2001 Carolina Men’s Soccer
The Old Well
QUICK FACTS Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Chartered: 1789 Enrollment: 24,635 (15,400 undergraduate) Chancellor: James Moeser Director of Athletics: Dick Baddour Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Atlantic Coast Nickname: Tar Heels Mascot: Rameses the ram School colors: Carolina Blue and white Athletic department web site: www.TarHeelBlue.com
CAROLINA MEN’S SOCCER Head coach: Elmar Bolowich (University of Mainz ‘81) Career record: 141-88-13 (12 years) Record at Carolina: same Assistant coach: Oliver Weiss (third year) Goalkeeper Trainer: Scott Calabrese (second year) Head strength coach: Greg Gatz Head trainer: Chris Hirth Academic counselor: Heather Murphy Secretary: Delaine Marbry Men’s soccer office phone: (919) 962-0466 Men’s soccer office fax: (919) 962-4038 Fetzer Field press box phone: (919) 962-1460 2000 record: 21-3 overall, 5-1 ACC 2000 ACC finish: Tied first, won ACC Tournament 2000 NCAA Tournament: Lost to Indiana, 1-0, in quarterfinals Lettermen returning/lost: 13/11 Starters returning/lost: 7/4 Home field: Fetzer Field (5,025)
UNC ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications: Steve Kirschner Men’s soccer contact: Matt Bowers Email address: [email protected]
Office phones: (919) 962-2123/962-1376 Office fax: (919) 962-0612 Mailing address: P.O. Box 2126, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 Please contact Matt Bowers for information on coverage of the UNC men’s soccer team.
CONTENTS General Information ..............................................................p. 1 2001 Schedule ......................................................................p. 2 2001 Roster ..........................................................................p. 3 2001 Preview....................................................................pp. 4-5 2001 Player Bios ............................................................pp. 6-13 The Atlantic Coast Conference ..............................................p. 13 Coaching Staff ..............................................................pp. 14-15 Fetzer Field & McCaskill Soccer Center ..........................pp. 16-17 Carolina Athletics — A Total Program ............................pp. 18-19 The University................................................................pp. 20-22 Friends of Carolina Soccer....................................................p. 23 2000 Season Review & Statistics....................................pp. 24-29 History of Carolina Soccer ............................................pp. 30-33 All-Time Results ............................................................pp. 34-40 ACC Honors & ACC Tournament Results ................................p. 41 NCAA Tournament History ............................................pp. 42-43 All-Americas........................................................................p. 44 Pro & National Team Players ................................................p. 45 Yearly Statistical Leaders ......................................................p. 46 Career Scoring Leaders ........................................................p. 47 Carolina Record Book......................................................p. 48-49 All-Time Lettermen ........................................................pp. 50-51 Coaching & Series Records ..................................................p. 52 2001 Opponents ..........................................................pp. 53-55
www.TarHeelBlue.com Media and fans can follow the Carolina men’s soccer team and the rest of the UNC athletic program from anywhere in the world on the official site of North Carolina athletics. TarHeelBlue.com offers schedules, rosters, results and more for all 28 of Carolina’s varsity sports.
Supporting UNC Men’s Soccer On July 9, 1997, UNC and Nike signed a five-year, $7.1 million contract under which Nike provides each varsity team with shoes, apparel, equipment bags and other products. UNC also received $400,000 for the Chancellor’s Academic Enhancement Fund.
2001 Men’s SoccerMedia Guide The 2001 UNC Men’s Soccer media guide was edited by Matt Bowers, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, with assistance from the UNC Athletic Communications staff and Mike Bean. Covers designed by Leesa Brinkley; Head shots of current players and coaches by Dan Sears and Will Owens. Front cover photos by Kevin Cox (Jackson, Leitch, Ueltschey, ACC champs), Jon Gardiner (Yamauchi) and Sears (Schumacher). Inside front cover photos by Cox (Crawford, Kneipper, Stokes) and Gardiner (Pause). Special thanks to Allsport and MLS teams for back cover photos and to UNC Design Services for the Educational Foundation advertisement. Printing by B&B Printing of Bristol, Tenn.
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2001 CAROLINA SCHEDULE Day Sat.
Date Aug. 25
Opponent at Massachusetts (exhibition)
Site Amherst, Mass.
Time 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 Sept. 9
Saint Louis Soccer Classic vs. Cincinnati at Saint Louis
St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.
3:30 (Eastern Time) 5:30 (Eastern Time)
Sept. 14 Sept. 16
Nike Carolina Classic New Hampshire West Virginia
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
at William & Mar y
Virginia Beach, Va.
Oct. 12 Oct. 14
UNC Greensboro Soccer Classic vs. South Florida vs. Georgia State
Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C.
5 p.m. 1 p.m.
at NC State
at Wake Forest
Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Fri./Sun.
Nov. 24/25 Dec. 1/2 Dec. 8/9 Dec. 14/16
NCAA Tournament first round NCAA Tournament second round NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals NCAA Tournament Final Four
TBA TBA TBA Columbus, Ohio
TBA TBA TBA TBA
(All Times Eastern)
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2001 CAROLINA ROSTER BY CLASS Seniors (5): Danny Jackson Chris Leitch Ryan Schumacher Michael Ueltschey Noz Yamauchi Juniors (6): Matt Crawford Mike Gell Nick Jordan Ryan Kneipper Ryan Levitan David Testo Sophomores (6): Jay Batt Zack Mansfield Sean McGinty Logan Pause Grant Porter David Stokes Freshmen (8): Wes Ange Adam Davis Jonathan Davis Raymond Fumo Roy Kelly Tim Merritt Marcus Storey Jason Strange
BY POSITION Goalkeepers (4): Jay Batt Nick Jordan Jason Strange Michael Ueltschey Defenders (6): Wes Ange Danny Jackson Roy Kelly Chris Leitch Ryan Schumacher David Stokes Midfielders (10): Matt Crawford Adam Davis Raymond Fumo Mike Gell Ryan Levitan Zack Mansfield Tim Merritt Logan Pause Grant Porter Noz Yamauchi Forwards (5): Jonathan Davis Ryan Kneipper Sean McGinty Marcus Storey David Testo
NUMERICAL No. Name 1 Michael Ueltschey 2 David Stokes 4 Danny Jackson* 5 Chris Leitch* 6 Jonathan Davis 7 Marcus Storey 8 Logan Pause 9 Noz Yamauchi 10 Tim Merritt 11 Raymond Fumo 12 Ryan Kneipper 13 Wes Ange 14 Roy Kelly 15 Mike Gell 16 David Testo 17 Ryan Schumacher 18 Sean McGinty 19 Matt Crawford 20 Adam Davis 21 Grant Porter 23 Jay Batt 24 Zack Mansfield 25 Ryan Levitan 26 Jason Strange 27 Nick Jordan ALPHABETICAL No. Name 13 Wes Ange 23 Jay Batt 19 Matt Crawford 20 Adam Davis 6 Jonathan Davis 11 Raymond Fumo 15 Mike Gell 4 Danny Jackson* 27 Nick Jordan 14 Roy Kelly 12 Ryan Kneipper 5 Chris Leitch* 25 Ryan Levitan 24 Zack Mansfield 18 Sean McGinty 10 Tim Merritt 8 Logan Pause 21 Grant Porter 17 Ryan Schumacher 2 David Stokes 7 Marcus Storey 26 Jason Strange 16 David Testo 1 Michael Ueltschey 9 Noz Yamauchi * Team captains
Pos. G D D D F F M M/F M M M/F D D M/F F D/M F M M M G M M G G
Yr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.
