Lady Heels Score 21st National Championship


The University of North Carolina Tar Heels Women’s soccer team has made history yet again today! The Lady Heels won their twenty-first national championship.

December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels players celebrate after defeating Penn State Nittany Lions 4-1 to win the NCAA Womens Soccer Division I Championship at Torero Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Lady Heels have scored twenty-one titles in women’s soccer under NCAA sanctions while all other schools combined have ten. Mark the Heels down as 21 for 31! Yes, North Carolina has won 67% of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships…you can call that a dynasty!

The Tar Heels defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions four goals to one in order to win the crown at Torero Stadium in San Diego this afternoon.

"“We’re absolutely ecstatic,” UNC coach Anson Dorrance told the Observer. “The classic question you get is ‘Does it ever get old?’ I’d say it gets better.”"

It was a close match that in the first half that saw both teams end the first half of play with a point each, but the rest of the game was all about North Carolina.

Amber Brooks and Adelaide Gay were selected as members of the All Tournament Roster.

Satara Murray was selected as the Most Outstanding Player on Defense and Kealia Ohai as the Most Outstanding Player on Offense.

So the Lady Heels are well represented in the tournament awards and honors.

North Carolina is hands down the most successful program in women’s collegiate soccer. Notre Dame comes second with just three titles.