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UNC Field Hockey Falls To Michigan In Season Opener

UNC opened the 2017 field hockey season Saturday with a loss to No. 11 Michigan, falling 3-2 in a neutral-site ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchup. The Tar Heels return to action Sunday to face the host Hawkeyes at 3 p.m. ET. "We have a quick turnaround and we need to recover well and not let this loss affect us, other than learning from it," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Field Hockey's Fountain of Youth

One of the hardest things in sports is finishing second. This has been the case for North Carolina field hockey in recent years. After eight straight Final Fours — losing in the semifinal in 2013 and the title game the past two seasons — the Tar Heels come into the 2017 campaign looking to take home its first national title since 2009. (Argyle Report)

Field hockey season preview: Can UNC bounce back yet again?

Last year’s finals marked the end of six total Tar Heel careers. The 2016 graduating class of this team — which included North Carolina’s leading scorer and starting goalkeeper —finished each year at least making it to the Final Four. Despite several key departures, North Carolina will open this season as the preseason No. 1 team. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina Field Hockey Ranked No. 1 In Preseason Poll

North Carolina will open the 2017 field hockey season as the country's top-ranked team. The preseason Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I national coaches' poll was released on Tuesday and the Tar Heels held a slight lead over a tightly packed field. UNC, the NCAA runner-up in 2016, led the poll with 14 first place votes and a total of 1,137 points (GoHeels.com)

UNC Tops ACC Preseason Field Hockey Poll, Hoffman, van't Hoog Named All-ACC

North Carolina received 31 points and is the preseason favorite to claim the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Championship, according to a vote of the league's seven head coaches. Duke and Syracuse were picked second with 27 points apiece, ahead of Louisville (22), Virginia (21), Wake Forest (12), and Boston College (7). (GoHeels.com)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

UNC field hockey has become a feeder for Team USA

UNC has brought six field hockey titles back to Chapel Hill (1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007 and 2009), while also frequenting the NCAA tournament more often than any other school. Since the tournament started in 1981, UNC has earned a postseason berth a record 33 times. This continued success has made the Tar Heel talent well-known on a collegiate level. (Argyle Report)

Tar Heels Make Up A Third Of U.S. Pan Am Field Hockey Roster

Six Tar Heels will represent the United States in the upcoming Pan American Cup, set for Aug. 4-13 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Named to the 18-player roster, announced on Friday, were Jackie Briggs, Katelyn Ginolfi, Ashley Hoffman, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy and Julia Young. Hoffman is a rising junior for the Tar Heels and the others are UNC alums. (GoHeels.com)

Seven Tar Heels Help U.S. To Field Hockey Championship

The U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team beat Germany 3-2 in a sudden death shootout Sunday to win the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals title match. In Johannesburg, South Africa, sixth-ranked USA fought back from a second-half deficit to claim the championships against No. 7 Germany. The U.S. roster of 18 included seven current or former Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs. That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year. (Associated Press)

Seven Tar Heels Selected For U.S. National Field Hockey Team Roster

Seven current or former Tar Heel field hockey players have been named the U.S. National Team roster for the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8-23. Selected for the 18-member squad were Jackie Briggs, Katelyn (Falgowski) Ginolfi, Ashley Hoffman, Lauren Moyer, Loren Shealy, Caitlin Van Sickle and Julia Young. (GoHeels.com)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

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