Fall 2011 Alumni Update

Triangle United is proud to share with everyone how our former players have been doing this year at the college level;  please look below for some articles regarding some former Triangle United players.  If you have any questions or see some players/articles missing , please email John Cirillo.

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Bjorn Johnsen played for the 91 Triangle United Gold coached by Elmar Bolowich; Bjorn is currently playing in Spain for CLUB DEPORTIVO ÚBEDA VIVA

Bjorn’s father is also a coach for Triangle United, currently coaching the u12 Boys White team.  We will keep track of Bjorn in his professional career; well done!

Here is a short video on Bjorn and his play while in Spain!


Nov. 7, 2011

Chapel Hill, N.C. -

The NC State men’s soccer advanced in the 2011 ACC Tournament on Monday afternoon, downing Virginia Tech 1-0 in Chapel Hill. The Wolfpack will play at No. 3 North Carolina tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

The first half saw minimal action towards both nets, as the Pack (7-10-2) held a slight 4-3 edge in shots in the first 45 minutes. Nazmi Albadawi’s strike in the 11th minute was the lone shot on goal for either squad.  Click here for the full article.


MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba defeated nationally ranked Mars Hill 1-0 in a South Atlantic Conference Tournament quarterfinal Tuesday evening at Meares Stadium. With the win the Indians continue their season and improve to 9-8-2 overall, while the Lions fall to 11-5-1.

Catawba would fend off the Lions and their 11 second-half shots for the remaining 30-plus minutes to hold on to victory. Indian goalkeeper Evan Harvey (Apex, NC/Apex HS) made 11 stops while facing 22 shots to preserve the shutout.  Click here for the full article

Oct. 28, 2011 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina senior class went out in style Friday night as they helped the No. 3 Tar Heels notch a 2-1 overtime win over rival NC State at Fetzer Field.

Rob Lovejoy and Billy Schuler scrambled for the ball and Lovejoy attempted to hit a shot that rolled across the goal face to a waiting Hedges who tapped home the sitter to give Carolina a 1-0 advantage. Click here for full article

Oct. 22, 2011

Raleigh, N.C. - The NC State men’s soccer team fell to visiting Wake Forest Saturday night, 5-2, in the Pack’s final home contest of the season. The Demon Deacons (7-6-2, 4-3 ACC) scored the first three goals of the contest, and a pair of goals by the Pack’s (6-8-2, 2-4 ACC) Nazmi Albadawi were not enough to answer for NC State.  Click here for the full article


GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba and Tusculum battled to a tough 0-0 scoreless draw Saturday evening at Pioneer Field. With the tie the Indians add a point to their conference total and move to 7-8-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the SAC as the Pioneers go to 6-7-2 and 5-1-1. 

Evan Harvey (Apex, NC/Apex HS) made several big stops down the stretch to keep the shutout, ending up with six stops for the Indians. Tusculum produced 16 shots to Catawba’s 10. Click here for full article

October 22, 2011

Tigerville, SC – In a late-season contest with one of Conference Carolinas’ top teams, the North Greenville women’s soccer team tied Mount Olive College 1-1 on Saturday afternoon in Pepsi Stadium. 
North Greenville and Mount Olive traded possessions for much of the game until forward Noelle Beasley scored her sixth goal of the season.  Click here for full article


SALISBURY, NC -- In its last non-conference tilt of the season, Catawba eased past rival Pfeiffer 2-0 Thursday evening at Frock Field. The Indians improve to 7-8 overall and remain 2-4 in the SAC. The Falcons fall to 2-11-1.

The Indians scored first in the 41st minute when Ezra Ntirugelegwa (Durham, NC/C.E. Jordan HS) found space at the top right of the opponent’s box and curled in a shot from 19 yards away over Falcon goalkeeper Zach Liles for a 1-0 advantage. Click here for full article

Oct. 20, 2011

NEWTON, MASS. - Kealia Ohai scored her sixth goal of the season and her third game-winning goal of the campaign to lift eighth-ranked North Carolina past 17th-ranked Boston College 1-0 Thursday night before a crowd of 2,000 at the Newton Campus Soccer Center. The win allows the Tar Heels to stay tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with Duke and Virginia with two matches remaining in the season.

Alyssa Rich took a corner kick from the right side that went through a traffic jam in the penalty area without being touched. The ball eventually ended up on the foot of freshman defender Caitlin Ball on the left side of the box and she redirected a high cross to the top of the box. UNC’s 6-0 Rachel Wood was there to nod the ball on to Ohai who broke free on the right side, craftily staying onside on the play. Ohai took one touch and then buried a shot inside the left side netting from 12 yards out.  Click here for full article

Oct. 18, 2011 

Raleigh, N.C. - NC State sophomore Nazmi Albadawi has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.

