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December 21, 2013 

Overbeck noted as one of soccer’s best

Duke assistant women’s soccer coach Carla Overbeck has been selected one of the U.S. Soccers All-Time Women’s National Team Best XI.

Overbeck’s illustrious career includes two FIFA world championships, an Olympic gold medal, and four NCAA Division I Women’s national championships. Most famously, she was captain of the 1999 U. S. Womens National Team which defeated the China in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in front of 90,000-plus people and millions on international television in the largest women’s sporting event in history.

A 2006 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Overbeck was a central defender on the 1991 U. S. National Team that won the first FIFA World Championship for Women.

In 1996 Overbeck won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Atlanta Olympic Games, captaining the team to the Gold Medal victory over China.

She also won four NCAA championships as a player at the University of North Carolina, and later was a founding player of the Women’s United Soccer Association, leading the Carolina Courage to the 2002 WUSA title.

McCrory earns a return trip with Team USA

Duke senior Nick McCrory earned a spot on the United States 2014 FINA World Cup team Saturday with a second-place finish on the 3-meter springboard at the USA Diving Winter National Championships, held at the University of Texas Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

McCrory totaled 1434.25 points over three lists of dives to finish second behind his Olympic 10-meter synchronized diving partner David Boudia (1442.80).

The 2014 FINA Diving World Cup is slated for July 15-20, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

Carrboro High School looking for coaches

Carrboro High School has some openings on its coaching staff for spring sports:

head girls’ lacrosse coach;

assistant girls’ lacrosse coach;

assistant girls’ soccer coach; and

assistant track coach.

Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions should email a resume and cover letter to Carrboro Athletics Director April Ross at

Reid-Shaw completes first collegiate season

Indy Reid-Shaw, a 2013 graduate of Orange High School, recently completed a successful freshman season as a member of the women’s cross country team at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her accomplishments include being named to the 2013 NCAA Mideast Regional Championship All-Freshman Team

She finished second on her team (25th overall) in the Centennial Conference Championship held Nov. 2 in Westminster, Md., helping her team to finish fourth in the conference – its best result in four years.

Reid-Shaw also competed for Swarthmore in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Cross Country Finals at Lehigh College in Bethlehem, Penn., on Nov. 16. She finished 44th overall in the 6K event, with a personal best time of 22:45, and she was the second freshman to finish in the field of 358 runners.

When she was a captain of the Orange High cross-country team, she named all-state twice after placing seventh in 2012 and sixth in 2013 in the NCHSAA cahmpionship meets.

Tigers top N&O's initial rankings in girls basketball

The Northern Durham boys and the undefeated Chapel Hill girls lead The News & Observers high school basketball rankings as teams head toward the holiday break.

The Chapel Hill girls are one of four undefeated teams in the girls rankings.

"We've handled the first half of the season well and will be getting into the (Piedmont Athletic 4A) season when we get back from the Christmas break," Northern coach Ronnie Russell said.

The Holiday Invitational girls bracket, which will be played at Cary Academy, includes No. 1 Chapel Hill, No. 2 Cary, No. 4 Broughton, No. 6 Hillside and No. 11 Durham Riverside.

In other events this week, the Chapel Hill boys' team will play in the Bunn Christmas Tournament, starting off with a game at 4:30 p.m. Friday against Fuquay-Varina.

The Carrboro and East Chapel Hill boys teams, which just played each other last Friday, will be in the same bracket of this week's Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic at Lee Senior in Sanford.

In Friday's first round, Carrboro plays Cary at 2 p.m., and East Chapel Hill takes on Western Harnett at 4 p.m.

The girls teams from Carrboro and East Chapel Hill will play in the Eastern Alamance Holiday Hoopla. Carrboro starts off with a game against host Eastern Alamance at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Tiger wrestlers move up to No. 2

In wrestling, undefeated Chapel Hill has moved up a notch in the News & Observer rankings to stand No. 2 among all Triangle area teams.

Defending state 3A champion Orange (14-1) dropped two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 after the Panthers dual-match loss to undefeated Eden Morehead.

Among local schools, Northwood (11-3) moved up two places to No. 9, while previously unranked Carrboro (6-1) made its debut in the N&O poll last week at No. 13.

W.E. Warnock, Chapel Hill News

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