Ht. 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-4 6-0 5-7 6-3 6-2 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-10 5-8 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-8 6-0 6-0
Wt. 195 185 190 165 186 150 155 130 175 140 195 185 180 165 165 165 155 160 155 165 175 170 160 170 190
Hometown (Secondary School/Club Team) Jackson, Miss. (Jackson Academy/Jackson Football Club) Dumfries, Va. (C.D. Hylton/Braddock Road Youth Club) West Park, Leeds, England (Lawnswood/Leeds United) Baltimore, Ohio (Pickerington/Club Ohio) Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester/Santa Anita Breakaway) Missouri City, Texas (Elkins/Houston Texans) Hillsborough, N.C. (Jordan/CASL Red Caps) Chapel Hill, N.C. (East Chapel Hill/ CASL Red Caps) Gig Harbor, Wash. (Bellarmine Prep/FC United) Charlotte, N.C. (Parkwood/Charlotte Soccer Club) Dallas, Texas (Episcopal/Dallas Comets) Raleigh, N.C. (Sanderson/CASL Elite) Washington, D.C. (Sidwell Friends School/Gunston Phoenix) Durham, N.C. (Riverside/Carolina United) Arden, N.C. (T.C. Roberson/Charlotte Soccer Club) Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day/Charlotte Soccer Club) Charlotte, N.C. (East Mecklenburg/Charlotte Soccer Club) Durham, N.C. (Durham Academy/Carolina United) New Bern, N.C. (New Bern/Coastal United) Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day/Charlotte Soccer Club) Charlottesville, Va. (Charlottesville/FC Richmond Magic) Greensboro, N.C. (Western Guilford/Greensboro United) Durham, N.C. (Riverside/Carolina United) Swansboro, N.C. (Swansboro/Coastal United) Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central/Indianapolis Inferno)
Pos. D G M M F M M/F D G D M/F D M M F M M M D/M D F G F G M/F
Yr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr.
Ht. 6-2 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-0 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-8 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-8 6-0 5-10 6-2 5-4
Wt. 185 175 160 155 186 140 165 190 190 180 195 165 160 170 155 175 155 165 165 185 150 170 165 195 130
Hometown (Secondary School/Club Team) Raleigh, N.C. (Sanderson/CASL Elite) Charlottesville, Va. (Charlottesville/FC Richmond Magic) Durham, N.C. (Durham Academy/Carolina United) New Bern, N.C. (New Bern/Coastal United) Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester/Santa Anita Breakaway) Charlotte, N.C. (Parkwood/Charlotte Soccer Club) Durham, N.C. (Riverside/Carolina United) West Park, Leeds, England (Lawnswood/Leeds United) Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central/Indianapolis Inferno) Washington, D.C. (Sidwell Friends School/Gunston Phoenix) Dallas, Texas (Episcopal/Dallas Comets) Baltimore, Ohio (Pickerington/Club Ohio) Durham, N.C. (Riverside/Carolina United) Greensboro, N.C. (Western Guilford/Greensboro United) Charlotte, N.C. (East Mecklenburg/Charlotte Soccer Club) Gig Harbor, Wash. (Bellarmine Prep/FC United) Hillsborough, N.C. (Jordan/CASL Red Caps) Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day/Charlotte Soccer Club) Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day/Charlotte Soccer Club) Dumfries, Va. (C.D. Hylton/Braddock Road Youth Club) Missouri City, Texas (Elkins/Houston Texans) Swansboro, N.C. (Swansboro/Coastal United) Arden, N.C. (T.C. Roberson/Charlotte Soccer Club) Jackson, Miss. (Jackson Academy/Jackson Football Club) Chapel Hill, N.C. (East Chapel Hill/ CASL Red Caps)
Head Coach: Elmar Bolowich (13th season) Assistant Coach: Oliver Weiss (3rd season) Goalkeeper Trainer: Scott Calabrese (2nd season) Head Trainer: Chris Hirth Team Manager: Jonathan Hildebrand Game Managers: Sara Byrum, Candice Hatley
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Wes Ange Elmar Bolowich Raymond Fumo Chris Leitch Ryan Levitan Michael Ueltschey Oliver Weiss
Wes Ainge Elmar BOWL-o-vich Raymond FU-mo Chris Leech Ryan LEV-it-tan Michael ULT-she Oliver Vice
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2001 CAROLINA PREVIEW Carolina looks to stay at the top despite losing 78 percent of its goals and 56 per cent of its assists from last year’s squad. The 2000 season arguably was the best in men’s soccer history at the University of North Carolina. The Tar Heels won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship with a thrilling, 1-0 overtime win over Virginia in the title game. Carolina, which had been ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the second half of the season and won a school-record 15 games at one point, was the top overall seed in the 2000 NCAA Tournament and reached the quarterfiDefender nals before losing to two-time defending Danny Jackson national champ Indiana, 1-0. “Last year helped the confidence of all the players who were on the team,” Carolina head coach Elmar Bolowich says. “I think the guys will be hungry to repeat what we accomplished, establish ourselves at the top of the college soccer world and battle for ACC and national championships.” The accomplishments of last year’s team won’t help the 2001 Tar Heels on the field, however. Chris Carrieri, who led the nation in scoring a season ago, bypassed his final year of college and entered the MLS as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 MLS draft. Lost to graduation are forward Caleb Norkus and midfielder Eddie Robinson, both of whom are now playing professional soccer. Also lost to graduation are second-team All-ACC midfielder and four-year starter Michael Bucy, big-game performer Matt Laycock and experienced reserve midfielder Carson Porter. In addition, sophomore midfielder Logan Pause, who would have been the team’s leading returning scorer, will miss the season after undergoing knee surgery over the summer. In sum, the 2001 Carolina team will be missing five starters, over 78 percent of the goals and 56 percent of the assists tallied by last year’s record-setting squad. To help counter the losses, Bolowich has brought
Defender Chris Leitch
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in a recruiting class that includes eight freshmen and a junior transfer. “We lost over 50 goals from last year, so we’ve got to solve that problem somehow, probably with our young players,” he says. “That won’t be easy, but we also have to rely on our defense and win some 1-0 games. We’ve got all of our defenders and our goalkeeper coming back, so we need to be able to accumulate shutouts, even in big games. “We lost a lot of leadership and Logan will be out for the year,” Bolowich continues. “Logan would have been a natural leader because he knows the game, he takes charge and he organizes. Our more experienced guys will have to step up and lead the group. A lot more focus is on these guys now in terms of their leadership and their maturity. They need to do more than just lead by example this season.” DEFENSE The Tar Heels’strength in 2001 will certainly be its defense, which led the ACC with 0.75 goals allowed per game last year. Carolina returns all three starting defenders and goalkeeper Michael Ueltschey, who led the ACC in shutouts, goals against average and save percentage. “Michael played with a different level of confidence, particularly toward the end of last season as the games got tougher,” Bolowich says. “He stepped up to the plate in several of those games. He made some tremendous saves in the ACC final against Virginia. We need him to remain confident and lead the defense from the back.” Entering his fourth consecutive year as a starter, senior sweeper Danny Jackson earned second-team All-America and first-team AllACC honors last season. He will serve as Carolina’s team co-captain for the third year in a row and has recovered from an off-season ankle injury. “Danny is a natural leader, he knows our system and he knows what I expect him to do,” says Bolowich. “He knows how our defense should line up and how our midfield should operate. We’ve talked many times about his role as a leader on this team, and he’s willing and capable of accepting that responsibility.” Joining Jackson as co-captain is senior marking back Chris Leitch, a three-year starter and strong candidate for All-America honors this fall. “In my opinion, Chris is one of the best defenders in the country because he has speed, he’s relaxed and doesn’t defend recklessly,” Bolowich says. “He controls his environment and if you assign him a task, he’s probably going to fulfill it. That’s what he takes pride in.” The final link to the Carolina defense will be sophomore marking back David Stokes, an all-conference candidate. He underwent knee surgery in the spring but should be at full strength for the season opener. “David should be 100 percent healthy by the start of the season, assuming nothing unforeseen happens over the summer to hinder his recovery,” Bolowich says. “His experience last year as a starter can help him be a dominant defender this season.” The trio of Jackson, Leitch and Stokes played almost every minute of every game last year. With Ueltschey entering his third straight year as the undisputed starter in goal, Carolina should boast one of the nation’s best defenses once again this season. “We didn’t substitute much on defense last year and our defenders pretty much played 90 minutes a game,” says Bolowich. “I hope that will be the case again. That’s part of the way we play at Carolina — our forwards and midfielders are the legs on the field, while our defenders have to concentrate more as they stay back.”
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play a defensive midfield position. Tim also will get significant playing time if not start. He’s a very versatile player who can play anywhere from defensive midfield to center forward to out wide on either side.”
