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Congratulations, indeed, to the Lady Tarheels, the ACC 2019 regular-season champion and now also the ACC 2019 Tournament champion!!! It is the 22nd ACC Tournament championship for the UNC-CH women’s soccer program, 2014 inductee into the National Champions Hall of Honor of the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame.
An article from the UNC Athletics Go Heels website about this year’s championship is provided at the link below.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE!!!! HERE’S THE REPORT OF THE TEAM’S NWSL CHAMPIONSHIP AS REPORTED EARLY THIS MORNING BY SOCCER AMERICA
THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE NORTH CAROLINA FC ORGANIZATION!!! Unfazed by a light rain throughout the evening, the reception of the Hall of Fame and the National Champions Hall of Honor by the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC at the North Carolina Courage vs Seattle Reign match on Saturday, August 24, was spectacular! Hosting us in a suite this time was a much-appreciated gesture, keeping us warm and “toasty.” It added measurably to the camaraderie of the occasion. An added bonus, of course, was arranging for a 1-0 victory by the Courage with a masterful goal with only minutes left in the match.
From left to right, Hall of Fame and National Champions Hall of Honor members present: John Rennie HOF 2011; Woody Gibson HOF 2018; Susan Ellis HOF 2019; Bill Holleman (behind Susan) HOF 2000; Josh McKinney HOF 2015; Megan Crotts HOH 2013; Meredith Cage HOH 2013; Amy Deshong HOH 2013; Larry Bosc HOF 2010; Bob Kepner HOF 2004; Bob Catapano HOF 1999; Steve Scott HOH 2012
The entire “gang of 12” pictured on the big screen above the stadium
[Thanks to Derek Kepner for the two photos.]
The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame was established in 1996 to recognize and honor those persons, either player, coach, referee or administrator, that have made significant contributions to the game of soccer in the State of North Carolina. To be eligible, inductees would have spent several years in North Carolina directly involved in and promoting the game. Those with primarily regional or national accomplishments may also be considered when those accomplishments draw attention to furthering the game in the State by virtue of their prior relationship in North Carolina.
In 2012 the NCHSOF Board of Directors added the National Champions Hall of Honor category to honor North Carolina teams and programs that have won national championships at the highest levels of competition in youth, amateur adult, college or professional soccer.