The University of North Carolina – Chappell Hill

Does anyone know anything about how great this program is? No, ok well let me tell you!

It is every little girl’s dream to play for the Tar Heels of UNC. How do I know this? Because I was one of those little girls! I wanted so bad to play for them, it’s all I could think about growing up.

Why? The Tar Heels have one the NCAA championship 22 times since the women’s soccer program started in 1979, making that an NCAA record. Plus, the team was led by the same coach all 22 times they won, Coach Anson Dorrance. He has built the program from literally nothing. UNC didn’t have a women’s soccer program competing at the NCAA level, all they had was a club team at the college. But in 1977, the girl’s petitioned to be able to compete at a high level.

Over time, as the program grew, women that played for UNC eventually went on to the next level, becoming every young girls’ soccer idol! Women like Kristine Lilly, Mia Hamm, Crystal Dunn, Heather O’Reilly, Yael Averbuch and more! All huge names in for the USA Women’s National Team! A

Just this year, they have had five former Tar Heels named to the NWSL Best XI, including Ashlyn Harris for the Orlando Pride, Tobin Heath for the Portland Thorns, Allie Long for the Portland Thorns, Jessica McDonald for the New York Flash and Kealia Ohai for the Houston Dash. So I would say that they have a very successful program where they are constantly pushing people past the college level!

Now can you see why every little girl might dream of playing for the University of North Carolina?!

Read more about it at….Go Tar Heels!

 

Go Tar Heels!! Be Great. Be Different.

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4 thoughts on “The University of North Carolina – Chappell Hill

  1. It’s unbelievable that a program started in 1979 and has won 22 championships since! I’m a decent soccer fan but I had no idea that this kind of dominance came from UNC’s women’s soccer program. I like how enthusiastic you are about soccer! Great article.

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  2. As a whole, UNC Tarheels have excellent sport programs. Not only do they dominate in women’s soccer, they also excel in mens soccer and basketball. The Tarheels have earned two mens soccer championships and had great success with Michael Jordan. Another legendary players that played there was James Worthy.

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  3. That is so crazy that all 22 championship wins were under the same coach! He must be a very impressive man! It is also awesome that the girls started at only a club level but petitioned to be accepted as more!
    This seems like an incredible team that only accepts the best!

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