The USWNT captured the World Cup on Sunday evening, defeating Japan by a score of 5-2 to give the United States their third Women’s World Cup title – the first country to ever accomplish that feat.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 6, 2015
Six of the players on the team – Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, Meghan Klingenberg, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly – are former University of North Carolina stars that played under decorated head coach Anson Dorrance. Dorrance has led his teams to 22 National Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships and the most wins in college soccer history. Along the way, Dorrance has been named National Soccer Coach of the Year seven times.
Former Tar Heel Tobin Heath’s goal that sealed the deal for the USWNT in the World Cup final (go to 1:14):
Dorrance’s players were not only members of the USWNT in the World Cup, they also played for Canada (Robin Gayle), New Zealand (Katie Bowen) and England (Lucy Bronze).
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University of North Carolina Head Women’s Soccer Coach; 22 Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships; most wins in college soccer history, distinguished member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame
University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Goalkeeper Coach, part of the UNC coaching staff for 10 NCAA Championship titles, national clinician for the U.S. Youth Soccer Association, member of the Olympic Development Program Staff
Randy Waldrum has guided the Notre Dame women’s soccer team to the semifinal round of the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Cup. This is Notre Dame’s fourth consecutive appearance at the event, and its fifth in the past six seasons. The Irish (21-3-1) have advanced by defeating IUPUI, Central Michigan, Oregon State, and Florida State. The semifinal match will be a repeat of the 2008 championship match with the Tar Heels of North Carolina.