Tobin Heath

U.S. Soccer Selects Tobin Heath as Female Player of the Year

Following an incredible year on the pitch, the U.S. Soccer Federation voted Tuesday to name former UNC midfielder–and current national team star–Tobin Heath as its Female Player of the Year. Heath received 40 percent of the vote for the award, finishing just in front of another former Tar Heel in forward Crystal Dunn (34 percent). Although the U.S. women fell short of their gold medal goals during the Summer Olympics in Rio–falling to Sweden in the Quarterfinals–it was through no fault of Heath’s. The 28-year-old had a career-high six goals and eight assists in her 22 national team appearances...

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Clinches Group at Rio Olympics

Despite a shocking 2-2 draw against Colombia on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Team took the first step to winning its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer. Former Tar Heel standout Crystal Dunn scored the first goal in Tuesday’s game and then assisted on the second, highlighting the presence that the UNC program has over the current roster–with five of the 18 active members of the team having played their college careers in Chapel Hill. Midfielder Tobin Heath has yet to score a goal in Rio, but has used her amazing passing and ball control to act...

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Former Tar Heels Help U.S. Women’s National Team To International Friendly Win

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – With the help of five Tar Heels, the U.S. women’s national soccer team earned a comprehensive 3-1 win against the Netherlands in Tuesday’s International Friendly. Former Tar Heel Tobin Heath scored the match’s opening goal followed by two from teammate Christen Press. All five Carolinians, including Ashlyn Harris who went the whole way in goal for the U.S., Heather O’Reilly, Yael Averbuch, and Meghan Klingenberg, played a major role in the contest. For more on the contest, click...

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