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Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Meghan Klingenberg, an All-ACC and All-America player for the Tar Heels in 2010, returns to Carolina in 2011 as an undergraduate assistant coach. The business administration major from Gibsonia, Pa., is a member of the U.S. Women's National Team and played in the WPS during the 2011 season. She played on two NCAA championship and three ACC championship teams at Carolina, scoring 18 goals and adding 24 assists.
General Information
A four-year starter who played on the left side of the midfield for the Tar Heels • because of her versatility she started games and saw extended playing time all over the field in her four years, playing forward, in the midfield and on the flat back three in the defense as a freshman and starting on the left side of the midfield the last three seasons • outstanding flank personality who possesses great speed, ball handling skills and technical presence • a tremendous feeder from the wing who excels at assisting on goals • member of the 2011 U.S. National Team.
Senior Season (2010)

Second-team All-America selection by NSCAA and Top Drawer Soccer • first-team All-ACC selection • named by Top Drawer as one of the Players To Watch in the ACC • tapped for 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll • selected for fall 2010 Dean's List • 2010 NSCAA first-team All-Southeast Region • finished fourth on the team in points with 23 and second in assists with 11 • had game-winning goal in 3-0 win over Texas A&M, scoring less than three minutes into the match • scored game-tying goal in last minute of first half as Tar Heels rallied for a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech • scored the game-tying goal with less than three minutes to play in 1-1 tie with Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament semifinals • had season-high five points versus Middle Tennessee with two goals and an assist • had a goal and an assist in wins over Texas A&M and Jackson State • assisted on two goals against Tennessee and James Madison.
Junior Season (2009)

Played in 26 games last season, missing only the UCF game because of an injury • started 23 games in the midfield • played 1,668 minutes • scored five goals and added an assist for 11 points • assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UNC Greensboro • scored goals against Notre Dame, NC State and Florida State (game-tying goal in regular-season meeting) • scored against Georgia in the NCAA second round on a penalty kick • scored the game-winning goal in a 5-2 triumph over Wake Forest in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Sophomore Season (2008)

Played in 20 games as a sophomore and earned eight starting nods • missed the last six games of the season as she was playing with the U.S. U20 National Team which won the World Championship in Chile • excelled academically • was named to the ACC All-Academic Women's Soccer Team • was also tapped for the 2008-09 ACC Honor Roll and made the Dean's List in the fall semester of 2008 • was an excellent playmaker for the Tar Heels, tying for second on the team with nine assists • she also scored two goals and finished with 13 points on the year • scored her goals in back-to-back games in the Duke adidas Classic against Georgia and Fordham • had two assists in the season opener against Charlotte • assisted on two goals in the regular-season 3-2 win over Boston College, including Brittani Bartok's game-winning tally with 7:25 left in the game • was named to the All-Tournament Team at the ACC Tournament • assisted on Tobin Heath's game-winning goal in the 1-0 ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Miami • also assisted on both goals in the 2-0 ACC Tournament semifinal victory over Boston College.
Freshman Season (2007)

Started 10 games as a freshman • filled in nicely as a starter and a key reserve playing on the wing in the forward line, the midfield or in the defense • earned Freshman All-ACC honors • had five goals and three assists for 13 points • Soccer America first-team All-Freshman selection • also named by Top Drawer Soccer to its first-team All-Rookie Squad • Soccer Buzz fourth-team freshman All-America Team choice • All-ACC Academic Team selection • appeared in all 24 games • led UNC freshmen in all offensive categories • had golden goals in ACC road wins against Boston College in double over-time and versus Florida State in overtime • picked up her first collegiate goal against Texas A&M, opening the scoring in a 2-1 victory • also had goals against Virginia Tech and High Point • recorded assists against Ohio State, against Clemson in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals and on Nikki Wash-ington's game-winning goal in the ACC Tournament championship game against Florida State • Soccer Buzz first-team freshman All-Southeast Region choice • was named ACC Player of the Week October 22 after wins over BC and Virginia Tech • also named that week to Soccer Buzz Elite, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer Teams of the Week.
ODP, National Teams & Club Soccer

In 2011 named a member of the full U.S. National Team • Member of U.S. U23 National Team in 2009 & 2010 • member of U20 National Team in 2008 • was elevated to the U20 National Team prior to her 19th birthday • played in the CONCACAF Tournament for the U.S. in spring 2008 when it qualified for the 2008 U20 World Championship held in Chile in November and December 2008 • she was a member of the U.S. Team which won the gold medal in that event • prior to being elevated to the U20 Team she was a member of U17 National Team.
Prep

Graduated from Pine-Richland High School in 2007 • played outside midfield on her high school soccer squad • was the captain of her high school team • led Pine-Richland to 2005 Pennsylvania state high school championship • NSCAA high school All-America selection • tapped for the prestigious Pa-rade Magazine high school All-America squad • member of National Honor Society • as a budding thespian she performed in a Pine-Richland production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats, a masterpiece which won an award for best high school musical production in the Pittsburgh area.
Personal

Full name is Meghan Elizabeth Klingenberg • nicknamed Kling • is the daughter of Daniel and Kristen Klingenberg • was born August 2, 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pa. • has one brother, Drew, 18 • majors in business administration.

20 Questions With Meghan Klingenberg
Section #1: Soccer

• The best thing about being a Tar Heel soccer player is walking onto Fetzer every weekend and playing my favorite game with my best friends.
• Since my last competitive season, the aspect of my training I've worked on the most is my finishing and final passing.
• My best friends on another college soccer team are Keelin Winters and Elli Reed of Portland.
• My greatest strengths as a soccer player are 1v1 and agility.
Section #2: Interests

• Away from the pitch and academic pursuits, I like to spend time biking, reading, singing, dancing and cooking.
• On a long bus trip, I'd like to watch Gracie and Anchorman.
• If I could compete in another sport at UNC it would be football because that is by far my favorite sport besides soccer. Go Steelers! Softball, because I'm tired of running 120s and it's kick ass.
• If I received free concert tickets via a radio/Internet promotion I would love to see Jimmy Buffett or the late and great Michael Jackson or John Mayer.
• The one interest I have that people would be surprised to know is I love musicals and if could hit a C and knew what note a C was then I would try out for Broadway.
Section #3: Food

• After a game at Fetzer I'd love to see a buffet spread at McCaskill that included Chic-fil-A, Gatorade, Monica's cookies and Iron City Pretzels.
• My favorite beverage is water.
• I'm allowed to enter a room with unlimited snacks, one room has the salty stuff, the other sweet stuff? Which room do I enter and why?_Too Hard! I need both.
• My favorite food made by a relative are Green Bean Bundles by Aunt Karen and Grandma's Mashed Potatoes.
• On my birthday, I'd love to be treated by my friends to dinner at Ruth's Chris.
Section #4: Personality

• If I possessed the gift of time travel I would go to the Gone with the Wind era because Scarlett is an icon and was ahead of her time and I want to be her.
• My most prized personal possessions are my journal and my necklace my Grandma gave me.
• My iTunes library includes 1377 songs, 3.7 days of songs including everything!
• In a perfect world where making money was not a consideration my dream jobs would be playing soccer, singing on Broadway and being an author.
• The most interesting person I've met in my time at UNC is, well, there are too many people to put down!

Career Statistics

Year	GP/GS	Shots	G	A	PTS
2007 24/10 23 5 3 13 2008 20/8 13 2 9 13 2009 26/23 21 5 1 11 2010 24/24 38 6 11 23 Totals 94/65 95 18 24 60
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gibsonia, Pa.
High School: Pine Richard
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