Defender David Stokes MIDFIELD Carolina’s midfield is a question mark entering preseason practice in light of the graduations of Bucy and Robinson and the injury to Pause. “We are asking a heck of a lot of our midfield in terms of intense play, running non-stop and creating things,” says Bolowich. “I don’t know how we’re going to reshape our midfield with Logan not being there this season. I could see that one or two freshmen will start for us, and it could be in the midfield or up front.” Senior Noz Yamauchi, who in three years as a regular starter has established himself as one of the ACC’s top playmakers, returns to the flank. He can also play forward. “I hope that Noz will step up and have his best season yet,” Bolowich says. “Noz is not naturally a leader, but he can lead by example by being consistent, by being there when we need him and making an impact.” Matt Crawford started 22 games last year and tallied seven assists. He also returns to the midfield. “I think Matt will take more of a vital role — he’s a competitor,” says Bolowich. “When Eddie [Robinson] graduated, we lost a ballwinner. I hope Matt can fill some of that role in the middle. Grant Porter has to be a ballwinner in the midfield as well, taking over for Logan. I think Matt and Grant will be a good combination for us in the midfield.” Porter, a sophomore who started eight games as a defensive midfielder last fall, will move into a starting role this season. However, with the season-ending injury to central midfielder Logan Pause, Porter could spend much of his time in Pause’s spot rather than his more Goalkeeper natural defensive position. Michael Ueltschey “We have alternatives, in terms of Grant being able to play a role in the back line as a sweeper or marking defender, but he also will take on additional responsibilities in the midfield with Logan’s injury. Freshmen Raymond Fumo and Tim Merritt are candidates for starting jobs as well. “Raymond is a tremendous player in terms of the way he sees the game,” Bolowich says. “He’s very intelligent, makes good decisions and hardly gets himself into trouble. He can
FORWARDS Freshmen will play a big role on the offensive end for Carolina this season. The Tar Heels must Midfielder contend with the deparNoz Yamauchi tures of Carrieri, a consensus first-team AllAmerica, and Norkus, the 2000 ACC Tournament MVP and the fourth-leading scorer in school history. Bolowich hopes that a group of several forwards can come close to replacing the 40 combined goals Carrieri and Norkus scored last year. One potential starter is junior Ryan Kneipper, who scored two of the biggest goals of last season. He scored the overtime game-winner versus William & Mary in a driving snowstorm in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. He also scored in the NCAAsecond-round win over Rhode Island. “Ryan is in the hunt up front because he is a versatile player who can play attacking midfield or forward,” says Bolowich. “We need to see how his defense has improved, but he’s definitely a seasoned player who has scored some big goals for us. He’s our biggest player up front and creates a good target for crosses and corner kicks.” Another candidate for a starting job at forward is David Testo, a North Carolina native and junior transfer from the University of South Carolina. A two-year starter for USC, Testo tallied a combined six goals and 11 assists for the Gamecocks in 1999 and 2000. “Testo is an accomplished player, he can be very good,” Bolowich says. “He has to be consistent and get used to our system. Once he knows his role, I think he’ll be a contributor.” A pair of freshmen also aims to earn starting jobs on the front line this fall — Parade AllAmerica Jonathan Davis and the speedy Marcus Storey. “I see Jonathan up front, being our target player with the departure of Chris Carrieri,” says Bolowich. “Jonathan is a very dynamic player who constantly works the defense. That kind of work ethic creates opportunities for himself and for other players up front for us.” Bolowich continues: “Marcus Storey can play on the flank or up front because he’s very, very fast. We’ll have to see how he can defend, but he’s an explosive player.” Sophomore Sean McGinty started seven games last fall and could contribute as a forward or attacking midfielder as well.
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MEET THE 2001 TAR HEELS #13 Wes Ange Defender Freshman • 6-2 • 185 Raleigh, N.C. (Sanderson) Prep — A three-time all-conference choice and fourtime letterman from Sanderson H.S. … Played in the North Carolina East-West game in July 2001 … Two-time team captain at Sanderson … Two-time all-region choice … Also played two years of tennis, on the swimming team for one year and the JV basketball team for a season … Named all-conference in tennis as a sophomore … Also played for the Elite club team in the Capital Area Soccer League … A first-team all-region choice as a senior … His club team won the 2000 Jefferson Cup … Captain of the CASLElite for four years … Honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and student council. Personal — Wesley James Ange is the son of Fran and Dwight Ange … His father lettered in football at Carolina in 1976 … Born October 11, 1982 in Gainesville, Fla. … Enrolled in the General College with plans to be a teacher. #23 Jay Batt Goalkeeper Sophomore • 6-1 • 175 Charlottesville, Va. (Charlottesville) General Info — Did not see action during the 2000 season ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll in 19992000. Prep — Two-year starter at Charlottesville High School in Charlottesville, Va., after two years as a starter at Albemarle High School … Led his school to an undefeated regional runnerup trophy in 1997 and 1998 and the state quarterfinals in 2000 … Team tri-captain and co-MVP as a senior … A mainstay on the 1998 and 1999 Virginia state ODPteams … Member of Virginia’s AAAll-Group State Team and the All-Central Virginia First Team… Named first-team all-region and all-district as a senior … Also wrestled for one season … A member of the National Honor Society … Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class … An Advanced Placement with Honors Scholar … Received the George B. and Ruth T. Huff Scholarship and the FC Richmond Corazzini Scholarship ... Won the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Personal — Jason Michael Batt is the son of Keith Batt and Denise Thompson-Batt … Majoring in business … Born December 30, 1981 in Urbana, Ill. … Plays club soccer with the FC Richmond Magic Soccer Club. #19 Matt Crawfor d Midfielder Junior • 5-10 • 160 Durham, N.C. (Durham Academy) General Info — Returning starter in the midfield … The Tar Heels’ top returning assist leader … An Athletes Coming Together (ACT) mentor on the UNC campus … Member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Committee at Carolina. Sophomore (2000) — Won the Tom Evins Jr. Award as Carolina’s most improved player … Started 22 of 24 games … In the starting lineup for the last 17 games of the season … Finished fourth on the team in assists with seven … Eighth on the team in scoring with nine points on one goal 6 NORTH CAROLINA SOCCER
and seven assists … Scored a goal in the win over Rider … Had two Matt Crawford assists against Dartmouth … Tallied assists in three straight games against NC State, Elon and Wake Forest …Had six assists in a five-game span from Oct. 13 to Oct. 28 … Recorded an assist in the NCAA Tournament win over William & Mary ... Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll student. Freshman (1999) — Appeared in 19 of Carolina’s 20 games (missing only the game at Virginia) and started 13 … Improved as the year went on, starting UNC’s final 11 games of the season … Scored one goal and tallied four assists for six points on the season … Tied for fifth on the UNC team in assists … Scored a goal and had an assist for a season-high three points against Winthrop … Tallied the game-winning goal against Winthrop … Also had assists against Campbell, NC State and High Point … Named to the ACC Honor Roll and the Dean’s List in 1999-2000. Prep — Four-year letterman in the midfield for Durham Academy, leading his team to state titles in 1995 and ’96 and the state semifinals in 1997 and ’98 … Team captain as a senior … First-team all-state in 1998 … Team MVP as both a junior and senior … Conference player of the year as a senior … Three-time all-conference selection … Two-time all-region choice … Graduated Cum Laude. Personal — Matthew David Crawford is the son of Beth and Jeff Crawford … Born August 20, 1980 … Plays club soccer with Carolina United … Majoring in biology and has an interest in a career in sports medicine … His brother, Andy, plays soccer at Washington & Lee. Matt Crawford’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1999 19/13 10 1 2000 24/22 22 1 Totals 43/35 32 2
Assists 4 7 11
Points 6 9 15
#20 Adam Davis Midfielder Freshman • 5-8 • 155 New Bern, N.C. (New Bern) Prep — One of North Carolina’s top scholar-athletes at New Bern High School … Four-year letterman in the midfield … Four-year all-conference choice … Two-time all-region selection … First-team all-state and NSCAAAll-South honoree as a senior … Also tallied 41 goals and 26 assists during his senior season … An all-state, all-region and allSouth choice … Twice named New Bern’s team MVP … Conference player of the year in 2000 ... Attended the UNC soccer camp and was named MVPat the camp in 1998, 1999 and 2000 … A four-year Principal List honoree and the president of the National Honor Society … Led his club team, Coastal United, to the state finals in 2000 and 2001.