Albadawi scored two game-winning goals last week as the Wolfpack scored a 1-0 victory over Georgia Southern and a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech in overtime. The Raleigh, N.C., midfielder’s winner against the Hokies came seven minutes into overtime, and the tie-breaker against Georgia Southern came in the 71st minute.

Albadawi has scored the Wolfpack’s last four goals over the last three matches and leads the team with six goals on the season. Click here for article


Salisbury, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs notched their 10th consecutive victory Tuesday night, defeating Catawba College 2-0 in South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action at Frock Field. Wingate collects its fifth straight shutout, moving to 11-2 overall and 6-0 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 4-9 overall and 3-4 in the SAC.

The Bulldogs finished with 15 shots and 11 on goal. Freshman Ashlyn Hardie (Summerfield, N.C.) notched a save to preserve Wingate’s sixth straight shutout. The Bulldogs have not allowed a goal in 563 minutes. Wingate has out-scored its opponents 16-0 in league games this year.  Click here for full article 

Oct. 16, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tenth-ranked North Carolina dominated the shots and the corner kicks Sunday afternoon but could not come away with a goal as the Tar Heels and fourth-ranked Wake Forest played to a scoreless tie at Fetzer Field before 2,318 fans. Caitlin Ball and the UNC defense produced its third straight shutout Sunday. Click here for full article

Oct. 14, 2011

Raleigh, N.C. - Sophomore Nazmi Albadawinetted the game-winner in the 7th minute of overtime, as the NC State men’s soccer team came away with a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech Friday night.

Albadawi now leads the Pack (6-6-2, 2-3 ACC) with six goals on the season, four coming in the last three games. He scored both of the Pack’s game-winners this week.  Click here for full article

Oct. 7, 2011

Durham, N.C. - Despite a pair of goals from sophomore Nazmi Albadawi, the NC State men’s soccer team gave up four unanswered goals and fell at Duke Friday night, 4-2. Albadawi notched the Pack’s (4-6-2, 1-3 ACC) goal in the fourth minute and added a second in the final minute, but Duke’s (7-4-1, 3-1 ACC) Andrew Wenger more then answered with three goals and an assist on the night. Click here for the full article

October 4, 2011 

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Behind a four goal effort, including two by Joel Purkiss, the Saint Leo men’s soccer team (6-3-0) upended the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish (5-4-0), 4-2, Tuesday evening from University Soccer Field. The south region win snaps the Lions two game losing streak.

It was the start to the game the Lions had been looking for as Edgar Herrera took advantage of a loose ball inside the box and buried it into the lower right net for the breakthrough goal in the eighth minute.  Click here for the full article

Oct. 4, 2011 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Rob Lovejoy sent a shot off the left post and into the side netting four minutes into overtime Tuesday night to propel No. 3 North Carolina (9-1-1) past in-state foe UNC Asheville (2-6-2), 2-1. The Tar Heels out shot the Bulldogs 35-5 in the overtime victory as they extended their unbeaten streak to seven straight. Click here for full article

Sept. 30, 2011

Raleigh, N.C. - Freshman forward Zabarle Kollie netted a pair of goals, including the gamewinner in the 87th minute, as the NC State men’s soccer team upset #13 Boston College, 2-1, Friday night at Dail Soccer Field. Click here for full article

Wingate, N.C.----As a freshman on the Wingate University women’s soccer team, I (Ashyln Hardie) wasn’t sure what to expect going into the United Way Day of Caring project on Saturday, August 27. Our assignment for the day: assist a lovely lady named Patsy in cleaning her house, inside and out. We were ready to provide assistance where needed.  Click here for full article

Sept. 9, 2011

DURHAM, N.C. - Ranee Premji and Bianca Gray scored goals in the last 11 minutes of the first half to lift top-ranked North Carolina to a 2-0 victory over UNC Greensboro Friday afternoon in the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 on the season with the victory while the Spartans fell to 1-4. For full article click here.

Sept. 6, 2011 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sophomore forward Rob Lovejoy was named to the College Soccer News National Team Of The Week on Tuesday after tallying a pair of goals in wins over Oregon State on Friday and No. 1 Louisville on Sunday. Click here for full article

September 5, 2011

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Edgar Herrera tallied two goals and a assist as the Saint Leo men’s soccer team (2-0) upended the Webber International Warriors (0-2), 6-1, Monday night from University Field. Click here for full article

Sept. 4, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The dynamic attacking duo of Rob Lovejoy and Billy Schuler helped propel No. 2 North Carolina to a 2-1 win over No. 1 Louisville Sunday night at Fetzer Field. Lovejoy and Schuler have now tallied in every contest in 2011 for Carolina who will take to the road for the first time on Saturday when it opens ACC play at Virginia Tech. Click here for the full article


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