Avery Trendel

Men’s Soccer: Cam Lindley Selected to Hermann Trophy Watch List

UNC sophomore midfielder Cam Lindley was one of 31 NCAA Division I men’s soccer players named to the watch list for this year’s Hermann Trophy on Tuesday–the award given each year to the most outstanding male and female player in the nation. Lindley started in the midfield for all 21 of the Tar Heels’ matches last season, picking up ACC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-American honors as the team reached the NCAA Semifinals. Top Drawer Soccer also named Lindley its National Freshman of the Year for his efforts. He tallied a total of seven assists throughout...

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Defense Expected to Play Much Bigger Role for UNC Football in 2017

During Larry Fedora’s five-year stint as UNC’s head football coach, the Tar Heels have made great strides as a program. The main reason why has been Fedora’s high-octane offensive system—which has shattered numerous scoreboards and school records along the way.  Defense, on the other hand, has not always been the team’s strong suit. Entering 2017, however, The Tar Heel offense faces a number of glaring question marks–having to replace eight starters, including the quarterback. This fact has served as major motivation for a defense which has plenty of talent, but underwent a number of staff changes during the offseason....

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UNC Ranked No. 6 in Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll

Stuck in the longest national championship drought in program history–a whopping four seasons–the UNC women’s soccer team hopes to reclaim what was once viewed as a guaranteed title every year. This season’s Tar Heels were listed at No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll released on Friday–and are the highest-ranked team from the ACC. West Virginia–which eliminated UNC in last year’s NCAA Tournament–starts the season at No. 1. The rest of the top five includes: Stanford, last year’s national champion USC, South Carolina and Georgetown. In total, the ACC led all conferences with six teams among the...

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Three UNC Volleyball Players Named to Preseason All-ACC Roster

On the same day the UNC volleyball team was tabbed unanimously to repeat as ACC Champions, the Tar Heels also placed a league-high three players on the Preseason All-ACC list. Junior outside hitter Taylor Leath–last year’s conference Player of the Year–highlights UNC’s selections, which make up nearly 20 percent of the 18-player roster. Reigning ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Scoles joins Leath and senior Taylor Fricano as Tar Heels to earn the honor. Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, Miami and Notre Dame each had two players selected to the All-ACC list, while four league schools did not have a...

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UNC Selected Unanimously to Repeat as ACC Volleyball Champions

In a vote conducted by the ACC’s head volleyball coaches, UNC was unanimously selected to repeat as league champions in 2017. The Tar Heels are fresh off a brilliant campaign in which they went 19-1 on the way to their 13th ACC Championship. Head coach Joe Sagula has the blessing of returning the bulk of his starting lineup–including ACC Player of the Year Taylor Leath and ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Scoles. “When you win a conference title and return the Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in addition to All-ACC performers, it is natural...

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UNC Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll

Seeking to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Stanford during last year’s Final Four, the UNC men’s soccer team will begin 2017 ranked No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. Revealed on Thursday, the poll includes eight teams from the ACC–which is more than twice the number of schools included from any other conference. Stanford will start its championship defense from the No. 1 ranking, while Wake Forest, Denver and Clemson join the Tar Heels in making up the rest of the top five. The ACC has six schools ranked in the top 10–with No. 8 Syracuse, No....

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UNC Women’s Soccer Ranked Second in ACC Preseason Poll, Two Tar Heels Named to All-ACC Roster

The ACC released its preseason women’s soccer poll on Thursday, with UNC picked to finish second in the conference behind Florida State. A pair of Tar Heels–forwards Jessie Scarpa and Bridgette Andrzjewski–were also named to the Preseason All-ACC Team. Voting for both the poll and the All-ACC roster was conducted by the league’s 14 head coaches. The Seminoles received eight first place votes and placed four players on the All-ACC team, as they look to win the conference for a fifth consecutive season. UNC garnered a pair of first place votes in the poll, while Duke, Virginia and Notre...

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Quarterback Competition Highlights Opening of UNC Training Camp

As UNC opened up its 2017 training camp Wednesday morning, all outside eyes were focused on the competition brewing at the most important position in team sports. Mitch Trubisky is not walking out onto the field at Kenan Stadium this year, and everyone knows it. Head coach Larry Fedora must instead try and replace the No. 2 overall pick of this past spring’s NFL Draft with one of four quarterbacks each fighting to stake their claim over the Tar Heel offense. Graduate transfer Brandon Harris–who played three seasons at LSU before coming to Chapel Hill over the summer–is the...

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Report: Isaiah Hicks, Charlotte Hornets Agree to Training Camp Deal

Just a day after the Charlotte Hornets signed former UNC point guard Marcus Paige to a two-way contract, the team has agreed to terms with another recent Tar Heel in forward Isaiah Hicks. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer was the first to report the news, saying that it’s unclear whether Hicks is guaranteed any money and that the deal is likely just for training camp. If that proves to be the case, Hicks still has an opportunity to earn a roster spot with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G-League–where Paige will likely spend most of his season....

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Charlotte Hornets Sign Marcus Paige to Two-Way Contract

Former UNC point guard Marcus Paige agreed Tuesday to a two-way contract with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets–a new type of deal which will allow Paige to remain under the Hornets’ team control while he plays for the Greensboro Swarm in the NBA G-League. Formerly called the NBA Developmental League–before a new sponsorship from Gatorade kicked in–the G-League is similar to the minor leagues in baseball and hockey. Before the inception of two-way contracts, however, NBA teams could sign any developmental player to their roster regardless of which G-League team they played for. This system creates minor league affiliated teams,...

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