National champ UNC adds key transfer

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Andy Craven, who earned All-Southern Conference second-team honors for the College of Charleston despite missing 10 matches in 2011, has transfered to reigning NCAA Division I champion North Carolina, ESPNHS has learned.

Craven, from St. Simon's Island, Ga., is a forward who scored six goals in Charleston's first eight matches before a season-ending injury. He was the conference's Freshman of the Year in 2010. Craven attended high school at Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Ga.).

His transfer beefs up an already strong recruiting class for North Carolina, which won the NCAA Division I title with three freshmen in the starting lineup this past season. Craven joins a Class of 2012 group that includes Joe Amon from South Carolina, Daniel Garcia from Texas, Nyambi Jabang and Nico Rittmeyer from Georgia and Jonathan Campbell, Alex Olofson and Nicholas Williams from North Carolina.