Aug. 23, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior forward Ben Hunter became the third North Carolina men's soccer standout to earn preseason All-America accolades when Soccer America released its list of honorees Monday. Hunter joins defenders Michael Harrington and Andre Sherard, who where recognized by College Soccer News, as preseason All-Americas.
Hunter led the Tar Heels in 2005 with 31 points on 13 goals and five assists. He was at his best in Carolina's postseason run, scoring seven consecutive goals for the Tar Heels. Hunter scored all three UNC goals in the ACC Tournament and notched the team's first four in NCAA play.
The Doncaster, England, product was one of eight forwards honored by Soccer America, which also placed eight ACC players on its preseason All-America team.
The Tar Heels open the 2006 season against William & Mary Friday at the Wake Forest adidas Classic at Spry Stadium.
Ben Hunter was named a preseason All-America by Soccer America Monday.