Four days before Antonio Williams' final game in Chapel Hill, he seems to be at peace. The same player who often times last year said he ran “angry” when thinking of his doubters — and this season, has carried the ball fewer times than first-year quarterback Sam Howell — seems content with what he’s accomplished.
At the end of this one, they danced. Again.
In one of the few matches where the North Carolina women's soccer team was down at the half, it was the voice of confidence from junior defender Lotte Wubben-Moy that kept Maycee Bell collected, enough to score the game-winning goal against Southern California in the NCAA Quarterfinals
The Tar Heels trailed the Phoenix at halftime, 33-32, but came out with a different energy in the second half, largely thanks to Bacot setting the tone. "I was locked in,” Bacot said.
In UNC's Saturday win over Belmont, Emily Fox shined with her first career goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Anson Dorrance is confident that her soccer success is just beginning.
Redshirt seniors Jason Strowbridge and Nick Polino have been through plenty of highs and lows in their time with the North Carolina football team. Now, the pair has learned to blend head coach Mack Brown's win-now mentality with paving the way for the future of the program.
Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly are among the legends of the North Carolina women's soccer program to have not started in their first scrimmages as first-years at UNC. However, head coach Anson Dorrance started Maycee Bell from the beginning, recognizing how far ahead of her peers the young star was.
After being sidelined with a broken leg right before the 2018 ACC Tournament, junior forward Alessia Russo scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period of the 2019 ACC Championship to help the UNC women's soccer team defeat No. 1 UVA, 2-1.
Junior forward Jaelynn Murray was sidelined for the season with a torn ACL in Saturday's exhibition game against Wingate. As center Janelle Bailey dropped 21 points against Western Carolina in her friend's No. 30 jersey, Murray cheered from sidelines, wiping tears from her eyes in the final minutes of Thursday's game.
After five years in the NBA, former UNC point guard Kendall Marshall returned to Chapel Hill in 2017 to finish his bachelor's degree, with the goal of joining the Tar Heels' coaching staff in mind. On Oct. 2, head coach Roy Williams named Marshall the program's director of recruiting. Now, Marshall is using the same team-first mentality that made him an All-American during his playing days to help his alma mater.