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Personal — Adam Richard Davis is the son of Rick and Debbie Davis … Born September 12, 1982, in Orlando, Fla. … Hopes to major in business and pursue a career as a sports agent. #6 Jonathan Davis Forwar d Freshman • 6-0 • 186 Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester) Prep — One of the top prep scorers in the nation for Westchester H.S. and the Santa Anita Breakaway club team … A Parade All-America in 2000 … Joined the U.S. Under-17 National Team at the age of 14 and has been a member of California, regional and national Cal South teams since 1996 Led his Cal-South state ODPteam to the 2001 national championship … A member of squads that placed seventh in the world in the South Africa Nike Cup and second at the Tournament Mundial in Paris, France, in 1996 … Earned tournament MVP honors in Paris … At age 16, he was selected to try out for the New Castle United Youth Team in New Castle, England, but was unable to compete due to an injury. Personal — Jonathan C. Davis is the son of Delores Davis ... Born on March 20, 1983 ... Enrolled in the General College. #11 Raymond Fumo Midfielder Freshman • 5-7 • 140 Monroe, N.C. (Parkwood) Prep — NSCAAAll-America and All-South choice in 2000 at Parkwood H.S. … The 2000 North Carolina state player of the year as a senior by the NSCAA and the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association … Played in the 2001 NSCAAEast/West All-Star Game … A three-time all-state selection and a two-time conference player of the year … Four-time all-conference choice … A part of seven state titles with the Charlotte Soccer Club team … Active in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) since 1997, including three years on the 1983 National Team … Played four years of varsity soccer, two years of JV basketball, two years of varsity basketball, three years of football (as a kicker), two years of golf and one season of varsity baseball in high school … Student council class treasurer and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years. Personal — Raymond Rudolph Fumo III is the son of Ray and Maureen Fumo … His father played soccer at Rider College for three seasons … Born on January 18, 1983, in Trenton, N.J. … Enrolled in the General College with an interest in majoring in business or communications. #15 Mike Gell Midfielder/Forwar d Junior • 5-11 • 165 Durham, N.C. (Riverside) Sophomore (2000) — Appeared in 20 games, start ing four … In the starting lineup against IllinoisChicago, Clemson, Davidson and Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament … Tallied five assists on the season, including a career-high two against Elon … Recorded single assists against Illinois-Chicago, Duke and NC State. Freshman (1999) — Appeared in 19 of UNC’s 20 games and started seven … Scored two goals on the season … Scored against Bradley in his
first collegiate game and against Campbell four days later … The goal against Bradley in Carolina’s season-opener was the game-winner. Prep — Played four years of varsity soccer at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C. … Named to the PAC 6 all-conference team all four years … Three-time Riverside team MVP, two-time team captain and two-time regional player of the year … Named all-state twice … Spent six years with the N.C. ODP and two with the Region III ODPteam. Personal — Michael Nathan Gell is the son of Graham and Libby Gell … Born on June 24, 1981 in Durham, N.C. … Majoring in exercise and sports science … Plays club soccer with Carolina United. Mike Gell’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1999 19/7 8 2 2000 20/4 15 0 Totals 39/11 23 2
Assists 0 5 5
Points 4 5 9
#4 Danny Jackson Defender Senior • 6-0 • 190 West Park, Leeds, England (Lawnswood) General Info — All-ACC and All-America candidate … The leader of the Carolina defense … Cocaptain of the 2001 Tar Heels along with Chris Leitch … Will captain the UNC team for the third consecutive year in 2001 … Very smart player who makes good decisions … A reliable defender and excellent passer … Has been in the UNC starting lineup for 61 straight games, every game in his career … Named Carolina’s team MVP by his teammates in 1998 and ’99 … Teams with Leitch, David Stokes and goalkeeper Michael Ueltschey as one of the most experienced and talented defensive units in the nation … Underwent foot surgery in January 2001 but is expected to be at full strength for preseason practice … An Athletes Coming Together (ACT) mentor on the UNC campus … Member of the North Carolina Student Legislature who earned the “Best Bill” award at the 65th annual conference in Raleigh, N.C. Junior (2000) — One of the finest defenders in the nation … First-team All-ACC selection … Third-team NSCAAAll-America … Second-team All-America by SoccerTimes.com and an honorable mention AllAmerica by CollegeSoccer.com … Leader of a Carolina defense that led the ACC with 0.75 goals allowed per game … The Tar Heels led the ACC with 11 shutouts and allowed one goal or less in 20 of 24 games … Started all 24 games … Took 17 shots, scoring the game-winning goal against NC State and tallying four assists for six points on the year … Recorded assists against Kentucky, Elon, Wake Forest in the regular season and William & Mary in the NCAA Tournament … Served as one of Carolina’s co-captains along with Matt Laycock … Named to the alltournament team at the adidas/Spartan Classic ... Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll student. Sophomore (1999) — Named second-team All-ACC at defender in a vote of the conference’s coaches … Received the Mike Thompson Award for the second year in a row as Carolina’s team MVP, in a vote of his teammates … Served as one of UNC’s tri-captains along with Joey DiSalvo and Matt Laycock … Seventh on the UNC team in scoring with 10 points (three goals and four assists) … The leader of a Carolina defense that allowed one goal or less in 13 of 20 games in 1999 … One of five Tar Heels to start all 20 games on the season … Scored the gamewinning goal in Carolina’s win over NC State … Also scored two goals against High Point for a career-high four points … Tallied assists against Bradley, Alabama-Birmingham, Virginia and Wake Forest. NORTH CAROLINA SOCCER 7
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Freshman (1998) — Received the Mike Thompson Award as Carolina’s team MVP, as voted by his teammates … Major factor in an improved Carolina defense that allowed 10 fewer goals than it had the previous season … One of the top freshmen in the ACC … Started the final 17 games of the season … Tied for sixth on the team with seven points, tallying one goal and five assists … The five assists tied for second on the team … Scored the game-winning goal in the victory over High Point … Recorded a back save in the 1-0 win
over NC State. Prep — Played at Lawns-wood High School in Leeds, England from 1992-1996 ... Helped lead his team to the national final at Wembley Stadium in front of more than 50,000 fans ... Also played cricket, basketball and ran track for Lawnswood ... School player-of-the-year in cricket in 1993 and ‘94 ... A member of the Leeds United club team from ‘89-’98 ... Full-time Youth Trainee soccer player, one of only five English players selected, at Leeds United from ‘96-’98. Personal — Daniel Michael Jackson is the son of Michael and Barbara Jackson ... Majoring in political science with a minor in information and library systems ... Plays club soccer with Leeds United … Born October 20, 1979 in Leeds, England. Danny Jackson’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1998 17/17 6 1 1999 20/20 17 3 2000 24/24 17 1 Totals 61/61 40 5
Assists 5 4 4 13
Points 7 10 6 23
#27 Nick Jordan Goalkeeper Junior • 6-0 • 190 Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central) Sophomore (2000) — Saw action in the second half of the Rider game on Oct. 15, not allowing a goal and earning half a shutout in the 11-0 Carolina win ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Freshman (1999) — Named to the Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll. Prep — Played four years at North Central High School in Indianapolis ... Led his team to two state titles ... Team captain and first-team all-state choice ... Team MVP ... Also played 10 years of club soccer and five years with the Olympic Development Program ... Also played three years of prep and AAU basketball ... Member of the National Honor Society and Dean’s List. Personal — Nicholas Marten Jordan is the son of Anne and Mark Jordan ... Born on April 12, 1981, in Indianapolis ... Majoring in business. 8 NORTH CAROLINA SOCCER
