UNC Women's Soccer Bio
19 Crystal Dunn
Dunn Dunn 720815

General Information

Three-year starter for the Tar Heels and current member of the U.S. Women's National Team • missed the non-conference phase of the 2012 season while playing with the U20 National Team in Japan at the World Cup • had a spectacular freshman year in 2010, winning national rookie of the year honors • her versatility has been a key for Carolina the past three years as she has started on defense, in the midfield and at forward • primarily played midfield and forward through her youth career but was switched to defense for her U.S. National Team duties • started on defense in summer 2010 for the U20 National Team at the World Cup in Germany just after her 18th birthday • ranked as the No. 9 recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com coming out of high school • featured in a cover story in ESPN RISE magazine in fall of 2008.

Junior Season (2012)

One of four finalists for the 2013 ESPY for outstanding female college athlete of the year and for the 2012 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year • recipient of the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the first Tar Heel to win the award since Catherine Reddick in 2003 • was a member of preseason watch list for the award, then named a semifinalist and eventually one of the three finalists before winning it • won the Mary Garber Award as the outstanding female athlete in the ACC for the 2012-13 school year • it was the eighth time a UNC women's soccer player had won the award and first time since Whitney Engen in 2010 • first-team All-America selection by NSCAA coaches, by Soccer America and by Top Drawer Soccer • named first-team All-ACC for the third straight year • winner of Honda Sports Award for Soccer in 2012 • also earned national player of the year honors from Soccer America and was winner of Soccer News Net College Boot Award as player of the year • ACC Defensive Player of the Year • also won that award in 2010 as a freshman • she is the first player in ACC history to win the award twice • missed the first six games of the season while playing with the U20 National Team at the World Cup • started the last 17 games of the campaign, playing 1,471 minutes • started 11 games at center back before being moved to the attacking center midfield role for the six-game NCAA Tournament run • finished with five goals and five assists • scored all five goals in the NCAA Tournament • scored with eight minutes left in the NCAA third round to force overtime in an eventual penalty kick win over Baylor • scored both goals, including the golden goal in the second overtime to move the Tar Heels past #1 seed BYU in the quarterfinals • assisted on goals in both College Cup games, including Kealia Ohai's game-winner versus top-ranked Stanford in the second overtime period • NCAA College Cup All-Tournament selection • had assists in regular-season games against Clemson, Wake Forest and NC State • scored goals in opening two rounds of NCAA Tournament versus Radford and Illinois • Soccer America preseason All-America selection • first-team NSCAA All-Southeast Region honoree • named to national teams of the week by Top Drawer Soccer (November 20 and 27) • TDS national player of the week after her two-goal performance versus BYU in the NCAA quarterfinals • a CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week on November 20 • UNC Progress Energy Performer of the Week November 27 • ranked in the top three in the UNC Core Values program in the relentless category.

Sophomore Season (2011)

Named a third-team All-America by the NSCAA • named a first-team All-ACC selection • also named first-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA • was chosen Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week on October 4, 2011 • was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week three times during the 2011 season (August 30, October 4, October 11) • preseason All-America selection by Soccer America • tapped for Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List • named by Top Drawer Soccer to its Preseason Top 100 list for 2011 • started 19 games for the Tar Heels, missing only the Clemson game when she was training with the U.S. National Team • had three goals and six assists on the season for 12 points • was the fifth leading scorer on the team and tied for third on the squad in assists • scored goals against Texas A&M, NC State and UCF  • tied the NCAA third round game against UCF with a goal in the final minutes • had two assists against William & Mary in NCAA first round • also had assists against UNCG, Florida State, Miami and Baylor.

Freshman Season (2010)

Soccer America Freshman of the Year • 2010 NSCAA first-team All-America honoree • second-team Soccer America MVP selection • named first-team All-ACC • chosen as ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the first freshman ever to win the award and the second Tar Heel in a row to be so named • also tapped for the ACC All-Freshman Team • semifinalist for the 2010 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy • first-team Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Team choice • captured first-team Soccer America All-Freshman Team honors • named to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week on November 15, 2010 • named to All-Tournament Team at the 2010 ACC Tournament • copped honors on first-team NSCAA All-Southeast Region squad • started all 23 games she played in, totaling 1,929 minutes • played the entire way 18 times • team's third-leading scorer with 26 points • was third in goals with nine and fourth in assists with eight • scored six goals in the final five games of the campaign • had first career point on game-winning assist in win at San Diego State • scored twice versus Boston College September 23 for her first career goals • had game-winner in 99th minute of 1-0 win at Virginia • had eight-game point streak at end of season • had two assists versus Clemson and one each versus Maryland and Duke • finished regular season with assist on Courtney Jones' game-winner and then her own insurance goal in 2-0 win at Wake Forest • had a goal and an assist in ACC Tournament quarterfinals versus Virginia Tech • had four NCAA Tournament goals, including one each against Jackson State (game-winner) and Notre Dame • scored two goals in 3-1 win over James Madison in NCAA second round • shot 30 percent to lead the team, including 60 percent on goal rate.

