Former Oak Mountain soccer standout transferring to new school

Former Oak Mountain High School soccer standout Merritt Mathias has transferred from the University of North Carolina to play for the Texas A&M women’s soccer team.

Mathias, a forward who played in 39 matches for the Tar Heels in two National championship seasons, scored three goals and recorded an assist during her two-year career at North Carolina. Mathias will be eligible to play for Texas A&M this fall.

Mathias was a Parade All-American as a senior at Oak Mountain in 2008.

Texas A&M will play North Carolina in its regular-season opener Aug. 20.