Nick Jordan’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Min Sv 1999 DNP 2000 1/0 45 0
#14 Roy Kelly Defender Freshman • 6-1 • 180 Washington, D.C. (Sidwell Friends School) Prep — An All-Met second-team choice at Sidwell Friends School … A part of the Olympic Development Program since 1999 ... A sturdy defender and member of the 1983 Virginia state team …Two-time all-conference choice … Led the Virginia state ODP team to a fourth-place finish at the 2001 national championships … Captained his prep team as a senior. Personal — Roy William Kelly is the son of Archie and Andrea Kelly ... Born on June 12, 1983 ... Enrolled in the General College and interested in majoring in journalism. #12 Ryan Kneipper Forward/Midfielder Junior • 6-3 • 195 Dallas, Texas (Episcopal) General Info — Should contend for a starting job on the front line for the Tar Heels this season … Carolina’s second-leading returning scorer. Sophomore (2000) — Came on strong at the end of the season … Scored some of the biggest goals of the year for Carolina, including the game-winner in the overtime NCAA Tournament firstround win over William & Mary in a driving snowstorm … Also scored a goal in the NCAAsecond-round victory over Rhode Island … Finished the year with four goals and an assist for nine points …Fifth on the team in scoring … Tied for fourth on the squad with four goals … Scored goals against Davidson and Elon in addition to his two NCAA Tournament goals ... Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll student. Freshman (1999) — Led all UNC freshmen with seven points and three goals … Eighth overall among Tar Heels in scoring … Scored goals against Clemson, Alabama-Birmingham and Winthrop … Had an assist against Campbell … Appeared in 16 of 20 games. Prep — Four-year letterman at the Episcopal School of Dallas … Team’s most improved player as a freshman and sophomore and its MVP as a junior and senior … Team captain as a senior … Three-time all-conference choice … Led all Dallas Metroplex private schools in assists and ranked seventh in goals and third in overall points as a sophomore … Ranked 20th, 10th and 10th in those categories as a junior … Also played three years of volleyball, three years of lacrosse and one year of golf … Honor roll student in all four years … Magna Cum Laude student. Personal — Ryan Hayes Kneipper is the son of Richard and Sherry Kneipper … Born September 24, 1980, in New York City … Plays club soccer with the Dallas Comets … Majoring in journalism. Ryan Kneipper’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1999 16/0 11 3 2000 20/0 20 4 Totals 36/0 31 7
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#5 Chris Leitch Defender Senior • 5-11 • 165 Baltimore, Ohio (Pickerington) General Info — All-ACC and All-America candidate … Among the best defenders in the nation … Co-captain of the 2001 Tar Heels along with Danny Jackson … Teams with Jackson, David Stokes and goalkeeper Michael Ueltschey as one of the most experienced and talented defensive units in the nation … UNC’s most experienced player with 62 career starts … Has started 43 consecutive games over the last three seasons for Carolina. Junior (2000) — Won the Nicholas Douglass Potter Coaches Award, given by the UNC coaches for overall contributions to the team … Started all 24 Tar Heel games … A leader of a Carolina defense that led the ACC with 0.75 goals allowed per game … The Tar Heels led the ACC with 11 shutouts and allowed one goal or less in 20 of 24 games … Tallied three assists on the year, against Illinois-Chicago, Old Dominion and Rider … Took five shots on the season … Named to the all-tournament team at the Nike Carolina Classic … Played a key role in Carolina’s win at No. 5 Duke, holding two-time National Player of the Year Ali Curtis to just one shot … Beat Curtis to a dangerous loose ball in the box late in the second half of the 4-2 UNC win. Sophomore (1999) — Received the Tom Evins Award as Carolina’s most improved player … One of five Tar Heels to start all 20 games on the season … Scored only one goal but was one of Carolina’s most valuable players as he often marked the opposing team’s best offensive player … Part of a UNC defense that allowed one goal or less in 13 of 20 games in 1999 … Scored the Tar Heels’only goal in the 2-1 overtime loss to No. 3 Furman in the NCAA Tournament first round. Freshman (1998) — Appeared in all 19 games and started 18 in the midfield … Recorded one goal and one assist on the season … Scored the game-winner in the 2-1 overtime victory at No. 18 Maryland on Oct. 10 … Was named the ACC coPlayer of the Week on Oct. 12 for his efforts … Tallied a season-high three shots in the seasonopening win at UNC Asheville … Had an assist in the win over Appalachian State … Took 17 shots on the year Chris Leitch … Started all six ACC games and the ACC Tournament contest versus Maryland. Prep — Four-year starter at Pickerington High School in Pickerington, Ohio ... Three-time all-conference choice ... Twice named all-district ... Selected the Ohio player of the year and all-state as a senior ... Team captain for two seasons and MVP as a senior ... Central Ohio Super 12 Team and Coaches Choice Ohio All-Star Game selection as a senior ... Led team to district finals three times ... Ohio ODP South State Team for four years ... Also played four years of basketball, starting three seasons at point guard ... Basketball team captain and MVP as a junior and senior.
Personal — Christopher Michael Leitch is the son of Tom and Anita Leitch ... Born April 1, 1979, in Columbus, Ohio ... Majoring in communications … Plays club soccer with Club Ohio. Chris Leitch’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1998 19/18 17 1 1999 20/20 4 1 2000 24/24 5 0 Totals 63/62 26 2
Assists 1 0 3 4
Points 3 2 3 8
#25 Ryan Levitan Midfielder Junior • 5-8 • 160 Durham, N.C. (Riverside) Sophomore (2000) — Saw brief action in the win over Davidson on Sept. 12 ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Freshman (1999) — Did not see action. Prep — Played four years of varsity soccer as an attacking midfielder for Riverside High School … Earned all-conference honors all four years … Named all-region twice and all-state as a senior … Two-time team cocaptain … Riverside’s offensive MVP as a senior … Selected to the East/West All-Star roster … N.C. ODP State Team 1993-98. Personal — Ryan David Levitan is the son of Jon and Theresa Levitan … Born on May 29, 1981 in Boston, Mass. … Plays left midfield with the Carolina United club team …Majoring in exercise and sports science. Ryan Levitan’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1999 DNP 2000 1/0 0 0
#24 Zack Mansfield Midfielder Sophomore • 6-0 • 170 Greensboro, N.C. (Western Guilford) Walk-on who joined the Tar Heel program in the spring of 2001. Prep — Valedictorian of his class at West Guilford H.S. in Greensboro … National Merit Scholarship recipient … Played four years of varsity soccer at Western Guilford as a center midfielder … Helped guide the team to three conference championships and two regional finals … Three-time all-conference choice … Graduated as Western Guilford’s career assist leader with 73 … Team captain as a senior … Also was a four-year member of the swimming team who was part of a regional record-holding relay team. Personal — John Zachary Mansfield is the son of John and Susan Mansfield … His father played soccer at Carolina from 1977-79 … Born on November 29, 1981, in Greensboro, N.C. … Majoring in business … A fine student who is a member of the Honors Program at UNC … Attending Carolina on a partial academic scholarship … Member of UNC’s chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ ... Plays club soccer with Greensboro United.
