Avery Trendel

Men’s Soccer: Tar Heels Fight to Scoreless Draw vs No. 5 Louisville

Two overtimes weren’t enough to separate two of the nation’s top five men’s soccer teams on Friday night, as the No. 4 Tar Heels fought to 0-0 draw on the road against the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals. Entering Friday’s match, UNC (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) ranked second in the country with 37 goals–while Louisville (9-1-3, 4-1-1 ACC) came in having surrendered an conference-low eight goals. The Tar Heels finished with a slight advantage in shots–tallying eight compared to seven for the Cardinals–but neither team managed a serious threat during the night. On the positive side, UNC still gained a point...

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UNC Volleyball Sets NCAA Attendance Record in Win Over Virginia Tech

Playing in the Dean Smith Center for just the 36th time in program history, the UNC volleyball team put together a 3-1 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday night (22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-16). With the match taking place ahead of the annual Late Night With Roy basketball tip-off event, the Tar Heels set a new NCAA volleyball attendance record–as a crowd of 19,246 people was there to cheer them on. Redshirt junior Taylor Leath led UNC (8-7, 5-2 ACC) with 17 kills, while teammate Holly Carlton chipped in 14 as the Tar Heels rallied from one set...

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Late Night With Roy Kicks Off UNC Basketball Season

It’s that time of year. Basketball season has arrived in Chapel Hill, as UNC hosted its annual Late Night With Roy season kickoff event on Friday night at the Smith Center. Fans were once again treated to the usual variety of skits and dance performances, as well as the team’s Blue-White scrimmage–which Theo Pinson and the Blue team won by a score of 35-30. Perhaps the most exciting part of the night, however, came at the beginning–when the 2017 NCAA Championship banner was revealed to the crowd. A similar reaction was created during player introductions when Pinson came out...

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Fedora, UNC Football Desperately Seeking to Solve Offensive Woes Against Virginia

At no time during head coach Larry Fedora’s first five years at the helm of the UNC football team have the Tar Heels ever needed to worry about finding offense. Entering this week’s game against Virginia, however, Fedora is desperately trying to come up with a way to help his struggling team put some points on the board. Having spent the majority of his time in Chapel Hill establishing himself as an offensive guru, Fedora now finds himself in an interesting position. His Tar Heels have slipped to 1-5, while injuries and inexperience have brought his high-octane game plans...

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UNC Adds Former National Player of the Year Kara Cannizzaro to Women’s Lacrosse Staff

The UNC women’s lacrosse team added a new member to its staff on Thursday, as head coach Jenny Levy announced that Kara Cannizzaro will become the Tar Heels’ Director of Operations. Cannizzaro made her name in Chapel Hill as a midfielder playing under Levy–taking home National Player of the Year honors back in 2013 while leading UNC to its first national championship. This includes a phenomenal performance in that year’s NCAA Championship game which saw Cannizzaro score four goals and dish out two assists in a triple overtime thriller against then-undefeated Maryland. She has spent the last two seasons...

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Field Hockey: Ashley Hoffman Tabbed as National Defensive Player of the Week

Just two days removed from taking home the ACC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week award, UNC junior Ashley Hoffman was tabbed on Wednesday as the National Defensive Player of the Week. Hoffman has won the conference honors on two occasions this season, but this is her first time getting recognized nationally for her performance. She helped anchor the Tar Heel defensive unit in its 4-0 shutout victory over No. 3 Virginia–the highest-scoring team in America–this past Friday. Not only that, Hoffman scored what would ultimately become the game-winning goal off a penalty corner attempt just before halftime....

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Smith Center Implementing Clear Bag Policy

As the annual Late Night With Roy event is set to kick off the men’s basketball season for UNC on Friday at the Smith Center, the school’s athletic department announced the stadium will be implementing a clear bag policy this upcoming year. The decision falls in line with the one made prior to football season at Kenan Stadium. It has a goal of reducing wait times for fans to get into the building, while also putting UNC in line with many other collegiate and professional sporting venues in terms of safety and security. Although fans are encouraged to leave...

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UNC Freshman Alessia Russo Earns National Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Honors

UNC head women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance appears to have found himself a gem with freshman forward Alessia Russo. A native of Kent, England, Russo was named the NCAA Division I National Player of the Week on Tuesday by the United Soccer Coaches Association. She was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in UNC’s wins this past week. Russo scored the game-winning goal in UNC’s 3-0 win over Miami on Thursday, and tallied both of the Tar Heels’ goals in their 2-0 win over No. 15 Wake Forest on Sunday. Despite playing in...

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Pair of Tar Heels Named ACC Women’s Soccer Players of the Week

The ACC released its Women’s Soccer Players of the Week on Tuesday, with a pair of Tar Heels earning the selection. Freshman sensation Alessia Russo was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Julia Ashley shared Defensive Player of the Week honors with Duke’s Schuyler DeBree. Of UNC’s five goals last week in wins over Miami and No. 15 Wake Forest, Russo was responsible for scoring three of them–including both in the Tar Heels’ 2-0 victory over the Demon Deacons. Ashley, meanwhile, tallied two assists and helped spearhead a pair of outstanding defensive efforts. The Tar Heels...

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William Blumberg Wins ITA All-American Championship

Fresh off an upset over top-ranked Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) in Sunday’s semifinals, UNC sophomore William Blumberg defeated No. 24 Martin Redlicki (UCLA) in straight sets on Monday to win the ITA All-American Championship. Blumberg entered the event in Tulsa as the No. 5 men’s tennis player in the country, but will certainly see his profile rise even higher in the near future After upsetting Torpegaard in three sets, he knocked off Redlicki with relative ease, 6-4, 6-4. Last season saw Blumberg reach the Finals of the NCAA Singles Tournament as a freshman. His early season individual success this year...

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