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UNC Field Hockey's Journey To Syracuse Brings SurprisesNo. 2 UNC will face No. 3 Syracuse today at 1 p.m. at the Orange’s J.S. Coyne Stadium in the ACC opener for both teams. The Tar Heels were set to fly out of RDU early Friday after leaving campus at 5 a.m., arrive in Syracuse, practice in the stadium, and have a quiet night at the hotel. Alas, the 6:55 a.m. flight was cancelled, leaving the Tar Heels scrambling to get to Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)
I'm A Tar Heel: Casey Di NardoBeyond being the best academically and athletically, the social aspect of UNC was another important factor for me (when choosing a college). I have a big family – 21 cousins! – and we’re extremely close. Coming to Carolina felt like home and now I have an even BIGGER family! After four years here, these girls have become my sisters. I’m Casey Di Nardo and I’m a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Field Hockey 4-0 After Shutout Of DrexelThe UNC field hockey team improved to 4-0 with its first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win over Drexel on Sunday. Playing at the Dragons’ Buckley Field, the No. 2 Tar Heels got goals from senior Emily Wold, sophomore Gab Major and freshman Malin Evert in the victory. The undefeated Tar Heels have played all four games on the road this season. (GoHeels.com)
Praise for UNC Field Hockey FreshmenAt the beginning of each academic year, Lacrosse Magazine names its Freshman 15: the magazine's choices for the top freshmen in the nation for the following season. This fall in its September issue, UNC incoming freshmen Olivia Ferrucci (a midfielder from Naples, Fla.), Erin Kelly (a defender from West Nyack, N.Y.) and Charlotte Sofield (a midfielder from Alexandria, Va.) made the list. (GoHeels.com)
No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Tops Princeton, 5-2North Carolina senior Casey Di Nardo scored twice and the Tar Heel defense held a shutout through the game’s first 62 minutes en route to a 5-2 win Friday over No. 15 Princeton. Second-ranked UNC improved to 3-0 with its third road win over a ranked team. Di Nardo’s first goal came 4:01 into the match, when she scored unassisted on a shot from the top of the circle. (GoHeels.com)
No. 2 UNC Field Hockey Tops No. 17 Iowa, 2-1The UNC field hockey team wrapped up its first weekend of play undefeated, beating Iowa 2-1 Sunday at the ACC-Big Ten Classic, hosted by Michigan at the Wolverines’ Ocker Field. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 2 in the national preseason poll, improved to 2-0 with the win over the No. 17 Hawkeyes. On Saturday they beat No. 14 Michigan, also by a score of 2-1. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Field Hockey Opens With 2-1 Win At MichiganNo. 2 UNC opened the 2015 field hockey season with a 2-1 victory Saturday at No. 14 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. It marked the 13th year in a row that UNC has kicked off its season with a win. “I’m delighted with the win,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I don’t think we could have asked for a better season opener. It was a great game with two teams competing hard.” (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Field Hockey 2015 Season PreviewThe North Carolina Field Hockey team opens up the 2015 season in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge when the Tar Heels take on the Michigan Wolverines on August 29.
Leading scorer Emma Bozek to miss season for UNC field hockeyAfter leading the UNC field hockey team in scoring as a junior in 2014, Emma Bozek fully expected to be kicking off her senior season this fall with the hope of making a run at a national championship. Instead, as the result of a life-changing event this past summer, she now finds herself sidelined for the season working as an undergraduate assistant coach. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Field Hockey Preseason Pick To Win ACC, No. 2 NationallyNorth Carolina received 34 points and is the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league’s seven head coaches. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 2 in the nation in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association preseason poll, also announced Tuesday. (GoHeels.com)
Julia Young, freshmen look to Fill voids for UNC Field hockeyThe UNC field hockey team saw a number of starters graduate, leaving voids at several key positions coming into the 2015 season. But during spring and summer practices, the Tar Heel coaching staff was able to select a new heir to the throne with junior back Julia Young. Young started all 23 games for the Tar Heels last season and earned a spot on the All-South Region team. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC field hockey seniors hold NCAA title hopesAfter falling in the Final Four each of her first three years, senior forward Casey Di Nardo feels like she and the three other seniors on the North Carolina field hockey team have something to prove.“This year we’re all really fired up,” said Di Nardo following Saturday’s scrimmage against Liberty. “We really wanna win it.” And in order to secure the program its seventh national championship, the Tar Heels plan on using their experience to hurdle the Final Four stumbling block in 2015. (Daily Tar Heel)
Current, Former Tar Heels Claim Gold With USA Field HockeyTeam USA – featuring five current or former Tar Heels – won gold in women’s field hockey on Friday at the Pan American Games in Toronto, beating Argentina 2-1 in the final. That’s Team USA’s second straight Pan Am Games title; they also beat Argentina in the final in 2011. (Chapelboro.com)
My Carolina Experience: Karen SheltonKaren Shelton’s philosophy of creating a competitive wining culture while reinforcing the fundamentals of the game has garnered six national titles, and 18 ACC championships. Her success and dedication have earned her spots in many halls of fame as both a player and a coach. They have also earned her prestigious awards like UNC's C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. (GoHeels.com)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)