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#18 Sean McGinty Forwar d Sophomore • 5-9 • 170 Charlotte, N.C. (East Mecklenburg) General Info — Injured his posterior cruciate ligament early in spring practice in 2001 but is expected to be at full strength for the fall. Freshman (2000) — Appeared in all 24 games, starting seven … Recorded one goal and five assists for seven points on the season … His five assists tied for fifth on the team … Scored a goal in the win at Old Dominion … Tallied a season-high two assists in the win over Kentucky … Also had assists against Davidson, Rider and Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament … Assisted on Ryan Kneipper’s goal that iced the 31 win over Rhode Island. Prep — Three-year letterman at striker for East Mecklenburg High School … A forward for U.S. National and Regional teams since 1997 … The 1998-99 US National U-17 team player of the year … A two-time NSCAAHigh School All-America … Scored two goals in the 2000 N.C. East-West All-Star Game ... Scored 35 goals as a senior and 87 in his career … Earned the Charlotte Observer’s Player-of-theYear Award, “Mr. Soccer,” in 1998 and ’99 … Three-time all-conference, all-region and allstate choice … Also played one year of varsity baseball as a shortstop … Youth mentor for developmentally disabled students … Vice President of school’s chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving. Personal — Charles Sean McGinty is the son of Charlie and Susan Sean McGinty McGinty … Born on March 5, 1982, in Spartanburg, S.C. … Enrolled in the General College … Plays club soccer with the Charlotte Soccer Club … His father was an All-America soccer player at Erskine College and his sister played at UNC Wilmington. Sean McGinty’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 2000 24/7 16 1
#10 Tim Merritt Midfielder Freshman • 6-0 • 175 Gig Harbor, Wash. (Bellarmine Prep) Prep — A product of Bellarmine Prep H.S. … The captain of F.C. United for six years and plays for the F.C. United Premier Soccer Club … A two-time adidas All-America … Named Gatorade Player of the Year for Washington in 2000 ... A member of the Region 4 ODP teams 10 N O R T H C A R O L I N A S O C C E R
since 1999 ... Volunteered with Down Syndrome children, the Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Club and homeless shelter in the Tacoma area ... Trained in England with Manchester United coaches. Personal — Born on June 25, 1982 ... Timothy Charles Merritt is the son of Hugh and Liz Merritt ... Enrolled in the General College. #8 Logan Pause Midfielder Sophomore • 5-10 • 155 Hillsborough, N.C. (Jordan) General Info — Will miss the 2001 season after tearing the miniscus in his left knee and undergoing surgery in the summer ... Would have been an AllACC and All-America candidate and Carolina’s top returning scorer. Freshman (2000) — One of the top freshmen in the ACC … Appeared in 22 games and started 20 … Tied for third among Tar Heels with two game-winning goals … Finished the season with 13 points on four goals and five assists … Tied for fifth on the team in assists … Named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week on Nov. 8 after scoring the game-winner against South Carolina … Scored his first collegiate goal on Sept. 7, the game-winner in the 1-0 win over Campbell … Assisted on Chris Carrieri’s game-winner in the win at No. 4 Clemson, Carolina’s first win on the Tigers’ home field since 1968 Logan Pause … Scored a goal in the 5-1 win at Maryland … Assisted on Caleb Norkus’ game-winner against Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament ...Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll student. Prep — Honor roll student and four-year letterman at Jordan High School in Durham, N.C. … A former member of the U.S. U-16 and U-18 National Teams … Named a Parade All-America as a senior … A regular on the regional ODPteam … Member of the N.C. ODPteam from 199399 and its captain from 1995-99 … A unanimous choice for district player of the year in 1999 … Conference and region player of the year … Two-time team captain. Personal — Logan Allen Pause is the son of Katherine and Michael Pause … Born on August 22, 1981, in Raleigh … Enrolled in the General College … Has played club soccer for Carolina United and the CASL Red Caps … Boasts that he knows how to quilt and play the recorder. Logan Pause’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 2000 22/20 20 4
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#21 Grant Porter Midfielder Sophomore • 5-11 • 165 Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day) Freshman (2000) — Appeared in 17 games and started eight … Stepped into the starting lineup late in the season after injuries hit the UNC midfield … Started both of UNC’s ACC Tournament games and the NCAA Tournament games against William & Mary and Rhode Island before Eddie Robinson returned to the lineup in the NCAAquarterfinals against Indiana … Finished the year with one goal and one assist for three points … Scored a goal against Davidson and had an assist in the win over Wake Forest in the regular season ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Prep — An honor roll student and one of the top players in the nation … Played at Providence Day School, leading it to N.C. state titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999 … Team captain … Named an NSCAAhigh school AllAmerica … The 1999 N.C. state player of the year by Gatorade and NSCAA/adidas … A member of the N.C. state team since 1994 … Named All-South and All-Region III from 1997-99 … Led the Charlotte Soccer Club to four straight state titles from 1997-2000 … Charlotte Soccer Club player of the year in 1998 and ’99. Personal — Grant Thomas Porter is the son of Charles and Nancy Porter ... Plays club soccer with the Charlotte Soccer Club … Born April 14, 1981 in Chicago, Ill. ... Majoring in business … His older brother, Carson, is a senior on the 2000 UNC team. Grant Porter’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 2000 17/8 7 1
#17 Ryan Schumacher Defender/Midfielder Senior • 5-10 • 165 Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day) Junior (2000) — Missed the season due to knee and ear injuries. Sophomore (1999) — Saw action in the first half of the season before tearing his ACL ... Had surgery in January, 2000 ... Recorded an assist in Carolina’s win over Winthrop on Oct. 6. Freshman (1998) — Played half the season before tearing ligaments in his ankle ... Appeared in eight games and took two shots. Prep — Played four years of soccer at center midfield for Providence Day School in Charlotte ... Led Providence to the N.C. state title as senior .... All-conference, all-region and all-state selection ... Captained the team as a senior ... Played club soccer with the Park Sharon club team, leading it to the N.C. state title as a senior ... Also a kicker on the football team as a senior and a member of the swimming team as a freshman ... An honor roll student. Personal — Andrew Ryan Schumacher is the son of Don and Sandy Schumacher ... His older brother, Steve Schumacher, played soccer at Wake Forest ... Born July 28, 1979 ... Plays club soccer with the Charlotte Soccer Club … Also plays with the N.C. Under-23 state team … Majoring in mathematical sciences.
Ryan Schumacher’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1998 8/0 2 0 1999 6/0 1 0 2000 DNP Totals 14/0 3 0
Assists 0 1
Points 0 1
#2 David Stokes Defender Sophomore • 6-2 • 185 Dumfries, Va. (Hylton) General Info — All-ACC and All-America candidate … One of the ACC’s top defenders … Teams with Danny Jackson, Chris Leitch and goalkeeper Michael Ueltschey as one of the most experienced and talented defensive units in the nation … Underwent reconstructive knee surgery for a torn ACL in December 2000 but is expected to be at full strength for the season. Freshman (2000) — David Among the top freshmen Stokes in the nation … Named to the all-tournament team at the ACC Tournament … A key member of a Carolina defense that led the ACC with 0.75 goals allowed per game … The Tar Heels led the ACC with 11 shutouts and allowed one goal or less in 20 of 24 games … Started all 24 Carolina games … Finished the year with one goal and two assists … Scored an unassisted, game-winning goal in the win at Duke … Assisted on Chris Carrieri’s game-winner in the win at No. 4 Clemson, Carolina’s first win on the Tigers’ home field since 1968 … Also had an assist against Charlotte. Prep — Named first-team All-Metro in 2000 ... Washington Post Prince William County Player of the Year in 2000 ... Prince William Journal Player of the Year ... Led C.D. Hylton High School to back-to-back AAA Virginia state titles in 1998 and ’99 … Also led the team to four district and three regional championships … Three-time all-state selection … Four-year letterman … Team captain as a senior … A regular on the Virginia state ODP and Region I ODP teams … Member of the U-20 National Pool as a defender … Has played club soccer with the Braddock Road Warhawks, leading the squad to three state titles and the under-17 Youth National Championship in the summer of 1999. Personal — David Jerome Stokes is the son of Charles David and Juanita Stokes … Born on May 28, 1982, in Fort Belvoir, Va. … Majoring in journalism. David Stokes’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 2000 24/24 8 1
