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UNC Women's Soccer Bio
84 Courtney Jones
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General Information
2011 co-captain • member of the 30/30 club for her career, tallying a total of 36 goals and 32 assists • named by Top Drawer Soccer To Its Preseason Top 100 list for 2011 • four-year returning starter in the forward line for Carolina • important senior leader for the Tar Heels • Coach Dorrance has praised her off-season improvement since her stellar junior year • a key part of UNC's NCAA championship runs in 2008 & 2009 • earned freshman All-America honors and was Carolina's second-leading scorer with 29 points in 2008 • possesses tremendous speed • a veteran leader in the Carolina Leadership Academy.
Senior Season (2011)
Capped off an impressive career by starting all 20 games of her senior season • shared the team lead in goals with 6, including goals in three straight games (9-29 through 10-6) • shared the team lead in assists with 8 • also led the team in total points, tallying 20 • one of Top Draw Soccer's Top 100 Upperclassmen • also one of Top Draw Soccer's Top 20 ACC Players • Tar Heel Performer of the Week, ACC Player of the Week, Soccer America National Player of the Week, Disney Soccer/NCSSA National Player of the Week, Soccer Savings.com/Soccer News National Net Player of the Week, CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week and Soccer America National Team of the Week performer for the week of August 30th after tallying 4 total points against Notre Dame and Houston combined • ACC Player of the Week, Soccer American National Player of the Week, and Soccer America Na-tional Team of the Week selectee for the week of October 4th after scoring two goals and notching one assist against Florida State and Miami • Named to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team • with her 104th career point against Central Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Jones is in sole possession of 23rd place in UNC history • moved into 22nd place at UNC with her 36th career goal after notching a score against William and Mary in the first round of the NCAA tournament • is in a tie for 35th place in UNC history with 31 career assists, after tallying an assist against Central Florida in the final game of her career
Junior Season (2010)
Led the ACC in scoring, totaling 1.64 points per game in 2010 • earned second-team All-ACC honors • claimed third-team status on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season list • copped honors on second-team NSCAA All-Southeast Region squad • named to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week on August 30, 2010 and November 1, 2010 • was named the ACC Player of the Week on November 2, 2010 • named a CS360 Primetime Performer on November 2, 2010 • led UNC in assists with 14 in 2010 and was second in points with 36 and goals with 11 • tied for team lead in game-winning goals with four (Tennessee, Cal Poly, Duke, Wake Forest) • started all 22 games she played in, totaling 1332 minutes • scored goals in five straight games (10-17 through 10-31) and points in seven straight games (10-14 through 11-3) • had assists in 11 different games, matching career high of three versus Missouri and adding two versus Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals • had five points in the win over Missouri • her second-half long range strike gave the Tar Heels a 1-0 win at Cal Poly in her homecoming game • had the game-winning assist and the insurance goal in 3-0 win at NC State • assisted Ranee Premji on her game-winning goal in the 87th minute in a 1-0 win over Florida State • had a goal and an assist in wins over Miami and Clemson • had a career high seven points versus Duke, figuring in on four of UNC's five goals • her hat trick versus the Blue Devils was the second of her career (also freshman year versus Maryland) • scored game-winner in 2-0 victory at Wake Forest • her performance versus Duke earned her 2010-11 Continental Tire Battle of the Blues female performer award.
Sophomore Season (2009)

Had another brilliant campaign for the Tar Heels as they won back-to-back national titles • played in 26 games, missing only the Auburn game because of an injury • started 24 games • logged 1,295 minutes played • was second on the team in game-winning goals with four • had six goals and seven assists for 19 points overall • opened the season with a one-goal, three-assist effort against UCLA • that was her career high for assists • scored the game-winning goal in the second game of the season versus UCF • had a goal and an assist in 6-0 win at Notre Dame, including the first-minute game-winner • assisted on the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Texas A&M • also scored goals against NC State and against Georgia and Wake Forest in NCAA games • had assists versus Florida State (regular-season game) and Clemson.
Freshman Season (2008)

Started 27 games at forward and was UNC's second-leading scorer with 29 points and its second-leading goal producer with 13 • was named a first-team freshman All-America by both Soccer America and Soccer Buzz • was a Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year finalist • named to the ACC All-Freshman Team • was second-team Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region • named to Soccer Buzz's Southeast Region All-Freshman Team • was the ACC Player of the Week on October 28, 2008 when she was also named to the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz National Teams of the Week • was on the Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer Buzz national teams of the week on September 30 • named to 2008 Duke adidas Classic All-Tournament Team • tied the school record for games played in a season with 28 • scored the game-winning goal in the first two games of her career • scored in the 49th minute to break a tie en route to a 5-1 win over Charlotte • tallied at the 82:47 mark to break a 2-2 tie in UNC's 3-2 win at Texas A&M • had the first hat trick of her career in a 5-0 win over Maryland, scoring goals in the fifth, ninth and 60th minutes • had the game-winning goal just 4:28 into the match in a 3-0 win at Duke • was named the ACC Player of the Week after totaling five points on two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win at Virginia • broke open a 2-0 game with back-to-back goals in the 73rd and 78th minutes • iced the Tar Heels' triumph in the ACC Tournament championship game versus Virginia Tech, scoring with nine seconds remaining in the 3-0 win • scored two goals in the first 5:13 of the second half to provide separation in UNC's 4-0 win over Charlotte in the NCAA second round • scored her most important goal of the season in UNC's 2-1 overtime win over Texas A&M in the NCAA quarterfinals • after A&M had taken a 1-0 lead in the 81st minute, Jones headed in the tying goal just 1:21 later to send the game to overtime where the Heels eventually won.
ODP, National Teams & Club Soccer

