrzejewski Selected By Houston Dash In NWSL Draft

North Carolina Women's Soccer standout Bridgette Andrzejewski was selected by the Houston Draft in the second round of the 2020 NWSL Draft on Thursday. A four-year starter who played in three College Cups and helped lead UNC to the 2019 ACC title, Andrzejewski joins fellow Tar Heels , Lindsey Harris, and Satara Murray in Houston. (

New Red Stars forward Kealia Ohai sees clearly Chicago is her kind of town

had it all in Houston. She was set to begin her seventh NWSL season with the Houston Dash and fifth as captain of the team which drafted her second overall in 2014. Plus, her three sisters lived nearby, and it’s where she met and built a home with fiancé, Texans star J.J. Watt. But in the fall, Ohai asked to be traded to the Chicago Red Stars. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Jeremy Kelly, Jack Skahan Selected On Day 1 Of MLS Draft

UNC's Jeremy Kelly and Jack Skahan were selected on day one of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. Kelly was selected 9th by the Montreal Impact then traded to the Colorado Rapids. Skahan was drafted with the 27th pick by the San Jose Earthquakes. They are the 21st and 22nd players to sign MLS contracts under coach Carlos Somoano since 2012. (

Soccer star Kealia Ohai is a lot more than just an NFL player's fiancée

is engaged to Justin Watt, a defensive end for the NFL's Houston Texans, a status that has nothing to do with any of her accomplishments. Ohai was the No. 2 pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League Draft and the first pick of the Houston Dash, where she’s played for six years, as captain since 2016, scoring 28 goals in 114 appearances. (AZ Central)

Chansky’s Notebook: More and Better!

Some New Year’s resolution for North Carolina teams and coaches. As we welcome the new year, here is what I wish for in the Carolina athletic orbit. A successful growth spurt for the struggling Tar Heel basketball team, which has been caught short with its usual array of talented players and been burdened by more injuries that any program deserves. (

Kealia Ohai, J.J. Watt fill wish lists of women, children at Houston shelter

Former UNC women's soccer player and current Houston Dash star and her fiancee, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, went the extra mile over the holidays for more than 100 women and children. Watt and Ohai visited the Mission of Yahweh shelter Dec. 23 to bring much-needed shoes for all 130 residents and gifts from each person's wish list. (ABC 13)

Yael Averbuch West Is Paying It Forward

By all standards, West enjoyed a successful professional soccer career. In 2009, she was drafted fourth overall by Sky Blue FC, of Women's Professional Soccer, the professional league that existed between 2009 and 2011. When WPS folded, Averbuch West competed professionally in Russia and then Sweden, where she played until 2013. (Forbes)

Emily Fox Named Finalist For Class Of 2020 Honda Sport Award For Soccer

from the University of North Carolina, Brigham Young's Mikayla Colohan, Jessie Fleming of UCLA, and Stanford's Catarina Macario are the four finalists for the Class of 2020 Honda Sport Award for Soccer. Fox, a junior from Ashland, Va., is a 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and was named a United Soccer Coaches first-team All-American. (
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