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#7 Marcus Storey Forwar d Freshman • 5-8 • 150 Missouri City, Texas (Elkins) Prep — Four-year letterman at Elkins High School … A member of the ODP Region 3 teams in both 2000 and 2001 … Named to the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP1982 Boys All-America Team in 2001 … Three-time member of the All-Greater Houston Area team … All-region choice as a senior … MVP of the Fort Bend District in 2000 and 2001 … Led his club team, the Houston Texans, to the Texas state title in 2000 and 2001 ... His 2001 Texans team won the U18 Region 3 club championship and advanced to the national championship game … Also ran track in high school on the 1600 meter relay team. Personal — Marcus L. Storey is the son of Denice L. Hampton … Born on November 9, 1982, in Chicago … Enrolled in the General College … Plans to major in psychology and hopes to coach soccer someday. #26 Jason Strange Goalkeeper Freshman • 6-0 • 170 Swansboro, N.C. (Swansboro) Prep — Led Swansboro H.S. to three consecutive state titles … An all-state and all-area choice who was one of the top defensive players in North Carolina in 2000 … Played in the East/West Junior/Senior Showcase … Named all-state, all-region and all-area … Four-year letterman … Also played two seasons of junior varsity baseball … Has played with the 1983 ODP pool … Worked as a trainer with Swansboro’s girls’ soccer team in 2000-2001. Personal — Jason William Strange is the son of Jill Bachik … Born May 12, 1983, in Camp Lejeune, N.C. … Enrolled in the General College. #16 David Testo Forwar d Junior • 5-10 • 165 Arden, N.C. (T.C. Roberson) General Info — North Carolina native was a twoyear starter at forward and attacking midfield for the University of South Carolina in 1999 and 2000 … Transferred to UNC for the spring 2001 semester. At South Carolina —Third on the South Carolina squad in points in 2000 with 12 points (four goals and four assists) … Started all 19 games for USC in 2000 and 14 games in 1999 … Two goals and seven assists as a freshman … Finished his career at USC with six goals and 11 assists. Prep — A former high school All-America and North Carolina high school player of the year at T.C. Roberson H.S. in Arden, N.C. ... Trained with the U-20 National Team in the spring of 2000. Personal — David Randolph Testo is the son of Judy Testo and the late Randy Testo … Born on August 7, 1981, in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Majoring in management and society. David Testo’s Career Statistics (at South Carolina 1999-2000) Year GP/GS Shots Goals Assists Points 1999 15/14 10 2 7 11 2000 19/19 22 4 4 12 Totals 34/33 32 6 11 23 12 N O R T H C A R O L I N A S O C C E R
#1 Michael Ueltschey Goalkeeper Senior • 6-2 • 195 Jackson, Miss. (Jackson Academy) General Info — Returning starter in the goal … Teams with Danny Jackson, Chris Leitch and David Stokes as one of the most experienced and talented defensive units in the nation … Should be one of the top goalkeepers in the ACC and the nation once again this season. Junior (2000) — One of the top goalkeepers in the nation … Key Michael member of a Carolina defense that Ueltschey led the ACC with 0.75 goals allowed per game … The Tar Heels led the ACC with 11 shutouts and allowed one goal or less in 20 of 24 games … Led the ACC and was 10th in the nation with a 0.77 goals-against average … Also led the ACC with a save percentage of 0.807 and nine shutouts … Played a career-high 1,871 minutes in the goal and tallied a career-high 67 saves … Allowed just 16 goals in 22 starts … Sixth in the ACC with 3.05 saves per game on the season ... Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll student. Sophomore (1999) — Started 16 of Carolina’s 20 games and posted 6.0 shutouts … Improved as the year progressed and became one of the ACC’s top goalies by the end of the season … Ranked third among ACC goalkeepers in goals against average at 1.04 … Fifth in the ACC in save percentage at .730 … Sixth in the ACC with 2.88 saves per game … Carolina went 10-5-1 in games he started in goal … Posted three straight shutouts from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27 against UNC Asheville, NC State and High Point … Played 1,472 minutes in goal on the season, recording 46 saves and allowing 17 goals … Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Freshman (1998) — Started seven games in goal and led the team with a 1.33 GAA… Saw action for 607 minutes, making 21 saves and allowing nine goals … Was a starter versus UNC Asheville, St. Bonaventure, Dayton, Winthrop, No. 4 Virginia, Radford and Davidson … Carolina went 4-2-1 in games in which he started … Shutout Radford in a 0-0 tie on Oct. 20 … Earned half of a shutout against UNC Asheville … Tallied a season-high five saves in the shutout of Radford. Prep — Helped Jackson Academy to a state championship in 1998 ... Team captain, MVP and the state tournament MVPas a senior ... Named one of the nation’s top 22 recruits by USA Today ... One of Soccer America’sTop 25 recruits in the nation ... Parade and Umbro All-America ... A member of the Under-17 U.S. National Team from 1994-97, traveling to Portugal, France, Mexico and Chile ... Member of the 1998 U.S. Under-18 All-Star team ... Member of the ODP Regional Team from 1994-98 ... Played goalkeeper for his club and national teams and played forward for Jackson Academy ... Also played two years of varsity basketball ... Led the Jackson Footbol Club select club team to five state championships ... Captain of his club team ... Graduated with honors. Personal — Michael Brien Ueltschey is the son of Watts and Martha
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Ueltschey ... Born April 14, 1980 in Jackson, Miss. ... Plays club soccer with the Jackson Football Club … Majoring in management and society. Michael Ueltschey’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Min Sv 1998 8/7 607 21 1999 16/16 1472 46 2000 22/22 1871 67 Totals 46/45 3950 134
GA 9 17 16 42
GAA 1.33 1.04 0.77 0.96
Sho 1.5 6.0 9.0 16.5
#9 Noz Yamauchi Midfielder/Forwar d Senior • 5-4 • 130 Chapel Hill, N.C. (East Chapel Hill) General Info — Senior who should pick up some of the scoring slack created by the loss of the top three scorers from the 2000 Tar Heel team … One of the ACC’s best playmakers … Will see action on the left side of the field as a midfielder and forward. Junior (2000) — Appeared in all 24 Carolina games, starting 17 … Scored the unassisted game-winner in the 1-0 win over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament semifinal … Named to the all-tournament team at the ACC Tournament as a result … Named to the all-tournament team at the Nike UAB Classic …Finished the year with three goals and three assists for nine points … Scored goals against Kentucky and Rider in addition to his ACC Tournament goal against Wake Forest … Recorded assists against Illinois-Chicago, Denver and Rhode Island … Assisted on Caleb Norkus’game-winner against Rhode Island. Sophomore (1999) — Tied for third in the ACC with nine assists and 0.45 assists per game … Ranked fourth on the UNC team with 17 points (four goals and nine assists) … Had three multi-assist games on the year … Scored two goals and had a career-high three assists for a career-high seven points against High Point on Oct. 27 … Also had two assists versus UAB and Winthrop … Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Freshman (1998) — Finished fourth on the team with 12 points … Appeared in all 19 games and started 15 … Took 28 shots on the year and led the team with six assists … Also tallied three goals … Scored goals against UNC Asheville, Dayton and Davidson … Had three assists in the 4-1 win over High Point … Also recorded assists versus Dayton, Winthrop and UNC Greensboro … Had a season-high three points against both Dayton and High Point … Named to the ACC Honor Roll. Prep — Played with the U.S. Under-17 National Team in 1997 ... Named one of the nation’s top 22 recruits by USA Today ... Three-time AllAmerica and a 1998 Parade All-America ... First-team all-state in 1995 and ‘97 ... Played with the U.S. National team from 1994-97 that placed fourth at the FIFA Under-17 World Championship ... Played with the Raleigh Caps club team. Personal — Nozomu Yamauchi is the son of Mitsuo and Shizuko Yamauchi ... His brother plays soccer at Appalachian State University ... Born February 16, 1980 in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... Plays club soccer with the Raleigh Capitals … Majoring in biology. Noz Yamauchi’s Career Statistics Year GP/GS Shots Goals 1998 19/15 28 3 1999 20/14 38 4 2000 24/17 29 3 Totals 63/46 95 10
Assists 6 9 3 18
Points 12 17 9 38
THE ACC THE ACC’S TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Consistency. It's the mark of true excellence in any endeavor. However, in today's intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now in its 49th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC schools have captured 82 national championships, including 40 in men's competition and 42 in women's. In addition, 120 men and 31 women have earned the coveted title of NCAAchampion. 2000-01 YEAR IN REVIEW The 2000-01 academic year concluded with the league pocketing three more national team titles and four individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 39 national team titles over the last 11 years. The ACC's 2000-01 national champions were North Carolina in women's soccer, Duke in men's basketball and Maryland in women's lacrosse. Overall, ACC teams posted a 73-56 (.566) mark in NCAA Tournament play. The ACC placed at least one team in the Top 10 nationally in 15 of the 25 sports sponsored by the league. Other records of note during the 2000-01 season include 98 teams competing at NCAA Championships, five bowl teams and 43 Top 10 showings. The ACC Academic Honor Roll record was broken for the 14thstraight year in 1999-2000 as 1,664 student-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS The conference will conduct championship competition in 25 sports during the 2000-2001 academic year - 12 for men and 13 for women. The first ACC championship was held in swimming on February 25, 1954 at NC State. The 12 sports for men include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, wrestling, baseball, tennis, golf and lacrosse. Women's sports were initiated in 1977. Championships for women are currently conducted in cross country, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, golf, lacrosse, softball and rowing. A HISTORY The ACC was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest. Later in 1953, conference officials admitted the University of Virginia. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971 when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. Georgia Tech was admitted to the conference in April of 1978, and Florida State joined in July of 1991.