Member of U.S. U20 National Team pools in 2009 & 2010 • was called into the Women's National Team U20 Chula Vista Camp in January 2009 • member of the Mustang Soccer Club • played for the Blast & Fury on their U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18 teams as a forward • played on Mustang Fury teams which won the U.S. Youth Soccer regional titles in 2003 and 2008 • played on team which won the State Cup championship in 2003 • played on Mustang Fury teams which won US club state and regional titles in 2007.
Prep

Was an NSCAA high school All America in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • was the NSCAA California High School Player of the Year during her senior season • a graduate of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. • a member of the soccer team for four years as well as a member of the track and field team for two years • holds the school record in the 4x100 meter relay and for the 100-meter dash • soccer team captain in 2007 and 2008 • most valuable offensive player of squad in 2006 and 2007 • MVP of the Monte Vista squad in 2008 • Cal-Hi Player of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • two-time Tri-Valley Player of the Year • a Wendy's High School Heisman Recipient in 2008 • a lifetime member of the CSF and the FCA • was on the Principal's Honor Roll eight semesters • named to the MVP Leadership Team in 2008.
Personal

Courtney Brooke Jones is the daughter of Brent & Dana Jones • was born May 21, 1990 in Palo Alto, Calif. • majors in management and society • her father Brent played for the San Francisco 49ers for 11 years, winning Super Bowl titles in 1989, 1990 and 1995 • Brent earned All-Pro honors four straight years from 1992-95.

Up Close With Courtney Jones
Section #1: Soccer

1. The best thing about being a Tar Heel soccer player is always having a target on our backs.
2. My favorite thing about competing for Coach Dorrance is he is always pushing you to your limits.
3. Since last year the aspect of my training I've worked on the most is technical skills.
4. My best friend on another college soccer team is Merritt Mathias at Texas A&M.
5. My greatest strengths as a soccer player are speed, power and strength.
Section #2: Interests

1. Away from the soccer field and academic pursuits I like to spend time with my sweet boyfriend.
2. The best movie I've seen recently is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
3. If I could compete in another sport at UNC it would be softball.
4. The music act I'd most like to see in person is Lady Gaga.
5. The personal interest I have that might surprise my teammates is cooking.
Section #3: Food & Beverage

1. After a game at Fetzer Field, I'd like to see a buffet spread at McCaskill that included Chick-fil-A nuggets.
2. My favorite beverage is Coca-Cola.
3. My favorite food made by a relative is Grandpa Bob's Famous Waffle!
4. My favorite place to eat in Chapel Hill is Firebirds.
5. My favorite guilty pleasure food wise is chocolate chip cookies.
Section #4: Personality
1. If I possessed the gift of time travel I'd like to go to last year's game versus Notre Dame and change the outcome.
2. My most prized personal possession is my Super Bowl necklace.
3. If I could go to dinner with a famous person it would be Khloe Kardashian.
4. My dream job is to own an event planning business with my sister Rachel.
5. The most interesting person I've met at UNC is Tom Sander.

COURTNEY JONES' CAREER SCORING GAMES

Date	        Opponent	G	A	PTS
8/22/2008 Charlotte 1 0 2 8/29/2008 Texas A&M 1 0 2 9/14/2008 Santa Clara 1 0 2 9/19/2008 Georgia 0 1 1 9/28/2008 Maryland 3 0 6 10/2/2008 Duke 1 0 2 10/17/2008 NC State 0 1 1 10/24/2008 Virginia 2 1 5 11/9/2008 Virginia Tech 1 0 2 11/16/2008 Charlotte 2 0 4 11/28/2008 Texas A&M 1 0 2 2008 TOTALS 13 3 29 8/22/2009 UCLA 1 3 5 8/28/2009 UCF 1 0 2 9/4/2009 Notre Dame 1 1 3 9/12/2009 Texas A&M 0 1 1 10/9/2009 NC State 1 0 2 10/22/2009 Florida State 0 1 1 10/29/2009 Clemson 0 1 1 11/15/2009 Georgia 1 0 2 11/27/2009 Wake Forest 1 0 2 2009 TOTALS 6 7 19 8/22/2010 Michigan State 0 1 1 8/27/2010 Stanford 0 1 1 8/29/2010 Missouri 1 3 5 9/4/2010 Tennessee 1 0 2 9/10/2010 Cal Poly 1 0 2 9/17/2010 Middle Tenn. 0 1 1 9/23/2010 Boston College 0 1 1 10/1/2010 NC State 1 1 3 10/14/2010 Florida State 0 1 1 10/17/2010 Miami 1 1 3 10/21/2010 Clemson 1 1 3 10/24/2010 Maryland 1 0 2 10/28/2010 Duke 3 1 7 10/31/2010 Wake Forest 1 0 2 11/3/2010 Virginia Tech 0 2 2 2010 TOTALS 11 14 36 8/19/2011 Nebraska 0 1 1 8/26/2011 Notre Dame 1 1 3 8/28/2011 Houston 0 1 1 9/11/2011 Texas A&M 0 2 2 9/29/2011 Florida State 1 0 2 10/2/2011 Miami 1 1 3 10/6/2011 Clemson 1 0 2 10/13/2011 Duke 0 1 1 10/27/2011 Maryland 1 0 2 11/12/2011 William & Mary 1 0 2 11/20/2011 UCF 0 1 1 2011 TOTALS 6 8 20 CAREER TOTALS 36 32 104
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
High School: Monte Vista
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