UNC Men's Soccer Bio
4 Boyd Okwuonu
Okwuonu Okwuonu 774193

2014 – Senior Season
Drafted by Real Salt Lake with the 27th pick in the MLS SuperDraft • Named a first team All-America by College Soccer News and second team by the NSCAA • Was a preseason MAC Hermann Trophy candidate • First team All-ACC for a third-straight season • Started all 22 matches at center back.

2013 - Junior Season
Named second team All-America by both College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer • ACC Defender of the Year • MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List • First team All-ACC • NSCAA All-South Region first team • Helped anchor a defense that ranked sixth nationally in goals-against-average (0.61) and 11th in shutout percentage (0.50) • Started all 20 matches at center back for the Tar Heels.

2012 - Sophomore Season
Started 21 games for the Tar Heels, helping the nation's top defense rank No. 1 in the country in goals against average and shutout percentage • Earned second-team All-America honors from College Soccer News, Top Drawer Soccer and the NSCAA • First-team All-ACC selection • Rated as the No. 14 upperclassman in the country by Top Drawer Soccer • Tar Heel defense allowed just seven goals in 23 games and recorded 17 shutouts • Given just two yellow cards on the season.

2011 - Freshman Season
ACC All-Freshman Team • Started all 26 matches at center back for the Tar Heels • Tallied an assist against Oregon State Sept. 2 • Part of a defense that allowed just 18 goals on the year, a GAA of 0.67 which ranked No. 12 in the country • Played with the USMNT U20 squad in the offseason.

Prep - Liberty High School
Attended Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas • 5-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer • Ranked the No. 4 player in the country by College Soccer News • Tabbed the No. 13 recruit in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer • Ranked the top player in the South Region by Top Drawer Soccer • Was a member of the U.S. U17 squad • Played club soccer with FC Dallas • Participated in the 2011 Northern Ireland Milk Cup for the U.S. U18 squad.

Boyd Obunikechukwu Okwuonu is the son of Ike and Imelda Okwuonu • Majoring in geological sciences at Carolina.

Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
High School: Edmond
Club: FC Dallas
Major: Geological Sciences
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