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HEAD COACH ELMAR BOLOWICH Elmar Bolowich, the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, has propelled the North Carolina men’s soccer team a status to among the nation’s elite. Last year, he guided the Tar Heels to perhaps the best season in school history. Now, with Bolowich entering his 13th season as Carolina’s head coach, the pieces are in place for UNC to remain a powerhouse program in 2001 and beyond. In the fall of 2000, Carolina earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, shared the ACC regular-season championship, won the ACC Tournament and came within a game of reaching the Final Four for just the second time in school history. UNC ended the regular season ranked No. 1 in all the national polls. Equally impressive, the Tar Heel team posted its highest cumulative grade point average ever in the spring of 2001, a team GPA of 3.13. “Elmar is one of the finest coaches in the nation,” says UNC athletic director Dick Baddour. “He recruits not only extraordinary athletes, but also tremendous students and quality people, to Carolina. And the results he’s achieved on the field speak for themselves.” Bolowich, 46, has been associated with the Tar Heel program since 1986. He was named head coach on March 2, 1989, by former Director of Athletics John Swofford. He is only the fourth head coach in North Carolina’s 54-year men’s soccer history. Under Bolowich, the men’s soccer team’s grade point average consistently has been among the highest of any men’s team on the Carolina campus. In 2000-01, midfielder Michael Bucy was named Academic AllAmerica for the third year in a row and 12 team members were named to the ACC Honor Roll. Furthermore, eight Tar Heels were named to the Dean’s List last year. Bolowich was honored in January 1999, with the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association National Merit award, which is given annually to one college coach whose reputation is recognized by soccer officials as praiseworthy and reflective of the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior. Bolowich has compiled a career record of 141-88-13 in his 12 full seasons as UNC’s head coach. Among the most impressive items on Bolowich’s coaching resume is his track record of producing fine international and professional players. Ten former Tar Heels who played under Bolowich played professionally in the U.S. in 2001, and another is active at the highest level in Europe. Defender Eddie Pope ranks among the best defenders in the world today. A member of the U.S. National Team, Pope started for the 1996 Olympic team and the ‘98 World Cup team. Pope, who led D.C. United to MLS championships in 1996, 1997 and 1999, is regarded as perhaps BOLOWICH’S RECORD AT CAROLINA Overall ACC RS ear Record Record 1989 9-9-1 1-4-1 1990 13-7-0 2-4-0 1991 15-6-1 3-3-0 1992 9-7-4 2-2-2 1993 13-7-2 2-2-2 1994 13-7-0 3-3-0 1995 11-8-1 0-5-1 1996 8-8-1 2-3-1 1997 6-13-0 1-5-0 1998 11-6-2 3-3-0 1999 12-7-1 2-3-1 2000 21-3-0 5-1-0 otals 141-88-13 26-38-8 *Rankings: Soccer America/NSCAA
ACC RS Finish Tied 5th 6th 4th 4th 4th Tied 3rd 7th Tied 6th 7th Tied 4th 5th Tied 1st
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ACC Tourn. Finish First Round First Round Semifinalist Semifinalist Semifinalist First Round Semifinalist First Round First Round First Round Semifinalist Champion 6-11-1
Rank* 13/14/20 14/17 11/-
Carolina associate athletic director Beth Miller congratulates Bolowich after winning the 2000 ACC Tournament.
the best defensive player in Bolowich-Coached Players in Pro Soccer in 2001 the MLS. Gregg Berhalter (Crustal Palace, England) Joining Pope on the Chris Carrieri (Colorado Rapids - MLS) defensive unit of the U.S. Marco Feruzzi (Richmond Kickers - A League) National Team is former Caleb Norkus (Charlotte Eagles - A League) Eddie Pope (D.C. United - MLS) UNC teammate Gregg Eddie Robinson (San Jose Earthquakes - MLS) Berhalter, who also plays Tim Sahaydak (Miami Fusion - MLS) professionally for Crustal Temoc Suarez (Connecticut Waves - A League) Palace in England. Carey Talley (D.C. United - MLS) In addition to Pope, five Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City Wizards - MLS) other Tar Heels were active in the MLS in 2001: Chris Carrieri (Colorado Rapids), Eddie Robinson (San Jose Earthquakes), Tim Sahaydak (Miami Fusion), Carey Talley (D.C. United), Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City Wizards) Three former UNC stars played in the A League in 2001: Marco Ferruzzi (Richmond Kickers), Caleb Norkus (Charlotte Eagles) and Temoc Suarez (Connecticut Waves). Bolowich joined Anson Dorrance’s staff as a part-time assistant coach in 1986 and a year later he was appointed to the position of full-time assistant coach with the men’s team. A native of Edenkoben, Germany, Bolowich played and coached on the semiprofessional level in his native country. Prior to entering college, Bolowich served two years in the German Luftwaffe (Air Force). Collegiately in Germany, Bolowich played at the University of Mainz from 1976-80. He graduated from Mainz in 1981 with a diploma in Sports Education, which is equivalent to a U.S. master’s degree. Following his graduation, Bolowich taught at the high NCAA school level in Cuxhaven and played for and coached SV Tournament Cuxhaven, a semiprofessional team in the fourth division from 1981-85. During his college career, he played for the Second Round Second Round Mainz and Wiesbaden club teams. Bolowich received his coaching license from the German Second Round Football Association in 1981. Since 1986, Bolowich has First Round served as a regional staff coach with the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Olympic Development Program for Region III. Bolowich also coached the Durham-Chapel Hill under19 club team to the 1990 Maguire Cup Final Four. He serves as the director of the Carolina Soccer Camp. First Round During the summer of 1999, Bolowich became a member Quarterfinals of the Chapel Hill Flying Club and a certified private pilot. 5-6-0 Bolowich and his wife, Nina, have a daughter, Alya, and a son, Alex.
2001 Carolina Men’s Soccer
ASSISTANT COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF OLIVER WEISS Assistant Coach Oliver Weiss enters his third season as the top assistant under Elmar Bolowich. Weiss assists in every aspect of the Tar Heel program, including practice and conditioning, recruiting, fund-raising, game operations and management, alumni relations, and community service projects. He is also the coordinator for the Carolina Soccer Camp as well as the founder and director of the Junior Heels Soccer Camp. A former first team NSCAA High School All-America at Central High School in High Point, N.C., Weiss played collegiate soccer at the University of Richmond from 1984-87. He captained the Spiders for three years, earned first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors twice, and was selected to the All-South Atlantic team in 1986. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history, Weiss coached the Richmond Capitals and Richmond Strikers Soccer clubs to eight consecutive state championships and a 42-0 record from 1988-95. His U-17 boys team won the 1995 Eastern Regional Championship and placed fourth at the National Championships. After that Weiss spent three years as an assistant at the College of William and Mary and one year at the University of New Hampshire. Weiss was named the 1990 & 1995 Virginia Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year,
the 1995 NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year and the 1995 Region I USYSA Coach of the Year. He has held a USSF “A” coaching license since 1991 and a German “B” License since 1992. In addition to coaching college and club teams, Weiss coached boys teams of the Virginia Olympic Development Program for five years. Recently, Weiss was selected to the Region III ODP staff. This past summer, he and his wife Peggy had their first child, Samantha Inge. SCOTT CALABRESE Goalkeeper Trainer Scott Calabrese, a former assistant coach at Stetson University and player at Bryant College, is in his second season as goalkeeper coach at the University of North Carolina. He is also the coordinator for the Carolina Soccer Camp. Calabrese served as an assistant coach at Stetson during the 1999 season. He assisted in all aspects of the Hatters’ program, including program administration, team training and conditioning, game preparation and recruiting. He directly oversaw the training, conditioning and game preparation of Stetson’s goalkeepers. As a player, Calabrese was a four-year letterman at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., from 1990-93, earning all-conference honors as a goalie. He also played professionally with the
Rhode Island Stingrays and South Carolina Shamrock of the USISL from 1994-98. Calabrese has served as an Olympic Development Program Staff Coach in South Carolina since 1997 and North Carolina since 2000, including evaluating, selecting and training South Carolina ODP goalkeepers. He was the head coach for the 1998 Donnelly Cup, national championship semifinal Under-23 team. Calabrese currently coaches with the Triangle Futbol Club, working with the boys U18 team in 2000 and the boys U17 squad in 2001 as well as acting as TFC’s goalkeeping director
2001 Men’s Soccer Managers
Jonathan Hildebrand Team Manager
Sara Byrum Game Day Manager
Candice Hatley Game Day Manager
MEN’S SOCCER SUPPORT STAFF
Dick Baddour Athletic Director
Michael Beale Marketing
Matt Bowers Athletic Communications
Ellen Culler Operations
Greg Gatz Head Strength Coach
Chris Hirth Head Trainer
Dave Lohse PA Announcer
Delaine Marbry Secretary
Beth Miller Senior Associate Athletic Director
Heather Murphy Academic Counselor
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