National Team, ODP & Club Soccer

Elevated to the U.S. National Team in 2013 • earned six caps with the team this year, including four starting assignments of defense • also a member of U.S. U23 National Team player pool • member of the 2012 U.S. U20 National Team competing in the U20 World Cup in Japan in August and September • led that U.S. Team to the gold medal with an upset win over Germany in the championship match • played every minute of the six games in the tournament at right back • assisted on Kealia Ohai's goal that lifted the U.S. to a 1-0 victory over the German side in the gold medal game • has competed for U.S. youth national and ODP region 1 teams in six different countries • was a member of the U20 National Team in 2010 • trained with the team for much of the year and competed with the team at the qualifying tournament in Guatemala and the World Cup in Germany • in 2009, she was part of the U18 team pool and the U20 team • was a member of the U17 team in 2008, starting at left back for the U.S. World Cup team that year • was one of the most dependable players on that squad • scored the game-winning goal against Mexico in the 92nd minute at the qualifying tournament in Trinidad and Tobago to send the U.S. to the first ever U17 World Cup • won a silver medal at the U17 World Cup in New Zealand, playing every minute of every game • member of the Region 1 ODP Team for five years  • competed with the Eastern New York ODP team for six years • played her club soccer with the Albertson Fury 91, which won the NY state cup championship in 2009 • chosen a 2008 & 2009 NSCAA/adidas youth All-America.


Graduated in June 2010 from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y. • member of Principal's Advisory Board in high school • four-year starter on the pitch at forward and midfield • captain of the team in 2008 & 2009 • led team to New York state championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009 • she missed the 2008 campaign due to National Team commitments • the squads she played on in '07 and '09 went undefeated and were ranked No. 1 in the nation by the NSCAA • her team lost only two games in three seasons • in her three years, she scored 46 goals and had 35 assists • in the 2009 state championship game, she scored four goals overall and had a hat trick in the first 20 minutes of the match • 2009 NSCAA, ESPNRise and Parade Magazine high school All-America • New York Gatorade high school player of the year in 2009 • as a senior, she was named Newsday Long Island player of the year, Nassau County Class A player of the year, New York Sportswriters Class A player of the year, BigAppleSoccer.com youth player of the year and the winner of the Mike Clark Award for the best all-around athlete in Nassau County • first-team All-State and All-Long Island in 2006, '07 and '09.


Crystal Alyssia Dunn is the daughter of Vincent and Rhonda Dunn • was born July 2, 1992 in New Hyde Park, N.Y. • sociology major • ran a summer soccer camp for inner city children in Queens, N.Y.



Crystal Dunn's Career Statistics

Year             GP/GS          SH              G               A             PTS

2010              23/23            30               9                8               26

2011              19/19            32               3                6               12

2012              17/17            44               5                5               15

Totals           59/59           106             17              19              53

Crystal Dunn's Career Scoring Games

Date                            Opponent                       G        A      PTS

9/12/2010                    San Diego State               0         1         1

9/17/2010                    Middle Ten. State             0         1         1

9/23/2010                    Boston College                 2         0         4

10/8/2010                    Virginia                             1         0         2

10/21/2010                  Clemson                           0         2         2

10/24/2010                  Maryland                          0         1         1

10/28/2010                  Duke                                 0         1         1

10/31/2010                  Wake Forest                    1         1         3

11/3/2010                    Virginia Tech (ACC)       1         1         3

11/12/2010                  Jackson State (NCAA)    1         0         2

11/14/2010                  JMU (NCAA)                   2         0         4

11/20/2010                  Notre Dame (NCAA)      1         0         2

2010 TOTALS                                                     9         8        26

8/19/2011                    UNC Greensboro            0         1         1

8/11/2011                    Texas A&M                      1         0         2

8/16/2011                    NC State                           1         0         2

8/29/2011                    Florida State                     0         1         1

10/2/2011                    Miami                               0         1         1

11/12/2011                  Wm. & Mary (NCAA)     0         2         2

11/18/2011                  Baylor (NCAA)                0         1         1

11/20/2011                  UCF (NCAA)                   1         0         2

2011 TOTALS                                                     3         6        12

10/12/2012                  Clemson                           0         1         1

10/21/2012                  Wake Forest                    0         1         1

10/25/2012                  NC State                           0         1         1

11/10/2012                  Radford (NCAA 1st)        1         0         2

11/16/2012                  Illinois (NCAA 2nd)         1         0         2

11/18/2012                  Baylor (NCAA 3rd)          1         0         2

11/23/2012                  BYU (NCAA QF)             2         0         4

11/30/2012                  Stanford (NCAA SF)       0         1         1

12/2/2012                    Penn State (NCAAF)       0         1         1

2012 TOTALS                                                     5         5        15

CAREER TOTALS                                           17       19       53

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rockville Centre, N.Y.
High School: South Side
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters
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