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Nov. 2, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina junior forward Courtney Jones has been named the final Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the 2010 season after leading the Tar Heels to two key conference wins that clinched the ACC regular-season title.
Jones had four goals and an assist in two games as UNC wrapped up the first-place finish with wins over Duke and Wake Forest. Jones scored the game-winning goal for the Tar Heels in each of the two matches.
Jones had a career-high seven points in Carolina's 5-3 win over Duke as she scored three goals and added an assist. It was the second hat trick of the Danville, Calif., native's career and her first since September 28, 2008 versus Maryland. Jones scored the opening goal of the game against the Blue Devils and then figured in all three second half goals, scoring the first two and assisting on the final tally.
On Sunday, Jones scored in the 18th minute of the game to provide the game-winner in an eventual 2-0 decision against the Demon Deacons. Jones has now scored a goal in five straight games for the Tar Heels and has at least one point in six successive games.
The Tar Heels (16-2-1, 8-2) open their bid for a sixth straight ACC Championship on Wednesday at noon, when they face Virginia Tech (10-8-1, 4-5-1) in the quarterfinal round at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.